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- Olympus Tough TG-1
- Olympus brings a bright lens to the tough-cam pool, boosting all-around image quality.
Olympus Tough TG-1 Digital Camera Review$399.99
Video resolution maxes out at 1080/30p in MP4 format. Find out how the performed in our video image quality test./r:link_to_content
Most (but not all) scene modes and effects work in video mode.
Optical zoom works while filming video, though it zooms even slower than in still-photo mode, and the audible motor noise gets picked up by the microphone.
Autofocus is surprisingly quick and accurate in video mode. We don't usually see such responsive movie AF in compact cameras.
Exposure and ISO can be set prior to filming.
In addition to cameras and medical imaging equipment, Olympus is also a leading manufacturer of voice recorders. They've included some of their voice-recording tech in the TG-1 (synergy!), and the stereo sound is generally clearer and crisper than we hear out of most camera. Recording and playback levels can be adjusted, and a wind-cut option is available as well.