Tough Weekend

     I was fortunate enough to pick up the new Olympus TG-4 Tough camera this past weekend. This little camera blew away my expectations with all that it has to offer! I spent the entire weekend shooting and playing around with all of the fun features built into the TG-4! I decided to do a little write up to talk about it and show some examples. So here we go....

 Sunset on the 4th of July 2015 taken with Olympus TG-4

Sunset on the 4th of July 2015 taken with Olympus TG-4

The first feature I want to talk about is also my favorite, the   TG-4 has an amazing microscope mode (as does some of its predecessors). This mode allows you to take unbelievable macro shots with details that the human eye can barely see. There are 4 settings within the microscope mode that give you even more control over your shot. Taking shots of insects and flowers with great detail has never been easier!

 Tiny little fly on the palm of my hand, taken with Olympus TG-4

Tiny little fly on the palm of my hand, taken with Olympus TG-4

 Hen and Chicks in bloom, (yeah strange name) taken with Olympus TG-4

Hen and Chicks in bloom, (yeah strange name) taken with Olympus TG-4

The next feature is the video capabilities. The TG-4 has full 1080p video along with some really fun slo mo video settings. You can shoot in 120FPS and 240FPS for some great action clips. While I was at the lake we had to take advantage of the 120FPS. Did I mention the TG-4 is also waterproof to depths of 50ft!

The TG-4 has many more features including time lapse, live composite, built in wifi, GPS, and much more. The newest feature is the ability to shoot in RAW format which is a nice option to have for some of us.

 I did take a time lapse of the sunset on the 4th of July but with the lack of clouds it was rather uneventful so I won't waste your time with that. I used my joby gorillapod to set up the quick attempt at a time lapse.

 TG-4 set up for a time lapse taken with Olympus E-M1 12-40mm 2.8

TG-4 set up for a time lapse taken with Olympus E-M1 12-40mm 2.8

All in all the TG-4 was much more then I had expected  for a "point and shoot" camera. I will be sure to have this camera with me at all times going forward. It's compact, rugged, and full of features that will make it a great option for just about anything you encounter. To learn more check it out here

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