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Olympus Tough TG-610 Digital Camera Review

The Olympus Tough TG-610 is an economical camera that takes nice photographs and videos. It is one of the tough models that has everything except being dustproof and crushproof. Plus, it is waterproof, but only to a depth of 9.8 feet. This camera is made for the beach or pool, and can also be shared by the kids. This model has a 14MP resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD display, and 5x optical zoom.

It does not come with GPS, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker. For the money, it performs very well and has some great features that should be considered. This model has the new 3D feature added and not only can you take a 3D image on land or underwater, but you can also view it on a 3D laptop, TV, or other 3D devices.

The TG-610 is small, light, and no thicker than a standard cell phone. The display is impressive because it has very thick glass which means you can go without having a screen protector installed. This model has a double lock system that ensures protection for the battery, flash memory card, and external connections when underwater. 

There is also a metal lens cap that protects the optical zoom lens. The display also has some excellent viewing angles that are not affected by bright light. This model comes in a choice of colors including black, red, and silver.

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Key Specifications

Resolution – 14 megapixels

Display – 3.0 inch LCD monitor

Sensor Technology – CCD

No GPS ( Featured in TG-810 Model)

Optical Zoom – 5x Optical Zoom and and 4X digital zoom

Waterproof; Shockproof; Freeze proof

Dual image stabilization; 3D Photos (even underwater)

USB 2.0 High-Speed; SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible (card not included)

Waterproof Depth – 16 feet

Freezeproof – 14F

Shockproof –  5 feet

Video – One touch 720p HD Movie with HDMI

Battery – 1 Lithium ion battery (included)

Battery life – 210 shots

Dimensions – 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.0 inches

Weight – 11.2 ounces (with battery and memory card)

Colors – Black, Red or Silver

What's in the box?

Olympus TG-610 Waterproof digital camera box includes an Camera, Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (LI-50B), AC charger, 4GB SDHC memory card, USB cable, AV cable, Wrist strap, Olympus setup CD, Home Photo Suite 3-title software DVD-ROM, Instruction manual, and a Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty.

Additional Features

Waterproof, Shockproof, and Freezeproof

Waterproof seals and gaskets keep water out at depths up to 16 feet. The TG-610 has a durable body with shock-absorbing technology that protects it from drops of up to 5 feet. It is also freezeproof to as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

14MP Photo Resolution

This camera takes great photos and has the ability to create poster-size prints without loss of image quality.

3.0″ Hypercrystal III LCD Monitor

Enhances LCD brightness even in direct sunlight so that images are displayed sharply with improved contrast and provides for wide viewing angles without glare or shadow, so images can be framed from a variety of angles and viewed by several people at once.

TruePic III Image Processor

Olympus’ latest-generation image processing engine automatically enhances important aspects of image quality including Color reproduction (color range, saturation, and brightness), picture sharpness (reduced image noise, improved edge reproduction), as well as providing faster processing speeds.

One-touch HD video recording

Capture live action in 720p high definition.

3D photo capability

Shoots two pictures and combines them into a single image that can be viewed on a 3D device.

Dual image stabilization

Combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to produce crisp, clear images even if the subject is moving.

Tap control

Operate picture playback, shadow adjustment, flash mode, and other features just by tapping the top, back, and sides of the camera. Ideal for underwater use or when wearing gloves.

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Is The Olympus Tough TG-610 Worth Buying?

If you’re looking for a camera that is tough enough to take on vacation around water and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, the TG-610 would be a good buy. It has some neat features that include 3D photo capability, and one-touch HD 720P video recording. Tap Control, 3-inch Hypercrystal III LCD Monitor, and dual image stabilization.

Although this model does not come with GPS, it would still make a good purchase for capturing those special memories. Take a look at the video below to see the Olympus Tough TG-610 at work.

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