Summary: During my Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 review, I found a sturdy camera that offers an easy to use interface for beginning photographers. However, I didn't quite like the Stylus Tough 6000 as much as its big brother, which I wrote about in my .
Pros: Camera works in extreme conditions, including low temperatures and shallow water, Camera has sturdy feel and can survive fall from up to 5 feet, Image quality is pretty good across the board, Lens has some wide angle capabilities, 'Tap Control' feature makes it easy to operate camera when wearing...
Cons: Response times need to be better, especially start up, Low-light photos tend to have quite a bit of noise, LCD and optical zoom lens could be a little bigger, I like the way it looks, but this design won't appeal to everyone
Tough, waterproof, freezeproof camera now with 10 megapixel, tap control, dual image stabilization
30 November 2011
Summary: The Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 is an attractive ultra-compact water, shock and shockproof 10-megapixel camera perfect for those who love to take their camera outdoors and in the water without having to baby it.
Pros: Attractively styled sports and outdoor camera, Snorkeling and freediving possible with 33 feet depth limit, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Superb wide-angle, high-res 2.7-inch LCD, Dual image stabil...
Cons: Strictly point & shoot, At this point we'd like more advanced movie modes, Tiny mode wheel and almost illegible tiny labels, 10 feet not enough for scuba
Summary: The Olympus Tough 6000 the second toughest current digital camera, just being the more expensive Tough 8000. The Tough 6000 can be submerged underwater up to 3 meters for 2 hours and can be dropped from 1.5 meters onto concrete. This is a take-anywhere camera predisposed for outdoor adventure.
Pros: Extremely durable and waterproof to 3m, Ultra-slim wide-angle, Nicely saturated colors, Good white-balance, Low distortion, Excellent macro focus with led illumination, Effective shadow-adjust mode, somewhat strong, Excellent LCD visibility
Cons: Noisy at all ISO settings, moderate from ISO 400, High image softness, Overly bright exposure, Generally slow, Poor placement of lens, Display lag in continuous drive mode, Exposure compensation interface slow, Difficult to hold securely
Summary: Overall the Olympus Mju Tough 6000 is a means to an end as a compact, as it’s unfair to judge it against those without the shock and water proofing . Instead the Olympus Mju Tough 6000 is decent for a shockproof model, especially at the price, but there are better at both taking images and being...
Pros: Cheap for a shockproof camera, tap control works well
Cons: Below par image quality, unresponsive buttons
Summary: This is not the most expensive waterproof and shockproof camera, but it performs admirable for the average outdoor enthusiast at a very reasonable price. Picture quality is good. The screen is fantastic in bright sunlight. And the waterproof and shockproof qualities live up to their hype.
Summary: By David Rasnake and Kevin O’Brien These days, the challenge in rugged and waterproof cameras isn’t finding one that takes good pictures: with so many manufacturers getting in on the action and technologies improving all the time, the ability to take album-quality family snapshots, at the very...
Pros: Stylishly slim, Waterproof build, Easy to use
Cons: Frustrating LCD, Lagging AF, flash, So-so images
Summary: All in all, the Olympus mju TOUGH 6000 is designed to be rugged out in the field. Whilst it achieves this with flying colours and is extremely well placed in the hands of, well, anyone – from plain clumsy to hardcore extreme sports fans or mountaineers – it does let itself down when it comes to...
Summary: Some rugged, freeze-proof and water-friendly cameras look like something you'd find at the beach or halfway up a vertical incline (Hello, Powershot D10 !), but for droppable cameras that look at home in a night club as much as in a kayak, Olympus is the leader of the pack.
Conclusion: One of the two latest cameras in the Olympus rugged camera line is the waterproof, drop proof and freezeproof Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 aka Mju Tough 6000. The Stylus Tough 6000 offers point-and-shoot operation in a fun design that comes in four colors.
Pros: Rugged design: waterproof, drop proof and freezeproof, LED illuminator is handy for macro/low-light shooting, Tap Control for eases operation with gloved hands, Nicely viewable LCD screen, Intelligent Auto mode and built-in help tooltips for shooting functions, Perfect Shot Preview, Shadow Adjust...
Cons: Lack of manual controls, Some edge softness; noisy pictures at ISO 800 and above, Tiny, cluttered buttons on the back, Sluggish continuous shooting mode, Low-light performance (ie focusing and high ISO) is not fantastic
Summary: Why get an ordinary 10-megapixel compact when you can pay a little extra and get one that can survive almost anything you throw at it? Family users, extreme sports fans and adventurers everywhere should take note of the Olympus mju Tough-6000 -- rugged cameras don't have to look like armoured bricks
Pros: Shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof; 4x wideangle zoom; practical on an everyday basis.
Cons: Below-average definition; hard edges and corners.