The Olympus TG-Tracker offer 4K video capture at up to 30m underwater

Just in time for the summer holidays, Olympus has unveiled it latest Tough camera, the Olympus TG-Tracker. It looks much more like an action camera compared to the more conventional compact camera style of Olympus Tough cameras but it is clearly the action camera market that Olympus has in mind, considering its key features.

Olympus TG-Tracker

For videographers the highlight is 4K, and full HD, video capture. Better still, the TG-Tracker has 5-axis stabilisation whilst recording video. Here are the full video specifications –

Movie Recording System

  • Recording format

    MOV (H.264)

  • Image Stabilisation Mode

    Digital 5‑axis

  • HD Movie quality

    4K 30p

  • 1080 60p/30p
  • 720 60p/30p
  • Movie quality

    480 60p/30p

  • Note: maximum recording time 29min or up to 4GB.
  • When shooting 1080P/720P movies, use SDHC / SDXC class 6 or higher.
  • UHS‑I card is recommended for shooting 4K movies.

Movie Specialties

  • High-Speed Recording

    720P / 480P / 240fps

  • 720P / 480P / 120fps
  • Time lapse
The tracker is possibly the most advanced action camera, in terms of its outdoor credentials, that we have seen. It is shockproof to a height of 2.1m, crushproof to 100kg, dustproof, freezeproof down to -10C and waterproof to 30m below sea level. You can pretty much throw whatever you want at this little thing, and I’m sure we will have some fun testing it!

Olympus TG-Tracker

However, for the adventurous filmmaker it doesn’t stop there. The Tracker moniker comes from the fact that, as well as GPS, the camera can record a wealth of tracking data, so you know exactly what was going on when you were filming. The TG-Tracker can sense altitude or depth, acceleration and temperature – as well as monitoring the direction of movement. Using this information the camera can even log changes in G-force. So whether you want to know the temperature of the water at a given diving location, or what way you were facing when you made that jump on your mountain bike or snowboard, the bundled Olympus Image Track software can tell you.

The camera itself includes a flip out screen, a ultra wideangle lens that records a 204 degree field of view, and for underwater shooting there is even a 60 lumen spotlight for filming in the darker reaches of the planet’s oceans and lakes.

The Olympus TG-Tracker will be available from July 2016 priced at £279.99

Find out more about the Olympus TG-Tracker on the Olympus website