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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS

LAS VEGAS--Olympus announced the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS (that's a mouthful) at CES 2013. The update to the camera maker's top rugged camera, the TG-1, it retains its key feature an f/2.0 lens.
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The camera measures just over an inch thick and weighs 8.1 ounces, and it feels like it can take some abuse. It is rated to survive drops of up to 6.6 feet, temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, dives in water down to 50 feet for up to an hour, and up to 220 pounds of crushing weight.
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Olympus added an Aperture priority mode.
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The two openings on the camera are protected by double-locking doors with big gaskets.
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A look at the battery and SDXC card compartment.
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The TG-2 has a new Microscopic Macro function that digitally boosts zoom magnification from 4x to 14x.
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There were some complaints that there was a ticking sound when recording movies with the TG-1. I couldn't confirm if this had been fixed, but will definitely test it when I get my hands on one.
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The TG-2 hits stores in black and red versions in March for $379.99.
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Olympus also announced two other rugged cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS and TG-630 iHS. The former is waterproof down to 33 feet, shockproof from 6.6-foot drops, crushproof up to 220 pounds, freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof. The latter is waterproof to 16 feet, shockproof to 5.5 feet, freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof.

Both available in March; the TG-830 iHS is $279.99, and the TG-630 iHS is $199.99.
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