OM Digital Solutions has announced a new version of its best underwater video rugged camera, the OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7.
The core specifications of the Olympus TG-7 have remained consistent across the last few models. Featuring a 12-megapixel sensor larger than that found in most compact cameras, and an equivalent 25-100mm F2.0-4.9 lens renowned for its effectiveness in low-light and underwater settings, the Olympus TG-7 camera also boasts the capability to capture 4K/30p video utilizing the full sensor width.
What sets the Olympus camera TG-7 apart is its unparalleled robustness within its class, complemented by an extensive range of optional accessories. It is impervious to water up to depths of 15 meters, resilient to drops from heights of 2.1 meters, resistant to freezing temperatures down to -10°C, can endure shocks of up to 100 kilograms, and is dustproof to IP6X standards.
So, what’s new in this version? Key enhancements include a more ergonomically designed grip, the inclusion of a USB-C port (primarily for charging, not for power supply), a 3-inch TFT display boasting improved color accuracy, support for vertical video capture, time-lapse functionality, and compatibility with a weather-resistant wireless remote control, known as the RM-WR1.
Additionally, the OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 introduces a novel Construction scene mode capable of automatically eliminating dust from photos, brightening darkened images, capturing stitched panoramas, and photographing blueprints.
Olympus TG-7 price and availability
The OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 is available for pre-order through various platforms, including Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Adorama.com, and Amazon.co.uk. It is slated for release in late September 2023, with a suggested retail price of $549.99—$100 more than the TG-6’s initial retail price at the time of its launch. Customers can choose between the Red or Black color options.
|OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 Red Underwater Camera, Waterproof, Freeze Proof, High Resolution Bright, 4K...||$549.99 $499.99||Buy on Amazon|
|OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 Black Underwater Camera, Waterproof, Freeze Proof, High Resolution Bright, 4K...||$549.99 $499.99||Buy on Amazon|
OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 specifications
- Sensor Resolution: Effective: 12 Megapixel (4000 x 3000)
- Image Sensor: 1/1.3″-Type CMOS
- Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift
- Focal Length: 4.5 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 100mm)
- Optical Zoom: 4x
- Digital Zoom: 2x Maximum
- Maximum Aperture: f/2 to 4.9
- Focus Range: 3.94″ to Infinity / 0.1 m to Infinity
- Shutter Speed: 1/2000 to 1/2 Second; 1/2000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
- ISO Sensitivity: 100 to 1600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
- Exposure Compensation: -2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
- White Balance: Presets: Auto, Custom, Underwater
- Continuous Shooting: Up to 20 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG); Up to 10 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG); Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 49 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
- Interval Recording: Yes
- Self-Timer: 2/12-Second Delay
- Special Options: Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Landscape, Panorama, Snow
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Image File Format: JPEG, Raw
- Bit Depth: 12-Bit
- Internal Recording Modes: MOV = UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps [102 Mb/s]; 1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [18 to 52 Mb/s]; 1280 x 720 at 25/29.97 fps [18 to 52 Mb/s]
- Recording Limit: Up to 30 Minutes
- Built-In Microphone Type: Stereo
- Audio Recording: 2-Channel LPCM Audio
- Interface: SD/SDHC/SDXC Single Slot, 1 x Micro-USB Input, 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
- Wireless: GPS, Wi-Fi, Mobile App Compatible Android & iOS
- Monitor: 3.0-inch display, 1,037,000 Dot, Fixed LCD
- Flash: Built-In Flash/Light
- Environmental Protection: Submersible to 49.2′ / 15 m*; Shockproof 7′ / 2.1 m; Crushproof 220 lb / 100 kg
- Battery: 1 x LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 340 Shots)
- Dimensions: 113.9 x 65.8 x 32.7 mm
- Weight: 8.8 oz / 249 g
Earlier this year, Doogee, a prominent rugged smartphone manufacturer, introduced the Doogee V Max, a durable smartphone that truly maximizes battery power. With an astonishing 22,000mAh battery capacity, the V Max stands as the largest battery-equipped rugged military smartphone available in the commercial market.