Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. City Guides

Traveler's Gifts: Olympus TG-2 iHS....One tough camera!

See also

In all honesty I must agree: I am brutal on a camera! Each camera I’ve owned has ultimately been rendered useless as a result it having somehow dropped or fallen into water. But at the same time, I need a good camera with adequate megapixels in order to capture images from all of my worldly travels and rendezvous with food and cars. If this sounds like you too, then say hello to the TG-2 iHS.

At $329, the Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS is everything people like us need and desire in a camera. Shockproof, crushproof, freeze-proof, dust-proof and waterproof to 50 feet depth, this little camera is no joke.

And while I have very little understanding of the challenges brought about by various conditions that have a definite effect on the ability to capture a stellar image, coupled with the how to element of manual adjustments necessary to manipulate the end result—I am thankful of a few things to include…

1. TG-2 iHS’s 12 megapixel sensor and VI processor shoots AMAZING stills

2. TG-2 iHS shoots full high definition video in 1080p

3. In addition to shooting in “AUTO,” TG-2 iHS has some cool settings for various scenes, along with a custom option where you or someone can adjust the settings for specific conditions. And while most cameras have a “Scene” feature, this one has a really cool setting called “MAGIC.” With MAGIC, various filter options make it possible to create mages with such awesome effects as dramatic, pop art, pin hole, fish eye, soft focus, punk, sparkle, watercolor, reflection, fragmented and more. Recipients of shots taken using the MAGIC filter option will swear they were taken by a professional!

4. TG-2 iHS also has GPS. So if you’re the type who says, “Yeah, I’ll label the pictures later,” and like me, you never do—this camera will remind you exactly where each picture was taken in this big ole world!

Having tested and owned many wonderful cameras from compacts to SLRs, the features, advantages and benefits of the Olympus TG-2 iHS have placed it at the top of my list of great cameras. Therefore, we all say goodbye to the days when the fear of a cameras fragility was a constant in the back of our minds. Heck, perhaps we can even allow the kids to use this one!

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Terror tweet
    Girl arrested after 'joke' tweet to American Airlines was reported as an act of terrorism
    Video
    Tweet Gone Bad
  • Chris Christie
    See which celebrities turned to the knife to make their dreams come true
    Camera
    16 Photos
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • J. K. Rowling
    J. K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will be a triology
    Video
    New Book
  • Bully
    NFL superstar threatens LAX airport security, police with bomb
    Top News
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!