Summary: PCMag.com, CNET, TrustedReviews.com and ExpertReviews.com are among the photography enthusiast sites that test the Olympus TG-310 and compare it to its rugged competitors. Joel Nyquist of Backpacker Magazine provides an outdoor enthusiast's perspective, while users at Amazon.com post helpful feedback on real-life use.
Pros: Waterproof to 10 feet, Freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, Shockproof to 5 feet, HDMI port for viewing video clips, Shoots 3D stills
Cons: Washed-out LCD images, No optical zoom in video mode, Short battery life, Sluggish performance, Small, stiff buttons awkward to use
Review: Olympus TG-310 Camera…Waterproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof
30 March 2011
Excerpt: Tough, say Olympus. We’re not having any excuses for you not taking lots of photos during your holiday: waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof, the TG-310 allows you to take great photos and shoot HD movies in almost any environment. There is just one word to describe this gadget – indestructible.
Summary: The ruggedised Olympus Tough TG-310 is certainly a robust camera, but there are plenty of more resilient models out there. Its average performance and some usability issues don't do much to further this camera's cause.
Pros: Waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof, Small and light, Eye-Fi compatible
Cons: Performance isn't great, Buttons are awkward to use, Poor-quality LCD screen, Doesn't float