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Olympus Tough TG-1 Digital Camera Review

Olympus brings a bright lens to the tough-cam pool, boosting all-around image quality.

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Introduction

More than a dozen waterproof cameras have hit the market within the last year. On the whole, they're better than the tough-cams that came before them. But even with all the improvements, they're really only suitable for shooting outdoors.

That's why the Olympus Tough TG-1 arrives with some buzz behind it. It's just as durable as the hardiest adventure-ready cameras, but stuffed with the brightest lens we've seen in the class. The hope is that it'll be the first tough-cam with serious photographic chops.

In practice, the TG-1 is the most versatile camera in its class. It isn't perfect, but most folks in the market for an adventure-ready shooter should take a look.

Check out our 7-camera waterproof shootout to see how the year's best tough-cams compare to each other.

The TG-1 is available now in gray/silver for an MSRP of $399.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Olympus Tough TG-1, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
  14. Usability
  15. Ease of Use
  16. Handling
  17. Controls
  18. Speed
  19. Features
  20. Extras
  21. Video Features
  22. Conclusion

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