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Olympus µ Tough 6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and value for money. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the features and reliability, while reviews are divided on the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ Tough 6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Not worth the money!


I bought this camera with the intention of using it for snorkelling. I took it on vacation and after a couple of days it wouldn't work since water got in the camera. I took it in for repair and was told it had to be sealed once a year. The camera was only 3 months old. They sealed it and while on my next vacation it did the same thing. Brought it in again explained that I had it sealed and now they wanted to charged me $160 to get it fixed since it was no longer under warranty. I explained that I followed all instructions AND had it resealed - yet Olympus had no explanation as to why it was still having problems. I asked for the camera to be sent back to me. I'll use it until it fully dies and try Canon next time.

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Review



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Olympus Stylus Tough-6000


If you're in the market for a point-and-shoot digital camera that can stand up to rugged outdoor use, the Stylus Tough-6000 is an excellent choice. Image quality is excellent on full auto with good lighting, but the low-light capability of this camera...

10MP resolution3.6X (28-102mm) zoom rangeDual image stabilizationWaterproof, freezeproof, dustproof, drop-proof and crushproof

Below average low-light image quality

The Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 is a new 10MP, 3.6X zoom point-and-shoot...


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Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Digital Camera Review


Review of the new Olympus Stylus Tough-6000, a 10-megapixel digital camera that is shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof.

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Review


These days, the challenge in rugged and waterproof cameras isn't finding one that takes good pictures.

Stylishly slim ; Waterproof build ; Easy to use

Frustrating LCD ; Lagging AF, flash ; So-so images

At the end of the day, the Tough-6000 – which impressed us so much early on – left us feeling just a little disappointment after a month of testing. Maybe our expectations were too high. Regardless, it's a stylish, impressively solid little camera that...

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Waterproof Camera: Snowmodo Review


The Gadget: Olympus' waterproof, shockproof, coldproof—and hot-tubproof—10-megapixel pocket cam with new controls that work when you are gloved and freezing, as I discovered over the past weekend in Park City, UT.

Besides sheer durability, Oly added some great UI enhancements. I typically don't give Olympus much credit for UI, but the main controls are straightforward and the icon-based menu is less confusing than the menu on most cameras

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Olympus Stylus Tough-6000


For some guys, late nights on the dance floor are as rugged as it gets - and this camera will take the beating.

Some rugged, freeze-proof and water-friendly cameras look like something you'd find at the beach or halfway up a vertical incline (Hello, Powershot D10!), but for droppable cameras that look at home in a night club as much as in a kayak, Olympus is the...

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000


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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000


Great little camera for snorkeling or just to use in the pool!

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000


I bought this camera when my last Olympus "waterproof" camera died on a trip to Hawaii. I chalked it up to not properly rinsing it after taking it snorkeling. I bought this new camera and did get some photos while boogie boarding on another trip. ...

It's not waterproof in salt water

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000


We bought the camera (with an Ikelite waterproof dive case) specifically for diving. The thinking was that the camera stands a better chance of surviving if a little water found its way into the case. We've heard various people who claim to have lost...

No manual setting for Shutter Speed or f-stop ; Appalling auto iris in video function

Product Specifications

Whatever your family's idea of adventure, the Stylus touch 6000 is ready for action. Anytime, everywhere. So durable, it's even shockproof up to 5 feet - extra protection against accidental drops and rough handling.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-50B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti shake / Beach/snow / Beauty / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Smile shot / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater snapshot / Underwater wide 1 / Underwater wide 2


Model:Tough 6000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.1
Max Focal Length:18.2mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:Zoom lens


Underwater Use: Yes
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None