Olympus has introduced a new Stylus Tough compact camera, called TG-860, which will allow users to capture photos and videos in extreme environmental conditions.
The fourth announcement of the day for Olympus consists of the Stylus Tough TG-860. The compact camera follows into the steps of the E-M5 Mark II mirrorless camera, the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens, and the 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens.
The new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a rugged compact camera with built-in WiFi and an articulated display, which should be perfect for users who want to capture selfies in extreme conditions.
Olympus officially unveils the Stylus Tough TG-860 rugged compact camera
The main selling point of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 will be its ruggedness. The compact camera will be waterproof down to 50 feet / 15 meters, shockproof to drops from 7 feet / 2.1 meters, dustproof, freezeproof to temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius, and crushproof to forces of 220 pounds / 100 kilogram-force.
However, the company is also aiming to make sure that the shooter will capture sharp photos and videos even in extreme weather conditions.
According to the Japanese manufacturer, the camera comes packed with a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CMOS image sensor and it is powered by a TruePic VII image processor.
It features a 5x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 21-105mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.7.
Its ISO sensitivity will range between 125 and 6,400, while its shutter speed will range between 4 seconds and 1/2000th of a second.
In low-light conditions, users can take advantage of a built-in flash. The new TG-860 also features a continuous shooting mode, allowing it to capture up to 7fps.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 comes packed with WiFi and a tilting display for selfies
Olympus says that its new Stylus Tough TG-860 compact camera is perfect for selfies. Photographers can use the 3-inch 460K-dot LCD display, which can be tilted upwards by 180 degrees to frame their self-photos.
If you want to use it for different purposes, such as macro photography, then the shooter has a macro focus range of just one centimeter. Usually, the camera’s minimum focusing distance stands at 10 centimeters.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 camera can record full HD videos at up to 60fps. Videographers can use a special high-speed video mode that allows them to capture 120fps at 854 x 480 pixels and 240fps at 640 x 360 / 480 x 360 resolutions, respectively.
When the fun is over, the files can be transferred to a mobile device via WiFi. This rugged camera comes with built-in wireless technology, so you should be able to share your action photos on social networks in an instant.
The new rugged compact camera weighs 224 grams / 0.49 lbs, while measuring 130 x 64 x 28mm / 5.12 x 2.52 x 1.1-inches. It will be released this April for $279.99 in black, white, and orange colors.