Olympus Imaging has released details of its first quarter digicam releases for 2013, comprising three ‘Tough’ models and two ‘Travel Zooms’.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2, shown in the black version, is the new flagship model in its category. (Source: Olympus.)
The new Stylus Tough TG-2 is claimed as the toughest digital compact camera to date, with waterproofing to 15 metres and ability to withstand drops of up to 2.1 metres. Available in black and red, the TG-2 is equipped with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and Olympus’ high-speed TruePic VI image processor. It also boasts a fast f/2 wide-angle 4x zoom lens that can focus to 1 cm and provide magnifications up to 14x with the camera’s Super Macro mode, and Super Resolution Zoom activated. Built-in A-GPS (Assist-GPS) provides a rapid ten-second satellite detection capability via user pre-download of 10-day valid satellite positioning information from the internet.
The Stylus Tough TG-830 is offered in blue ( shown above), black, red and white. (Source: Olympus.)
The new Stylus Tough TG-830, a pocket-size rugged camera equipped with GPS functionality and High Speed Video recording. Equipped with a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, TruePic VI processor and 5x optical zoom lens, the TG-830 is waterproof to 10 metres, shockproof to 2.1 metres and freeze and dust resistant. It’s the first Tough model to come with the Multi Recording function that supports simultaneous capture of photos and videos.
The Stylus Tough TG-630, shown in silver. (Source: Olympus.)
Lightweight and stylish, the Stylus Tough TG-630 is a feature-rich entry level model with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom lens that comes in blue and silver. It is waterproof to 5 metres, shockproof to 1.5 metres and freeze and dust resistant and comes with the latest iHS camera technology that supports enhanced picture quality and fast autofocus and camera response speeds.
The new Stylus Traveller SH-50. (Source: Olympus.)
The new Stylus Traveller SH-50 features a high-performance 24x zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent), OM-D Class Image Stabilisation and sophisticated movie recording capabilities. With its 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS image sensor and TruePic VI processor, this model offers a wide ISO range (100-6400) and supports Full HD video recording with 60i and 30p recording modes.
The Stylus Traveller SZ-16. (Source: Olympus.)
Also featuring a 24x zoom lens and16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor is the Stylus Traveller SZ-16, which comes with Dual IS technology for shooting stills and Multi-Motion Stabilisation for smooth movie clips. It is aimed at the camera user seeking a compact camera with a powerful zoom lens at a very affordable price.
The new models all support FlashAir cards, which provide Wi-Fi connectivity for transferring photographs to social media sites via smartphones and tablets powered by the Olympus OI.Share app (available free for both iOS and Android). Pricing and release dates have still to be determined. For more information, visit http://www.olympus.com.au/Products/Digital-Cameras.aspx.