Ultra HD video, stabilization, enhanced design, adjustable screen… Olympus made a grand entrance on the market of the Sports cameras.
A new player, Olympus are the action-cam market. This well known manufacturer in the world of photography sells the TG-Tracker, a rather high-end model, sold for 350 euros. More affordable than the last GoPro Hero5 Black, but a little more expensive than the Hero5 Session, the Olympus model deserves your attention, as our tests confirm it.
4 K videos
Indeed, this model has the advantage of filming in ultra high definition (3840 x 2160 pixels) with a quite decent quality first. However, the video stream of 30 frames per second limit the use of 4K to scenes pretty quiet. In this case, the good grip of this camera and its stabilization allows to film scenes of daily life like a birthday, visit to a monument or just simply when we wish to highlight a landscape.
Note also that Olympus book a handful to fix under the camera. Thus equipped, and thanks to its adjustable (1.5 inch) screen it becomes a real small fist camcorder… zoom in less.
For more hostile in ground scenes, it is highly recommended to stay on a Full HD definition at 60 frames per second. In this configuration, the image will remain more fluid during a RAID by bicycle, for example. Another good point, stability also allows video sequences and correct photos of night. By day, the dynamic range is good, rather accurate color and the level of detail very correct.
Electronics in shambles
If the Wi – Fi (which allows for a return of image on his smart phone) and Bluetooth are the now standard technologies on this type of sports camera, the TG-Tracker of Olympus is distinguished by the presence of an altimeter, thermometer and an accelerometer. Many sensors that will enrich your videos with original data.
In summary, therefore that TG-Tracker of Olympus is a good consumer camera, we appreciate for its enhanced design, the quality of its image stabilized, the richness of its sensors and its design which will allow to use all year round as a small fist camera.