Olympus beefs up with 'indestructible' TOUGH TG-810

Compact is world's first 100kg crushproof camera, Olympus claims

Olympus TOUGH TG 810

Olympus will release what it claims is the world's first 100kg crushproof camera in the TOUGH TG-810.

With a late March release date, the Olympus TOUGH TG-810 boasts in addition to its crushproof design, a lens and port technology that Olympus claims makes it waterproof to 10m, shockproof from a height of 2m and freezeproof to -10 C. It also has a three-sensor GPS & Electronic Compass a built-in manometer to make sure users don't dive too deep.

The 14-megapixel, 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent) TOUGH-TG-810 also features a 3D shooting mode and 720p HD movie capability, along with four underwater scene modes, Beauty Mode for hiding blemishes, in-camera Panorama mode, a range of Magic Filters for adding effects to movies and still images and Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology.

The TOUGH-TG-810, which boasts a 3in, 920,000-dot LCD and Dual Image Stabilisation, is available in black and silver and priced £269.99.

OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-810 Specs

Toughness
• Crushproof* up to the world-record weight of 100kg
• Waterproof* to 10m, shockproof* to 2m and freezeproof* to -10∞C for worry-free use anytime anywhere
• Metal lens barrier for extra-tough lens protection
• Sliding double lock mechanism for optimum protection of battery, card slots and ports
• Water-repellent and scratch-resistant double seal technology
• Built-in manometer for checking depth underwater
• GPS & Electronic Compass with unique three-sensor technology for orientation and key information at a glance
• Improved TAP Control Mode for controlling the camera by tapping or tilting the body, ideal when wearing gloves

Image Quality
• Four underwater scene modes, including i-Underwater Snapshot (with the camera set to i-Auto) for worry-free underwater shooting
• 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm**) for shooting flexibility
• 3D photo shooting mode for striking stills
• Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots
• TruePic III+ processor for ideal colour reproduction and low noise
• 720p HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in excellent quality
• 14 Megapixels for high-quality full-size movies, stills and prints
• ISO 80 to 1600
• Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills:
Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Soft Focus, Fish Eye (photos only), plus new Sparkle (photos only) and Watercolour
• Beauty Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes
• Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking for easy setting and focussing
• Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology for capturing people's faces just as you want them
• Pet Detection Mode for automatically capturing dog's or cat's faces when they look at the camera
• Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions 
(e.g., Landscape, Night)
• In-Camera Panorama for quick and easy panorama shots
• Built-in flash

Storage & Sharing
• 3.0î 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD for TOUGH, generating clearer images and reducing reflection even in direct sunlight
• SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible***
• Photo Surfing and [ib] software for browsing, organising and viewing images by person, place, location or event

Connectivity
• Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC
• HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when it's connected to HD equipment

Other
• USB charging