New waterproof camera from Olympus

In these days Olympus announced the new waterproof digital camera – Olympus Tough TG-810. The compact digital camera is waterproof up to 10 m (33 ft.),  dust-proof, freeze-proof and shock-proof. It comes with some new and very cool features like build-in GPS, electronic compass and manometer for calculation air or water pressure at the time of capturing the subject. It also records movies in 720p HD resolution, so it is really an “swiss knife” for your summer vacations – wherever you go! The camera will be on stock at the end of April 2011, for approximate price of $400.

Specifications of the camera

This waterproof digital camera captures in 14 MP resolution. The lens has 5x optical zoom, equivalent 28 – 140 mm on fullframe format. The maximum aperture of the lens is f/3.9-5.9 which is not the best in this price range, but still good enough for darker scenes at wide angle. The lens is build of 11 lenses in 8 groups, from which 4 of them are aspherical to controll the spherical aberration and two special ED lenses to control the chromatic aberration.
The LCD uses HyperCrystal technology which ensures very vivid picture that can easily be seen on the direct sun. LCD monitor is 3″ (7.3 cm) large with an average resolution of 920,000 dots.
Impressive is a data that there is 21 available capturing modes (underwater included)! ISO setting can be set to AUTO or manually from 80 up to 1600.

The camera has everything nicely packed up in a rough body so there is no doubt it will soon be very popular as it comes to the market. You can find the press release and the detailed description on the official Olympus page.

olympus tough 810

Nevertheless, we have already reviewed in-depth one of the others Olympus waterproof cameras. The review of Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 can be found here.

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