TG-1 is a sales failure

Started Jul 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
primozp Contributing Member • Posts: 795
Re: Some thoughts...

geoffmalter wrote:

The camera's skin is made from polycarbonate plastic (football helmets, hockey masks, etc); works just as well as aluminum. It encapsulates a metal frame, which sandwiches the camera parts themselves.

True and after few ft drop camera lookes like

However, you can not deny that all the higher ranked products are made of aluminum or magnesium alloys.

Also feeling when you hold TG-1 in your hand is really plastic, in a bad sense. When you squeeze it (12 meters deep camera is very squeezed), emits very strange sounds and LCD protector changes shape so drastically that I doubt that camera could survived 12 meters deep in the sea.

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