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Olympus TG-610 Digital Camera - Black (14MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

by Olympus

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  • Waterproof to 5 m, shockproof to 1.5 m and freezeproof for worry-free use anytime anywhere
  • Metal lens barrier for extra-tough lens protection
  • Automatic Underwater White Balance for worry-free underwater shooting
  • 5 x wide optical zoom for shooting flexibility
  • Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 191 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 581 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: TG-610
  • ASIN: B004GUTNGM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Jan 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,307 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

14.0 MP, 5x wide Zoom, 3.0 920K dots HyperCrystal III LCD

Manufacturer's Description

The Olympus TOUGH TG-610: Our toughest ever camera for the toughest of times

Tough times warrant tough measures. For taking pictures and HD video in potentially camera destroying conditions where you wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing so, there’s the new, ultra rugged Olympus TOUGH TG-610, a virtually indestructible compact model enabling worry free photography anytime and anywhere.

As well as presenting a robust exterior, the camera unveils a host of cutting edge features that deliver excellent image quality too. Users can shoot 14 megapixel still photos, employ the dramatic realism of 3D, and, thanks to Eye-Fi card compatibility, automatically and wirelessly upload stills and movies to their local PC and favourite social networking sites.

B004GUTNGM - Olympus TG-610 - As good in the wet as the dry
As good in the wet as the dry
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As good in the wet as the dry

Going where others cameras have feared to venture, the TG-610 even features an Underwater Snapshot mode. Whether it’s the local pool or a tropical reef, the Automatic Underwater White Balance feature optimises settings like white balance to deliver Cousteau-like shots of life beneath the waves.

Even deep underwater, a sliding double lock mechanism protects the battery, card slots and ports whilst an additional lens barrier made from metal safeguards the optical zoom lens.

Thanks to such doubly tough protection the TG-610 is fully waterproof to depths of five metres. The camera is additionally freezeproof to -10°C (14°F) and shockproofed against drops from 1.5 metres in height, so there’s no need to worry about younger members of the family using the camera for inventive new play.

Large, bright and clear LCD

The TG-610 comes equipped with a large 3-inch very high-resolution 920,000-dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD screen for framing and reviewing your photos. This means that sharing shots on the spot with family and friends is not only a possibility, even in bright sunlight, but also a real pleasure. A special layer in the LCD cuts down reflection for better visibility, so it’s easier to frame, review and share movies and stills.

The camera’s impressive display is also scratch resistant, thanks to a triple coated acrylic finish.

Packs in a 5x wide optical zoom lens and a plethora of easy to use features

The TG-610 comes complete with a 5x wide optical zoom with a usefully broad focal range equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm film terms.

It also incorporates the comprehensive features you would expect to find on an Olympus digital camera. Namely Face Detection for perfect people pictures, Pet Detection, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto), AF Tracking, Shadow Adjustment Technology. Add in a TruePIc III+ processor for idea colour reproduction and low noise, Scene Mode, plus Beauty Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes, ISO80 to ISO1600 light sensitivity, built-in flash and in-camera panorama for quick and easy panorama shots and you have a versatile tool at your disposal.

B004GUTNGM - Olympus TG-610 with Digital Image Stabilisation
Digital Image Stabilisation
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Dual Image Stabilisation

Providing two fold protection, this function is a combination of Optical Image Stabilisation using a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor detects camera movement and adjusts the CCD accordingly, and Digital Image Stabilisation where the camera automatically increases ISO sensitivity to allow shorter shutter speeds. Both of these help to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or by fast-moving objects.

3D shooting

The Olympus range is now enhanced by optional 3D shooting mode, lending images a striking sense of depth, from close up macro shots to expansive landscapes. This mode captures two shots from two different angles to create shots that can be viewed on a 3D compatible display. There are two 3D settings: Automatic and Manual.

Intelligent Automatic Mode (i-Auto)

Taking a great picture with the TG-610 is as easy as pointing and shooting, thanks to i-Auto mode. This compares common scenes and subjects with on board settings and automatically selects the most appropriate to deliver stunning results that optimize the impact of said subject.

720p High Definition movie capability

In the TG-610’s High Def movie mode the camera captures video using the advanced Motion JPEG movie compression format at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and a rate of 30 frames per second.

B004GUTNGM - Olympus TG-610 with Eight Magic Filters
Eight Magic Filters
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Eight Magic Filters for turning the everyday into the extraordinary

Specifically designed to expand the creative potential of digital photography, this impressive function of the TG-610 utilises in-camera image processing technology to effortlessly transform the everyday into extraordinary scenes. Simple to operate, the filters allow users to create entirely new worlds with their images. From vibrant colours and pencil drawings to mysterious or rounded perspectives, artistic spirits can magically turn ideas into reality. What’s more, most of the filters can be used when recording video as well as shooting stills.

Users can choose from Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus and new additions Sparkle and Watercolour.

Punk: Pose like Sid and Nancy and have your world turned dayglo pink, with this fun feature that transforms your photos into crudely photocopied fanzine style images, but in a good way.
Pop Art: In the tradition of Andy Warhol, this effect enhances colours, making them stronger and more vivid. It creates high-impact pictures that express the happy, light-hearted feeling of the pop art style.
Fish-Eye (photos only): With its distorted 180-degree perspective, this filter reproduces the dramatic effect of a fish-eye lens. It lends a new perspective to the whole scene with a “round” effect.
Drawing: This filter gives the impression that subjects have been sketched on the fly by an artist just at the moment that inspiration struck. Images are transformed into line drawings for improvised, creative results.
Pin Hole: For an ethereal feel, Pin Hole reduces the peripheral brightness of images like an image seen through a pinhole. Added to this is a unique colour tone that results in a style that has an air of secrecy or portrays the feeling of being lost in another dimension or space.
Soft Focus: Give your portraits that romantic otherworldly look beloved of wedding photographers.
Sparkle (photos only): A Magic Filter that truly imparts a sprinkling of fairy dust, adding twinkling reflections to shiny objects.
Watercolour: With this option pictures are transformed into a watercolour painting framed by soft light.

Quick photo surfing thanks to innovative software

Thanks to [ib] software images can be browsed, organized, and viewed by person, place, location or event.

High capacity SDXC card compatible

The TG-610 further takes the worry out of photography and offers almost unlimited memory expansion possibilities by providing compatibility with the new SDXC removable media card format (as well as SD and SDHC).

This affords high storage capacities of up to a gargantuan 2TB to ensure you don’t run out of space for those many thousands of photos and videos at an inopportune moment – thereby making the camera as ‘future proof’ as possible.

USB Battery Charging

Connect the camera to a computer and let the battery charge while you save and organise your images.

The Olympus TOUGH TG-610 is available in silver, black, blue, or red.


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Omega Craig on 2 Sep 2011
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What an excellent camera. I needed to replace my Canon Elph - but wanted a tough camera as it travels with me everywhere and gets pretty beaten up. The idea that underwater shots was a bonus. And a great bonus it was. Super pics AND video underwater. Viewscreen is large - so easy to see through goggles when sumberged. Clarity is excellent.

After wet-shots - just blow off the drips from the lens - or the dry shots may have a blurry mark.

I have used it in swimming pool, fastmoving water and of course the bath ahem! I wasn't confident to use it in the sea - but no reason why not, next time I will.

No problems at all with leaks.

Menu took a while to get used to - but it just needs played with a bit. There is a "magic" feature which gives some nice impressions of turning the pics "funky" with various effects. I like the pencil drawing feature(makes the pic look like someone drew it) but these are all just gimmics to me.

I haven't dropped it yet - but it looks to be well made and tough.

I have recommended it to a friend - so I guess that's the best endorsement of all. (Remeber to buy an SD card as there is none included.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pejaycee on 11 Jan 2012
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This is a must have camera for all adventurous types and party lovers. This can survive a dipping in the lake, to the fish tank, or even a beer.
I've had problems at all with this camera and I found a few features that I didn't see on the web:
1 This camera has the tap control system, unlike the TG-310, which means it can be used with gloves one :D
2 If you press the ? button when it's off it will tell you the time, and if you hold it for about 5 seconds then it will turn the LED light on so you can use it as a torch

The only problem I have had with it is after taking into murky water, the water tends to stick to the lens, but if you wash it off with some fresh water then it get rid of the drity drops, and the clean drops you can shake off.
The picture quality is better than expecting as its better than over compacts my family has, but no replacement for a DSLR.
The flash works really well at parties, but don't stand to close the to subjects as it can white out skin tones.
The panorama works well, as does the 3D, but as not all of my stuff is 3D yet it's a bit pointless.

I highly recommend this camera as it can survive nearly anything, takes great pictures, and is perfect for putting your memories on Face book. :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sbjd on 6 Nov 2011
I bought this for my partner, who is contstantly dropping everything!

The camera seems to be just the ticket and takes good pictures once you stick to low ISO values of 100 or 200 (like most small sensor digital cameras).

It's really easy to use, and current Olympus owners should feel right at home with the menu system (I use an Olympus SP-600UZ, which is more-or-less the same in terms of operation).

The only thing less than ideal I can say against it at the moment is that it doesn't seem to respond as quickly as my own Olympus non-Tough camera in terms of turning on and using the controls etc, so may not be the best choice for shooting quickly or shooting anything that moves.

If the upcoming winter here in the UK is anything like the last two, this camera could be just what you need!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Allen on 1 Oct 2011
The TG-610 is a fantastic camera. The feel is great with the size easily fitting in a pocket - I often carried it with my phone in the same pocket. The camera has flat sides which means it can be positioned landscape or portrait for self timer shots.

The features of waterproof and shockproof: I have dropped the camera from about 1m onto a carpeted floor and it is still in working order and with limited markings. The camera, although not appearing waterproof and the initial dunk was scary, has been in the sea many times, been covered in alcoholic beverages and in normal water - to clean. It functions perfectly and the double locking mechanism on the battery compartment gives piece of mind.

The camera has many functions and once the joystick has been used a few times the menus become very easy to operate.

I ditched the wrist strap provided and went for a material one so it could be tightened to give a greater level of security around my wrist...I didn't fancy seeing it slip off and sink to the bottom of the ocean!

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a robust camera - even if you think you don't need the waterproofing it is very handy not to have to worry about it in the rain!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By davethebike on 5 Feb 2012
I bought this as a replacement for my u-tough 3000 camera, and although I found this camera adequate it wasn't great. My expectation of the TG - 610 were about the same and for the cost, which was a lot cheaper than many equivalent cameras. Boy was I surprised, I went skiing, and as usual carried a compact camera every day with the intention of taking my SLR out on the good days, there was no need the results from the TG 610 were great and the SLR remained tucked up at the apartment . It also has a tap function which is very usefull when you are wearing gloves, it is just a shame that this tap function for taking pictures only works in snow mode, can't have everything I suppose.
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