Man looks at Olympus Corp digital cameras at an electronics store in Tokyo
A man looks at Olympus Corp digital cameras at an electronics store in Tokyo February 13, 2012.REUTERS

Japanese camera maker Olympus launched a rugged 'Stylus TG-2' digital camera at the recently concluded International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.

Olympus claimed that the Stylus TG-2 compact camera delivers pristine full-HD movies and stills in all kinds of conditions - from low light 15 metres underwater to fast-moving, auto-focused winter sports and fascinating close-ups of the natural world.

The company also claimed that its rugged Stylus TG-2 is a crush-proof camera, which can withstand up to 100 kg force. The camera can also take under-water images up to a depth of 15 metres and work normally at freezing temperatures up to 10 degrees celsius.   

Key features of Olympus Stylus TG-2 camera include:

  • The camera sports a TruePic VI image processor with a 12.0-megapixel low-noise, and high-sensitive backlit CMOS sensor.
  • Camera boasts a zoom magnification from 4x to 14x with no noticeable loss of image quality.
  • Olympus' macro system operates as close as 1cm with focal lengths from 30 to 200mm allowing user to capture microscopic details in the picture.
  • Stylus TG-2 camera comes with 'Fisheye' converter which helps user to capture wider shots under water. It also comes with tele-converter to increase zoom by 1.7x to boost deep-sea image capture.
  • The Stylus TG-2 is a shock proof camera and comes with dust proof exterior coat.
  • The camera comes loaded with a built-in manometer (pressure sensor) and GPS.

The company has said that the new Stylus TG-2 camera will come in black and red colour variants and is expected to hit US stores in March for USD $379.99, reported CNET.

Pricing and availability of the camera in other regions is still under wraps. 

Click here to view the Olympus Stylus TG-2 camera.