Conclusion: Take the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 from earlier this year, throw in a 12 megapixel sensor, Magic Filters and (presumably) tweak its circuitry, and you’ll get the Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 over here.
Pros: Rugged design: waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, LED illuminator is handy for macro/low-light shooting, Tap Control improves ease of use slightly, Improved performance from Stylus 6000 (though still not the best), Nicely viewable LCD screen, Intelligent Auto mode, Magic Filters and built-in...
Cons: No manual controls, Above average levels of image softness (even in the center), Tiny, cluttered buttons on the back, Movie mode not fantastic, max VGA 30 FPS requires xD-card to be used, Low-light performance (ie focusing and high ISO) is not fantastic
Summary: The mju Tough-6010 is good looking, easy to use, robust enough to take a few knocks, and has decent performance and picture quality. Its only real weaknesses are poor low light focusing and an underpowered flash.
Conclusion: The Olympus MJU Tough 6010 will handle most photo opportunities as long as you do not go overboard on print size. If picture quality means a lot to you then there are better bets out there, but taking into account all the features it is still a decent camera.
Pros: Ease of use - waterproof - shockproof - freezeproof
Cons: High contrast scenes - lower light situations
This rugged digital camera surprised us during our tests in dim lighting
Good Gear Guide.au
6 October 2010
Summary: Olympus' Mju Tough 6010 is a rugged camera that can be operated in almost any conditions. It doesn't snap particularly crisp images even in ideal conditions, but if you can live with this there is only a small loss in quality at higher ISO ranges.
Pros: Versatile and tough, surprisingly usable ISO 1600 pictures
Excerpt: It can indeed be 'tough' to make your product stand out in an ever-crowded compact market, especially given that sales have gradually slowed now interest has shifted to affordable DSLRs and fancy new hybrid cameras.
Conclusion: If you strip away the protective qualities the Mju Tough 6010 offers a standard feature set at a premium price. It is fun to use however and allows for worry free photography in usually unforgiving conditions.