We have already seen a lot of announcements coming from this years CES and will probably see a lot more pretty soon, the latest of the announcements comes from Olympus who have updated their line-up of Touch cameras alongside the release of the Olympus TG-2.
The Olympus TG-2 is one of the latest in the line-up with a 12 megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor, 4X optical zoom lens with a 25-100mm zoom and f/2.0 maximum aperture. All of this can be controlled in manual mode and will come pack with Olympus’s new iHS technology which promises high sensitivity and low noise by pairing the CMOS sensor with the TruePic IV image-processing engine.
Around the back there’s a 3 inch 610k dot OLED display, which comes packed with dual image stabilisation, GPS and e-compass technology built into the camera itself, the camera will also come with a macro zoom mode, Full HD video capture, magic filters and separate modes for shooting underwater.
Which leads us to the tough part of this camera, as its name suggests the TG-2 has waterproofing that allows it to go up to 15 metres below sea level, it’s also shookproof at drops from up to 2.1 metres and crushproof from forces up to 100kg, alongside that it’s fine in temperatures down to -10 degrees c.
The Olympus TG-2 will be available from early February 2013 for £349.99
Alongside it Olympus also announced the TG-830 which packs a 16 megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor with a 28mm wide-angle lens that can run as far as 140mm, the TG-830 is also waterproof up to 10 metres and includes the same crush, cold and shock resistance as the TG-2.
The TG-830 will be available from mid-March 2013 for £249.99.
However if that’s not enough for you, there’s the Olympus TG-630, priced at £169.99 it is the cheapest of the bunch offering a 12 megapixel backside illuminated sensor, the 630 is of course a bit dulled down specs wish with waterproofing only to 5 metres and shockproof only from a drop as high as 1.5 metres.
The TG-630 will be available from early February 2013.