Olympus announces the Tough camera (teaser was about it)


Olympus (Click here) just announced the new Tough camera. Camera specs and preorders are available at Amazon USA (Click here). UPDATE: And indeed the teaser was for the new camera: http://getolympus.com/worldsfirst/.
Now let’s see what’s coming next from the lens and PEN front!

  • 7k

    Watch the teaser till the end. Clearly made for the new Tough.

  • Adam

    The nuts are on the banner of Olympus UK’s facebook too. I think the video was still for the tough cameras

  • physica

    IF It is a RAW format capable camera , or having PSAM selectability , I definity will get one ……

  • Fer

    The teaser WAS obviously for the Tough. No secrets. It shows the camera clearly at the end of the footage.

  • Miroslav

    “Olympus teaser for the new camera is still ongoing. So was or wasn’t the teaser made for the Tough camera?”

    TG-1 iHS is now at the end of the teaser. And I think this puts an end to the nuts mystery as well.

    But the real question is how will the sea life react to the fisheye converter ;).

    Tough times for Olympus :).

  • andy

    Interesting camera, the faster lens seems to give it the edge over the competition although I would have liked to see the larger 1/1.7″ sensor. They also say it uses the same AF technology as they use in the pen cameras. This would certainly appear to be the waterproof camera of choice at the moment.

    I don’t like the word “tough” written in big red letters though. It just looks so cheesy.

    • Mapleflot

      “I don’t like the word “tough” written in big red letters though. It just looks so cheesy.”

      That is why the Deity invented black electrical tape.

    • Miroslav

      “They also say it uses the same AF technology as they use in the pen cameras.”

      Hopefully not from E-P1 ;).

  • kbalage

    The teaser page was updated, actually it is about the TG-1 :/

  • sorry my inglish

    nuts means we have balls

  • Brko

    Tough nuts. Next one is E- 7 with e-m5 internals and 4/3 lens mount

  • KI

    Buy this…. or underwater housing for my PEN…. ?

    • konikonaku

      if you are a diver, buy this + uw housing…it will give peace in mind during diving trip…i know i will

  • Ernest.orf

    Its about time to have a camera like thiss
    Good job oly !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    i’m sure the nuts are related to this. nuts are typically hard-shelled objects, protecting what’s inside. there are expressions in english such as “a tough nut to crack”.

    • This so is typically for Walle nuts is if you crack nuts, crack nuts in side on same time so shell, so say this is typically lens.
      Well i think this is two macro lens by same size there one is for FT and one for MFT.
      Anyway Olympus have a patent one, two macro lens by same size to FT and MFT.

  • Matt76

    Does it have image stabilization?

    • It says ‘dual image stabilisation’ in the specs… but doesn’t elaborate.

      No 5-axis though unfortunately, but given how much room that takes in the E-M5, that’s not so surprising.

      • spam

        Dual image stabilisation from Olympus usually means sensor stabilisaition + some form of “digital” stabilisation, often just that it will cranking up Iso to keep shutter speeds high enough.

  • Mr. Reeee

    TG1 iHS… that name just rolls off the tongue, eh? ;-)
    I got an email from Olympus today introducing the TG1 iHS and offering it for pre-order, too. Interestingly, they’ll be selling lens converters for it: fisheye and teleconverter.

    Judging from the specs, it looks quite good for what it is. If only it had RAW and AVCHD video like the Panasonic TS4. I was looking to upgrade my old 2008 Oly pre-Tough 1030SW camera and I think this will be it. That camera has been a lot of fun to have and use. It’s the perfect size for snorkeling, too.

    • spam

      It’s fascinating that they try to present it as “high end” without RAW while making a lot out of “8x Super-resolution Zoom, which extends the range of the optical zoom”. It’s of course just 2x digital zoom that doubles the 4x optical.

      The image quality would have to be really bad if digital zoom works with “virtually no loss of image quality”, lets hope that part is just marketing BS.

  • sotr

    No raw = nothing we can do about jpeg smearing.

  • I’d love an E-M5 Tough camera!

    • ras

      …well, it’s already weather-sealed. What more do you want?

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