March 30, 2013
We bought this camera on our spring vacation last year to replace our other Olympus Tough Series camera that broke. The old one had a good run of almost 3 years and took amazing pictures both above and below water. We bought the TG-610 because it was the only Olympus waterproof we could find anywhere near our destination. From the moment we got it we weren't happy with the pictures it took. In the last year we've barely gotten any pictures worth keeping, and underwater it all just looks cloudy. Above the water things look hazy and washed out. I have had Cannon, Nikon and Olympus point and shoot and this camera hands down does the worst job of all of them. Normally I'd try to sell my old camera on craigslist before buying a new one, but I can't even in good conscience sell this to someone. Very displeased Olympus.
January 28, 2013
We bought our first Tough camera for a holiday in Mexico, the second day of our trip, we were taking some pictures on the beach and ventured out into the (very calm) waves to take some more... once we were in the water, the camera shut off... not cool! After returning to the beach we realized that the screen had filled up with water. Guess who didn't get to take any pictures the rest of the vacation ?!? not impressed.
We were able to return the camera and it was covered under warranty after about a 3 month wait (they had to make sure that we weren't lying about how we used it).
The second camera - the exact same thing happened on our next vacation... it was fine until we tried to take our WATERPROOF camera into the shallow water.
This time they wouldn't replace it... as per the Future Shop Rep and customer service at Olympus.
I will never, ever purchase an Olympus camera again. Worst camera's ever. Save your money folks.
November 11, 2012
I have had this camera for over a year and I am in love with it! It takes AMAZING pictures for it's price! And it does everything it says it will! I have taken this camera swimming with me, left it in the snow over night (wops) dropped it a TON of times... and my little brother has thrown it across the room and it still works great! I'm very impressed with this camera!
July 21, 2012
I purchased this camera for my destination wedding and honeymoon. It took good pictures until it died on my honeymoon! I made sure the battery compartment was closed every time we brought it into water so it looks like this camera is not waterproof afterall. There was a little water in the battery compartment and now the camera is dead. No more pictures on my honeymoon... Thanks, Olympus. Never again will I buy anything from you and I will make sure everyone I know knows your cameras are of poor quality.
July 11, 2012
This is my second camera. Both died within months. I am careful with it and it both stopped working.
May 23, 2012
I really like that this camera is waterproof/freezeproof/crushproof, etc., what I don't like about it is the time it takes to "wake-up" from being on but the screen being black, the time it takes between taking pictures, the time it takes for the image stabilization to work to take a picture (sometimes I have to half click the button to take a picture a couple of times before it focuses in on what I want it to), the low light/night scene image quality is quite bad and the fact that its rugged yet not scratch proof. Overall it is still a very good camera, but I would like it to be better in these aspects. The new Tough 1 camera seems to address all of these issues except the scratch resistant one, I don't think that will ever be resolved though.
May 21, 2012
It take excellent macro images but mediocre landscapes. They need a more secure locking mechanism for the h2o proof door. I've "killed" several cameras in the desert canyons of Utah but this one has, thus far, outlived the others. Not recomended for quality photos but it will survive many trips.
May 08, 2012
I wanted the water proof design and find its pictures in the water to be excellent. My only gripe is the shorter than expected battery life and the charger must be plugged into the camera to recharge the battery. I prefer to remove the battery and charge it that way.
April 14, 2012
Purchased this camera for my childcare business and we are putting it to the test. We needed good quality and durable.
The first test was my family's cruise adventure and snorkling. What a great job this little camera did.
April 11, 2012
THIS IS THE BEST CAMERA I THE WHOLE WORLD BECAUSE YOU CAN TAKE PICTURE UNDERWATER.AND ITSSHOCKPROOF AND IS EASY TO USE KAYA I SUPER LOVE IT AND I WILL NOT CHANGE CAMERA ANYMORE IM ONLY ON OLYMPUS CAMERA TOUGH TG 610