I love photography. I’m not a good photographer, but I take a lot of pictures and occasionally get something worth sharing.
I do a lot of canyoneering (hiking, rappelling, swimming and climbing in narrow slot canyons) and water sports and can’t always take along my big, bulky SLR camera. Recently I’ve had a lot of friends ask me about camera’s after seeing some of my pictures on Facebook.
I gave up on regular point-and-shoot cameras years ago and only use waterproof cameras.
My cell phone is handy, but the quality of a good point-and-shoot camera is still significantly better. My camera is small enough to fit in my purse and I take it virtually everywhere.
Today, I’m having camera envy. Olympus recently came out with a new version of my current waterproof point and shoot camera the Olympus TG3.
I’m currently using the Olympus TG2 and love it! All of the pictures on this post were taken with my TG2. It has taken a lot of abuse in the last two years and has held up better then any other waterproof camera I’ve had.
This is my 7th waterproof camera in ten years. Yes, I’m hard on my cameras.
I’ve gone through 3 Pentax’s, one Sony and this is my 3rd Olympus. Typically my waterproof cameras last for one season. They either start leaking, get dropped a few two many times or the screen gets broken. I put them through a lot of abuse.
Unfortunately my TG2 is still going strong, so I’m out of luck on updating. Unless my wonderful husband reads this and starts thinking about Christmas.
For the camera geeks like me the new version the Olympus TG3 has an f/2 lens with a 16-megappixel, 1/2.3-inch CMPS sensor, image stabilization and most importantly is rated for underwater use of up to 50 feet.
It is shock resistant to 7 feet and can handle temperatures as cold as 14F.
It also has WiFi capabilities and based on my reading connects easily to virtually any smart phone.
You can also purchase an optional telephoto, fish eye and LED light guide.
So to my non-geeky friends, what this means is that you’ll be able to get amazing pictures in all types of weather and low light conditions.
Most importantly the camera is supper durable and can handle a lot of abuse.
If you want the more technical info here are a couple of reviews to consider:
Cameras.reviewed.com – Olympus TG3 Waterproof Digital Camera Review
Techradar.com – When the going gets tough, the tough get . . . an Olympus TG3
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