Olympus has announced the Tough TG-1 iHS, a high-end rugged, waterproof compact camera. The main selling point of the camera is its 25-100mm equivalent F2.0-4.9 zoom lens. The TG-1 is tougher than previous Tough models, being waterproof to 12m (40ft) and shockproof from a height of 2m (6.6ft) and will have optional waterproof fisheye and telephoto converter lenses available.
The TG-1 iHS is built around a 1/2.3-inch Type 12MP back-lit CMOS sensor and a TruePic VI processor.
A high-sensitivity, high-speed 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor combined with a blazing fast, D-SLR-quality TruePic VI image processor results in high-speed autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition. All this works along with the 10x Super-resolution Zoom to deliver high quality pictures.