Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 likes it rough in low light

olympus stylus tg-3Olympus has a new camera for you extreme outdoorsy and/or clumsy types with its Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera.

The TG-3 is more than just a rugged toughy as it also features screw-on lens adapters, multiple macro settings and Micro Four Thirds processing smarts.

That’s not to say it’s not a thrill seeker, mind. The TG-3 has been to the top of Mount Everest and back as part of its training… errr… testing.

Granted, the TG-3 wouldn’t survive falling from the snowy peak but it can brush off a 2.1 metre fall, being crushed by 100kg, frozen down to -10 degrees Celsius, and dust or water submergence up to 15 metres would not cause it any concern.

This is no knuckle-dragger when it comes to smarts either. The TG-3 has crammed in four macro settings: Microscope Mode for 40x zoom at 1cm, Microscope Control Mode, Focus Stacking Mode and Focus Bracketing Mode to stop unintentional bokeh using multiple merged shots.

The LG-1 Macro Light Guide screws on to evenly illuminate macro shots while the Converter Lens Adapter allows for a variety of lens attachments like fish eye or telephoto. The PT-056 underwater casing can be added for shooting in depths of up to 45 metres.

As you’d imagine, this go-anywhere explorer isn’t afraid of the dark. Thanks to It’s 1:20 wide-angle 25-100mm lens, with 4x optical zoom, and 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor it should cope with low light shots pretty well. #

Coupled with the TruePic VII processor, which is found in the Micro Four Thirds OM-D EM-1, photos and video should be extremely clear. They can be shared easily using Wi-Fi, which also allows smartphones to act as a remote control for the camera.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 will be available in black or red from June for £350.

Enhanced by Zemanta