Olympus takes rugged durability and DSLR-image quality to new heights (and depths) with its new flagship Tough model: the STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS. Olympus has expanded 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. The Tough TG-2iHS boasts 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.
Underwater enthusiasts can now explore depths up to 50 feet with the TG-2 iHS – 10 feet deeper than the TG-1 and 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 camera delivers brilliant images with its high-sensitivity, high-speed 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor combined with a blazing fast, DSLR-quality TruePic VI image processor.
The new Microscopic Macro function boosts zoom magnification from 4x to 14x while maintaining 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, can be captured. 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 (1920×1080 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 you to capture dramatic shots with low depth of field or reduced blur in low light. The Manual aperture priority mode allows you 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 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 visibility in bright situations, enabling composition of your 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 you approach a depth of 50 feet.
You can easily share your images on a big-screen HDTV in high definition using an optional HDMI cable or on 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 can take the STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS down to depths of 135 feet (45m).
The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 iHS will be available in March with an estimated price of $379.99