July 11, 2012
Got this camera for my family vacation in Las Vegas for use in the pool at Mandalay Bay. The camera performed great on the pool with video and picture function. I was so excited to start my vacation that I left the charging cable at home, but for 3 days in Vegas the battery held up really well with a half of battery life to go. I would definitely recommend this camera to anybody.
July 11, 2012
Happy in Hawaii
We've tried several cameras over the last few years and have always felt they were not meeting our expectations. We recently purchased this camera for an upcoming trip to Hawaii and were amazed with the picture quality!! Even under water the pictures were breathtaking. We took pictures of sea turtles under water and are having them framed in our home. I highly reccommend this camera. It was nice to not have to worry whatsoever about being in the water or while hiking trails in the mountains. Way to go Olympus!!! This is one of my best purchases ever and captured an amazing vacation that will allow us to relive and enjoy for years to come. Thank you for helping us to capture such amazing memories!
July 06, 2012
I have had this camera over a month. I pre-ordered and got the camera a few days ahead of the release date. Right out of the box I liked the camera but wanted to wait till after a trip to Disney to really see how it preformed. I shoot almost everything with pro-level DSLR bodies and lenses but wanted something I could carry around on vacation without the fear of rain on bumps damaging the camera. This thing did great. The first two days we walked around in Hurricane Debbie and the rain never bothered the camera. I even got some cool shots because I did not care about the camera getting wet. On the third day my daughter was in the pool with a bunch of dance friends. The kids had a great time taking pictures in the pool. When we got back to the room I dried the outside and checked under the seals and nothing completely dry under both doors. We put the pictures on my laptop and the underwater pictures were great.
During the main dance event I did shoot with my high end DSLR. Later in the week they repeated the same number on a different stage so I decided to play with this little gem during that performance. All I can say is WOW. I put the camera in high-speed mode and it froze the dancers. The picture is a bit flat but hay it is a tough camera what do you want.
Latter in the night I decided to try the fireworks setting out shooting the show over Cinderella's castle. Worked fantastic and gave some nice shots.
I do have one complaint and that is I would like full control over shutter speed and aperture. In a couple of cases to get the camera to choose a higher aperture I turned the ISO up. I would like to be able to use my own experience in some situations to tell the camera what is best.
July 05, 2012
This camera would be no-brainer if it shot in raw mode.This is an option that should be included.
How can you say "Professional Results" when you are limited to jpg. I will still buy the camera as it is the closest thing out there for what I need on an up-coming trip. Just wish it had raw mode. Hope this is an issue that can addressed in a software update!
July 04, 2012
I was looking for a long time and searching all over and trying what is out and finally I found what I was looking. Under the water this cam is AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
July 03, 2012
I previously owned the olympus tough 6000... it was a good camera and served its purpose but I've recently upgraded to this new Olympus Tough TG-1. I spent months trying to decide if I wanted to upgrade to a dslr, but then came to the realization that I need to have a compact, waterproof and shockproof camera due to the extreme conditions I encounter on many of my travels. So far, this is the greatest investment I've made! I love everything about this camera. Battery life is incredible! The features are great, and I'm excited to soon try out the attachable lens! I've posted a few pictures so you can see for yourself! If you're wondering if you should purchase this camera, I'd say YES... It's worth it!
June 24, 2012
In the past I have not been an avid photographer, primarily because I cant seem to take great photos, but I do a reasonable amount of traveling and a lot of backpacking, hunting and fishing. I was in the market for a camera that would take the abuse I gave it but would still take the quality photo I expected of it. This camera does all that for me and much more. It user friendly and has just the right amount of feature, not to many that I'm over whelmed and not to few that I can't get the photo I want. Overall I couldn't have been more impressed with the quality of photo I was taking.
June 23, 2012
bought this camera about 2 weeks ago and was absolutely amazed by it
it turns on almost instantly, so its easy to capture moments that might not last too long.
iv taken over 1000 pictures with the tg-1 already and found that i love having the GPS show where the pictures were taken...also if your hiking on a trail and take pics throughout your hike you can look back and see where on the hike they were taken...but... for some reason the GPS function has stopped working for me, iv tried to update it using the GPS utility that the camera comes with but still doesn't work, camera just freezes when i try to turn the GPS on. but other then that problem the camera sells itself absolutely love it!!
June 18, 2012
I have read about this camera for three months waiting to put my hands on it. I have only used it for about three days. So I will post more once I put it thru a good trile.
Out of the box this camera feels great. Light, FAST,seems well built. Operates very easy, user friendly.As far as I am concerned so far the top point and shoot to date. A little pricey for a point and shoot but I have no regrets spending the money for what it offers. Crazy camera !
June 16, 2012
The TG-1 is everything a spontaneous person is looking for. I previously owned the TG-610 which I also loved, but the TG-1 is beyond amazement. With faster shooting, amazing filters, quick editing, and HD videos nothing tops it. The first day I put it to use, my friends were amazed to see the quality, and even more amazed it came from a water proof camera. This camera will never leave my side.