Olympus is a well know and highly regarded brand. They produce many different types of electronic devices from audio equipment, digital cameras plus microscopes and other scientific instruments. Consumers love their lenses and digital cameras particularly because of their high quality and visual appeal. Their latest model on the block, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG320 does not disappoint. Some experienced photographers have called this model the best waterproof camera that they have ever owned because of its versatility. While others say the pictures on land are higher quality than the ones taken in the water.
The resolution of this water resistant digital camera is 14MP, can zoom up to 3.6x, make HD high quality movies and has a dual stabilizer. The image quality is great no matter if you are on land or underwater, but a few reviewers have complained that the image quality is better with other digital cameras specifically because the color and sharpness.
Perhaps the best feature of this camera is its toughness and durability. It's built to take bumps along the way and keep on functioning perfectly in the Mojave Desert in the middle of summer or Iowa in the middle of winter. This Olympus digital camera can stand up to over 200 pounds of pressure; withstand freezing conditions up to 15 degrees and a drop of 5 feet. It's waterproof up to 10 feet. The battery is extremely secure because unlike some other cameras, the battery housing takes effort to open up which is a protective measure so it won't get ruined by water, sand or dirt.
One of the tradeoffs with other competition waterproof cameras is that they compromise functionality so it can take pictures underwater. Fortunately this is not the case with the Olympus Stylus Tough TG320. Although this is not the easiest camera to use these premium features it does have art filters and can capture 3D images.
Many people do not like the instruction manual because it's very difficult to navigate and go through. Fortunately Olympus does have great online resources which are extremely simple to use and follow along. If you don't have regular use of the internet this can be a problem. But for people who do have access the Olympus site is extremely interactive which includes user guides, FAQ and contact information which comprises of a telephone number and email address for those who have a specific question.
Just like other Olympus cameras, the design of the Stylus Tough TG320 is streamlined and contemporary. Right next to the 2.7 inch LCD screen the settings can be changed with buttons which do not come out that far. You don't have to fret about the battery dying on you because fully charged it can take around 200 pictures.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG320 is a sturdy waterproof camera which is more flexible than similar cameras in its price range. It can't be compared to more professional cameras, but you can still shoot some great looking photographs. This is the type of camera that you can take with you just about anywhere and it's built to last.