There is a reason why a lot of people favor GoPros when it comes to action cameras. They are small, light, and its design allows it to be mounted to a variety of surfaces. The only downside is that if you wanted to protect it from the elements, you would need to purchase an extra casing for it, which to be honest isn’t that big of a deal.
However if you’d rather have all the protective features without having to buy extra accessories, you might be interested to learn that Olympus has announced the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, which from what we can tell from its specs makes it the company’s toughest and most rugged action camera that they have launched to date.
Starting with its specs, it will feature an 8MP 1/2.3-inch sensor and can record 4K video at 30fps, or Full HD 1080p video at 60fps. It also comes with a 13.9mm equivalent lens with an aperture of f/2.0. As for its protective features, we are looking at a camera that can go underwater up to 30m/100ft in depth.
It will also be shockproof from drops as high as 2.1m/7ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F, and it will also be crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf, assuming you ever find yourself in such a situation. There is also a built-in 1.5-inch flip-out screen and a built-in lamp. It will be available for purchase this June where it will be priced at $350.
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