[CES 2013] Earlier we mentioned that Olympus had a couple of rugged cameras as part of their CES 2013 lineup, such as the TG-630. If you thought that maybe the TG-630 wasn’t rugged enough for you, then perhaps its big brother, the STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS , might be more to your liking. The TG-830 will sport a slightly larger image sensor – 16MP versus the 12MP on the TG-630, but apart from that it still utilizes the same BSI CMOS sensor and will rely on the TruePic VI image processor as well. The TG-830 iHS will feature the same type of protection as the TG-630 iHS, such as waterproof up to depths of 10m, and shockproof from drops of heights up to 2m, and is both freezeproof and dustproof.
What makes the STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS more rugged than the TG-630 iHS is the fact that it will also be crushproof and will be able to withstand weights of up to 100kg, which means that dropping your camera and accidentally stepping on it should keep the device functional – hopefully. Apart from that the STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS will come with your usual camera features, such as movie recording where it will be able to capture up to 1080p Full HD videos along with Super Res zoom. It will also sport Hand-Held Starlight and HDR scene options, Smart Panorama and high-speed sequential shooting. The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS will be available in four different colors – blue, red, silver and black, and will retail for $279.99.