Olympus is set to jump into the tough camera market with an all new all-weather point-and-shoot camera.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 and Stylus SH-1 is an advanced super-zoom point-and-shoot camera that will go on sale in Australia shortly is capable of withstanding extreme conditions; the camera is freeze-proof to 14 degrees F, waterproof to 1.5 metres, shock-proof from 278 centimetres, crush-proof to 100 kilo and dust-proof.
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The device has a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm-100mm 35mm equivalent), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi for shooting and sharing images. It also captures video in FullHD 1080p resolution.
The camera also includes a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, TruePic VII image process, and the 25mm-100mm equivalent f2.0-4.9 lens.
A Variable Macro System includes a Microscope mode to capture photos up to 10mm away from subjects. At full extension, the lens magnifies subjects up to 6.9x (optical) and up to 13.8x with Super Resolution Zoom.
Other features include built-in Wi-Fi with QR code setup, free Olympus Image Share app for iOS or Android mobile devices for Live View display on the phone screen, and on board GPS to document locations on the map and display and record landmark information with the shot.
A built-in manometer records elevation and water depth and displays a warning when approaching a depth of 50 feet. An e-compass offers information on direction, latitude and longitude.