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Olympus Tough TG-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The durability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the exposure. Views about the glare and shutter are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Tough TG-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and performance. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the design and image quality are mixed. Many are critical about the focus and screen.

durability, usability, portability, performance, size

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Tough TG-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and durability are generally positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the exposure and reliability. Comments about the focus and shutter are different.

usability, performance, image quality, durability, portability

reliability, exposure

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS review

 

Instead of producing just another really rugged camera (which it is), the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS has something no other model currently offers: a bright f2.0 maximum aperture.

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is water-, dust-, freeze-, shock-, and crushproof; has fast shooting performance for its class; and has a fast lens with the capability to add on converter lenses for more shooting flexibility.

The TG-1 iHS has some minor design issues, such as a proprietary charging cable, that might turn some buyers off.

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS combines a bright lens, a high-sensitivity, high-speed sensor, and some nice extras to make it a top rugged compact camera.

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS

 

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS would be a very good camera even without a rugged design. Its go-anywhere design, GPS, fast f/2 lens, and impressive high ISO performance make it our Editors' Choice for rugged point-and-shoot cameras.

Excellent high ISO performance. Fast f/2 lens. Snappy performance. Accepts filters and conversion lenses. GPS and digital compass. Macro LED light

Not the sharpest lens. No dedicated battery charger

The TG-1 is an impressively speedy camera. It can start and shoot in just under a second, rattles off full-resolution photos at 5 frames per second, and records a short 0.2-second shutter lag. It can also capture 100-shot bursts of 3-megapixel photos...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus TG-1 iHS Review

 

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is the new leading "lifeproof" camera on the market (as of 9/2012). It's upgraded image processor, sensor, lens and abilities perform as well if not better than you will find anywhere else. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; f/2.0 lens allows for shooting in lower light situations ; Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof...

Purple Fringing/Chromatic Aberrations seen in most images ; Barrel Distortion at the Wide end of the zoom ; GPS can be a little off from actual location ; Adapter cover comes off the front of the camera easily ; High levels of noise, even at the mid...

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is the new leading "lifeproof" camera on the market (as of 9/2012). It's upgraded image processor, sensor, lens and abilities perform as well if not better than you will find anywhere else. Read more in our

Sep, 2012

Recommended

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Olympus Tough TG-1 Review

 

Announced back in 2012, the Olympus Tough TG-1 is one of the toughest Olympus cameras ever released. The 12 megapixel TG-1 is crushproof, waterproof to a depth of 12m, shockproof from heights of up to 2m, and freezeproof to -10°C; and has a 25-100mm...

The Olympus Tough TG-1 is one of the most advanced “tough” cameras in the market. Its remarkable rugged credentials – waterproof to 12m, crushproof to 100kg, freezeproof to -10 °C and capable of withstanding drops from a height of 2m – are paired with...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympus TG-1 iHS First Look Review

 

Olympus cameras are no strangers to unfriendly terrains. The Tough series of point-and-shoots have been snapping away in unforgiving weather conditions for years. Up 'til now, rugged cameras from every major manufacturer have been good at surviving the...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Olympus Tough TG-1 Digital Camera Review

 

The Olympus TG-1 is a solidly built do it all “Tough” camera and it would be easy to see its use in a number of active pursuits. Though at the end of the day it is one thing for the camera to be useable in these conditions it is another to walk away...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Liam F McCabe (reviewed.com)

Olympus Tough TG-1

 

The TG-1 can shoot where the sun don't shine.

Right here, right now, the TG-1 leads the tough-cam pack.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Olympus TG-1 iHS

 

The TG-1 iHS is the first waterproof camera that offers something to be excited about. Rather than focus solely on durability and neglect image quality as many underwater cameras do, the TG-1 offers a fast f2.0-4.9 4x lens that will make a real...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus Tough TG-1

 

The Olympus Tough TG-1 is one of the best tough compacts on the market.

Fast f/2 maximum aperture, Good OLED screen, Speedy continuous shooting

Inconsistent metering issues, Optical accessories prohibitively priced

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (techradar.com)

Olympus TG-1 review

 

Tough compact with f/2.0 lens

Rugged build and specs ; Fast f2.0 lens ; Great all-round image quality ; Excellent macro shooting ; Fast operation

GPS drains battery ; Noise at high ISOs ; Video jerky at telephoto settings ; In-camera battery charging can be inconvenient

Buying GuideBest compact camera Olympus has a long-running reputation for being at the forefront of 'life-proof' compact camera development, frequently being the first to implement new technologies and lead the way in terms of the amount of punishment...

Jul, 2012

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