Summary: We have had an awful experience with this camera. It worked well for the first few months but the image quality was not as good and crisp as we had hoped. We purchased this mainly for the "Tough" feature and the water resistant qualities. After about 9 months it became totally non-functional, would not turn on. I contacted Olympus and returned it under warranty. The could not fix our red camera so they sent me a refurbsihed one.
Summary: I order this camera last week, a spare battery, a waterproof float and a battery charger. I was going on vacation on thursday night. I charged my battery also my extra battery but to my surprise on saturday went to use it for the first time in the pool given I don't swim I was in shallow water and the camera just shut down competently on me. I placed the extra battery and nothing happen. I am very upset to the fact I did not get any pictures on the vacation.
Summary: My wife bought this camera a few months ago, without my knowledge or doing any research. I borrowed it to take to an event where I was working yesterday, as I didn't want to lug around my DSLR. What an awful camera this thing is. I won't make that mistake again. First, it takes to long to focus. Even turning it on seems to take an eternity.
Summary: I saw a few complaints about the door opening under water when I bought this a little over a year ago but was hoping it wouldn't happen to me. Unfortunately it opened up under water on the first day of swimming with the manatees. I tried calling Olympus for help, but since it was over a year they wanted $90 to repair it and would only give a 6 month warranty after that.
Summary: The picture quality is lacking. I took this snorkeling in Hawaii and the main joystick button on the back stopped working correctly. It would work sometimes, in some directions, and change later. Maybe it got salt or sand in there, but I would expect a TOUGH waterproof camera to handle this. I later bought a different waterprook camera for a similar price that goes deeper in the water and takes better pictures.
Summary: I used an olympus 790 SW for many years as a park ranger. Used it all over, beat it up, abused it. I would call it ranger proof, which is pretty hard to do. I bought the TG-610 with high expectations. I hate the camera. I used it in New Zealand for 2.5 months and while working in Alaska. The start up time. From when you turn the camera on until you can take a picture is at best 5 seconds. I have missed so many pictures it is awful.
Summary: By far the worst camera ever. Horrible quality of images, it's worst 50 dollars the most. Terrible video focusing issues. I repeat, avoid, avoid, avoid... this camera is no good... I cannot be more truthful or genuine as a professional photographer ([...]) Do not buy, this is Olympus worst rip off... do not buy!