Olympus TG-1 iHS summary
Olympus TG-1 iHS is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera initially announced on May of 2012. The camera has a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3968 x 2976.
The TG-1 iHS is placed #35 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and overall #774 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should test our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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Olympus TG-1 iHS history
The Olympus TG-1 iHS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can look at all previous and brand new models as well as important features.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Gallery
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Olympus TG-1 iHS Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Olympus TG-1 iHS based on factors that are generally considered useful in a digital camera.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Sensor features
The Olympus TG-1 iHS is run by the TruePic VI processor. The specification of the sensor on the Olympus TG-1 iHS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3968 x 2976 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the TG-1 iHS's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The TG-1 iHS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus TG-1 iHS dimensions
Olympus TG-1 iHS has a weight of 0.51 lbs (230 grams / 8.11 ounces) and features external proportions of 112mm x 67mm x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 grams and the Olympus TG-1 iHS is more heavy compared to other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Below is a photo of the Olympus TG-1 iHS besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the TG-1 iHS.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Lens features
The TG-1 iHS houses an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which might not be significant but it will probably be very helpful in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.0 making it fantastic in low light circumstances and getting a shallow depth of field. It is going to also allow you to use a lower ISO and get clearer shots. On the long end, 100mm comes to f4.9 making it pretty sluggish and you may have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Connectivity
The TG-1 iHS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send files and usually alter settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Video features
The max video quality on the Olympus TG-1 iHS is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance in video quality versus file size but 1080p won't give you much room to crop. The body does not have a mic and headphone port which means you get zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to have a look at a different camera should you require better sound in your videos.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-1 iHS provides weather proofing making it a good candidate to use in tough climates. This can be especially helpful if you are uncertain about the conditions you may face in outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-1 iHS has a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 610 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details regarding Olympus TG-1 iHS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite helpful in bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Shutter features
Olympus TG-1 iHS continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus TG-1 iHS includes just built in flash without external flash support.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Autofocus features
Olympus TG-1 iHS includes only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which can be handy for people photography.
It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Olympus TG-1 iHS has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good in low light occasions or you want to have more exact control on depth of field.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Battery life
The battery pack (LI90B) for the Olympus TG-1 iHS is fashioned to last for 350 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications which is above the usual in comparison to its category. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the maximum (380) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Olympus TG-1 iHS for specific forms of photography
The following chart provides a outline of the Olympus TG-1 iHS for specific forms of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
The Olympus TG-1 iHS gets a rating of 27 which is awful, meaning that it is not really appropriate for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the ability to work with external flash.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Street photography factors
Having a very good points total of 61, the Olympus TG-1 iHS is a fine choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
A awful sports photography points tally of 40 indicates the Olympus TG-1 iHS is not really appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Travel photography advice
Size is really crucial when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus TG-1 iHS gets a very good 68 as a travel camera which is a good pick to purchase for your vacations.
Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Olympus TG-1 iHS at it's decent grade of 46 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate compared to it's competition.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera should really posses a moving screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Olympus TG-1 iHS is not really appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 36.
Olympus TG-1 iHS Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the TG-1 iHS, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Waterproof.
The diagram underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the TG-1 iHS vs it's highest scoring competitors mentioned above.
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