The Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Camera for Extreme Environment ShootingWhen you need to capture the action in some extreme environments, you are going to need a tough camera. The Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS is a rugged, “lifeproof” digital camera that you can take anywhere.

How tough is Tough? The Olympus TG-2 iHS digital camera can handle anything you physically throw at it. It is waterproof down to 50-feet and fully functional to that depth. In the rain, a water-repellent lens coating keeps your shot droplet free. It is shockproof so it will survive drops and fumbles from a height of seven feet. If you drop something on it that weighs less than 220 pounds, no problem, it is crushproof and that includes the screen. It is freezeproof and will continue to operate in cold, winter weather conditions below freezing to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also dustproof, but by now you get the idea that this camera is not afraid to get dirty.

The Olympus TG-2 iHS digital camera is not just rugged, it gets the job done. The features on this camera are impressive. It is powered by a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a proprietary TruePic VI image processor to grab the perfect shot in any light and with very fast auto-focus. Speaking of fast, the high-speed burst-mode on this camera will capture 10 frames a second or drop the resolution down to 3 megapixels and grab 60 shots per second. It has several preset modes including a full 1080p movie mode, four underwater modes and even two pet modes. If you want to get close, the micro mode will let you capture close-up shots from a distance of only one centimeter.

The Olympus TG-2 is small, light and rechargeable with a lithium-ion battery good for about 350 shots or 120 minutes continuous video shooting. It is completely expandable with different lenses and housings and everything is as durable as the camera itself. No matter where you find yourself, the built in GPS and logging functions will record your adventure. You can grab an Olympus TG-2 iHS for 380 bucks.

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