Olympus announces the mju Tough-6010Waterproof, shock-proof and freeze-proof camera

17 July 2009

Olympus mju Tough 6010

Olympus has launched the latest model in its mju Tough digital camera range, the 6010: a freeze-proof, shock-proof and waterproof camera designed to withstand tough weather conditions.

Olympus claims that the mju Tough-6010 can withstand drops from a height of 1.5m, temperatures as low as -10°C and underwater plunges to depths of 3m.

The 6010 features a 12Mp sensor and a 28-102mm lens, which offers a 3.6x zoom. The camera features a range of 'Art Filters' - something that we are seeing more frequently on Olympus models. The filters include a fish-eye, sketch and pop-art effect.

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Some of the camera's controls can be operated by tapping the camera. This has been designed so users needn't remove their gloves to pictures when skiing.

On the rear of the camera is a 2.7-inch LCD, and to supplement to 45MB of on-board memory, the 6010 recognises both xD and microSD memory cards.

The Olympus mju Tough-6010 has 19 scene modes, and Olympus claims that the camera is able to take a five picture per second in its burst mode.

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Richard Parris, Which? digital camera expert, said: 'We're seeing more and more cameras on the market which can take pictures underwater, and Olympus's mju Tough series is well established amongst these. We'll be sure to test the Tough-6010 when it's available to see if this is one of the better models for adventure holidays'.

The camera will launch this month in red, blue and grey, and retail at around £299.99.

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