Camera maker Olympus has made a new addition to its growing range of digital cameras with TG-4 16 megapixel water proof camera that is ruggedly designed to withstand jerks of rocky journey on foot in the outdoors. Though the exterior styling and controls of the camera are quite similar to previous year’s TG-3 model and it has improved with addition of several new functions and features to match needs of photographers that like to shoot under rough conditions with minimum fuss. The best part of this camera is its ability to focus on subject within seconds and take a sharper and clearer image then competitors without bothering about fiddling with innumerable settings.
The camera has bar styled body with 3 inch LCD screen at the rear with several buttons on the right side for control manipulation. Its strong waterproof body can withstand dunking of 50 feet and has crushing power of 220 pounds and can even be dropped from a height of 7 feet without fear of hairline cracks. Slim body makes it easy to carry around in one hand or pant pocket while the mode wheel is light and easy to flip between shooting modes like snow sports, daytime on the beach, fireworks at night, rainy day etc.
Its superfast f/2.0 lens with 16 megapixels can take photographs even in low light and its autofocus facility allows user to take clear picture of birds and animals in motion. The camera provides larger field of view so if you are on a holiday you can capture large swathes of mountains or sea waves within a single image. Battery life is much better than previous model and now can provide around 380 shots with single charge and has best Wi-Fi application among others in this price range and is easy to pair up with any phone, tablet or PC to make data transfer.
While other cameras give a blurred background to surrounding scenery in your landscape pictures, the TG3 will give accurate pictures and can be shared immediately with friends if you are close to Wi-Fi zone. The ideal buyers of this phone should be amateur wildlife photographers that are still not sure about their subjects and rely on luck more than skill to show off their photographic skills to impressionable friends.
The camera has several art filters to allow users to add artistic touch to their photographs by adding effects to them. If you want to take close up of small subject than the “Microscope Mode” will let you magnify the subject to 4 times its original size and its automatic focus mode will allow you to take macro shots with sharp quality. Its ability to capture RAW images and twin exposure modes of Program and Aperture exposure modes has already captured the interest of many photography experts
The camera is easily compatible to accessories that photographers carry on a usual basis like float straps, telephoto lens and LED light guide for taking pictures in dark areas. As of now the camera is available in two standard colors of black and red for an affordable price of $350.