The thing about cameras is that some of them can be quite fragile. This means that using them in extreme weather conditions or settings might not be the best idea. However, Olympus has over the years released cameras part of its Tough TG lineup that have been designed to weather more extreme conditions.
If you liked what the company had to offer with the Tough TG-5 from 2017, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company could be close to officially announcing its successor. Thanks to the folks at Photo Rumors, they have managed to get their hands on alleged specs of the upcoming camera.
For starters, it appears that the camera will be just as rugged if not more so than its predecessor. This means we can look forward to it being freezeproof up to -10C, crushproof of up to 100kg of pressure, and shockproof from drops as high up as 2.13m, and also waterproof up to depths of 15m.
As for the camera-related specs, we’re looking at the use of a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor with 12MP, ISO range of 100-1,600 but it can go up to 12,800, the use of the Olympus TruePic VIII image processor, and an aperture range of f/2.0 to f/4.9, along with a 25mm-100mm lens. There is no word on pricing or when the camera is expected to launch, but presumably, the leaking of the specs suggests that it could be closer at hand than we thought.