In addition to the Stylus SH-50, Olympus has announced another digital camera that is ruggedized dubbed the Stylus TOUGH TG-2. This new rugged digital camera is the “most sophisticated rugged point-and-shoot on the market”, according to Olympus. It comes with Olympus’ high-speed iHS technology and an ultra-bright lens.
It is a four-proof camera which means that it is waterproof to 50 feet/15 meter, 5 meter deeper than the TG-830, shockproof from 7 feet/2.1 meter drops, crushproof up to 220 pounds, freezeproof (down to 14°F/10°C) and dustproof. The lens were designed to be water repellent with a coating that prevents water from remaining on the lens surface and a double lock durability so battery doors won’t open accidentally under water.
The Stylus TOUGH TG-2 features a 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, a bright 4x optical zoom lens and DSLR-quality TruePic VI image processor to deliver high-speed, high sensitivity performance. The camera also comes with a 3-inch OLED display, it has the ability to record Full HD 1080p video and includes Multi-motion Movie Image Stabilization. It comes equipped with GPS chip and e-compass to show you the location and record location data to images, and a built-in manometer that records elevation and water depth and displays a warning when the user approaches a depth of 50 feet.
Olympus plans to start selling its new ruggedized TOUGH TG-2 camera in March, it will come bundled with wrist strap and two front lens rings, it also comes with the optional PT-053 underwater housing for capturing images underwater and will go for the price of $379.99.