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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 IHS Digital Camera

12MP 4x CMOS Jan 2014
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The newest Tough model draws on Olympus extensive history of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting. This revolutionary TOUGH model introduces the... More
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 1,701 expert and owner reviews for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS had a good lens. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review on expert website Imaging Resource.com “The Olympus TG-1 boasts a fast maximum-aperture f/2.0 lens”. Imaging Resource.com said “And has a fast lens with the capability to add on converter lenses for more shooting flexibility”. Imaging Resource.com also said “Fast 2 lens”.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS reviewer concluded that it had a good zoom. Imaging Resource.com said “Bright, fast 2.0 wide-angle lens with slow, precise 4x zoom” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS.

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Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Excellent high ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera. One customer thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Imaging Resource.com said “Has fast shooting performance for its class” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

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Nice Design

Two Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS owners said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS was a good design. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The T 1 iHS has some minor design issues, such as a proprietary charging cable, that might turn some buyers off”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS was ergonomic. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com “The TG-1 features a strong, ergonomic physical design”.

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Good Size

A number of people considered that it was good physically. Four years ago Imaging Resource.com said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS “Equipped with a physical Mode dial”.

Good Support

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS reviewer thought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS had good technical guidance. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “A better sensor and more manual controls are on the wish list”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS owner mentioned that this digital camera had a good screen. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Bright, clear display”.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Imaging Resource.com said “Quick, easytouse settings” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS review.

Good Technical Features

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS reviewer said that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS had good features.

Robust

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Imaging Resource.com wrote four years ago “Solidly built camera that screams quality” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS review.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS's JPEG frame rate is one of the highest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The JPEG frame rates of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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OLED Display

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a better display than most cameras of this age and type. This Olympus camera has an OLED display, whereas most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

This camera's display (OLED) is in fact the best display across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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350 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is a camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 610,000 pixels, the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is 3.2. At only 2, the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which support video recording.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The smallest optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is 2.7x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS, the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS are not 3D compatible. The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS do not have a GPS. The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera that has been around for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS (230 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Olympus digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 87. At only 4.9, the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm. The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Olympus camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 12 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a fairly average maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-1 iHS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Shock Proof

Expert Reviews

9 November 2012

Better in most ways than other recent Olympus Tough cameras, the TG-1 features a strong, ergonomic physical design and impressive speed. The Olympus TG-1 boasts a fast maximum-aperture f/2.0 lens,... Read more…

Solidly built camera that screams quality and substance
Good grip makes it easy to handle and shoot underwater
Bright, fast 2.0 wide-angle lens with slow, precise 4x zoom
Equipped with a physical Mode dial
Large 3-inch), bright (perhaps too brig
Test shots were almost consistently underexposed, except at telephoto
Not much telephoto reach 100mm equivalent)
Maximum aperture falls rather quickly to 4.9 at telephoto
Moderate distortion at wide angle
OLED monitor tends to clip highlights an

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus tg1, olympus tg1i, olympus tg1ih, olympus tg1ihs, olympus v104090su000
Barcodes 00050332182189
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