Olympus Tough Series Cameras {TG-610}

Olympus review giveaway holiday gift guideSince participating in the PENReady Project with Olympus, I still reach for my PEN E-PM1™ DSLR on a daily basis. These days I use it a ton indoors, due to the cold weather. My newest discovery with the PEN E-PM1 is how great it is to use indoors, without flash. Even my high-end uber expensive DSLR cannot grab available natural light like the my Olympus can! So you call call me impressed since I thought it would never be top choice in my DSPR collection.

I have to give kudos to Olympus for putting this camera in my hands. It was my first introduction to any of their products, and testing this one has made me a definite fan, now setting my eyes on the E-5. Hi my name is Tammi and I am a camera junkie. #ISaidIt

For my 2011 Holiday Gift Guide I want to highlight the Olympus Tough Series cameras {with video}. Tough is right when it boasts features that make it shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof. Sounds like this baby can hold its own when up against a family of chaos, yet still be compact to grab on the go. It’s important to choose a camera that fits into your lifestyle, read below because I don’t think there’s a feature thats missed in this model…

Key Features of the Tough TG-610

    • Waterproof to 5m
    • Shockproof to 1.5m
    • Freezeproof to -10°C
    • 5x wide optical zoom
    • Dual Image Stabilisation
    • Eye-Fi Card compatibility
    • 3D photo shooting mode {even underwater}
    • 14 megapixel sensor
    • 720p HD movies and remote operation
    • 3.0 inch 920,000 dot HyperCrystal III LCD screen
    • In-camera panorama function
    • Intelligent Auto Mode, with face detection
    • Magic Filters for images and HD movies
    • LED illuminator to lighten up underwater or macro sceneries
    • Beauty Mode
    • Battery charging via USB-cable
    • In-camera manual
    • TruePic III+ image processor

Olympus offers a complete line of cameras and videocameras, from the tiny to the grand-daddy {ahem, the E-5, *swoon*}. For being able to take it out of the box and shoot, no hassle and no fuss – Olympus deserves great consideration when looking for a new camera. And, does gear like this make great gift at Christmas? YES! Everyone needs a solid camera. Speaking from recipient experience too, there’s always a plethora of excitement when a pretty box is unwrapped and theres a camera inside. #justsayin


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. I’d love to get the Underwater Housing for the PEN camera as well for myself. How cool is that??

  2. I would love their PEN system camera – brings the SLR and compact digital world together into one camera.

  3. I’d Love one of the Tough cameras like the TG-810 because it could handle our cold manitoban winters as well as the sand in the pits when we go quadding.

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  5. I think i would get myself a gift and would choose the Olympus EPM1 in Purple. Love the look of that camera in my favorite color. Great giveaway, thanks. 🙂

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  7. Oh I would love to have the new Olympus pen EP3 or the E-PM1. I love photography and these are smokin!!

  8. the path finder binoculars would be cool too for down by the river for bird watching
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  14. I would love to have the E-620, looks like a great starter SLR camera and I would keep it for myself..

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  16. I would love to have the 10×42 EXWP Binoculars for hubby.

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  17. The powerful Olympus PEN E-P3 is on my wishlist .. if it is really fast .. would love to heal my aching neck and forget the dslr at home 🙂

  18. I love the pics you’re posting with this camera! I would also like the Tough TG-310.

  19. I would like to have the Binoculars 10×42 EXWP I
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  21. I like the E-P3 Black with 17mm Black M. Zuiko Outfit and would give it as a gift to my husband.

  22. it’d be the TG-810. For all our outdoor activities it’d be awesome to have a camera that we don’t have to treat like crystal and can keep up…

  23. I like the Tracker Binoculars 10-30×25 Zoom PC I. These would be great to have around when we want to see something a long ways away! 🙂

  24. I would like the XZ-1 – I’m positive this is the camera my friend has- it takes AMAZING photos!

  25. I was just thinking what gift I could get for my DD and she is just crazy about snapping pictures and the thought just crossed my mind that I should get her a digital camera, I think the Tough TG-310 would be a great option for her 🙂

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  29. A camera is actually at the top of my list this year since mine bit the dust a few months ago. The Tough TG – 310 is what I’d like because it’s cute and it’s waterproof.