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Olympus Tough TG-610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and value for money. The portability and image quality also get good views. There are some negative reviews about the shutter and viewfinder. Opinions are divided on the flash.

usability, image quality, portability, value for money, screen

battery, zoom, viewfinder, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 169 reviews)

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Olympus Tough TG-610 Preview


CENTERVALLEY, Pa., January 5, 2011 -Olympus, known for its robust line of ruggedized digital camerastoday has added the new Olympus TG-610 and TG-310 Waterproof,Shockproof and Freezeproof models. They build on the Tough series'reputation of delivering...

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Olympus Tough TG-610 Camera Review


A camera with the word “Tough” in the name really has two ways it should be judged. First, as a camera — its image quality, features, and how it stacks up against other similarly priced point-and-shoots. [...]

Tough! Can use underwater ; Good image quality in bright light ; Large LCD

Poor image quality in normal or low light ; Rampant red eye ; Lousy image stabilization

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Olympus TG-610


If you have an action-packed lifestyle, or want one, the Olympus Tough TG-610 is your ticket. Capture memories in 3D or 2D image stills and record HD video without worrying about the temperature or your location above or below water (up to 16 feet)....

This camera can function under extreme weather conditions

It can’t record 3D videos and it records normal videos at only 720p

This camera, while for sure one of the toughest, isn’t the best in terms of quality video or features.


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Amazon review summary for Olympus Tough TG-610


alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-610 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

performance, usability, battery, image quality, value for money

shutter, features, contrast

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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I love my new tough camera!


I have a tendancy to drop my cameras but this one is tough and can handle it. I just received it last week so I haven\'t taken any photos under water yet but am looking forward to using this on my upcoming vacation where I plan to snorkel. I am also...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Nice Body Color","Small \/ Compact

A bit heavy for a compact","No Viewfinder

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Olympus TG-610 Great Value


I bought this camera to replace a Sony DSC-N1 that I had for years, and it has produced excellent and in many cases better results plus it is small enough to fit in your pocket. I purchased a factory refurb model rather than new because I felt that...

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Large Clear LCD ; Small / Compact

Poor Flash

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Exactly what we needed!


This is a great all around everyday use camera for a house with 4 kids 7yrs and younger. Fairly easy to us & takes great quality photos.

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good in Low Light ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Nice Body Color ; Small / Compact

Poor Image Stabilization

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I would buy this product again


We got it for our trip and it was great because we were going to be at the beach and in the water.

Easy To Use ; Good Image Quality ; Great At The Beach ; Works great

Lag / Shutter Delay

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Well made camera


Unopened gift so far

Good Image Quality ; Small / Compact

Consumer review by:

Well made camera


Unopened gift so far

Good Image Quality ; Small / Compact

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: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3' / 1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1200


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


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