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Olympus TOUGH TG-850 Features Ultra Wide-Angle 21mm Lens and Flip LCD

Wed January 29, 2014

A NEW ANGLE ON TOUGH: OLYMPUS® STYLUS TOUGH TG-850 ADDS SUPER WIDE-ANGLE LENS AND FLIP LCD

Tough Capabilities, Advanced Performance and New Features Including a 21mm Super Wide-Angle Lens and Flip LCD Capture the Great Outdoors from a Whole New Perspective

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 29, 2014 — The Olympus Spring camera line-up includes the next-generation Olympus TOUGH®, the STYLUS® TG-850, an advanced rugged compact designed to expand outdoor shooting capabilities in the most challenging environments. The STYLUS TG-850’s super wide-angle 21-105mm 5x optical zoom lens — the widest lens of any rugged camera* — plus a 180° flip LCD monitor and shockproof*, waterproof, dustproof, crushproof and freezeproof construction, makes it the perfect companion for explorers looking to capture every angle of their adventures and users looking for a durable solution to everyday photography.


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Olympus TG-2 review @TechRadar

Tue May 7, 2013 | by techradar

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TechRadar has just published its Olympus TG-2 review.

The new Olympus TG-2, which replaces the Olympus TG-1, has all the usual tough credentials. It’s waterproof down to 15m (49ft), shockproof for drops from up to 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof down to -10C (14F) and crushproof to 100kg (22lbs).

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2013-03-27 Olympus TG-2 Neocamera

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Fujifilm Announces Rugged XP200 with Wi-Fi

Fri March 22, 2013

FUJIFILM FINEPIX XP200 COMBINES EXTREME DURABILITY WITH EASY WIRELESS IMAGE TRANSFER FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS

XP200 sets a new standard for rugged cameras that deliver sharp images in any environment

Mississauga, ON, March 22, 2013 – FUJIFILM Canada announces the latest addition to the popular rugged XP Series, the FinePix XP200. The new XP200 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor for enhanced image quality, a reinforced 5x FUJINON lens, and is Waterproof to 15 metres (50ft), Shockproof to 2 metres (6.6ft), Freezeproof to -10°C (14°F) and Dustproof*1. The XP200 also has a newly redesigned battery door lock with double seals for enhanced protection so that users are certain to get their most adventurous shots, all with an attractive camera body that is easy to use for the whole family.

“The new XP200 is the ultimate outdoor camera for every extreme athlete and outdoor enthusiast who wants to capture their adventures and share them quickly and easily online,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada. “By creating a camera that handles serious depths, ice, sand and drops, the XP200 is designed to inspire confidence and deliver clear, sharp images and full HD video wherever you go.”

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Olympus Announces TG-625

Wed August 22, 2012

Olympus TG-625

Olympus TG-625

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August 22, 2012

Fashionable design and colors let users easily capture a variety of situations from daily life to active scenes.

The OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-625 compact digital camera

Olympus Imaging (President: Haruo Ogawa) is proud to announce the introduction of the OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-625, a camera which features waterproof*1, shockproof*2, and freezeproof*3 functionality into a tough, but stylish body, along with iHS Technology, which allows users to perfectly and beautifully capture photographic moments. It is schedule to go on sale from August 2012.

Main Features

  • With waterproof*1, shockproof*2, and freezeproof*3 functionality, the TG-625 is a tough model, built to withstand the most punishing environments.
  • With a 12.0 megapixel*4, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, an image processing engine established with the OLYMPUS PEN, and iHS Technology, this camera achieves high-sensitivity, low noise, a fast AF, and a fast start-up time.
  • Equipped with Magic Filter*5, for arranging photos exactly as users imagine them, and Beauty Make-up*6, for 19 varieties of makeup effects
  • The new AF Focus Illuminator is a supplemental light included for those times when auto focus has difficulty focusing in dark places, or in scenes with particularly low contrast.

The Tough series is a camera equipped with the three Tough qualities, waterproof/dust proof*1, shockproof*2, and freezeproof*3, for worry-free shooting underwater, mountain climbing, and other harsh environments that other cameras could not endure. With the ability to easily shoot in tough or formal situations, the photo possibilities keep growing.

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Sony TX20 Review @ TechRadar

Fri August 17, 2012

Sony DSC-TX20 Cyber-shot

Sony DSC-TX20 Cyber-shot

A tough camera doesn’t have to be ugly. Score: 3/5

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TechRadar has published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20, a waterproof, freeze proof, shockproof and dust proof digital camera. The TX20 features 16.2 megapixel (1/2.3-in. Exmor R CMOS sensor), 4x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (33-132mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. (921k-dot) Touch panel LCD, iAUTO, Continuous Shooting 10fps at full resolution, Anti Motion Blur Mode, Backlight Correction HDR, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Natural Flash, Background Defocus, Soft Skin mode, and Full HD Movie 1920 x 1080/60i with stereo sound.

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Fujifilm XP170 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Thu July 26, 2012

Fujifilm FinePix XP170

Fujifilm FinePix XP170

If you aren’t going to be using the images for large prints but for sharing on the web, […] the XP170 [excels] with its range of features and handling.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP170, with 14.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD (230k-dot), SR AUTO, Motion Panorama360, Wi-Fi via smartphone, and Full HD 1080p movie 1920×1080 pixels @ 30fps with monaural sound. Besides being waterproof down to 10m (32.8 ft), the XP170 is also shockproof from a fall of 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof with temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.

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2012-05-08 Fujifilm XP170 Press Release

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Canon PowerShot D20 Review @ Steve’s Digicams

Fri June 8, 2012

Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Pick this up if you are looking for a camera that is safe for a family with kids and a pool or for anyone that likes to travel or go on adventures.

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Steve’s Digicams has published their review of the Canon PowerShot D20, with 12.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (461k-dot), Program AE, Scene Modes, GPS, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 24fps. The D20 is waterproof to 33 feet underwater, shockproof from drops of up to 5.0 feet and freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C. An optional Waterproof Case allows shooting in deeper waters down to 131 feet.

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Panasonic TS20 / FT20 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Sat May 26, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

The Panasonic Lumix FT20 offers excellent value for money as one of the cheapest waterproof cameras.

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ePHOTOzine has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20, a "tough" waterproof (5m/16ft), shockproof (1.5m/5ft), dustptoof and freezeproof (-10ºC/14ºF) ultra compact with 16.1MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 4.0x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (25-100mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230k-dot), Intelligent AUTO (iA), Scene modes, Panorama Shot, Auto Retouch, and HD 720p movie (1280×720) @ 30fps with monaural sound.

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Olympus Announces TG-1 iHS

Tue May 8, 2012

Today Olympus announces its top of the line rugged, durable camera with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS, a Tough model that is Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof. The TG-1 adds iHS technology, claimed to be the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera, and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera.

A converter ring allows addition of a lens converter adapter, waterproof Fisheye Converter Lens and Teleconverter Lens for use on land or in water. The Fisheye Converter Lens captures panoramic, wide-angle shots and the Teleconverter Lens extends the optical zoom from 4x to 6.8x for dramatic close-ups with professional-looking background blur.

Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS

Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS

PRESS RELEASE

CAPTURE PRO IMAGE QUALITY FROM A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE: OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-1 iHS

Durability Unites with DSLR-Image Quality, Best-In-Class f2.0 Lens, Full 1080p HD Video and Amazing Features for Thrill Seekers, Reef-Loving Explorers and Everyone In Between

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 8, 2012 – Olympus draws on its heritage of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS. Marking a revolution for the Tough Series of Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof compact cameras, the Olympus TG-1 iHS combines incredible durability with iHS technology, the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera. The combination of durability and outstanding image quality make it possible to shoot in even the harshest conditions. Capture beautiful underwater scenes and aquatic life, snap photos of dusk-lit peaks or record your ride down the rapids in dazzling 1080p Full HD Video.

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Fujifilm XP150 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Fri April 13, 2012

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Where the [Fujifilm] XP150 does excel is with its range of features and handling. There is full 1080p HD video recording, GPS, impressive panoramas and the battery life is very good.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP150, a super-slim waterproof digital camera in a metal uni-body chassis with a tactile grip finish. The XP150 features 14.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD display screen (230k-dot), built-in GPS, SR AUTO, Motion Panorama 360, and HD 1080p movie 1920×1080 pixels @ 30fps with monaural sound. Besides being waterproof down to 10m (32.8ft), the XP150 is also shockproof from a fall of 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof with temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.

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2012-01-05 Fujifilm Spring 2012 Line-Up Press Release (Canada)
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Fujifilm XP150 Review @ TrustedReviews

Fri April 13, 2012

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

[The Fujifilm XP150] is certainly competent and given the right conditions can produce a pleasing image too.

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TrustedReviews has published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP150, a super-slim waterproof digital camera in a metal uni-body chassis with a tactile grip finish. The XP150 features 14.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD display screen (230k-dot), built-in GPS, SR AUTO, Motion Panorama 360, and HD 1080p movie 1920×1080 pixels @ 30fps with monaural sound. Besides being waterproof down to 10m (32.8ft), the XP150 is also shockproof from a fall of 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof with temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.

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2012-01-05 Fujifilm Spring 2012 Line-Up Press Release (Canada)
2012-01-05 Fujifilm XP150, XP100 & XP50 Press Release

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Olympus TG-820 Review @ TrustedReviews

Fri March 30, 2012

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

The Olympus Tough TG-820 is one of the better ruggedised compact digital cameras on the market.

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TrustedReviews has published their review of the Olympus TG-820, an ultra compact perfect for those with an active lifestyle and featuring 12MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (1030k-dot), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Program AE, Scene Modes, Magic Art Filter, 3D Photos, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps. The TG-820 is waterproof to 33 feet (10 m) underwater, shockproof from drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 m), freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C and crushproof up to 220 pounds of pressure (100 kgF).

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