Olympus TG-620 Incorporates iHS Technologies to Set New Benchmarks

Olympus TG-620 Incorporates iHS Technologies to Set New Benchmarks

Olympus introduces the Olympus TG-620.

Incorporating the new iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) family of technologies in the new Olympus TG-620, users can shoot great images even in lousy conditions. With a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VI image processor, low-light performance is significantly improved, camera response sped up, scene and subject recognition enhanced. Waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, the TG-620 also features a 5x wide optical zoom and a scratch-resistant 3.0-inch HyperCrystal III LCD.

The OLYMPUS TG-620 is available in Black, Blue, Green, Pink and White from end Feb onwards at Olympus authorised retailers.

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Singapore  – For super-rugged compact cameras, being super-rugged is no longer enough. The next-generation of OLYMPUS TOUGH compact has set a new benchmark, by combining Olympus’ trademark indestructibility* with superb picture quality. The secret is the new iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) family of technologies in the new OLYMPUS TG-620. iHS makes it possible to capture excellent images despite the lousy conditions outdoor lovers and extreme sports junkies often have to contend with when they’re using their cameras. iHS harnesses the power of a new 12-Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VI image processor (originally developed for D-SLR cameras) to dramatically improve low-light performance, speed up camera response and enhance scene and subject recognition. This transforms results with fastmoving subjects, night scenes and other tricky shots. Of course, the OLYMPUS TG-620 is also waterproof*, shockproof* and freezeproof*. So you can capture Full HD movies and still photos without having to worry about damaging your camera’s high-grade components, including the precision 5x wide optical zoom (28mm-140mm**) and superlegible, scratch-resistant 3.0” 460,000 dots HyperCrystal III LCD.

High performance, low maintenance

On coral reefs, rock faces or adventure playgrounds, image quality has often been the second priority. Whether busy parent or adrenalin junky, most people are just happy if  their camera gets home in one piece. But for new TOUGH owners it’s different. They can  have both: outstanding image quality from a camera with a worry-free guarantee. Of  course, as the first-ever manufacturer to deliver super-tough compacts, Olympus has  ensured that the new OLYMPUS TG-620 is no less robust than its predecessors. What is  different is iHS. This combination of advanced components means even people with an action-packed lifestyle can capture photos and Full HD movies to be proud of, no matter  how fast the subject is moving or how poor the lighting is. With its high sensitivity and low  noise capability, iHS powers a number of new Olympus features that take all the work out of capturing difficult shots. Like a blazing quick autofocus and HDR Backlight Adjustment that takes a collage of separate photos and blends them into one perfectly exposed  image when you’re shooting against the light. Or Multi-Motion Movie IS that lets you record virtually blur-free movies even when you are moving yourself. The lens on  OLYMPUS TG-620 offers the flexibility to pull out wide or zoom in close for amazing  action close-ups.

High quality, low stress

If you’re more into bike riding than free diving, OLYMPUS TG-620 is waterproof to 5m, shockproof from 1.5m and will likewise survive a night on the piste at -10°C. In addition to the sophisticated Olympus engineering that makes those stats possible, OLYMPUS TG-620 is packed with clever features that make it easier to get great shots outside. TAP Control Mode is typically thoughtful. It lets you operate the LCD when you’re wearing gloves simply by tapping or tilting the casing.

New iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) Technology

iHS is the cutting-edge technology to record as you desire without fail. iHS technology was realised by using both the powerful image processor, TruePic for D-SLR cameras and a backlit CMOS sensor with its high sensitivity and less noise  which dramatically improves low-light performance, high-speed performance, scene/subject detection performance, and super-resolution zoom performance. This technology is best for shooting night scenes and active subjects which have been considered difficult to be shot so far.


The OLYMPUS TG-620 is available in Black, Blue, Green, Pink and White from end February 2012 onwards at Olympus authorised retailers.

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