Olympus obviously feels that some people who buy its cameras are not very careful with them and so they have unveiled the world’s first crushproof camera – the Tough TG-810.
Able to withstand 100kg of weight, the Tough TG-810 is the successor to the less rugged sounding mju-Tough 6020 which we saw last year. As well as being able to withstand the weight of an elephant calf, the Tough TG-810 is waterproof up to a depth of 10m, can handle a drop from a height of 2m and is also freezeproof – for all those trips to the Arctic circle. To augment its sturdy credentials, the Tough TG-810 has a metal lens barrier, sliding double lock mechanism, has water-repellent and scratch-resistant double seal technology and a built-in manometer for checking how far underwater you are.
The Tough TG-810 has a 14 megapixel sensor, 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm), 720p HD video mode, TruePic III+ processor, ISO range of 80 to 1600 and a host of different shooting modes from Beauty to Pet Detection Mode. It has a 3in Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD display, which claims to generate clearer images and reduces reflection even in direct sunlight. Storage is by way of an SD card slot, which supports both SDHC and SDXC. It also has HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when it’s connected to HD equipment. Eye-Fi Card compatibility allows for wireless uploading o images to your PC.
The Tough TG-810 goes on sale here at the end of March with a price tag of £269.99 and will be available in black and silver.