Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker: New Action Camera
Olympus has recently released its new camera lineup called, The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. A rugged action-cam that specializes in tracking location, altitude, temperature and more.
The TG-Tracker is pretty unique to say the least. It has an incredibly wide 204-degree lens, something that is rivaled only by the Ricoh WG-M2.
The TG-Tracker takes 8MP stills with a 1/2.3-inches sensor and also provides 4K/30p and 1080/60p video recording options. It offers a fixed F2.0 13.9mm equiv. lens and whole unit is rated to be waterproof to 30m/100ft, shockproof from 2.1m/7ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F and crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf.
The TG-Tracker lets you overlay a bunch of data on that footage, which isn’t new, but unlike other cameras you do not need extra devices, because it has a GPS radio, a temperature sensor, a barometric pressure sensor, a compass, and an accelerometer built right into the camera.
Also provided are a 1.5-inches flip-out (but non-rotating) LCD and a built-in lamp with thirty and sixty lumen settings, the latter of which can be used for a flashlight mode. A pistol-style SG-T01 grip is bundled with the camera to help keep shots steady. The grip itself bends into a few different configurations to allow high or low angle shooting, and of course, selfies.
The camera syncs with Olympus’ Image Track application via Wi-Fi to display data logs including the user’s route and elevation, and can display thorough summaries of excursions including total elapsed time, distance traveled, average speed and minimum/maximum elevation, among other data points. Video and images (though not 4K clips) can be transferred to the user’s smartphone using the app as well.
The TG-Tracker will be available this June in black or neon green for $349 in the US, and $479 in Canada.