Olympus has announced the new Olympus Tough TG-610 – apart from being waterproof (5m), dustproof, freezeproof, and shockproof, it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 3″ screen with 920k pixels, 720p HD Video, HDMI out, 3D photo shooting, ISO80 to 1600, Panoramic shot, SDHC / SDXC support, anti-shake sensor, and USB Charging. The OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-610 is available silver, black, blue and red for €249 from February.
“You don’t have to take an OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-610 outside to appreciate it’s outstanding build and image quality – but it’s outside that the technology really comes into its own. Whether it’s the local pool or a tropical reef, the Automatic Underwater White Balance feature optimises settings like white balance to deliver Cousteau-like shots of life beneath the waves. It’s also outside that the three inch, 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD for TOUGH comes into play. This high-resolution, ultra scratch-resistant display delivers beautifully bright and clear images that are a joy to share – even in direct sunlight. A special layer in the LCD cuts down reflection for better visibility, so it’s easier to frame, review and share movies and stills. An impressive optical zoom is another bonus in the open air. For those close-ups that make action shots special, the TG-610 comes with a 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm). Of course, both models are packed with the features that make every Olympus camera easier than ever to use, from Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur to Face Detection, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking. “