How ironic (TG-1 damage)

Started Aug 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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TG-1: Waterproofness after "substantial or excessive impact"
In reply to geoffmalter, Aug 10, 2012

geoffmalter wrote:

... Needless to say, despite Olympus's advertising, I figured the worst, that the TG-1 was toast. However, upon close inspection of the body I found only a small scrape and small corner indentation (as shown below in my heavily cropped photo). The camera continued to work perfectly in all functions, as I took about an additional 100 pics with it. I'm quite pleased with the TG-1's "plastic feel". ...

From TG-1 Instruction Manual

Important information about water and shock resistant features Water resistance: The waterproof feature is warranted (1) to operate at depths up to 12 m (39.8 feet) for up to one hour. The waterproof feature may be compromised if the camera is subject to substantial or excessive impact.

Shock resistance: The anti-shock feature warrants (2) the operation of the camera against accidental impact incurred from everyday use of your digital compact camera. The anti-shock feature does not unconditionally warrant all defective operation or cosmetic damage. Cosmetic damage, such as scratches and dents, are not covered under the warranty.

As with any electronic device, proper care and maintenance are required to preserve the integrity and operation of your camera. To maintain camera performance, please take your camera to the nearest Olympus Authorized Service Center to have it inspected after any major impact. In the event the camera is damaged as a result of negligence or misuse, the warranty will not cover costs associated with the service or repair of your camera. For additional information on our warranty, please visit to the Olympus website for your local area. Please observe the following care instructions for your camera.
(1) As determined by Olympus pressure testing equipment
in accordance with IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX8 -
This means that the camera can be used normally under
water at a specifi ed water pressure.

(2) This anti-shock performance is confi rmed by Olympus’ testing conditions in accordance with MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure IV (Transit Drop Test). For more details of Olympus’ testing conditions, please refer to the Olympus website for your local area.

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My (mostly underwater) photos and videos made with
compact UW cameras (Pentax Wxx & Panasonic TSx/FTx):
photos @
video footage @

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