The Olympus Tough TG-810 rugged compact features a built-in GPS, electronic compass and manometer (air/water pressure gauge). Sporting the same 14MP sensor, 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens and 920K dot 3.0" LCD of the recently released TG-610, but in a tougher body. It is dustproof, waterproof to 10m (33 ft), shockproof to 2m (6.6 ft) and freezeproof to -10 C (14 F). It can record 720p HD video recording and a two-shot 3D option that can even be used in underwater mode.
|Max resolution||4288 x 3216|
|Effective pixels||14.0 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Min shutter speed||4 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||215 g (0.47 lb / 7.58 oz)|
|Dimensions||100 x 65 x 26 mm (3.94 x 2.56 x 1.02″)|
The Olympus TG-810 is one of the heftiest 'rugged' cameras available in 2011, with a distinctly utilitarian body design that includes some chunky controls ideal for tougher shooting situations. However, in terms of image quality, the TG-810 is a little behind the top performers in this class and, for the price, there are better options available.
Good for: Go-anywhere photography and videography - the TG810 is one of the toughest cameras around
Not so good for: Critical image quality and fast operation - two areas in which the TG-810 is only average.