Summary: Didn't expect too much for a waterproof camera at this price. But the reaction is simply too slow. The camera doesn't really to show the preview of different AWB and settings like that when you need to change them. This simply makes it even slower.
Summary: I bought the camera thinking it would be great around my toddler as it was shockproof, waterproof, dustproof, etc. After using it in various settings, I found I was disappointed with some of its functionality. (1) Scene: It takes wonderful pictures outdoors in the sunshine. Indoor pictures don't come out as well - the colors seem off. (2) Speed: When you turn on the camera, there is a significant "boot up" time before you can take your first picture.
Summary: My previous olympus tough sank after a wave knocked it off my wrist. I researched the newest models and was looking forward to the TG-610 since I loved my older model. Although it is easy to use and quite fast to operate, many photos are out of focus and sub par quality for a 14 megapixel camera. It does take very good video, even under water.
Excerpt: This is a very rugged camera designed to survive the elements lethal to most other point-and-shoot's. As to the qualities related to its primary purpose, taking pictures and video clips, they are about average for this class of photo equipment. My major complaint is the much-advertised (and potentially very useful for the target customer base) GPS function, which adds extra $100 to the retail price (compared to the GPS-less TG-610) but almost never works.
Summary: This is the second Olympus 'tough' camera I have owned. This went the same way as the last in that at less than 6' of water is leaked and the camera has terminally ceased to function. Whilst the picture quality is superb and without doubt it is tough the battery life is very poor, it would run out in a day. The sealing method is flawed and does not do what it says on the tin. I will now be looking elsewhere .
Summary: This is my third Olympus weather proof camera, and it is my least favourite. My first was an early mju film camera which you could use in the rain, my previous camera was a mju 720 which worked perfectly for 5 years, and even serviced a soaking when it went into the water without having the doors properly close.
Summary: This is my fourth Olympus Tough camera i like these cameras which are tough, take good pictures and are easy to carry in a trouser pocket. i finally decided to have the latest version with the GPS function so that i would not have to indicate the location in my picture albums but i just can not wait for 5 minutes for the GPS to fix and take a picture so i will return the product to Olympus
Summary: I waited months for this to be released because I was very excited by the features list: -HD Video -Waterproof -Shockproof -Geo tagging First, the picture quality is mediocre at best. Significantly worse than my 7 year old Sony Cyber Shot which is less than half the resolution. The focusing is poor in particular. The geo tagging flat out does not work. It takes about 10+ minutes for the GPS to lock on, even in an open field with the receiver pointed up.
Summary: I already have a Sony DSC-TX5 but bought this as it is very rugged and tough for some snorkelling and some underwater action shots on holiday. I know the Sony is waterproof but only just. I have to say it is very disappointing in comparison. +ve points: Rugged build -ve points: Slow to start up, near impossible to clean lens or dry off water from lens as deeply recessed, poor 'auto' mode which thinks it is underwater up to an hour after coming onto dry land, truly awful...