Olympus Tough TG-3: Featuring the BSI-CMOS Image Sensor and Sensor Shift OIS
Olympus has introduced the Tough TG-3, a balanced yet affordable compact that offers the latest breed of image processor and a very powerful sensor. The Tough TG-3 is now available for purchase from the leading online retail stores and here is how the specs sheet associated with the same looks like in detail:
The Tough TG-3 offers a 16MP image sensor. The Tough TG-3 supports the maximum display resolution of 4608x3456 pixels. In terms of aspect ratio, the Tough TG-3 supports 4:3. The BSI-CMOS image sensor measures 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions. In terms of layout, the sensor offers 1/ 2.3 inch. The TruePic VII image processing unit is integrated, mainly for assisting the sensor with photography. In terms of ISO sensitivity, the Tough TG-3 offers 100-6400. The Auto ISO mode is supported, suitable for low-light conditions. This camera also boasts of 5 white balance presets, paired along with the custom white balance mode. RAW format is excluded but the Tough TG-3 offers the sensor-shift image stabilization for better clicks.
Focus and Optics
The Tough TG-3 starts off with the macro focus range of 1cm besides the normal focus range of 10cm. Focal range for the same is 25-100mm, as the equivalent limit. Optical zoom is supported by the Tough TG-3 for up to 4X. Lens aperture on offer is F2.0-F4.9. Autofocus is supported by the Tough TG-3 in addition to the supported modes like multi-area, center, tracking, single and several others. This camera also boasts of the digital zooming limit of up to 4X.
A 3 inch screen is offered by the Tough TG-3 followed by 460K dots as the display resolution. The LCD panel is fixed in nature but misses out on touch support. Live is integrated as well but the Tough TG-3 lacks the dedicated viewfinder.
Photography and Videography
The Tough TG-3 offers a shutter speed range of 4-1/2000 sec. This camera supports the aperture priority mode followed by the manual focus mode. Built-in flash is supported by the same. The Tough TG-3 supports several flash modes in auto, LED, red-eye reduction and many more. Burst shooting is supported at 5 frames per second. A self-timer is integrated as well with a 2-12 sec range.
The Tough TG-3 can easily capture movies in Full HD and that too at 30fps. Other resolutions in HD and VGA are also supported by this camera. In terms of supported formats, the Tough TG-3 features Motion JPEG and H.264. Stereo microphone is supported by the same besides the mono speaker.
Connectivity and Storage
The Tough TG-3 supports USB for faster file transfers. Micro-HDMI support is rendered to the same besides the built-in Wi-Fi support. The smartphone empowered remote access is also featured. Internal storage limit for the same is 36MB, expandable via the SD, SDXC and SDHC digital cards.
Build and Battery
The Tough TG-3 is environmentally sealed and offers water and shock resistance. Powering the same is the Li-92B Li-Ion battery, supporting up to 330 shots on a single charge.