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5.0 out of 5 stars A cool camera that lives up to its name...., June 19, 2012
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This review is from: Olympus TG-1iHS 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Electronics)
I started loving this camera the moment I turned it on. The ultra bright f2 lens coupled with a beautiful oled screen with high resolution is the best combination for a point and shoot in my opinion. The screen resolution higher than some of the most advanced micro four thirds and dslr cameras out there and you will notice that right away. However, i noticed that the colors that appear on the oled screen looks a little bit saturated than the subjects native colors. Nevertheless when you open them on the computer the images you will realize that everything looks 100% accurate on the final file processed via the cameras tru pic engine. I also use the famous s100 from canon and managed to do a side by side file comparison with 100% crop to see how good the lens and the sensor really is. It is obvious that the canon has the edge when you crop the pictures because when fully zoomed in to the picture the olympus looks a bit smudgy vs the picture taken from the canon preserves the sharpness throughout the picture.

The build quality of the camera is fantastic. I managed to test it in different conditions and like it says in the body itself, it is tough indeed. This camera has super awesome macro capabilities that i have never seen on a point and shoot. There are three option, macro, super macro and super macro with led. Yes it has a built in led to illuminate ur subject which is extremely useful when you bring the camera inches away from the subject. Loads of scene modes including high dynamic range which is my favorite. Ihave nofera carrying this camera with me all day every day unlike my s100 because its fully weather sealed, and rugged. It may not have all the manual control that canon offers, but if you are a outdoor person like me you will appreciate ur companion who is going to survive under any condition. One good splash of water or some sand on the lens barrel on a fully manual control point and shoot will freeze the lens with an error or fry the electronics inside for good. Im thankful to have a camera that would continue to capture the memories until my journey ends. Great product, decent price, if you are in the market for a tough camera this is an awesome camera for you.
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Initial post: Jun 20, 2012 12:29:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 12:30:29 AM PDT
Jeff says:
If you must compare picture quality with the Canon S100, the Canon S100 uses a slightly larger CMOS sensor (1/1.7") whereas the TG-1iHS uses a smaller one (1/2.3")...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:12:40 AM PDT
Nash says:
Thanks jeff, I couldnt find the specifications on the sensor. Now I know, the s100 sensor makes a big difference.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 10:44:16 AM PDT
Does it have manual focus?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:53:23 PM PDT
Since I have this camera I can tell you NO. But that said this is still a great camera.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 10:23:54 PM PDT
Thank you, I'll probably get the Canon then.
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