Olympus has announced the new Tough TG-6, a successor to the TG-5 that improves upon Olympus’ popular line of ultra-rugged compact cameras for outdoor adventures.
The front of the camera features an f/2.01 wide-angle lens in front of a 12-megapixel 1/2.3″ backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. The sensor has a new anti-reflective (AR) coating on its sealing glass that helps to minimize ghosting and flares.
Here’s how tough the camera is: it’s waterproof down to 50 feet (15m), dustproof, shockproof up to 7 feet (2.4m), crushproof to 100kgf (~220lbf), and freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C). There’s a dual-pane protective glass build that also provides anti-fogging qualities.
In addition to shooting underwater, the camera also has a Microscope Mode that lets users focus on subjects as close as 0.39 inches (1cm) from the front of the lens. What’s more, the camera has a lineup of accessories such as a fisheye converter lens that further unlocks your creativity.
The back of the camera features a bright 1.04-million-pixel HD LCD screen that’s “optimally tuned for use outdoors.”
Other features and specs of the camera include RAW photos, focus stacking, focus bracketing, manual white balance, three underwater white balance modes, 4K video recording, Full HD 120fps slow-motion video, an array of sensors (e.g. GPS, manometer, temperature, compass), Pro Capture Mode (10fps for 0.5s before shutter button fully pressed), date embedding in photos, and a lithium-ion battery that fully charges in just 2 hours.
Here are some official sample photos captured with the camera:
Here’s a short video introducing the TG-6: