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Olympus µ Tough 6010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and value for money. The portability and design also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the low light performance and contrast, and views about the battery and lens are mixed.

image quality, design, portability, value for money, performance

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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 6010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus µ TOUGH-6010 flexes a bit more muscle


Whether you're a snow-sports adrenaline junkie, inveterate beach goer, or just like gear that can take a few bumps, Olympus µ TOUGH-6010 may be the camera for you. Shockproof, waterproof, and even freezepoof to -10°C (14°F), the µ TOUGH-6010 combines...

Of course with the word 'TOUGH' in the product name, there's an expectation that the camera will be quite rugged. Olympus designed the µ TOUGH-6010 for use when the going gets rough, wet and cold, and claims the camera can withstand drops from 5ft...

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6010


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Olympus Stylus Tough 6010


I purchased this camera for its robust and dustproof construction, and in this respect, it is excellent. What I did not expect however, was the very poor image quality. I suspect that the jpg processing is largely to blame. This is the last time I...


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Olympus Stylus Tough 6010


I own multiple cameras ( E3, E510, EP1, FZ50, R1, G10 + 5 other compacts). I got the 6010 for the sole purpose of letting my kids trash it out in the swimming pool and at the beach. For that purpose, it is absolutely great. It is a fun camera. I love...

The cons...Well a very lousy manual, many functions not properly described. The filters are unlabeled so one has to guess what they are. But for those who are already partial to the Olympus menus, it is easy guesswork

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Olympus Mju Tough 6010 rugged camera


The Olympus Mju Tough 6010 is a 12-megapixel compact digital camera with a 3.6x zoom lens. It's a ruggedised camera that can survive a 1.5m drop, a st...

Versatile and tough, surprisingly usable ISO 1600 pictures

Soft images, no AF assist, slow performance

Olympus' Mju Tough 6010 is a rugged camera that can be operated in almost any conditions. It doesn't snap particularly crisp images even in ideal conditions, but if you can live with this there is only a small loss in quality at higher ISO ranges.

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Olympus Mju Tough-6010 digital camera review


Olympus is no stranger to waterproofing cameras, they've been doing it for years. The Mju Tough-6010 comes in as an incremental step-up over the Tough-6000 bringing it up to 12 megapixels. In appearance it looks the same as the Tough-6000, with bold...

Nice colour reproduction, good overall image quality, environment proofing

Lens cover, controls a little convoluted, far too expensive, video quality not great

Good images and the appeal of weatherprooing are offset slightly by a few niggles. The price, however, seems far too high over previous models

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Olympus Mju Tough 6010 review


The latest ruggedised compact camera from Olympus

Stuendous build quality ; Beautiful images ; Waterroof ; Foolroof

Exensive ; Slow continuous mode ; No manual control

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Olympus mju Tough 6010


It's a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof adventure camera, but can it take a decent picture?

The body shape is also more rounded, with softer corners, and lacks the industrial appearance of some previous models. It is comfortably into ultra-compact territory, measuring 95.3 x 63.4 x 22.4 mm, although this is in fact slightly larger than the...

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Olympus mju Tough-6010 review


Most underwater compacts have to use internal 'folded' lenses, so it's unwise to expect stellar image quality. Even so, the Olympus mju Tough-6010's pictures are rather disappointing. It's still a stylish and relatively cheap go-anywhere camera, though

Smart and chunky styling ; 3.8x wideangle zoom range

Lens becomes hazy towards the edges ; Heavy noise reduction and smoothing ; Over-complicated EV compensation

Conclusion The Olympus mju Tough-6010 lives up to its name. It looks good, and it sits at the bottom end of the price range for this kind of camera. But its image quality is only so-so, and, if you buy it, you may always have the nagging feeling that...

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Olympus mju Tough 6010 review


The Olympus mju Tough 6010 is a 12Mp ruggedised camera aimed at extreme sports fans and others who want to capture their moments of sporting glory for posterity.

Although not the lightest of compact cameras, the Olympus mju Tough 6010 easily earns its place in your limited luggage allowance if you're about to embark on an adventurous trip. It isn't without its shortcomings on the manual control front, but it...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-50 B


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Shutter Priority: No