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Olympus TG-1 IHS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Robust
Good quality pictures
Expert reviews are poor

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Good Quality Pictures

Four customers who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images.

Two Olympus TG-1 reviewers mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their Olympus TG-1 review “Speedy continuous shooting” however they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Techmagnifier.com also wrote “Excellent macro shooting”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Olympus TG-1 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review “Good OLED screen” nonetheless they rated the product 40 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several Olympus TG-1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Techmagnifier.com said “Fast 2.0 lens” in their Olympus TG-1 review but despite that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Techmagnifier.com also said “2.0 lens useful when camera decides to utilise its potential”.

One Olympus TG-1 reviewer said that the Olympus TG-1 had a good zoom. Techmagnifier.com mentioned four years ago “Optical zoom should have been better” in their review.

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Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus TG-1 “Sound in video mode could be better”.


Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the TG-1 iHS has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 16x, and the average digital zoom is 5.7x.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus TG-1 iHS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst digital cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the TG-1 iHS of only 4.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera range from 4.5mm to 35mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4mm and 200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 110mm. The Olympus TG-1 iHS has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 18 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the TG-1 iHS has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Memory

Quite Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras of this age and spec have internal memory of between 7.9MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 90MB. The TG-1 iHS has a very small internal memory (only 7.9 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some Olympus TG-1 owners who purchased it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Techmagnifier.com wrote “A bit chunky to handle and quite heavy” in their Olympus TG-1 review and scored it 2 stars.

Heavy

With a weight of 230 grams, the TG-1 iHS is one of the heavier digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 230g.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Three customers considered that the Olympus TG-1 did not have a good battery life. Techmagnifier.com scored it 40 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “In, camera battery charging can be inconvenient”. Techmagnifier.com also said “Can diminish image quality, image quality nothing special, bulky design, limited battery life (could have a bigger battery in this large”.


Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 0.01m, the largest is 0.7m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.15m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the TG-1 iHS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus TG-1 iHS features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The TG-1 iHS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The TG-1 iHS supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The TG-1 iHS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Shock Proof

The Olympus TG-1 iHS is shock proof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also are shock proof.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus TG-1 iHS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The TG-1 iHS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Design

Robust

Some people who bought the Olympus TG-1 reckoned that it was strong and durable. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Compact rugged” . Techmagnifier.com also said “Rugged build and specs”. A few customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Solid kvalitet” however despite that they only rated it 2 stars.

Nice Design

A number of Olympus TG-1 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. One Olympus TG-1 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Techmagnifier.com said “Elegant display” however they scored the product 2 stars.

Good Product Quality

Some customers considered that it was good quality. Techmagnifier.com wrote four years ago “Great all, round image quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “With excellent photography results and comfortable design” in their Olympus TG-1 review. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their Olympus TG-1 review “Nice build and finish, good design and handling, pleasant OLED screen”.

Waterproof

The TG-1 iHS is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 12 meters, the TG-1 iHS has a relatively average waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The TG-1 iHS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus TG-1 iHS has a higher still image resolution than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Olympus camera has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 3968 x 2232. The best still image resolution of all waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The TG-1 iHS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Olympus digital camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus TG-1 iHS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The TG-1 iHS features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Olympus TG-1 iHS has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have an electronic compass.

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Features Histogram

The TG-1 iHS features histogram. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the TG-1 iHS has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to this camera the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2".

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The TG-1 iHS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The TG-1 iHS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the TG-1 iHS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One Olympus TG-1 reviewer who bought it said that it had gps. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “GPS, converter adapter is fun”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus TG-1 “The Olympus Tough TG-1 Digital Camera Review suggests that it is comes with really enhanced features” but even so they rated the product 40 out of 100.


Reviews

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 4,447 owner and expert reviews (including 215 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras. 88% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Olympus camera received an expert rating of 40 out of 100 from techmagnifier.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this waterproof camera very highly.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104090su000, olympus tg1ihs
Barcodes 00050332182189, 04545350039479

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