TG-1 is a sales failure

Started Jul 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Kawika Nui
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Re: TG-1 is a sales failure
In reply to geoffmalter, Aug 28, 2012

Yes, Geoff, I did read the reviews. Apparently more closely than you did.

"At its lowest ISO settings, the TG-1 seems to drift between over-sharpened or soft and smeary when photos are viewed at 100 percent. And really it continues that all the way up to ISO 800; above that things just gets soft and noisy.... Video quality is...basically like the video from a pocket video camera or higher-end smartphone." Joshua Goldman, 6/15/12
Ringing endorsement, that.

"No manual focus, no priority or manual exposure modes. This is…off-putting to some photography enthusiasts who are drawn in by the f/2 lens and excited by the prospect of a more "serious" tough cam. This is not that camera.”… "We ran into glitchy performance with the TG-1, and it even crashed on us a few times. It typically occurred while we were switching between shooting mode and playback mode. The image on the LCD would hang for at least a few seconds, sometimes completely locking up the camera." Liam McCabe, 6/25/12
Hmm, doesn't sound too enthused.

I know it's tough to spend all that money on something that really doesn't deliver, but you can't hit a home run every time.

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