With the sweltering humidity we’ve all been experiencing, there’s no trace of doubt that summertime is in full swing, and if you’re looking for a rugged camera that you can bring on you upcoming trip, then Olympus might have the right snapper for the job – the Stylus Tough TG-3.
This nature-ready snapper hails from a long line of rugged camera under the companies “Tough” lineup. It can be submerged up to 50-feet deep, withstand 220-pound beating (crush-proof) and survive falls from up to a height of 7 feet.
As for its internals, the Stylus Tough TG-3 sports a 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor which is backed by the company’s latest image processor, TruePIC VII. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS which are something we’ve come to expect from any modern digital camera.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 specs:
16MP BSI CMOS sensor
Sensor Type: 1/2.3-inch
ISO 100 – 6400
4x Optical Zoom, (25-100mm)
f/2.0 – f/4.9
5fps continuous drive
Built-in Flash (Fixed)
Optional External Ring Flash
3” Fixed LCD panel, 460k-dot resolution
1080p video recording @30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
SD / SDHC / SDXC
112 x 66 x 31
Black and Red
Now for those of you who fancy macro photography, you’ll be in for a treat as Olympus included this new feature called “Microscope Mode” which, as its moniker implies, allows you to get really close to your subject, 10mm close to be exact.
In addition to this, the camera maker also added Focus Stacking feature in the mix which further enhances the camera’s Macro capability. What it does is that it lets the camera to take 8 sequential photos in different depths (from foreground to background) and combine those snap into one image. The resulting image will have a larger depth of field compared to typical macro shots.
And to top it all off, you can include a separately-sold Ring Flash which attaches around the Stylus Tough TG-3’s lens. However, Olympus didn’t mention the pricing of this neat camera accessory.
The new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 is expected to hit shelves starting this June and will set you back USD349.99 a pop.