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Model Name: Olympus Tough TG-1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: TG-1
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2012-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.1 oz (231 g)
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.1 in.
(112 x 67 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof Depth:  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.55 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV/H.264 with Stereo Linear PCM sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus Lens, 9 lenses in 7 groups, dual Aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 100 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face Detect AF, iESP Auto, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 610,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, High, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten, Underwater, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty Mode with Make-up Mode, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Backlight HDR), In-Camera Panorama; Magic Art Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic
Self Timer: 2, 12, Pet auto-shutter seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 800: Wide: 0.66ft (0.2m) - 18.4ft (5.6m), Tele: 1.64 ft (0.5m) - 8.2ft (2.5m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Wireless
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV/H.264 with Stereo Linear PCM sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, DC Input, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type-D
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.80
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 5.00
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 25
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.316
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.306
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.040
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.90
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 9,329
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-90B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-90B lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X10.3-10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof to 12m/40ft, Freezeproof to -10C/14F, Crushproof to 220lbf/100kgf, Shockproof to 2m/6.6ft, Dustproof, GPS, Electronic Compass, Manometer. A converter ring allows you to add a lens converter adapter, waterproof Fisheye Converter Lens and Teleconverter Lens for use on land or in water. Available in silver body color.

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