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[click to view image]Today Olympus announced one of three new cameras in their "Rugged" lineup - the TG-2. Available in black or red, the camera retails for $380. The TG-2 has a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. It boasts a 3 inch OLED screen and 4x zoom. It promises great image quality even in difficult shooting conditions due to the bright and speedy f2.0 lens. In addition, it offers an HDR backlight. Two additional shooting modes make getting crisp, clean images even easier: low light mode (for situations where ambient light is scarce) and super sport mode (where the need to continuous shooting is important for capturing movement). The TG-2 also offers users full HD video. Upgraded from the TG-1, it now includes a waterproof depth up to 50 feet and an expanded lineup of system lenses and accessories including a Macro LED adapter. With a dedicated mode located on the dial for quick access, the super microscopic macro mode lets users zoom in extremely close to the subject. When shooting at a distance of 1 cm, super macro mode will allow you to shoot at near-microscopic levels.
Look for the TG-2 to be available in the spring or summer of 2013.