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Olympus Announces Stylus Tough TG-3 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

31 March 2014

Olympus has announced its $349.99 Stylus Tough TG-3 with a high-speed f2.0, 25-100mm lzoom, expanded macro capabilities, GPS and built-in WiFi. The freeze-proof, waterproof, shockproof TG-3 uses the same TruePick VII image processor as the OM-D with a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor.

Olympus TG-3. Tough But Sociable.

To setup the camera's WiFi, you use a smart device to scan a QR code displayed on the camera's LCD to sync with the WiFi network created by the camera. The camera's Live View can be displayed on the iOS or Android smart device running Olympus' fee Images Share app, which can both control the camera and transmit images to the Web.

The GPS records location and a built-in manometer records elevation and water depth. An e-compass shows direction, latitude and longitude.

Macro goes microscope capturing photos up to 10mm away at a focal length of 100mm, magnifying subjects up to 6.9x and up to 13.8x with Super Resolution Zoom.

The TG-3 will be available in June in black or red and can be preordered now from B&H. See more details in the news release below.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Is Ready For All Your Adventures

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

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- 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 to 100mm 35mm equivalent), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS and built-in WiFi 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 degrees F), waterproof to 50 feet (15m), shockproof from seven feet (2.1m), crushproof to 220 pounds (100kgf) and dustproof. A high-speed f2.0 to f4.9, f4.5 to f8.0 (25mm to 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 WiFi 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 WiFi network created by the camera. The free Olympus Image Share app synchronizes a user's iOS or Android tm 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 Web sites 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.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 will be available in June for an estimated street price of $349.99 (available in black and red).

To find out more about the Stylus Tough TG-3 and for a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus Web site at:

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