Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Summary
Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Assessment
The Olympus Tough 6000 the second toughest current digital camera, just being the more expensive Tough 8000. The Tough 6000 can be submerged underwater up to 3 meters for 2 hours and can be dropped from 1.5 meters onto concrete. This is a take-anywhere camera predisposed for outdoor adventure.
As a 0.9" thick ultra-compact, the Tough 6000 is pocket-friendly and turns in an average performance among this category. Image quality is good enough until ISO 200. Its white-balance and color accuracy is actually quite good, with bright print-ready exposure. Distortion and softness are also low for this kind of lens. Speed is on the slow side of average tough, so this one is not suitable for action photography - just an action photographer!
Regardless of the pros and cons, this camera brings a rare feature set among digital cameras at an affordable price. Without the tough waterproof side, an excellent ultra-compact such as the Fuji Finepix F100fd performs much better in nearly every respect. On the other hand, for an even tougher camera, the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is the toughest digital camera yet. That one can be submerged up to 10 meters and resists drops of up to 2 meters.
|Extremely durable and waterproof to 3m||Noisy at all ISO settings, moderate from ISO 400|
|Ultra-slim wide-angle||High image softness|
|Nicely saturated colors||Overly bright exposure|
|Good white-balance||Generally slow|
|Low distortion||Poor placement of lens|
|Excellent macro focus with led illumination||Display lag in continuous drive mode|
|Effective shadow-adjust mode, somewhat strong||Exposure compensation interface slow|
|Excellent LCD visibility||Difficult to hold securely|
|Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 - 12 Megapixels, Waterproof 10m, Shockproof 2m|
|Olympus Stylus 1030SW - ISO 80 Minimum, No stabilization, Waterproof 10m, Shockproof 2m, 15 FPS Movie mode|
|Olympus Stylus 850SW - 8 Megapixels, ISO 64 Minimum, 1/1000s Max Shutter, 2.5" LCD|
Olympus Tough-6000 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|10 Megapixels Ultra Compact||ISO 50-1600|
|3.6X Wide Optical Zoom||Shutter 1/2000-4s|
|Waterproof to 3m||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Weatherproof down to -10C||xD|
|640x480 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Internal Memory|
|2.7" LCD 230K Pixels|
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