Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Camera

Olympus has introduced a new water-, freeze-, and shatter-proof Stylus Tough camera, TG-2 iHS. The latest flagship camera features a 12MP CMOS sensor, 4x wide angle optical zoom lens, 3.0"" 610K OLED display with protective coatings, ability to record full HD videos in 1080p, built-in GPS and e.compass functions. The camera is waterproof to 50 feet (15 m) and freezeproof to 14 F (-10 C). The TG-2 is expected to be available in March at $379.99.

Press Release


Dive Underwater to 50 Feet and Capture Microscopic Macros to Reveal a Hidden World

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 7, 2013 – Olympus takes rugged durability and DSLR-image quality to new heights (and depths) with the new flagship Tough model: the STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS. It expands on technologies that made its predecessor, the Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS, a standout among the Tough series of waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof compact cameras: a high-speed, ultra-bright f2.0 lens with converter-lens system compatibility, iHS technology to shoot brilliant images and incredible 1080p Full HD Video in the most extreme conditions.

Olympus continues to push innovation further so underwater enthusiasts can now explore depths up to 50 feet* with the TG-2 iHS – 10 feet deeper than its predecessor! Of course, it also withstands the rigors of other extreme conditions with its advanced ruggedized body construction that is shockproof up to 6.6 feet*, freezeproof to 14°F*, crushproof to a weight of 220 pounds and dustproof.

This high-speed performer delivers brilliant images courtesy of its high-sensitivity, high-speed 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor combined with a blazing fast, DSLR-quality TruePic VI image processor. The iHS family of technologies unite for unmatched image quality in challenging shooting conditions with improved lighting, and providing less noise and response times.

The new Microscopic Macro function boosts zoom magnification from 4x to 14x** with no noticeable loss of image quality from one centimeter away for true macro results. When the doubly powerful Super Resolution zoom is used, aspects of the natural world usually invisible to the naked eye, such as veins on a leaf and the details of an insect’s eye, are revealed. High-speed autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition, and 8x Super-resolution zoom (4x optical zoom) produce incredible images in any location. The STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS lens adapter converter ring expands system capability by enabling the addition of a waterproof Fisheye Converter Lens or Teleconverter Lens for use on land or under water.

With five frames-per-second, high-speed burst shooting or 60 frames-per-second at 3-megapixel resolution, Movie enthusiasts can shoot 1080p Full HD videos (1920x1080 pixels) while Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization compensates for movement during recording to create smoother videos.

A 1:2.0-4.9 wide-aperture high-speed lens enables the user to capture dramatic shots with low depth of field or reduced blur in low light. The Manual aperture priority mode allows the user to set the aperture to give pictures different expressions, or for professional-looking effects like background blur.

In low-light conditions, HDR Backlight Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one perfectly exposed photo. The camera's LED Illuminator perfectly captures the mood of low-light indoor scenes, beautiful sunsets or late-night outdoor festivities without a bright flash. Shadow Adjustment Technology adjusts shadows within an image shot under backlit conditions so that a subject’s face can be revealed even under harsh lighting. Eleven Magic Filters add a range of spectacular effects to both stills and video.

The camera’s three-inch, high-resolution OLED display (610K dots) provides excellent visibility in bright situations, enabling composition of the perfect shot in direct sunlight. Mark a special spot on the map with the GPS and e-compass functions that display and record location and landmark information with every shot. The built-in manometer records elevation and water depth and even displays a warning when the user approaches a depth of 50 feet.

Users can easily share their images on a big-screen HDTV in high definition using an optional HDMI cable or on their social networks using the Olympus Image Share smartphone application (via optional Toshiba FlashAir™ SDHC card or optional Eye-Fi Card).

Two bundled lens rings, one in red and one in black, and a premium wrist strap customize the camera’s look. The Olympus® PT-053 underwater housing takes the STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS down to depths of 135 feet (45m).

*Waterproof according to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8. Shockproof figures equivalent to MIL Standard according to Olympus test conditions. Freezeproof according to Olympus test conditions.
**35 mm camera equivalent.

U.S. Availability: The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS will be available in March.
Estimated Street Price: Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS Digital Camera: $379.99 (Available in Black and Red)

Source: Olympus


ShockproofShockproof to 7ft/2.1m
WaterproofWaterproof to 50ft/15m
FreezeproofFreezeproof to 14°F/-10°C
CrushproofCrushproof 220 lbf./100 kgf.
Image Sensor12 Megapixel - CMOS 1/2.3
Focal Length/Lens Configuration4.5 - 18.0mm (25 - 100mm equivalen in 35mm photography)
Zoom4x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Rangef2.0 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Display3.0" (3:2) 610K Dots OLED
Focus SystemCMOS Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)Normal Mode: W/T: 0.1m-∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.01 - 0.1m
Focus ModeFace Detect AF, AF Lock, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed1/4 - 1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
Image File FormatStill Image: JPEG
"Video: MOV/H.264
AVI/Motion JPEG (High Speed Video)"
Motion Blur SuppressionDual Image Stabilization
Shooting ModesAperture Priority Mode, Microscopic Macro Mode, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, 2 Custom Modes, Beauty Mode with Make-up, Scene Modes (Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Hand-Held Starlight, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Protrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Snow, Panorama, Backlight HDR)
PanoramaIn Camera Panorama, PC Panorama
Continuous Shooting5fps/25 images (12M)
15fps/100 images (3M)
60fps/100 images (3M)
Shooting Assist FunctionsHistogram, Frame Assist, Hand-Held Starlight, Voice Recording
Movie Mode1080p, 720p, VGA, High Speed 120fps, High Speed 240fps
Image ProcessingTruePic VI
Image PlaybackStill Image: Single, Index view, Event view, Enlargement, Slideshow, Location
Video Playback: Still/Frame by Frame, Fast Forward, Rewind, Voice Playback
Playback Edit EffectsStill Image: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment
Flash ModesAuto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off, LED
Flash Working RangeW: 0.2m - 7.9m (ISO 1600)
T: 0.1m - 3.1m (ISO 1600)
Self-Timer12/2 seconds, Pet Auto Shutter
Removable Media CardSD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Outer ConnectorsMulti-terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D
Auto-Connect USBUSB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
Power SourceLithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-90B)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)350 shots; 120 minutes continuous video shooting
Dimension4.5" W x 2.6" H x 1.1" D
111.5mm W x 66.5mm H x 29.1mm D
Weight230g, 8.1oz
Accessories for Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS:
1. LI-90B Battery;
2. LI-90C Battery charger;

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