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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Rugged Compact Camera Announced

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Olympus has announced a new Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera which becomes the flagship in the company’s rugged camera lineup. The Stylus Tough TG-3 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, shockproof to 2.1m/7ft, crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf, and freezeproof to -10C/+14F.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 features a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS image sensor, a 35mm equivalent lens of 25-100mm with a maximum aperture of f/2-4.9, TruePic VII image processor, a 3-inch 460K-dot LCD screen, GPS (with landmarks and e-compass), and Wi-Fi.

The TG-3 has the first-ever macro mode to feature four settings in one. Microscope Mode lets you magnify a subject more than 40x from as close as 1cm. So if it measures just 1mm in reality it can impressively appear as large as 44.4mm on the LCD. Focus Stacking Mode automatically shoots multiple shots of a macro subject with different parts in focus and then merges them to a crisply focused image of publishable quality.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Rugged Compact Camera Announced



Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Camera Price

Olympus Stylus TG-3 digital compact rugged camera price is $349.99. The Stylus TG-3 is available in black and red colors.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Camera Features

  • 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor (1/2.3″)
  • High-Speed, Ultra-Bright f2.0 Lens
  • 4x Wide Zoom Lens (25mm)
  • Shockproof to 7ft.
  • Waterproof to 50ft.
  • Crushproof to 220 lbf.
  • Freezeproof -10°C/14°F
  • Full 1080p HD Video
  • System Expandability: Advanced Super Macro Features, Micro Scope Control Mode & Focus Bracketing
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, OI.Share
  • 3.0″ High-Res LCD Screen
  • Art Filters & Photo Story
  • Depth Compositing Mode
  • GPS & e.Compass

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Accessories

  • LG-1 Macro Light Guide for illuminating macro subjects evenly and counteracting camera shadow for truly spectacular shots
  • PT-056 underwater housing for capturing movies and stills worry-free at depths up to 45 metres
  • CSCH-122 silicone jacket for protection from bumps and scratches > FCON-T01 fisheye converter for quirky, wide-angle shots in all conditions, including underwater
  • TCON-T01 tele-converter to capture far away subjects by extending the max. focus length from 100mm to 170mm without changing the aperture


Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Features

  • Super-bright 1:2.0 wide 25-100mm* 4x optical zoom lens
  • GPS and e.Compass for fast and accurate location data
  • Advanced Macro functionality
  • WiFi for remote control and sharing via a smartphone using the Olympus Image Share app
  • Waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof
  • Great system expandability
  • 7 Art Filters and 4 Magic Filters for adding effects on camera 

Press Release:


Advanced Rugged Performance, High-Speed Lens, Built-in Wi-Fi and New Macro Functions Deliver Close-Up Shooting Capabilities in Extreme Conditions

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 31, 2014 — Olympus expands outdoor shooting and sharing capabilities in even the most challenging of conditions with the new STYLUS TOUGH TG-3. The Flagship STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 boasts a new level of performance for the Tough series of rugged cameras, with a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm–100mm*), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi for shooting and sharing brilliant images and 1080p Full HD Video from anywhere.

The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 withstands extreme conditions; the camera is freezeproof to -10℃ (14°F), waterproof to 50 feet (15 m), shockproof from seven feet (2.1 m), crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kgf) and dustproof. A high-speed f2.0–4.9, 4.5–8.0mm (25mm–100mm*) wide-aperture lens combined with its TruePic VII image processor, the same found in Olympus’ award-winning OM-D series of interchangeable lens cameras, and a 16.0 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor captures images with minimal noise, even in low-light situations.

The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 includes built-in Wi-Fi, and the setup is simple. By quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera’s LCD with a smart device, it syncs with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera. The free Olympus Image Share app synchronizes a user’s iOS or Androidtm mobile device and the STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 so that the camera’s Live View is displayed on the phone. Therefore, the camera can be fully controlled remotely by touching the Smartphone’s display, as if it were the camera itself, and users can send selected images directly to websites and social media.

Users can use the on-board GPS to document a memorable location on the map and display and record landmark information with every shot. The built-in manometer records elevation and water depth and displays a warning when the user approaches a depth of 50 feet. The e-compass offers information on direction, latitude and longitude.

The Variable Macro System includes the Microscope mode to capture photos up to 10mm away from subjects, and at a focal length of 100mm, the lens magnifies subjects up to 6.9x and up to 13.8x with Super Resolution Zoom. With that power, a subject only 1mm in size is magnified up to a maximum of approximately 44.4mm when displayed on the rear LCD screen. The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 reveals a new world of detail not visible to the naked eye, like the veins on a leaf or a snowflake.

The new Focus Stacking function captures eight different shots continuously, while shifting the focus from the foreground to the background. It extracts and merges only those areas of each image that are in focus and produces a single photo with a focus that spans several centimeters. Focus bracketing is also available for post-processing. Underwater Macro, a new Scene Mode option, uses the Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3’s powerful macro photography capabilities to optimize the white balance, color saturation and contrast in underwater scenes.

The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3’s sleek and stylish body features an ergonomic grip, large buttons and a 3-inch, high-resolution 460,000-dot rear LCD monitor. Its time-lapse movie function enables expanded creative capability for capturing everything from star trails to the sunrise and sunset. Use the interval shooting function for automatic sequential shooting from 1 second up to 24 hours with a maximum of 99 shots, extremely useful when the camera is mounted on a helmet, bike, kayak or surfboard.  Multiple Art Filters and the Photo Story feature add creativity to any shot.

An LED ring light (sold separately) can be attached to the lens of the Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3, similar to a ring flash with an emitter around the lens. Using the built-in LED light, it evenly illuminates the subject when shooting close-up, drawing out the best of the STYLUS TOUGH TG-3’s macro photography abilities. A rich lineup of optional system accessories, including waterproof fisheye and tele converter lenses, an underwater protector, float straps and multipurpose camera cases are sold separately.