Olympus Tough TG-1 Digital Camera Review$399.99
The Olympus TG-1 shoots video at 1080/30p, and earned the kind of scores in our video motion test that we'd expect. We noticed a bit of trailing and color bleed, but not enough to be distracting. Motion jumps and stutters a bit more than we'd like to see. Autofocus is very quick and accurate—surprisingly so, in fact. It should really help out video quality in high-action scenes. More on how CamcorderInfo tests motion.
We rank the TG-1 ahead of the Pentax WG-2 and Panasonic TS4 in our motion test, but the Sony TX20 was the clear winner in the group. Sony point-and-shoots usually shoot excellent video, so this is no surprise.
In bright light, sharpness is above average in the tough-cam class. We measured 450 horizontal and 500 vertical lw/ph. More on how CamcorderInfo tests video sharpness.
Sharpness is also above average for tough-cams in low-light. We measured 400 horizontal and vertical lw/ph—a bit of a drop off from bright light, but reasonably close.
Low Light Sensitivity
The TG-1 isn't as sensitive in low light as some of the other tough-cams we've tested. It bottoms out around 30 lux. But you probably don't shoot in such dim conditions very often, and if you do, you don't expect great results.