Each year, editors from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines meet for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. In 2016, the voting took place during the General Assembly that was held on 1st April in San Francisco, USA. The trophies for the 26th year of TIPA Awards will be presented to the winning companies during photokina in Cologne on the 20th September.

Best Rugged Camera – Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870


The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 can be submerged up to 15 metres, withstand drops up to 2.1 metres and functions in temperatures as low as -10C. A 180-degree tilting monitor means images can be made with virtually any point of view. The 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VII processor handles stills as well as full HD 1080/60p video, plus there is built-in WiFi and an upgraded GPS feature that can position in under 10 seconds.


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