Olympus announces 12.0 megapixel TG-625 tough camera with back-illuminated CMOS sensor

Olympus today announced the introduction of the Olympus Stylus TG-625 with waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof functionality into a tough, but stylish body, along with iHS Technology, which allows users to perfectly and beautifully capture photographic moments. With a 12.0 megapixel , back-illuminated CMOS sensor, an image processing engine established with the Olympus PEN, and iHS Technology, Stylus TG-625 achieves high-sensitivity, low noise, a fast AF, and a fast start-up time. With the 28mm wide-angle to 5x optical zoom, a wide variety of shooting possibilities are available, from expansive landscapes and group shots, to narrow-angle underwater shooting.

The camera is equipped with Magic Filter for arranging photos exactly as users imagine them, and Beauty Make-up for 19 varieties of makeup effects. The Makeup menu screen is packed with cosmetic choices such as Cheeks, Eye Shadow, and False Eyelashes, so that users can easily choose and apply effects. In the Eye Effect menu, users can not only change eye color, but make eyes appear bigger. In the Spa menu, users can make subjects faces appear smaller, and add effects such as to make faces look even more beautiful, such as Lift-up.

Olympus Stylus TG-625 is packed with useful features that not only cover tough shooting conditions, but usual situations, such as automatically detecting a pet’s face (dogs and cats), and automatically capturing the shot at the best possible timing. The new AF Focus Illuminator is a supplemental light included for those times when auto focus has difficulty focusing in dark places, or in scenes with particularly low contrast. Full High-definition size 1920 x 1080 movies, and an extremely good compression format for computers. With MOV and H.264 formats, longer movies can be shot more smoothly and beautifully with this camera. With the dedicated movie button, movie shooting can be started and stopped with a single touch.

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