After my wife mentioning that her Panasonic Lumix job had started to freeze up* whilst taking pictures at Auschwitz/Birkenau in the snow recently, I started to give some thought to ‘tough’ pocket cameras, and a quick perusal of airport duty-free shops at Vienna and Krakow revealed that ... Read review
Knockabout camera which can even be used underwater, well down to 16 feet anyway!
Battery life. Slightly soft results. Tendency to over-expose.
"...Vienna and Krakow revealed that Olympus were prominent in the game.
*The lens cover began to be less than eager to get out of the way, resulting in a few shots being partly obscured.
Being already a trifle ‘over-equipped’ in the camera department, I decided not to part with the cash for a new one. After all, without research it’s a very unsafe conclusion to assume that airport shops are cheaper any more and Amazon were knocking them out for £185. ..."
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Capture high-quality photos from the top of a wave to the top of the monkey bars with the TG-610. Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, this camera can take all of life's spills, thrills and chills. And with HD movie, Wi-Fi compatibility and 3D photos (even underwater), you'll capture all of life's big (and little) adventures from a whole new perspective.
JPEG 4288 x 3216 ¦ JPEG 4288 x 2416 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 1280 x 960 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480
Built-in lens shield, ED glass, aspherical lens
Macro Focus Range
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
28 - 140mm
8 groups / 11 elements
5 x zoom lens - 5 - 18.2 mm - f/3.9-5.9
Min Focus Distance
Self Timer Delay
Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, histogram display, cropping an image, in-camera panorama preview, resizing an image, saturation control, Scene Detection Technology, face retouch, Face Detection AF/AE, 720p HD movie recording, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), face detection, USB charging, built-in help guide, dual image stabilization, built-in LED illuminator, Shadow Adjustment Technology, tap control, 3D photo shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed
0.7 frames per second, 3.4 frames per second for 7 frames (3Mpix)
3" LCD display
Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software
System requirements for pc connection
USB port, DVD-ROM drive
Operating System Support
MS Windows XP, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows 2000 Professional, Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof
Power adapter, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable
Up to 5m
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Min Operating Temperature
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Image Recording Format
Digital Video Format
TTL contrast detection
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Digital camera - compact
N4298292, N4298192, N4298092, N4297992, 228075
Blue, Red, Black, Silver
Composite video/audio, HDMI
Optical Sensor Size
Effective Sensor Resolution
Optical Sensor Type
Effective Flash Range
0.2 m - 4.3 m, 0.2 m - 9.2 m
Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
1 x Hi-Speed USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x HDMI output