|Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS. Image: getolympus.com|
If you are a fan of water sports such as snorkeling or scuba diving, it looks like you need another device to photograph the beauty beneath the sea, so that you have memories of the adventure.
Olympus has launched a tough camera to support your activities, namely the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 IHS. This underwater camera has a super wide-angle 21-105mm 5x optical zoom lens and now includes a LCD screen that flips upward 180°. It's waterproof down to 33 feet (10m) and the 16-megapixel back-lit CMOS sensor can shoot 1080/60p HD video.
The TG-850 is built to operate flawlessly in extreme conditions – which means you won’t have to worry about a little rain during a bike ride in the local park. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shockproof digital camera, so this camera is great for outdoor activities.
Although this camera has been designed as an underwater camera, but you can always use the TG-850 for activity in the room, even you will attract the attention of people around you because this camera is very macho, and you can create sharp pictures and brilliant. You will enjoy this camera because the TG-850's super-wide-angle zoom lens with lens redesigned configuration makes it thinner and more compact, yet able to maintain brilliant optical performance even at its widest angle.
If you want to make a movie or a video clip, then you will be pleased to use this camera, because the TG-850 offers the wide-ranging functionality of a robust digital camera and the ability to shoot full HD 60p video, twice as fast as standard 1080 / 30p.
If you have the skills to do the video editing process, then you can make a documentary or short films for your turn at home on high-definition television screen. Now you can take advantage of the free video software from the Internet, and you can learn easily.
The TG-850 captures video with natural motion in new smooth 60p recording at 60 frames per second in full HD (1080) and high-speed recording (with resolution of 640x480 HS120fps, or HS240fps with 320x240). You also do not need to worry when you use this camera if there was a slight shock. This camera has been equipped with the Multi-Motion Movie image stabilization, which compensates for the blurring that would Occurs when shooting video while walking or panning across a scene.
If you have a little touch of art, you can maximize the Olympus TG-850 to make a variety of photographs creative, because the STYLUS TG-850 expands the user's creative potential with eleven Art Filters, several advanced shooting modes and interval shooting of up to 99 frames at preset intervals from 10 seconds to 60 minutes. This feature will support all your photographic arts creativity, and you do not need expensive software to edit photos or a special touch, Olympus has provided creative features in this camera.
If you do not be too hasty to buy this camera, you still have a chance to compare Olympus Stylus TG-850 with the Pentax Optio WG-3, is also a formidable underwater camera. The Pentax WG-3 is a waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant compact camera the which can be used at a depth of up to 14 meters.
The Pentax WG-3 features a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, Full HD movie recording, a 4x optical zoom lens with 25mm wide-angle coverage and a maximum aperture of f / 2, and image-sensor-shift-type Shake Reduction. Both of these cameras deserve to compete, and you are free to choose one of them, but you also need to see Specifications underwater camera from Nikon, the Nikon Coolpix AW110. Make sure you try this tough camera in the third nearest camera shop in your favorite mall, so you can choose the best one according to your style and of course fit with your budget.