Olympus unveils two new tough camerasModels can withstand water, shock and the cold

14 January 2011

Olympus has unveiled two new Tough cameras - available in a range of pretty colours.

The Tough range of cameras from Olympus has been available for a number of years. It has been popular with consumers wishing to take advantage of a camera that is more resistant to water and falls than the average model. 

Olympus now has two new models, both featuring 14 megapixel sensors, image stabilisation systems, USB/mains charging options and HD 720p video recording capability.

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The waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof Tough TG-610

Olympus Tough TG-310

According to Olympus, the TG-310 is waterproof up to 3 metres (m); freezeproof up to -10°C; and resistant to shock from falls from a maximum height of 1.5m. 

Each model houses a 2.7-inch LCD screen on the back and a non-protruding wide angle 28-102mm lens on the front.

The TG-310 is available in red, orange, silver, white or blue and retails for approximately £200.

Find out how previous Olympus Tough cameras fared against waterproof models from Canon, Panasonic and Pentax in our tests by going to our in-depth, lab-based digital camera reviews.

Olympus Tough TG-610

The lens on the TG-610 has a little more reach - it can extend to 140mm, making it more useful when you want to zoom in close. 

It also has a 3-inch high resolution screen and a more powerful battery. Olympus claims it can go a bit deeper than the TG-310 as it is waterproof to 5 metres.

The TG-610 is available in red, black, blue or silver for £250.

3D Photo mode

Both these cameras have a 3D photo mode. Unlike the Fujifilm Real-3D W3 however, it only uses one lens to produce the 3D effect.


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