Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Review

Overall Score

39

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 112 x 67 x 30 mm, 230g.
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Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Overview


First introduced in May, 2012, Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Olympus TG-1 iHS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS

Sensor resolution of Olympus TG-1 iHS ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Olympus TG-1 iHS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus TG-1 iHS Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus Tough TG-6 Olympus TG-6 2019 12MP 100 - 12800 253g 113 x 66 x 32mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 2017 12MP 100 - 12800 250g 113 x 66 x 32mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 2015 16MP 100 - 6400 247g 112 x 66 x 31mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 2014 16MP 100 - 6400 247g 112 x 66 x 31mm
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Olympus TG-2 iHS 2013 12MP 100 - 6400 230g 111 x 67 x 29mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus TG-1 iHS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Environmental Sealing
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
610k dots Screen Resolution
350 shots Long Battery Life
4.9 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.0
Slow Continuous Shooting: 610 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Type Scores

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS has an Overall Score of 39/100 and ranked #416 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #806 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus TG-1 iHS Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
42
Value for money score
56
Portability score
95
Overall score
39
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Olympus TG-1 iHS


Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS weighs 230g and has external dimensions of 112 x 67 x 30mm (4.41 x 2.64 x 1.18"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Olympus TG-1 iHS is 34 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-1 iHS
230g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-1 iHS
30mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS with the dimensions:

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Tough TG-1 iHS Dimensions Tough TG-1 iHS
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 230 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 230 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 250 g 230 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 230 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 230 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 230 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 230 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Ricoh WG-4 GPS 235 g 230 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 112 x 67 x 30 mm

Specifications of Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS


General
Brand Olympus
Model Tough TG-1 iHS
Announced May, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 610k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 3968 x 2976
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI90B
Physical
Weight 230 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 67 x 30 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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