5 REASONS YOU NEED A TOUGH CAMERA IN YOUR LIFE
If you’re taking a city break this summer or planning a quiet getaway, you’ll probably want to pack a stylish, portable camera like an Olympus OM-D series or an Olympus PEN. However, if hurtling down the French Alps on a snowboard or surfing the waves in Biarritz is more your idea of a holiday, then chances are you’ll want something a little more rugged. Something that’ll hold its own in the most challenging conditions – you’ll want a tough camera. Here are five reasons to choose the Olympus TG-4, the best tough camera out there.
If you’re doing anything active with your camera there’s a good chance it’ll take a few knocks. The TG-4 is shockproof to 7ft/2.1m, meaning if you happen to drop the camera from less than that, it’ll be perfectly fine.
The TG-4 will hold its own whether you’re snowboarding or having an adventure in some seriously cold conditions, and will work flawlessly up to 14°F/-10°C.
Alongside the shockproofing there’s also crushproofing. Amazingly, the TG-4 can take a total of 220lbf/100kgf and is designed to work even under heavy pressure.
Feel free to indulge your passion for snorkelling, diving, surfing on any other water-based shenanigans, as the waterproof TG-4 is the perfect companion for you. With its ability to shoot at up to 50ft/15m deep, it’s a seriously good underwater camera.
5. It’s packed with features
- Raw capture
With raw capture you can save an uncompressed file and ensure more information in which to edit later in post-production. For photographers who want maximum control over the look of their pictures, this is a must.
- Nighttime live composite
This feature allows you to take a long exposure shot and watch the image building in real time on the LCD. The TG-4 ensures there’s no more guesswork involved in how long an exposure will take.
- Bright f/2 wideangle zoom lens
The TG-4’s f/2 aperture allows you to capture sharp images in low light like at night or underwater. Plus, the equivalent focal length of 25-100mm will cover a variety of situations.
- GPS and e.Compass
The camera’s built-in GPS system will pinpoint your exact location in under ten seconds, and even has landmark recognition displayed on the LCD. The e.Compass has the ability to track barometric pressure, altitude and water depth to give you every bit of information you may need.
- Built-in Wi-Fi
Transferring images to a smartphone or tablet has never been easier. You can connect the camera to your smart device using the Olympus OI.Share app and instantly share your pictures. You can also wirelessly adjust the camera’s settings, compose your shots and remotely fire your shutter using this app. Using the OI.Track app you can transfer your GPS logs and shooting settings to your smart device, too.