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Olympus TG-2 iHS Above 10 Megapixel
The 12-megapixel Olympus TG-2 iHS Olympus's flagship waterproof, shockproof point-and-shoot digital camera. The TG-2 has Olmpus's new iHS technology for improved image quality, along with a 4x 25-100mm f/2.0-4.9 zoom lens. New for the TG-2 is auperture priority manual shooting mode for better exposure control. The TG-2 is waterproof to 50 feet (15m), shockproof from 6.8 feet (2.1m), crush-proof and freeze-proof. Full HD 1080p video capture with a dedicated one-touch button and HDMI output is supported by the TG-2 iHS and high-speed 720p HD recording is possible at 120 frames per second with slow-motion playback. You can also simultaneously shoot photos while you record video.
Submitted by Mike Laughlin a Professional
Date Reviewed: July 29, 2013
Strengths: Picture quality (for a point and shoot) is excellent (11x14s indistinguishable from SLR)
Amazing set of features for camera the size of deck of cards
Rugged and water-resistant.
Weaknesses: Screen hard to see in outdoor light (I attached inexpensive, pop-out hood) This is problem with any non-viewfinder camera.
The plastic, accessory ring can "fuse" to an accessory lens or filter. (Suggest thin swipe of dielectric grease on threads.)
Not the greatest low-light camera, but no point and shoot is. Flash is good for fill or close shots.
Read the features at the Olympus site. I've found the camera lives up to what Olympus says about it.
The picture quality is excellent for a point and shoot, and I'm a retired photojournalist who used high-end SLRs for 30 years. The out of focus renditions may not be as pleasing as the very sophisticated programs on the high-end SLRs, but certainly acceptable. The "micro" feature is amazing for extreme closeups. In fact, the focal range, the F-2 aperature capability ... it has the features I require in any basic camera. Rides in my bike jersey pocket, toss it in the passenger seat or glove box, slips into dress pants pocket (I have big pockets;-} I'm satisfied ... actually blown away ... by this, my first, little digital point and shoot. Also have the accessory telephoto that gives me about 140mm (full frame 35mm equiv) which make for a great wide to medium tele range.
Price Paid: $379.00
Purchased At: Olympus
Similar Products Used: no similar digital point and shoot ... but many cameras, from 4x4 Speed Graphics to Kodak, Rollie, Nikon F through FM3, etc.
Type of photography: People
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