Olympus has this week added a new addition to their range of rugged compact cameras, in the form of the newly launched Olympus TG-860 which builds on the technology in the pervious version the TG-850.
The Olympus TG-860 will be launching during April of this year and will be priced at $279 and is equipped with a 180-degree adjustable screen on the rear together with GPS and wireless connectivity.
Other features include a Ultra Wide-Angle 5x Zoom Lens, full HD recording and special selfie mode as well as an optional UFL-3 Underwater Flash.
The rugged design of the new compact camera allows the Stylus Tough TG-860 to withstand extreme conditions and is waterproof to depths of 50 feet (15 m), freezeproof to 14°F (-10℃), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m)*1, crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kgf) and dustproof. Olympus explains a little more :
“The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is also an incredibly capable video camera. Sportcam Mode makes four video options immediately accessible to the user. The camera captures Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second, with 720 60p and 480 60p options also available.
Additionally, the Stylus Tough TG-860 can record High-Speed Movies at 120 frames per second at 854×480 (16:9) or 640×480 (4:3) or 240 frames per second at 640×360 (16:9) or 480×360 (4:3) resolution. A Time-Lapse Movie mode is also available, capturing images in 0.5, 1, 3, 6, 12 and 30-second intervals, while a Sport-Burst shooting mode allows photographers to capture sequential images with a shutter interval from 0.05 to 60 seconds.”
For more information on the new Olympus TG-860 jump over to the Olympus website for details and full specifications via the link below.