Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog 9-26
Five bangers for your hard-earned buck
Above: Olympus TG-1 follow cam on small summer day with surfer Kurt Randall.
Olympus Tough TG-1
We got hooked up with a few of these new waterproof (to 40 feet) cameras for Olympus and couldn’t be more stoked. Shockproof (meaning you can drop it from six-feet and nothing will happen) and really easy to use. How easy? Put it this way, I’m notorious for filming birds and sand and then pushing “stop” when a friend takes off. Not with the Olympus TG-1 though. It looks and works just like a normal point and shoot expect there are different buttons for video and a still photo so you always know when you’re taking a photo or video and there’s no toggling between the two. The camera itself can take photos up to 12 megapixels and full HD video. I’d recommend taking photos in medium size though, as the big, higher quality photos make it so the camera doesn’t reload very quick. Check above for some examples of the stuff I’ve got with the Olypus TG-1.
Couple more stats:
-Crushproof to 220lbs. (you fat friend can sit on it no worries)
Freeze proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (good for snowboarding)
Dustproof (good for you desert rats)
Water repellant lens (I suggest continuously spitting on it while using in the water though)