Olympus Stylus Tough-6000

Last update (30 January’10):
- Review & Sample Photos @ WDC

Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 is a 10 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 3.6x optical zoom (28-102mm in 35mm photography) with dual image stabilization, shockproof up to 5 feet, waterproof up to 10 feet underwater, freezeproof up to (14F/-10C), Tap Control, smile shot, and a 2.7″ (6.9cm) HyperCrystalTM III LCD with Backlight. The camera measures 3.8″W x 2.5″H x 0.88″D (95.3mm x 63.4mm x 22.4mm) and it weighs 5.3oz (149g) without batteries and media card.
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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Reviews

WDC reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“Overall the Olympus Mju Tough 6000 is a means to an end as a compact, as it’s unfair to judge it against those without the shock and water proofing. Instead the Olympus Mju Tough 6000 is decent for a shockproof model, especially at the price, but there are better at both taking images and being protective”
Rating: ★★★★☆

About.com reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“with the Stylus Tough 8000 dropping in price to around $300, its tough to recommend the Stylus Tough 6000 over the 8000. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

ImagingResource reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“We were pleasantly surprised to find that shots from the camera could make good-looking prints as large as 13 x 19 inches at its lowest ISO setting….the Olympus 8000 offers higher resolution, better shutter response and cycle time, and is even tougher and more waterproof than the Stylus Tough 6000; a better camera all around.”
Rating: N/A

DCR reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“At the end of the day, the Tough-6000 – which impressed us so much early on – left us feeling just a little disappointment after a month of testing. Maybe our expectations were too high. Regardless, it’s a stylish, impressively solid little camera that handles itself well in the great outdoors. “
Rating: N/A

NeoCamera reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“Given good image quality and decent noise up to ISO 200, the Tough 6000 is an outdoors-type digital camera which easily produces print-ready images with accurate color and white-balance. Performance is slow for action but unfortunately average among ultra-compact.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“If rugged is your thing, you don’t want to print your pictures too large and you can put up with some fiddly controls, this might just be the camera for you”
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“There’s not much that we don’t like about the Olympus Mju Tough 6000. In fact, we think it’s a lovely ruggedised camera that anyone with an adventurous bone in their body should put on their shopping list.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DPInterface reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“Camera performance was just average in all areas, except in terms of continuous shooting where things are very slow. Image quality was a mixed bag – the camera produces good image quality with low noise up till ISO 400 with two side issues. Anything above ISO 800 is unusable though.”
Rating: N/A

Cameras.uk reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“The Olympus MJU Tough 6000 does what it sets out to do. As well as being a robust digital camera it can take a good snapshot and you should have no problems finding your way around the camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET.uk reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“Why get an ordinary 10-megapixel compact when you can pay a little extra and get one that can survive almost anything you throw at it? Family users, extreme sports fans and adventurers everywhere should take note of the Olympus mju Tough-6000 — rugged cameras don’t have to look like armoured bricks.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 and writes;
“The Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 is great for the active or adventurous person as well as a great toy to keep around a pool. With the durability of the camera, there are no worries of children handling it. Performance and quality are ok, but the camera makes up for these with its unmatched versatility. “
Rating: N/A

User Opinions

Nice Waterproof Camera by Michigan | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I bought this camera specifically for our trip to the Galapagos Islands. We snorkeled every day for 10 days. The camera was under water for close to 10 hours total. Never a leak; never a problem! I now have some nice photos of sea turtles, sea lions, and numerous fish species.
The camera does have some limitations. After taking a flash photo it does take 5 or 6 seconds to be ready for the next. The controls are a little difficult to use underwater. The zoom is only 3.6X.
I am not a professional photographer, and the various reports on this camera state that the optics are NOT top notch. OK. But the image quality is fine for tourist photos.
Considering the other reviews that state that the camera leaks one might conclude that Olympus has some quality control issues. But my Olympus Tough has lived up to its name.”

Great Camera by David | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Great little camera. One of the specs Olympus does not advertise enough is that it supports many foreign languages in its user interface..”

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Samples

Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Samples

- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos @ WDC
- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos: 123 @ DCR
- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos @ DPInterface
- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams

Manual

Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 User Manual (PDF)

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– Download Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 User Manual (PDF – 13 MB)

Specs

Shockproof:
MIL-STD-810F Shock Equivalent (5ft/1.5m)

Waterproof:
Equivalent to IEC60529 IPX8/JISC0920 (10ft/3m)

Freezeproof:
MIL-STD-810F Low Temp Equivalent (-10oC/14oF)

Image Sensor:
10 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3″ CCD

Focal Length/Lens Configuration:
5.0 – 18.2mm (28 – 102mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
10 Lenses in 8 Groups, 2 Aspherical Lenses, 1 ED Lenses

Zoom:
3.6x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom

Aperture Range:
f3.5 (W) / f5.1 (T)

Display:
2.7″ (6.9cm) HyperCrystalTM III LCD with Backlight Boost, approx. 230,000 dots
5 Steps Brightness Adjustment

Focus System:
CCD Contrast Detection

Focus Range (from lens surface):
Normal mode: 19.7″ – infinity (0.5m – infinity)
Macro mode: Wide: 3.9″ – infinity (0.1m – infinity) Tele: 11.8″ – infinity (0.3m – infinity)

Super Macro mode:
.08″ – 19.7″ (2cm – 50cm)

Focus Mode:
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF

Shutter Speed:
1/2000 sec. –1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)

ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity):
Auto, High Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)

Exposure Metering:
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)

White Balance Control:
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)

Exposure Compensation:
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps

Image File Format:
Still Image: JPEG

Movie:
AVI Motion JPEG

Number of Recorded Pixels:
10MP (3648 x 2,736)
5MP (2,560 x 1,920)
3MP (2,048 x 1,536)
2MP (1,600 x 1,200)
1MP (1,280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)

Motion Blur Suppression:
Dual Image Stabilization

Shooting Modes:
25 Shooting Modes;
Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Beauty Mode, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. NIGHT SCENE, 4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 5. SPORT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SELF PORTRAIT, 9. SUNSET, 10. FIREWORKS, 11.CUISINE, 12. DOCUMENTS, 13. SMILE SHOT, 14. BEACH & SNOW, 15. SNOW, 16. PRE-CAPTURE MOVIE, 17. UNDERWATER SNAPSHOT, 18. UNDERWATER WIDE1, 19. UNDERWATER WIDE2, 20. UNDERWATER MACRO), Movie
Panorama In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software)

Shooting Assist Functions:
Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording

Movie Mode:
AVI Movie with Sound;
640×480 (30/15fps)
320×240 (30/15fps)

Image Processing:
TruePic™ III Image Processor

Noise Reduction:
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific
scene modes

Flash Modes:
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off

Dimension:
3.8″W x 2.5″H x 0.88″D (95.3mm x 63.4mm x 22.4mm)

Weight:
5.3oz (149g) without batteries and media card


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1 Comment »

Comment by erik klimisch
2009-08-18 21:03:24

Very disapointed. Bought from Costco for 1 week trip to Maui. worked fine first 3 days, pix were good, not great. Video is worthless. Camera started to freeze on (couldn’t turn off). Had to take out battery to fix. Then it started to get water leak errors. Camera is suppose to be waterproof to 10 feet. I never dove, just surface snorkeling. It now does not turn on. Should be called Stylus “piece of crap” instead of “tough.”

 

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