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Olympus Announces Stylus Tough TG-860 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

5 February 2015

Olympus has announced its Stylus Tough TG-860 featuring an ultra wide-angle 21mm lens with 5x optical zoom, improved video capture options, GPS with multiple satellite system support, built-in WiFi, a variety of shooting modes and Art Filters, a 180-degree flip LCD and two new customizable function buttons.

The "tough" part of the TG-860 makes it waterproof (not water-resistant) to depths of 50 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees F, shockproof from 7 feet, crushproof to 220 pounds and dustproof.

The $279.99 TG-860 will be available in black, white or orange in April. It's available for pre-order now from Adorama.

For more information see the news release below.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Captures Super-Sharp Selfies in Rugged and Extreme Conditions

Enhanced Rugged Performance, 180-Degree Flip LCD, Built-in WiFi and GPS, Full HD Video, Sportcam and Self-Portrait Modes, Ultra Wide-Angle 5x Zoom Lens

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Olympus brings an added degree of Tough functionality and photographic excellence to the renowned Stylus Tough lineup with the introduction of the ultra-rugged Stylus Tough TG-860. This tremendously powerful compact camera packs an ultra wide-angle 21mm lens with 5x optical zoom, allowing you to capture stunning landscapes and detailed portraits alike, along with offering improved video capture options, GPS with multiple satellite system support, built-in WiFi, a variety of shooting modes and Art Filters for capturing and sharing expressive images directly from the camera. The camera features a 180-degree flip LCD for ease-of-use when capturing selfies. Two new customizable function buttons- one on the front and one on the back- allow for quick access to important functions like shutter release and boosting the brightness of the LCD screen.

True to the Tough series of rugged compact cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-860 is built to withstand extreme conditions; the camera is waterproof to depths of 50 feet (15 m), freezeproof to 14 degrees F (-10 degrees), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m), crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kgf) and dustproof. The Stylus Tough TG-860's 21mm-105mm (35mm equivalent) f3.5--5.7, ultra wide-angle lens combined with its TruePic VII image processor, the same found in Olympus' award-winning OM-D series of interchangeable lens cameras and a 16.0-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor capture incredibly sharp images with minimal noise, even in dim light.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 includes built-in WiFi with an easy-to-use setup process and interface. An iOS or Android smartphone or tablet can be paired with the Stylus Tough TG-860 in just a few seconds by scanning the QR code displayed on the camera LCD. The free Olympus Image Share app synchronizes a user's iOS or Android mobile device with the Stylus Tough TG-860, enabling instant image and movie transfers and a live view through the camera's lens. You can also control the camera remotely by touching the smartphone or tablet's display, as if it were the camera itself and users can send selected images directly to Web sites and social media. For users who also want to track where in the world their adventures have taken them, the OI Track app allows users to update the camera's GPS assist data, transfer GPS logs and pictures from the camera to your smartphone and manage them in albums.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is also an incredibly capable video camera. Sportcam Mode makes four video options immediately accessible to the user. The camera captures Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second, with 720 60p and 480 60p options also available. Additionally, the Stylus Tough TG-860 can record High-Speed Movies at 120 frames per second at 854x480 (16:9) or 640x480 (4:3) or 240 frames per second at 640x360 (16:9) or 480x360 (4:3) resolution. A Time-Lapse Movie mode is also available, capturing images in 0.5, 1, 3, 6, 12 and 30-second intervals, while a Sport-Burst shooting mode allows photographers to capture sequential images with a shutter interval from 0.05 to 60 seconds.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's metal construction contributes to the camera's durability, letting you capture the shots you want even in the most unforgiving situations. A PT-057 Underwater Case expands the camera's underwater capabilities to 147 feet (45 m), while an optional UFL-3 Underwater Flash enables true underwater flash photography. A CSCH-124 Silicone Jacket protects the camera from scratches on land, while a CSCH-123 Sport Holder allows you to attach the camera to a backpack or belt, enabling hands-free photography while participating in extreme sports.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 will be available in April 2015 in Black, Orange and White for $279.99.

To find out more about the Stylus Tough TG-860 and for a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus Web site at

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