Features & Controls
Images are recorded to a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor, with the aid of a TruePic VII image processor.
- 5x Optical Zoom (21mm-105mm equivalent)
- AF Tracking
The 3-inch LCD can be angled upward 180 degrees, a feature that debuted on its predecessor, the TG-860. The bright screen has a resolution of 921k dots.
The Face Button should not be confused with what look to be two other buttons on the front panel, with a red ring. These are just part of the body.
One of five functions can be assigned to this button. You also can customize the movie record button on the top of the back panel to do one of these functions.
Face button/movie record button functions:
- Shoot photo
- Record movie
- Monitor boost
- Super macro
On the back of the camera is a customizable movie record button, an eight-position mode dial, playback button, four-way control and Menu/Wi-Fi button.
The four-way control does not include a dial, so menu navigation is limited to pressing buttons.
Notice that the eight-position mode dial does not have a movie position. You can record video regardless of the position selected on the mode dial.
The flash is built into the body, and does not spring up. Published specifications do not include a range, but in my testing I found the flash to be quite weak, and to only have a usable range of about 10 feet.
- Red-eye reduction
The easiest way to ruin an underwater camera is with water. And the easiest way in is through a door. So, this door has two locks to seal the body and protect the valuable electronics inside.
Behind the door are the memory card and Li-ion battery slots. There are also two ports for connecting the camera to a computer or TV.
Memory card formats:
- Mini USB
- Mini HDMI
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