April 30, 2013
I've had problems with this camera since I got it. It won't turn on... can't really use it if it won't turn on...
April 24, 2013
Agree with JEA above, but it is true - the ring around the lens detaches constantly and easily. Had to get a replacement that can only be found in the Olympus website having to pay shipping and handling for a small part that should not easily detach. Not happy with that at all, as it simply came off in the case and lost.
April 09, 2013
The camera is very good overall, however two features I would have liked to get:
1) Manual; to be able to set the exposure time and ISO combinations completely manually without the camera enforcing it.
2) Multiple shots, I want to be able to trigger multiple shots by the timer as well and not only by holding the button down.
January 04, 2013
bought one 4 weeks ago to our hawaii trip - this camera did not disappoint. we were snorkelling almost everyday and all pics and videos we shot underwater are unbelievably crisp / clear. The settings are so easy to use. every setting like exposure, wb, iso ect provides a preview on how it will look like before you take the picture so pictures are taken perfect!!!
we dropped the camare 3 times and like nothing happened to it.. it is the best camera i ve ever had and would highly recommend it to eveyone.
honestly at first i was worried because the spec is only 12 mp -but amazingly it shots more crisp pic and hd video better than my other higher mp cameras.... the best rugged / underwater camera (in my opinion) !!! very happy my fried recommended it to me!!!
January 01, 2013
I LOVE this camera and the lenses! Perfect for any situation. Lightweight. Easy to carry. Best of all...fabulous pictures.
December 23, 2012
In four months I've tested this camera against all its natural hazards. Beach sand, ocean, and pool in San Diego and the very cold snow in Tahoe. The effortless pictures speak for themselves.
This camera is an absolute champion and despite not having the zoom my old Sony HX9V had, it does things and goes places the Sony just can't.
The TG-1 is my little companion and complement to my OM-D.
December 07, 2012
It's an excellent camera for stills. The sharp f:2.0 fast lens, that goes from ultrawide to modest telephoto, and the low-noise sensor, means that it's useable long after any other waterproof camera gives up. I've had it for 6 months and love it.
Except for one problem: During video, the camera autofocus often starts making a clicking/ticking sound, similar to an old 8mm movie projector or a mechanical sewing machine. The camera mike picks up the sound, and in playback it's so loud, that it overwhelms all conversations.
Just google "Olympus TG-1 clicking noise".
There's a workaround - record videos in "underwater snapshot II" mode. It shuts off autofocus, so no ticking. Unfortunately, it also shuts off zoom and auto white balance.
November 29, 2012
I love this camera! I got it because I have bad luck with cameras. I figured a tough camera will last longer then the normal. I have not tried all of the functions on it, but it has some cool effects. I took it to Niagara Falls and did the Cave of the Winds tour, I stuck it right into the falls and took a picture. It turned out really cool.
I use the camera for my photography class. The photos it takes are comparable to a professional grade camera.
I bought the tele-converter lens. I took it to a football game. My sister took many photos with it and they turned out great. It is a little weird getting used to it, but it is still cool.
I was a little disappointed with how long it took for the camera to take another photo, but I found out if you press the shutter depressor before the camera is ready it will take another so it is not that bad.
I do recommend this camera
October 29, 2012
This camera definitely lives up to the "Tough" name. It has been spelunking with me, dropped in rivers and mud, fallen off of a roof, hit directly in the lens with brass from shooting, even seen its fair share of overpressure situations. The video quality is on par with my other waterproof camera, but with better sound capture. Picture quality is out of this world, especially for a camera at this price. It comes packed with effects and settings that will get that beautiful or dramatic scene that you wanted to capture. The included editing and viewing software makes uploading, doctoring, and finding your pictures a breeze. You can plot and search pictures/events by face, and even on a world map to see where you've been(if utilizing the GPS, of course). This is my first Olympus product and I can say that it will not be my last. I highly recommend this camera to novice and professionals alike.
October 07, 2012
I'm not a professional photographer but, I've used more than a few camera's to include digital ones in my lifetime. This one is AWESOME! I bit heavy but, well worth it!