PIX 2015

Olympus TG-810

Announced Mar 2, 2011 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)

Ok, I realize that you are not going to get SLR quality shots from a waterproof compact camera but I at least expected it to out-perform a 5MP HTC phone! The TG-810 cannot handle any shots where there is a big difference in exposure levels and just "whites out" the darker parts of the scene. For instance I was trying to get a shot of a cliff face but due to my position I couldn't help getting a little patch of cloudy sky in the corner of the frame. The resultant photo looks like it was shot ...

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The Olympus TG-810 is not going to win any awards for speed in any category but if you want a camera that can take abuse and keep taking pictures then consider this camera. I love the "rugged" look so I bought this tg-810 as a take anywhere and don't worry camera. I've not dunked it underwater but I did take some shots in a downpour and the Oly clicked away without complaint. The TG-810 is no lightweight for a P&S but I find that somewhat reassuring as it has a feeling of solidity to it. It ...

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I am a ferquent bike-race-traveller. I like to use my Bike to cross continents as fast as possible and as intense as possible. Germany - UK 4-days, sevilla-spain - germany 12 days, Miami FL - San Francisco CA 30 days. The Olympus Series was the first camera wich was ready to deal with this conditions- pro: nearly undestructable self-cleaning of the lens works even under the worst conditions usable even with gloves con: picture quality at higher iso gets really bad slow starting time (as in ...

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This is a very rugged camera designed to survive the elements lethal to most other point-and-shoot's. As to the qualities related to its primary purpose, taking pictures and video clips, they are about average for this class of photo equipment. My major complaint is the much-advertised (and potentially very useful for the target customer base) GPS function, which adds extra $100 to the retail price (compared to the GPS-less TG-610) but almost never works. It takes the built-in GPS up to 20 ...

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