Ilse Jurriën : January 6th 2011 - 09:50 CET
Olympus Tough TG-610 digital camera : The new ultra-rugged Olympus Tough range just got even tougher, so now everyone can shoot HD movies and stills anytime anywhere, absolutely worry-free. Waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof the Olympus Tough TG-610 is virtually indestructible. What’s more, the Olympus TG-610 camera offers a host of cutting-edge features that deliver excellent image quality, usability and connectivity in any shooting situation. Users can shoot 14 Megapixel still photos with the dramatic realism of 3D and, thanks to Eye-Fi card compatibility, automatically upload stills and movies wirelessly to their favorite website or a PC. The Olympus Tough TG610 is available from February 2011, for €249.|
Olympus Tough TG610 waterproof camera
The Olympus Tough TG610 even comes with automatic Underwater Snapshot Mode and a large, 920,000 dot, high-resolution HyperCrystal III LCD. With its fantastic spec, the new Olympus TG610 digital compact camera makes it easy to capture beautiful images of any adventure - from the back of the sofa to the back-of-beyond. You name it, the Olympus Tough TG-610 camera can handle it.
Olympus TG-610 underwater camera
The Olympus Tough TG-610 is packed with the toughest ever technology. Even deep underwater, a sliding double lock mechanism protects the battery, card slots and ports while an additional metal lens barrier safeguards the optical zoom lens.
Olympus TG610 digital camera
Thanks to this doubly tough protection, the Olympus TG-610 is waterproof to fully five meters. The Olympus Tough TG610 camera is freeze proof to -10°C (14°F) and shockproof to a height of 1.5 meters, so there’s no need to worry when young children get hold of them and decide to play catch, submarines or ‘let’s hide stuff in the freezer’.
Olympus TG-610 features a HyperCrystal LCD
You don’t have to take an Olympus Tough TG-610 outside to appreciate it’s outstanding build and image quality - but it’s outside that the technology really comes into its own. Whether it’s the local pool or a tropical reef, the Automatic Underwater White Balance feature optimizes settings like white balance to deliver Cousteau-like shots of life beneath the waves.
Olympus TG610 LCD screen
It’s also outside that the three inch, 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD for Tough comes into play. This high-resolution, ultra scratch-resistant display delivers beautifully bright and clear images that are a joy to share - even in direct sunlight. A special layer in the LCD cuts down reflection for better visibility, so it’s easier to frame, review and share movies and stills.
Olympus Tough TG610 camera features
An impressive optical zoom is another bonus in the open air. For those close-ups that make action shots special, the Olympus TG-610 comes with a 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm). Of course, The Olympus Tough TG-610 is packed with the features that make every Olympus camera easier than ever to use, from Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur to Face Detection, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking.
Photo and video recording with the Olympus TG610
The Olympus TG-610 makes it easy to get creative with photos and movies - and even easier to share them with family and friends. In addition to eight Magic Filter effects for photos and High Definition movies, the Olympus Tough TG610 offers striking 3D still photo shooting. With Eye-Fi card compatibility, users can automatically beam their images wirelessly to their favorite website or a PC - and thanks to the new HDMI port, it’s simple to share them full-size on a big High Definition TV, too.
Olympus TG610 review, price & availability
As soon as we receive an Olympus Tough TG-610 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Olympus TG610 review. The Olympus Tough TG-610 is available silver, black, blue and red for €249, and available from February 2011.
Olympus Tough TG-610 specifications
• Waterproof to 5m, shockproof to 1.5m and freeze proof for worry-free use anytime anywhere
• Metal lens barrier for extra-tough lens protection
• Automatic Underwater White Balance for worry-free underwater shooting
• 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm) for shooting flexibility
• 3.0” 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD
• 3D photo shooting mode for striking stills
• Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots
• TruePic III+ processor for ideal colour reproduction and low noise
• 720p HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in excellent quality
• 14 Megapixels for high-quality full-size movies, stills and prints
• ISO 80 to 1600
• Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills:
• Beauty Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes
• Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking for easy setting and focussing
• Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology for capturing faces just as you want them
• Pet Detection Mode for automatically capturing dog’s or cat’s faces when they look at the camera
• Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions (e.g., Landscape, Night)
• In-Camera Panorama for quick and easy panorama shots
• Built-in flash
• SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible
• Photo Surfing and [ib] software for browsing, organizing and viewing images
• Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC
• HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when connected to HD equipment
• USB charging