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Press Release

New TG-1 lens and display quality put rivals to shame f2.0 high-speed lens and converters deliver 12m deep

05/08/2012 ē Even by the extremely high standards of Olympusí category-defining TOUGH range of cameras, the new TG-1 TOUGH flagship takes remarkable pictures Ė and boasts some remarkable features. First and foremost its superb, extra-wide aperture f2.0 high-speed lens that can capture excellent-quality images even in the permanent twilight found 12 metres underwater. Which is exactly where this camera is engineered to excel. The TG-1 is waterproof*, shockproof*, freezeproof* and crushproof*. For all-action risk-takers or reef-loving divers, itís peace of mind sealed in a stylish all-metal box. And what a box of high-tech innovations that is. For serious photographers, waterproof fisheye and tele converter lenses are available (via an optional adapter). Thereís Olympusí iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) technologies, plus a colour-rich, high-contrast, anti-reflective OLED display, GPS and e.compass and three new shooting modes: Low Light, Super Sports and Super Macro. Itís an impressive package that puts rival compacts firmly in their place. The TG-1 will be available in time for the holidays Ė from mid-June 2012 Ė for just Ä399.

Let there be light

No matter how tough your camera, in the end itís excellent picture quality that counts. And picture quality is what the new TOUGH flagship is all about. Its f2.0 super-bright, high-speed lens gives the name TOUGH a new meaning Ė itís really tough to get anything less than an outstanding shot. The lens is an eye-opening example of cutting-edge optical engineering. Combined with the powerful TruePic VI image processor and 12-Megapixel low-noise, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, this lens makes it possible to shoot pictures that until now simply werenít feasible with an outdoor-proof camera at this price. In low light conditions and with fast-moving, auto-focussed images, the new lens transforms the range of shots you can take. The TG-1 also features the same FAST AF system technology found in Olympusí PEN cameras, so in fast-action situations you have an excellent chance of getting your Full HD movie or pristine still.

Unlike with most cameras in the compact class, you can attach waterproof converters to the TG-1 using an adapter. A fisheye converter captures wider, more dynamic images even with dark underwater scenes, while the tele converter lets you increase the optical zoom ratio by 6.8x Ė for dramatic close-ups with professional-looking background blur. With the Super-resolution Zoom feature, you can even reach 13.6x magnification.

Let the games begin

A TOUGH is for people who donít want to hold back. Itís worry-free and that makes life a whole lot more fun. From the top of an Alpine mountain to the bottom of a tropical lagoon, you can take it everywhere and capture everything. Your camera will be OK. Itís crushproof* to a force of 100kg, waterproof* to a depth of 12 metres, shockproof to a height of 2m and freezeproof* to -10įC. Whatís more, the TG-1 is equipped with new features that make recording movies and stills even easier in tricky conditions. Like Low Light Mode that automatically speeds up the shutter to prevent blur when you want to capture the special atmosphere of a low-light scene. Or Super Macro Mode, that lets you zoom in for spectacular close-ups of objects just one cm from the lens.

The OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-1 comes in silver and costs Ä399. The fisheye converter retails at Ä149.99 and the tele converter at Ä139.99. The converter adapter is available for Ä19.99.

Outstanding features:


  • Crushproof to 100kg*, waterproof* to 12m, shockproof* to 2m and freezeproof* to -10įC for worry-free use anytime anywhere
  • Sliding double lock mechanism and metal body for optimum protection of battery, card slots and ports
  • Hard glass lens barrier for extra-tough lens protection
  • Water-repellent and scratch resistant double seal technology
  • GPS & e.compass with unique three-sensor technology for orientation and key information at a glance
  • Improved TAP Control Mode for controlling the camera by tapping or tilting the body, ideal when wearing gloves
  • Built-in manometer for checking depth underwater
  • LED Illuminator for lighting up underwater scenes or macro subjects

Image Quality

  • 4x wide optical zoom (25-100mm**) for shooting flexibility
  • 12 Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor for high-resolution, superb-quality full-size movies, stills and prints
  • f2.0-4.9 wide-aperture high-speed lens for dramatic shots with low depth of field or reduced blur in low light
  • Powerful TruePic VI image engine for faster recovery time and shutter release plus excellent image quality
  • iHS technologies for capturing exactly the shots you want irrespective of shooting conditions
  • Low Light Mode for sharper, more atmospheric shots in low light
  • Super Sports Mode for sharper sequential shots of fast-moving subjects
  • Super Macro Mode for stunning macros just 1cm from the lens
  • 1080p Full HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in the best image quality currently available in compact cameras
  • Multi-motion Movie IS for recording Full HD movies with reduced blur while walking
  • Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots
  • HDR Backlight Adjustment for ideal exposure when shooting against the light
  • Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills: Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Soft Focus, Fish Eye, Sparkle (photos only), Watercolour, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented (photos only), Dramatic
  • Advanced Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking for easy setting and focussing
  • Face Detection and Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology for capturing peopleís faces just as you want them
  • Super-resolution Zoom for digitally extending the range of the optical zoom with virtually no loss of image quality
  • 3D photo shooting mode for striking stills
  • ISO 100 to 6400
  • Beauty Make-up Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes
  • Pet Detection Mode for automatically capturing dogís or catís faces when they look at the camera
  • In-Camera Panorama for quick and easy panorama shots
  • Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions, including Landscape, Night and i-Underwater Snapshot

Storage & Sharing

  • 3.0Ē OLED (610,000 dots) display for improved playback and visibility during shooting with enhanced contrast, brightness and angle of view
  • SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible***
  • Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC
  • Photo Surfing and [ib] software for browsing, organising and viewing images by person, place, location or event
  • HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when itís connected to HD equipment


  • Built-in flash
  • In-camera help guide
  • USB charging

* Waterproof according to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8. Shockproof figures equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions). Freezeproof according to Olympus test conditions.

** 35mm camera equivalent.

*** SD is a trademark of SD Card Association. UHS I is not supported.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at for the latest specifications.

For feature descriptions, please see the online appendix.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Julia Rauther
Olympus Europa Holding GmbH
Tel.: +49-40-23773-4258

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