Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS is another new camera announced by the Japan-based manufacturer today, but this one is aimed photographers who are not afraid of water.
It has been a very busy day for Olympus. The company has launched an entry-level OM-D camera, called E-M10, as well as a new Elite Black version of the E-M5. Additionally, three new Micro Four Thirds lenses have become official, while the world’s first camera with a built-in dot-sight, called Stylus SP-100, has been on the company’s list of today’s novelties.
Last but not least comes the Stylus Tough TG-850iHS. This is a ruggedized camera that is not afraid of water. It is a waterproof model which can go to depths down to 33 feet or 10 meters.
Olympus unveils Stylus Tough TG-850iHS camera that is resistant to water, shocks, dust, freezing, and crushes
The Japanese manufacturer is well-known for making rugged cameras that can withstand pretty much everything a photographer can throw at it.
Olympus says that this compact camera is waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof, crushproof, and shockproof, therefore you do not have to worry about the weather or environmental conditions when taking photos.
The Stylus Tough TG-850iHS will not be bothered by temperatures as low as -10 degree Celsius, 220-pound crushing, or 7-feet drops, while the 3-inch tilting LCD screen will continue to work perfectly even after being put under so much stress.
Ruggedized Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS is powered by the same OM-D E-M1 image processor
As far as the spec sheet goes, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS features a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type BSI CMOS sensor, TruePic VII image processing engine, built-in optical image stabilization, and a 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 21-105mm.
The maximum aperture is f/3.5-5.7, which can be achieved depending on the focal length. Although this rugged camera does not capture RAW photos, it can shoot up to 7fps of JPEG images in continuous drive mode.
Olympus has added full HD video recording capabilities to the camera at up to 60 frames per second. High-speed options are available, too, with a frame rate of up to 240fps, though the resolution will drop down dramatically to only 432 x 324 pixels.
Availability details are official, too
The new Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS has a SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot along with USB 2.0 and HDMI ports. Users will also find a time-lapse photography mode on the camera, which can be set to different time intervals.
Its measurements are 110 x 64 x 28mm and a total weight of 218 grams with batteries included. Olympus will begin selling the camera in silver, black, and white colors as of this March for a price of $249.99.
If you are eager to get this rugged camera, then you can be one of the first to have it by pre-ordering it at Amazon right now.