Center Vallley, PA—Olympus adds to its Stylus Tough lineup with the Stylus Tough TG-870, a premium, rugged camera built to capture high-quality photos and video in challenging situations.
The compact camera employs an ultra-wide-angle 21mm (equivalent) lens with 5x optical zoom, to capture everything from landscapes to group shots. It also features a 920,000-dot, 180º tilting LCD monitor, a customizable front button, sportcam modes with Full HD 1080/60p video, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and an expanded selection of creative features.
The Tough TG-870 is built to withstand extreme conditions: it is waterproof to depths of 50 feet, freezeproof to 14℉, shockproof from 7 feet, crushproof to 220 pounds of force and dustproof. Its 21–105mm f/3.5–5.7 zoom lens is geared for ultrawide group selfie shots. The TruePic VII image processor, the same one used in Olympus’s OM-D interchangeable-lens cameras, is paired with a 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, to capture clear images with true colors, even underwater.
The TG-870’s LCD monitor has double the resolution of the previous model and is 1.1x brighter, to help users see more detail while shooting outdoors or underwater. The customizable button on the front of the camera can be programmed for several functions, including shutter release, video recording, monitor boost, LED assist and super macro mode. The TG-870 also detects the orientation in which it’s being held to assist the user in capturing selfies, point-of-view action video or over-under shots.
The free Olympus Image Share app synchronizes a user’s mobile device with the camera via the TG-870’s built-in Wi-Fi, to transfer image and movies for uploading to websites and social media. A live view of the camera’s lens appears on the smart device display, so users can control the camera remotely by touching the smart device display as if it were the camera itself.
Shooting modes include 13 art filters, with six new filters (vintage, key line, watercolor, light tone, cross process and gentle sepia) and nighttime live composite mode, which combines the brightest areas of multiple images taken with interval shooting for photos of cityscapes, star trails and light painting. Sportcam modes offer four video options. With 60p movie, the camera captures Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps), with 720/60p and 480/60p options available. With high-speed movie, the TG-870 records slow-motion video at 120 fps at 854×480 or 640×480 resolution, or 240 fps at 640×360 or 480×360 resolution. Time-lapse movie compresses hours of action into a short movie, and sport burst mode lets photographers capture sequential images with a shutter interval of 0.05–60 seconds.
Optional Tough Accessories
The Stylus Tough TG-870’s rugged construction can be further reinforced with the CSCH-124 silicone jacket, which shields the camera from surface damage. The CSCH-123 sport holder supports hands-free photography and video recording, so users can attach the camera to backpack straps or a chest harness during intensive activities. The PT-057 underwater case increases the camera’s underwater capability to 147 feet, and the UFL-3 underwater flash facilitates underwater flash photography. A second tripod base plate on the camera offers the added benefit of vertical mounting.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 will be available in April 2016 in gunmetal metallic, metallic green and white for $279.99. olympusamerica.com