The action cam is no longer a one horse race. GoPro is still the de facto number one in this space, and for good reason. GoPro has churned out several spectacular cameras in their existence.
As I mentioned however, this is not the GoPro show anymore. Several other manufacturers have gotten into this space and one an excellent job.
Enter the Olympus-Stylus-Tough-TG-Tracker. Olympus has always been an brand known for superior quality, but at least in my circles, it is a brand that is often overlooked in favour of brands like Canon.
- 204 degree angle of view
- f2.0 fixed focus
- 4K @ 30p, 1080 @ 60p/30p, 720 @ 120p/60p/30p
- Sensors: GPS, e.Compass, Accelerometer, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Water Sensor
The TG-Tracker is an exceptionally solid device. The overview below shows that this is solid camera, that intends to be known for its strength and toughness compared to others.
- Waterproof to 100ft
- Shockproof to 7ft
- Crushproof to 220 lbf
- Freezeproof to 14F
Available in June for $349 USD & $479 CAD, the TG-Tracker will come in neon green and black colour variants.
If you're looking to purchase an action cam this summer, much like myself, I would give the TG-Tracker serious consideration.