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Olympus Tough TG-610 review

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Sunday 29th, May 2011
Posted by: Mark Peters

Olympus Tough TG-610 photo gallery - The Olympus Tough digital cameras are known for their robustness. In the beginning of this year, Olympus expanded their Tough camera series with a pair of new rugged digital cameras. You can shoot anywhere with the Olympus Tough TG-610, whether on land or water or the air. The Olympus Tough TG-610 digital camera is not only waterproof up to a depth of 5 meters, but also shock resistant up to a height of 1.5 meters. If you were to drop your new digital camera, nothing would go wrong. The robust Olympus Tough TG-610 camera also keeps working in freezing temperatures, up to tot -10 ˚C. Despite these awesome specifications, the nearly indestructible Olympus Tough TG-610 is also easy on the eyes and available in four different colors.

Olympus Tough TG-610 review

Olympus Tough TG-610 review
Next to the Olympus Tough TG-610, the Tough TG-310 and Tough TG-810 are also included in Olympus’ Tough-series assortment. All three Tough cameras from Olympus have a resolution of 14 megapixels. The differences are found in the waterproof and shock resistant features and the camera lens. The Olympus Tough TG-610 camera has a 5x optical zoom lens, while the Olympus Tough TG-310 camera only has a 3.6x zoom lens. The Olympus Tough TG-310 is ‘only’ waterproof up to 3 meters, instead of the Olympus Tough TG-610’s 5 meters. The Olympus Tough TG-810 is waterproof up to a depth of 10 meters, and is shock resistant up to a height of 2 meters. An extra value to the Olympus Tough TG-810 is GPS functionality and an navigation compass.

Olympus Tough TG-610 review

Olympus Tough TG-610 waterproof camera
Even underwater, a double lock system ensures good protection for the battery, flash memory card and external connections, and the extra metal lens cap protects the optical zoom lens. Captured pictures can be easily uploaded to a Personal Computer or online website thanks to the wireless Eye-Fi support. Digital photos can also be reviewed on the Olympus Tough TG-610’s 7.6" Super Precision Hyper Crystal 3 LCD screen. The Olympus Tough TG-610 camera’s scratch-resistant, high-resolution screen ensures for a sharp and clear display. A special layer diminishes reflections and that translates to better visibility, ideal for determining the shot frame and reviewing captured photos and video recordings. The Olympus Tough TG-610 digital camera records videos in 720p HD resolution.

Olympus Tough TG-610 review

Olympus Tough TG-610 review
The Olympus TG-610 test photos were taken with a full production camera. Follow the link to the Olympus TG-610 photo gallery at LetsGoDigital.

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