Olympus Launches New Flagship Stylus Tough Camera, the All New TG-4

Olympus has just released the replacement to their popular Stylus Tough TG-3 from last year, with the all new Stylus Tough TG-4. Sporting some subtle upgrades, the new TG-4 is the first Tough series camera to offer RAW image capture, along with in-camera RAW processing; similar to that found on Olympus' PEN and OM-D lines.

They've also added a new Underwater HDR mode, new Custom user settings, and some conversion lenses to extend the camera's capabilities. Like its predecessor, the TG-4 still offers those rugged lifeproof features you expect to see with the Stylus Tough label, as well as built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC technologies. 


To learn more, see check out our Hands On Preview...

Or Olympus' official press release below.
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Olympus stylus tough®
tg-4: THE ULTIMATE COMPACT CAMERA for the LIMITLESS adventureR


High-Speed f2.0 Lens, Rugged Performance, RAW Capture, Variable Macro System,
Built-in Wi-Fi
®
and GPS, Full HD Video, Underwater HDR, Live Composite Technology, AF
Target Selection


CENTER VALLEY, PA., April 13, 2015 -- Olympus expands outdoor
shooting and sharing capabilities with the latest member of the Tough
family, the Stylus Tough
®
TG-4. The successor to the Stylus Tough TG-3, this camera boasts
improved performance for crisp and clear images in even the most
extreme conditions, with a high-speed f2.0 lens, RAW capture,
advanced macro capabilities, underwater modes including Underwater
HDR, night time Live Composite Mode, integrated Wi-Fi and the
Olympus
®
Image Share smartphone companion app for instant sharing,
next-generation GPS, multifunction e.Compass, and AF target
selection.


The Tough TG-4 excels in extreme conditions. The camera is waterproof to
50 feet (15 m),
crushproof to 220 pounds
(100kgf),
shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m),
freezeproof down to 14°F (
-10℃),
and dustproof, making
it the ultimate outdoor camera for worry-free shooting, from the
slopes to underwater to a variety of other harsh environments that
most other cameras can't endure.


The high-speed f2.0 lens allows for high-quality images with reduced
blur, perfect for capturing fast action or shooting in low-light
conditions. The large aperture enables shooting with minimal noise at
a lower ISO speed while snorkeling, exploring dimly-lit areas, or
capturing shots in poor weather conditions. This lens boasts a
wide-angle 25mm to a telephoto 100mm, the optimal range for adventure
photography, and is finished with a durable scratch-resistant lens
coating. The camera's DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) technology boasts
a high refractive index and powerful aberration compensation
capabilities in a single lens. In addition, HR/HD (High Refractive
Index & Dispersion) lenses are used to suppress chromatic
aberration.


The Variable Macro System includes a Microscope Mode that can capture
subjects just 1 cm away from the end of the lens at a focal length of
100mm. The lens magnifies subjects up to 44.5x with Super Resolution
Zoom. To ensure macro shots are as clear as ever, the Olympus Stylus
Tough TG-4 uses a Focus Stacking mode to capture eight different
shots continuously while shifting the focus from the foreground to
the background. Then, focused areas are extracted and merged to
produce a single photo with maximum depth of field.


Share images instantly by configuring the camera's built-in Wi-Fi in
seconds. Simply scan the QR code displayed on the camera's screen
with an iOS
®
or Android
®
smart device. On subsequent Wi-Fi activations, the camera
automatically connects to your smartphone or tablet. Using the
Olympus Image Share
(OI.Share®)
app, you can upload images to social networks,
display a Live View from the camera, and control the Tough TG-4
remotely all from your smart device.


The camera's on-board GPS can be used to
display and record landmark information with every shot. This
next-generation system pinpoints your location in under 10 seconds
via multiple satellite systems, and the Olympus Image Track
(OI.Track) app includes GPS data when sharing and uploading images
and video from your smart device. In addition, the Tough TG-4's
multifunction e.Compass provides barometric pressure, altitude, and
water depth as it displays direction.


For the first time in Olympus' Tough line, the Tough TG-4 boasts RAW
shooting for maximum resolution capture as well as AF Target
selection. Advanced users can expand the possibilities of creativity
by using the included software, Olympus Viewer 3, to fine tune
exposure, contrast, white balance and color balance when editing RAW
images. AF Target selection allows for more convenient shooting. Use
the arrow pad to set your preferred focus area to enhance focusing
accuracy. Simply frame the shot, select the focus point, and capture
your subject.

Additional new features on the Tough TG-4 include
two custom modes (C1 and C2) on the mode dial for instant access to
your favorite settings. Capture beautiful night scenes, star trails,
and cityscapes with the new Live Composite feature. The brightest
areas from multiple sequentially shot images are extracted and
composited to capture stunning light displays. For underwater
adventurers, the new Underwater HDR corrects color tones and changes
the exposure while shooting multiple images to create an underwater
HDR photo. This feature creates vivid underwater scenes with enhanced
light and shadow.


New to the accessories line-up is the Sport Holder CSCH-123 (sold
separately), which can be used to secure the Tough TG-4 to a backpack
or belt and easily remove it with a single hand. The Sport Holder
includes a carabineer and spiral cord to secure the camera and
prevent drops and falls. For ultimate underwater protection, the
Underwater Case PT-056 (sold separately) is pressure-resistant down
to 45m, featuring a black coating on the polycarbonate body to
prevent light beam leakage.


U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 will be
available in black and red beginning in May 2015.

Estimated Street Price: $379.99 (US), $399.99 (Canada).

For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website:
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/tough/tg-4.html


Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the

Olympus Stylus TG-4 Tough should contact Colin Brown, Mullen Public Relations,
cbrown@mullen.com,
617-226-9749 or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719,
jennifer.colucci@olympus.com
or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.


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