Olympus Mju Tough 6010 review

The latest ruggedised compact camera from Olympus

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  • Stupendous build quality
  • Beautiful images
  • Waterproof
  • Foolproof


  • Expensive
  • Slow continuous mode
  • No manual control

The Olympus Mju Tough 6010 is the latest camera to enter Olympus' range of ruggedised compact cameras.

Anyone who's been to a music festival will know the apprehension that accompanies taking a decent digital camera.

Weighing the benefits of getting a few decent snaps against the possibility of dropping hundred of pounds' worth of hardware into ten inches of mud (at best) is tricky.

So a camera like the Olympus Tough 6010 is a soothing proposition. Not only does Olympus claim that it's shockproof up to 1.5m (10 feet), but it's also waterproof and will survive freezing temperatures.

Olympus mju tough 6010

It's not just bluster either: the 6010 is tested against IEC standard 529 IPX8 for waterproofing, and MIL-STD-810F for shock testing. It means business

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
Product Familyµ Tough
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card, xD-Picture Card
Image StabilizationDigital, Optical
Optical Zoom3.6x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameOlympus
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)149 g
Maximum Image Resolution3968 x 2976
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height63.4 mm
Width95.3 mm
Depth22.4 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 18.20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerOlympus Corporation
Product ModelN3594592
Product Nameµ Tough 6010 Compact Camera
Product Lineµ Tough
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberN3594592
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.olympus.co.uk
Marketing Information

From adrenaline packed days to activities with the family, the Olympus µ Tough 6010 is ready for action. Whether enjoying a day at the beach or out carving on the slopes, this 12 Megapixel powerhouse is the ultimate companion. Shockproof, waterproof, and freeze proof, it ensures extreme fun.

Package Contents
  • µ Tough 6010 Compact Camera
  • LI-50B (Lithium-Ion Battery)
  • F-1AC Adapter
  • CB-USB6 (USB Cable)
  • CB-AVC3 (Audio/Video Cable)
  • MASD-1 (microSD attachment)
  • Instruction Manual
  • World Wide Warranty Card
  • Hand Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Limited Warranty2 Year