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| p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Olympus TG-3, RingFlash, F2.0 25mm, 15 meter, GPS, Wifi |
Would of indeed been great if it had 1/1.7 sensor, but with the same pinhead sensor as the rest of the cameras, I think the optics really aren't the weak link, but rather the tiny sensor is, and the massive detail smearing processing they do, even at base ISO in good light.
Faster lens helps a little of course, but its just that even at base ISO, IQ isn't a strong point of any of these camera's.
Ring flash and macro features are interesting, though a bit odd to me in a way, as I don't know if that is something very many users have been asking for.
Its not like your going to be doing stacked macro shots on a tripod while snorkeling after all. For above water usage, just seems a bit odd to want to pull out the waterproof compact and stick it on a tripod (or try to handhold it) and shot details on the veins of leaves etc.
Just seems like the real macro enthusiast would likely prefer working with something like the simply fantastic 60mm macro they make, with the far better IQ of a m4/3 body.
Likewise, underwater, the flash really isn't going to have much power either. Cool feature for closeup shots just the same
WiFi totally makes sense, but I think they really should of tried to add something of a more across the board "wow" factor on this camera to make it stand out from the segmetn and the TG2
Larger sensor for example, thus better IQ, or add the tilt LCD screen like the TG850 has.
Tilt screen would be a natural fit for its new macro shooting ability