Olympus Unveils New Stylus Tough TG-860 Lifeproof Camera

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For our more adventurous readers, Olympus has just announced a new addition to their Tough series of 'Lifeproof" digicams, with the new Stylus Tough TG-860. This new go anywhere camera sports some appealing features, including a 180 degree tilting LCD screen (great for selfies), built-in Wi-FIind GPS, and much more. 

See our hands on Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Preview for more details. 



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olympus STYLUS TOUGH® TG-860 CAPTURES super-sharp selfies IN RUGGED AND EXTREME CONDITIONS


Enhanced Rugged Performance, 180-Degree Flip LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, Full HD Video,

Sportcam and Self-Portrait Modes, Ultra Wide-Angle 5x Zoom Lens


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 -- 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 Wi-Fi, 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°F (-10℃), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m)*1, 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 Wi-Fi 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 websites 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.


U.S. 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 website at http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/tough/tg-860.html.


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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 should contact Zach Honig, Mullen Public Relations, 212-365-8134, zhonig@mullen.com; 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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*1 Shockproof when the flip LCD is closed.

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