- Olympus Tough TG1
I have an old Olympus tough camera (mui something or other), it’s perfectly acceptable as a camera.
It lived through crashes, wetness and sand etc for over 5 years, and still works perfectly well. It generally lives in a pocket on my camelback.
As I see it I am not a professional photographer, I don’t pretend to understand exposure and composure etc (so just like most people who own expensive dslr’s). The most important thing is to have a reliable functioning camera with me, whatever the conditions, that I can take a snap with whenever I see something actually worth taking a picture of.Posted 4 years ago
I’d have a TG-1, a lot smaller in real life than I thought it was from looking at pics. There’s also a Panasonic one now it seems, by which I mean tough bridge camera.
All the other tough cameras are simple compacts in tough bodies, so really aren’t as good. I have an Olympus TG-810 and there’s loads it won’t do – can’t control exposure as much (unlike MSP I do understand these things) but the biggest problem is not being able to select a focus point.Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
molgrips – Member
All the other tough cameras are simple compacts in tough bodies, so really aren’t as good.
Eh? What?Posted 4 years ago
Most of the half decent tough cameras are fairly advanced in terms of controls. Well, the Nikon & Panasonic ones I looked at are perfectly decent cameras….don’t see how they aren’t as good as the Olympus offering….
Well, the Nikon & Panasonic ones I looked at are perfectly decent cameras
Which ones? My cam is a TG810 which isn’t the youngest model now, perhaps that’s why. It lets you set ISO, it has exposure compensation and has a few modes like sport and portrait, but as above it doesn’t let you set a focus point directly, and has no manual focus.Posted 4 years agoboriselbrusSubscriber
I’ve had one for around 10 months and it’s great! I don’t think there is anything I’d change – some have said the zoom isn’t good enough but at 12mp ou can still crop a fair amount and print to A4 if you want, or there is an add on telephoto lens which I’ve never felt the need to buy.
I virtually never use my DSLR now.Posted 4 years agoheckler73Member
I asked same query on here as op. read reviews and ended up getting a Panasonic ft5, as I have a g1 also. GREAT camera, takes much better than anticipated pics and great features , a panoramic setting which is great, and other tweaks to pics , been on boat,bike and beach, the slr no been out that much either………Posted 4 years ago
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