Excerpt: Olympus continues to add powerful "Lifeproof" cameras to their Tough line, with the TG-810 being one of latest additions in 2011. Like past models, the TG-810 is packed with their Tough features (Waterproof, Freezeproof, Shockproof, Dustproof, and Crushproof), making it an obvious choice for active users who like to explore the great outdoors.
Excerpt: Adventure seekers and travelers have long photographed their surroundings to serve as inspiration and to retain nostalgia. The cameras used have adapted and changed as much as the scenery they intend to capture. In no one camera is the evolution of this notion seen as clearly as with the Olympus Tough TG-810 ($400) .
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Olympus Tough TG-810 — Can a camera make you rugged?
2 October 2011
Excerpt: I walked into the editorial office a few days ago, just after a fresh gadget delivery. “Here,” said one of my colleagues, “We’ve got something for you to review”. His gym-calloused hands tossed it my way, just missing the bearded man mountain of a writer who sits between us. It was a camera. With the word “tough” in its name. Now let’s just get one thing clear, I cry at the end of Gladiator , and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King . Every time. I use moisturiser.
Summary: The Olympus Tough TG-810 is designed to resist the hardships of life in all kinds of places. It's dustproof, waterproof, scratchproof, smashproof, and freezeproof. It also has a GPS and digital compass built in.
Olympus TG-810 review: Extremely tough, but with middling image quality and a difficult interface
Good Gear Guide.au
5 October 2011
Summary: The Olympus Tough TG-810 is a camera that can operate in the toughest environments. Operating it is another question, though - the buttons take some getting used to. The image and video quality from the TG-810 is only average for a compact camera, though, and can be grainy at times.
Pros: Very sturdy, High quality LCD screen
Cons: Images are over-processed, Video quality is mediocre, Buttons and joystick are hard to use
Summary: Along with the Panasonic FT3, the Olympus TG-810 is one of the toughest cameras we’ve tested here at Stuff – the Grant Mitchell to the Panasonic’s Phil, if you will. Decked in a suit of thick metal armour and protected by weatherproof seals on every join and seam, it can withstand an astounding amount of punishment: a 2m drop; 100kg of pressure; 10m of water; and temperatures of up to -10 degrees C.