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Mar 2, 2011

Olympus’ TOUGH TG-810 Camera Feels the Brute Force of 100kg Blows

Could you withstand a force of 100kg? Olympus is claiming its TOUGH TG-810 camera can. Naturally, I'd like to see video evidence of that (wouldn't we all?), but all we have for now is Olympus' word. What we can probably take them on is the three-sensor GPS, electronic compass and inbuilt manometer (ladies, that's not what you think it is—it's actually a pressure-measuring tool).

In regards to optics, the camera has a 14MP sensor, with a 5x wide zoom on the lens. ISO rangeis 80 - 1600, and it can record video at 720p. Further pushing the envelope on its "all adventurer" schtick, it also has four underwater scene modes. "Capturing escapee genitals from bathing suits" probably isn't one of them.

You'll be able to pick it up sometime this month for €299 in Europe, or $400 in the US.

36 comments:

Dudemeister said...

So a fat man could keep it in his back pocket and it wouldn't break if he sat down. Awesome.

baxxman said...

I know a guy, he is really clumsy. Will send him that!
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Jesse Brooks said...

Sounds like a nifty little camera.

infoit said...

nice cam

724427 said...

Nice camera, looks kind of bulky though.

Patwa said...

arr nice cam ^^

lefthandedstraw said...

reminds me of the panasonic tough book.

Reilly said...

I prefer a Single Reflex Camera. And who needs 14mp? You only use it when you need posters. It's a good camera but i prefer a more professional look. Good for consumers but utterly ridicule for a photographer/journalist.

guoyixia said...

I'm gonna need something more portable than this :\

Drackar said...

I like the idea of something like this for what it's used for...rugged use in bad conditions. The idea of a camera that you can drop, get wet, sit on, and it will still function is a very good one...as long as the pictures are good.

Tarah said...

I wish I could afford a new camera!

Engelhart said...

It'd probably be great for divers with all that underwater stuff, and the 100kb pressure resistivity probably refers to that.

Chris said...

After water got into my previous camera, I am now looking for a waterproof camera

KillerKun said...

Finally I can use a digital camera to fix the broken leg of my fridge

Zakk said...

love it.

Patti D. said...

that camera looks super ugly!

Glovey said...

Nice camera! I like how everything is becoming more digital :D

C.M. said...

Man that camera looks like it can take a beating!

Hooligan said...

that's one badass camera

Metamorphiction said...

As you said, video proof is now required.

Devon Davidson said...

Maybe you should create a donate button that people can contribute to so you can purchase one and test out that claim for us. :P

Matthijsb said...

I've got a different cam, samsung, very good one

Suciô Sanchez said...

I need a cheap waterproof digital camera for a project this summer. Any suggestions?

S.S. said...

That camera seems like shit :\

Bargain Hunter said...

Wow that is hectic!

theoneblogger said...

looks pretty sick

SpooN said...

MEEE WANT

Jason said...

very nice looking point and shoot

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Diorf said...

Would be great to have a camera able to stand up to some abuse.

Jorje said...

i think a friend of mine wants to buy one of these.

Grey said...

nice camera! How does it compare to a DSLR?

Bunny Muffins said...

That thing seriously looks like a monster...wow.

ilulz said...

I might buy one, but not this one, maybe a canon

Grey said...

How does this one compare to the Sony powershot?