Fuji Film
takegreatpictures.com Created and Maintained by: The Photoimaging Information Council

Win an Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Camera

Valued at $399

Win an Olympus Camera

We're Giving Away Pro Image Quality with the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Camera

It's the World's first 2.0 high speed lens on a tough camera

 

Simply submit your email address below and you're entered!

 

You will not only be entered to win this fabulous Olympus camera... you'll also become a subscriber of our monthly newsletter so you can stay up to date on all of our contests and prizes.

 

The newest Tough model draws on Olympus’ extensive history of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting. This revolutionary TOUGH model introduces the World’s First Ultra-Bright, High-Speed f2.0 lens on a Tough camera allowing you to capture dramatically better images in low-light and fast action situations than any other rugged model currently on the market*. The combination of durability and outstanding image quality makes it possible to shoot in even the harshest of conditions. Just imagine: capture beautiful underwater scenes and aquatic life, snap photos of triumphant arrivals to dusk-lit peaks, record your ride down the rapids in dazzling 1080p Full HD Video. The possibilities are truly endless.

 

HIGH-SPEED, ULTRA-BRIGHT F2.0 LENS

The TG-1 iHS is the world’s first rugged camera on the market* to include an ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens so you can capture scenes that were previously “impossible” with a point & shoot. This new lens strengthens the camera’s shooting capabilities making high-quality images and blazing fast shutter speeds possible even when a flash cannot be used or when shooting fast action or in low light.

 

3.0” OLED MONITOR

This 3.0”, high-resolution OLED display (610K dots) provides excellent visibility outdoors enabling you to compose the perfect shot even in direct sunlight. And several protective coatings help to prevent scratches and cut down on reflective glare from bright lights and sun. Awesome optics, both in camera and on screen.

 

WATERPROOF TO 40FT.

The TG-1 iHS crushes the notion that cameras are easily damaged by water and humidity. The Olympus-original complete sealing system and double lock construction borrowed from Olympus’ long history of manufacturing underwater housings ensures that the TG-1 iHS is completely waterproof down to a new depth of 40ft. Even on land, the TG-1 iHS ensures that you’ll never miss an awesome shot just because of heavy rain or snow.

 

SHOCKPROOF TO 6.6FT.

The shockproof structure of the TG-1 iHS ensures that your investment is protected. Carefully sandwiched between two protective frames, the lens and camera unit remain unfazed by bumps, drops, falls and other impacts. Even after repeated drops, critical camera components and functions like the lens, shutter, aperture and auto-focus remain safe. Drop, pick up, and keep on shooting.

 

CRUSHPROOF TO 220LBF.

The TG-1 iHS uses a double-layer construction, consisting of a tough yet lightweight polycarbonate resin and a metal frame. The crushproof construction ensures that your camera – and screen! – won’t break, even under 220lbs of pressure. No more cracked screens because you’ve left your camera in your back pocket or suitcase.

 

FREEZEPROOF TO 14°F

Keep shooting outdoors even in the winter. The TG-1 iHS is designed to keep operating at below freezing temperatures, safe from the two most common problems when shooting in cold weather: lens condensation and auto zoom malfunction. Hit the slopes, fire up your snowmobile, or break out the skates, because with the TG-820 iHS by your side, you’ll never miss those awesome wipe out moments.

 

DUSTPROOF

Life gets dirty. Between dusty fields and muddy trails, sometimes your camera doesn’t stay as pristine as you’d like it to. But even in less-than-spotless environments, the fine protective sealing of the TG-820 iHS helps keep out dirt and debris allowing you to capture shot after shot even in the harshest environments.

 

WATER-REPELLENT LENS COATING

Splash after splash, never worry about water droplets obstructing your images thanks to the water-repellent lens coating that prevents water from remaining on the lens surface. And because it’s applied to the OLED monitor as well, composing shots in the rain or while riding the waves will be a breeze.

 

DOUBLE-LOCK DURABILITY

With all the care that is put in to protecting the inner workings of your camera, it would be a shame for the system to fail because the battery door opens unintentionally. Thanks to the multi-directional, double-lock mechanism, your camera is protected from accidental openings under water.

 

iHS

A high-sensitivity, high-speed 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor combines with a blazing fast, DSLR-quality TruePic™ VI image processor resulting in high-speed autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition, and 2x Super-Resolution Zoom to produce jaw-dropping images in locations that make even the most seasoned photographers cringe. This family of technologies conquers challenging shooting conditions with improved light condensing efficiency, less noise and quick response time – twice as fast as traditional cameras – for definitively unmatched image quality.

 

SUPER SPORT MODE

Designed specifically to keep up with life-on-the-go photography, the new Super Sport Mode combines high-speed autofocus with extra fast shutter speeds – up to 1/2000 – to freeze the action. Conveniently located on the dial, this mode captures 5 shots in a high-speed burst to ensure crisp shots of even the most extreme action sport settings.

 

LOW LIGHT MODE

Low Light Mode is perfect for capturing the mood of low-light indoor scenes, beautiful sunsets, or late night outdoor festivities without ruining the ambience with a bright flash. Forget about subject blurring or camera shake ruining the shot – Low Light Mode has you covered.

 

FULL HD VIDEO WITH HDMI OUTPUT & CONTROL

With the TG-1 iHS, you can shoot 1080p Full HD videos (1920x1080 pixels) at the touch of button, allowing for slow-motion playback. Thanks to iHS Technology, your videos will get the VIP treatment with excellent color reproduction and faster processing speeds, while Multi-Motion IS compensates for user movement creating smoother videos. Linear PCM Recording, an audio technology pioneered by Olympus for professional voice recorders, records your videos with high-definition audio for optimal playback results. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze.

 

HIGH-SPEED SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING

Shoot like a pro! With 10fps high-speed burst shooting, nail the perfect shot by taking a quick sequence of images at the touch of a button. Still afraid you’ll miss a moment? At 3MP, the frame rate increases to an astounding 60 shots per second. You’ll have so many great shots, you won’t be able to share just one!

 

ENHANCED IAUTO (INTELLIGENT AUTO)

In iAuto mode, the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and situation to identify the scene you’re shooting – up to 30 different scenes including Night, Sport, Beach and Snow, Underwater Snapshot and Backlight HDR – and adjusts the settings for ideal results. Leave it up to the TG-1 iHS to choose optimum settings so you can focus on capturing that amazing shot.

 

SYSTEM EXPANDABILITY WITH LENS ACCESSORIES THAT TAKE FUNCTIONALITY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

 

FISHEYE CONVERTER LENS

Achieve panoramic wide-angle shots without sacrificing the brightness of the f2.0 lens. Even in darker underwater scenes down to 40ft., you can shoot wider, more dynamic images that beautifully reproduce underwater scenery. Waterproof to 40ft.

 

TELE CONVERTER LENS

Telephotography of 1.7x extends your optical zoom from 4x to nearly 7x. Get highly artistic shots that draw attention to the subject by blurring the background, and achieve higher shutter speeds while zooming in close on a subject on the move. Waterproof to 40ft.

 

LENS CONVERTER ADAPTER

Don’t forget the adapter for your Fisheye or Tele Converter Lens! Already have a stash of favorite lens filters? The converter adapter can accommodate any 40.5mm filter.

 

UNDERWATER HOUSING

40 feet not deep enough for you? Dive to depths of 135 feet (45m) with the new Olympus PT-053 underwater housing, designed specifically for the TG-1 iHS. Featuring a large, responsive shutter button, precision zoom lever and a tight O-ring main seal with safety lock, the PT-053 allows divers, from beginner to dive master, to capture worry-free images of unique underwater scenes.

 

GPS & E.COMPASS

The ideal travel guide. With the GPS and e.compass functions on the TG-1 iHS, location and landmark information will be displayed and recorded along with the image. The TG-1 iHS is also equipped with a logging function so you can track the route taken from recorded images by using applications such as Google Earth and Picasa. And with the brand new LI-90 battery, you’ll worry less about battery life and more about your next destination.

 

MANOMETER

Mark your spot on the map with the built-in manometer. Records elevation & water depth and even displays a warning when the user approaches a depth of 40ft.

 

AUTOMATIC UNDERWATER BALANCE

The Olympus TG-1 iHS boasts 4 different underwater scene modes -- Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2 and Underwater Macro -- each carefully calibrated to allow for optimal color balance, exposure and flash so you automatically get the best results. Beautiful underwater photos made simpler.

 

LED ILLUMINATOR

An LED Illuminator is like a mini-flashlight on the front of the camera to enhance focus and exposure for macro shooting – great for underwater close-ups where light is scarce. The LED illuminator also works in conjunction with the flash to help illuminate your subject in low-light conditions.

 

MAGIC ART FILTERS

Express your creativity with 12 different special effects for your photos and HD videos. Olympus’ Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the excited to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. (Some effects apply only to still photos. Effects may reduce image size.)

 

Learn more about the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Camera here >>>

 

 

 

TAKE GREAT PICTURES SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE OR ONLINE ACCESS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN

Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), who are 18 years of age or over as of the date of entry. Sweepstakes begins on January 10, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. and ends March 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

 

Employees or agents of Take Great Pictures or Olympus (the "Sponsor") and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, and the members of their immediate families or those persons living in the same household of such individuals are ineligible to enter or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

 

ENTRIES

You may enter Sweepstakes two ways: (1) Online: Access the Sweepstakes web site at www.takegreatpictures.com and enter your email address on our contest page or (2) By mail: Legibly hand-print on a 3" x 5" card the words "TAKE GREAT PICTURES SWEEPSTAKES," along with your name, address, email address, date of birth and telephone number and mail the entry to: The TAKE GREAT PICTURES SWEEPSTAKES, 7600 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 301, Woodbury, NY 11797. No mechanically reproduced mail-in entries will be accepted.

 

Online entries must be received before April 1, 2013 and mail-in entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2013 and received by April 5, 2013. Only one entry per person, per email address is permitted, regardless of method of entry. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.

 

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON OR EMAIL ADDRESS (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER MORE THAN ONE PERSON USES THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS).

 

EMAIL CHANGE OF ADDRESS POLICY: It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his/her email address. (To do so, write to: TAKE GREAT PICTURES SWEEPSTAKES, 7600 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 301, Woodbury,  NY 11797.)

 

The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; including without limitation the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online, or for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, destroyed, delayed, stolen, misdirected or illegible entries. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. In case of dispute as to identity of a winner, such entry will be declared made by the registered user of the email account at the time the entry was submitted, and if a prize is won, and such registered user is a valid entrant, the prize will be awarded to such registered user. 

 

PRIZES 

The following prize(s) will be awarded:

Number of Winners

One

Description of Prizes

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Camera

Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of Prize

$399 US Dollars

 

No alternative prize, cash, or other substitution is permitted except by the Sponsor in the event of prize unavailability. All federal, state, provincial, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

 

WINNERS

Selection of Winner: Winner will be determined by random drawing from all eligible entries received, to be held after the end of the Sweepstakes Period at the Sponsor's offices. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by email or U.S. mail within 15 days of the drawing. Winner will have 10 days from notification to accept the prize by email to webmaster@takegreatpictures.com or by U.S. mail to the address specified in the notification. The Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any late, lost, or misdirected notification, or for winner's unsuccessful efforts to claim any prize.

 

Winner may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within 10 days of acknowledged notification. By accepting and/or using prize, the winner agrees to the use of his/her name, voice and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final. Sponsor, agents and representatives of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, or postage-due entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel Sweepstakes at any time if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes.

 

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to release and hold Sponsor and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

 

RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES

Any and all disputes and claims relating to this Promotion shall be resolved by binding arbitration by a single arbitrator selected by a Circuit Court judge of the State of New York. New York law shall apply to the resolution, award, enforcement and collection relating to any dispute or claim. Each party shall pay one-half of the costs of the arbitration. The dispute and claims and arbitration proceedings shall at all times be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to enforce or collect the arbitration award.

 

WINNERS LIST

To receive a list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by April 30, 2013  to: Take Great Pictures Sweepstakes, 7600 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 301, Woodbury, New York 11797.

 



Bookmark and Share
Rate This Article1 being the lowest 10 being the highest
Post a Comment

Theresa

17-01-2013

I like the fact that it is waterproof to 40ft--much farther than other cameras I have seen and can get a housing for it too. Cool!!!

mary sidlevicz

17-01-2013

Awesome !!

Diane Dolan

18-01-2013

this camera looks very interesting - would love it!

Debbie

18-01-2013

Thank you for a great contest..

joanna wilcox

19-01-2013

I need a camera bad!

George Sullivan

29-01-2013

I can't wait to explore all the possabilities using this camera.

Tracy Greene

30-01-2013

thanks!

Mark.

01-02-2013

What I great camera this sounds to be. Great to see a good contest with such a nice prise . Thanks.

Robert John

18-02-2013

It would be a big thrill to win this camera. Olympus is a reliable outfit.

T.d. Wright

18-02-2013

This would be very handy. Lightweight and good in any weather.

art

18-02-2013

the changes on cameras are amasing, offers more flexability to do more creative shooting.

Greg

18-02-2013

This would get me out on to photo road trips again!

Carolyn Berg

18-02-2013

It look like it is a wonderful camera!!

Mark.

18-02-2013

I great camera to keep with you all the time to catch those shots you miss all the time not having your big camera kit with you & it does just as much if more then my DSLR.

Pamela Lloyd

27-03-2013

This is an amazing description for this product

Tom L

31-03-2013

great
© 2002 - 2014 Take Great Pictures
Tamron
Fuji Film
Take Great Pictures.com offers you Photo Tips and Techniques from Master Photographers, the latest news on new products, events, and artists, photo contests, reviews of photography books for your coffee table, columns on digital photography, taking a digital picture, scrapbooking, a calendar of photogenic events and destinations throughout the world, a place to share your own images with others, and helps you in taking great pictures. Brought to you by the PhotoImaging Information Council, Take Great Pictures aims to inspire, inform, and educate those with an interest of photography regardless of picture taking skill level.