Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus TOUGH-6010 / Mju Tough 6010 / µ Tough 6010
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Olympus Stylus Tough 6010
Digital Photography Interface
9 October 2010
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.
Summary: Most underwater compacts have to use internal 'folded' lenses, so it's unwise to expect stellar image quality. Even so, the Olympus mju Tough-6010's pictures are rather disappointing. It's still a stylish and relatively cheap go-anywhere camera, though
Pros: Smart and chunky styling; 3.8x wideangle zoom range.
Cons: Lens becomes hazy towards the edges; heavy noise reduction and smoothing; over-complicated EV compensation.
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
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.
Summary: So, if you're in the market for an all weather camera you can basically mistreat and not have to worry unduly about the consequences, should you buy the Olympus Mju Tough 6010 over strengthened rivals from the other big names?
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