As well as announcing the new Olympus E-M10, the company also announced the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850, which according to Olympus, is designed to be used in the ‘most challenging environments’.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is waterproof up to 10M, it is also dust proof and drop proof, and it comes with 21-105mm 5x optical zoom lens.
Its newly designed, sleek and stylish tough body features the large 3-inch, high-resolution 460,000-dot flip LCD, yet retains its rugged durability: waterproof down to 33 feet (10m), shockproof from seven feet (2.1m)*, crushproof up to 220 pounds (100kgf), freezeproof down to 14° F (-10°C) and dustproof. The combination of the 180° flip LCD and the wide-angle lens make it particularly well suited to half underwater photography, self-portraits, and monitoring. When capturing semi-submerged shots, for instance, users can simply tilt the LCD 90° to eliminate the need to dip underwater. And for self-portraits, tilt the screen up to the full 180° and get the entire group and/or landscape into the shot. Paired with the adjustable self timer and 99-frame intervelometer, the TG-850 is a perfect companion for action shots – and video recording – when mounted on your bike, surf board or helmet.
Other specifications on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 include 3 inch 180 degree LCD display with a 460,000 dot resolution.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 will go on sale in March and will be available in three colors, black, white and silver, it will retail for $249.99.