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New Olympus Tough data driven

Olympus has announced a new-generation action camera, the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, which is waterproof to 30 metres, dustproof, shockproof from 2.1 metres, freezeproof, crushproof up to 100 kgs, and has a nifty location data-capture system

TG-Tracker-GRN_frontleftThe ‘Field Sensor System’ includes GPS, a digital compass, temperature, barometric-pressure and accelerometer sensors. They can capture data like position, speed, water and air temps, altitude and water depth, and this can be read from the camera’s flip-out display or a smartphone app.

4K video at 30fps, and 8-megapixel stills;
240fps, 120fps high-speed video at 720p resolution;
204-degree angle of view f2 lens;
Built-in LED light that doubles as a flashlight;
Time-lapse and loop movie recording modes;
5-axis electronic image stabilisation;
Built-in Wi-Fi for mobile transfers and remote control.

No local release dates provided, but it could be available in June. Likewise no pricing, but a published US MSRP of $350 would put it above $500 incl GST.

Data augmented video playback on smart device showing map and elevation/depth log options. Video can be controlled using a tap or tap & drag action on the map or chart. Only Full HD videos are viewable.

Click for access to the full press release: Olympus TG-Tracker Press Release, May 2016


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