Upgrading its portfolio of rugged snappers, a certain Japan-based optics manufacturer has recently unveiled the Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras. Being adventure-oriented, both devices are gearing up for their launch in Japan, whilst the latter is expected to set sail towards the U.S. as well.
Incorporated with the new iHS technology, the gadgets are said to offer a combination of better speed and sensitivity as opposed to previous devices. Considering the target audience for these snappers, they are endowed with attributes like water and shock resistance. In addition to this, the TG-820 should be able to bear a load of up to 100kgf. Both freeze-proof cameras can be used in cold weather conditions with temperatures of up to -10 degrees.
The TG-820 is embedded with a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and the TruePic VI image processor. The inclusion of these components apparently helps to enhance the camera’s performance in low-light conditions while augmenting the subject recognition and the double zoom magnification. Apart from capturing fairly clear images, it is even capable of recording 1080p full HD videos.
For adding a creative touch to photographs, the in-built options include beauty and pet mode, beauty make, 3D effects and many more. In addition to this, the TG-820 and TG-620 come with around a dozen magic filters such as fisheye, pin hole, drawing, pop, soft focus, sparkle, punk, watercolor, miniature, reflection and various others. Compared to previous releases, these enhancements can now be implemented while recording videos as well.
The Olympus Tough TG-820 price in the U.S. reads $299.99 and it will be available starting March 2012. Pricing details in Japan for both cameras are not disclosed as yet. However, the TG-820 is expected to begin shipping in March, while the Olympus Tough TG-620 is expected to hit markets this month.