Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Summary

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Waterproof - Submersible under water up to a certain depth.Waterproof - Submersible under water up to a certain depth.Accepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

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.

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PROS CONS
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
AverageAverage Average

Related Information

Sister Model
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 - 12 Megapixels, Waterproof 10m, Shockproof 2m
Older Model
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
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Olympus Stylus Tough-6000
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Olympus Tough-6000 Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 50-1600
3.6X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-4s
Built-in StabilizationSpot-Metering
Waterproof to 3mLithium-Ion Battery
Weatherproof down to -10CxD
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingInternal Memory
2.7" LCD 230K Pixels
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