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.
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.