Olympus TG-810 14.0 Megapixel Waterproof Reviews Roundup

On March 2 2011, Olympus announced the Tough TG-810, the world's first 100kg crushproof camera. The TG-810 is shockproof and can withstand a 6.6-foot drop. It can also crushproof and can resist up to 220-pounds of crushing pressure. It is Freezeproof below freezing temperature (14 degrees Fahrenheit; -10 degrees Celsius) and dustproof. The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 features Dual Image Stabilization to cut the blur out of your photography, Wi-Fi compatibility for instant image sharing via an optional Eye-Fi Card, 3D still image capture in and out of the water.

The TG-810 comes with GPS and an Electronic Compass. The GPS on the camera automatically records your location while you're shooting so it remembers where you took a favorite photo. The Electronic Compass allows you to check your shooting direction in the field. The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 also offers a Manometer, which measures water and air pressure, enabling you to accurately monitor the depth or altitude of your images. The location, direction, depth and altitude are recorded when each image is taken, and the information is stored within each picture's digital file.

The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 comes in black and silver and it includes a Wrist Strap, WIN/Mac USB cable, Audio/Video Cable, Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery, Quick Start Guide, Instruction Manual, software CD-ROM and Warranty Card. The estimated street price is $399.99.

Olympus TG-810 Sample Photos on Flickr



Olympus TG-810 Camera Reviews Roundup


Steve's Digicam - Feb 24 2012
"With 14-megapixels at its disposal, it is almost a foregone conclusion that this camera can capture high-quality images. And, in easy shooting conditions such as ample sunlight outdoors, this is certainly the case. However, indoor shots can be a mixed bag. For example, when taking pictures in a cafe in the late afternoon light, I found that photos taken wit..." More »
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User Review of the camera - Olympus TG-810

  • 2014-07-11 07:00
    Had 2 of these, both broken within a year., Kevin Wilkinson
    Verified Purchase(
    We have had an awful experience with this camera. It worked well for the first few months but the image quality was not as good and crisp as we had hoped. We purchased this mainly for the "Tough" feature and the water resistant qualities. After about 9 months it became totally non-functional, would not turn on. I contacted Olympus and returned it under warranty. The could not fix our red camera so they sent me a refurbsihed one. Now, another nine months later and this replacement version got water in the back screen area and also stopped working. I contacted Olympus again and they advised me that this camera only had a six month warranty on it and it would be over $100 to repair it. No thanks.
    I have now had two of these cameras, each of which lasted less than a year. And we are not that rough on them. We had them in the pool a few times, which is supposed to be where the "tough" part comes in. I'm done with this camera and the Olumpus brand. If you search online you'll find lots of other people that have issues with this Tough series. Do yourself a favor and try something else.
  • 2014-06-27 07:00
    Great Adventuring Camera, Brittany Atkinson
    I've had my Olympus TG-610 since it first came out in 2011, and it's still working just as well as the day I got it. I'm just an amateur photographer (mostly family/friend outings, and going on some pretty off-road adventures with my boyfriend), and would recommend this in a heartbeat to anyone out there who can relate. This is definitely a great family camera. This is a pretty cheap camera with a lot to offer, so don't expect to go skydiving or great barrier reef scuba diving and use this to get amazing pictures. Don't get me wrong, the pictures are crisp and beautiful, but I feel people are wanting more for less.
    PROS:
    -Durable (has been dropped, dunked, left out, and thrown in horrible situations that typical cameras would not stand)
    -Waterproof (I have used it while sledding, in the pool, at the beach, and just plain hiking in the rain with no problems)
    -Options (Has tons of options for shutter speed, and enhancing colors, which for a amateur shutterbug like me, is beautiful)
    -Big Viewing Screen (Its bright, and very big which is awesome)
    -Size (Its slim enough to fit in your pocket, but has a huge viewing screen still, which is A++ for a girl on the go like me)
    -Battery Life (I charge mine right after I finish using it, instead of charging it constantly, so my battery has held up perfectly)
    -Battery Door (The extra locking click for the TG-610 lets you feel secure that it's actually closed)
    CONS:
    -Metal (Because it's metal, it gets very super hot if left in a summer situation, and very ice cold to the touch in winter)
    -Zoom/Focus (This is not a professional camera, so these things are very iffy, but I never use it)
    -Video (It's a bit grainy, especially if whatever it is you are filming is moving)
    -Toggle (Sometimes the toggle button is a little too sensitive, but you just learn to be gentle)
    -Loading (Its the kind of camera that says "shut it off and back on for longer battery" but the time it takes to turn it on sometimes means losing that moment you wanted to capture. It's happened to me more times then I care to admit, to me this is really the only flaw I wish I could change)
  • 2014-06-24 07:00
    good choice, Lights Guy
    Verified Purchase(
    I found my first one in 40ft of water and it still worked. Bought this for a friend as he liked mine so much after comparing it to the one he owned.
  • 2014-05-29 07:00
    Worked great, Noah Sutton
    Verified Purchase(
    We took to Mexican Riviera Maya and used in the pool and snorkeling as well as in the rain. No problems with it. It is heavy, slow reaction, and goes through batteries quickly, but is a great waterproof/impact-resistant camera. We also let our 5 year old use it at the zoo.
  • 2014-02-06 08:00
    Don't waste your money, Diane Elliott
    I rarely bother to write reviews. However, I am so disappointed with my Olympus TG-810 that I am writing this one to hopefully save someone else the trouble. After 24 months and about 5 uses, I went to charge my camera prior to leaving for vacation. The camera wouldn't charge and the screen kept flicking on and off. I googled the issue and many other people had the same problem. I called the company and explained that my camera is barely used. They told me too bad, it's out of warranty. And for 1/2 the original price of the camera, I could send it in and they could "try" to repair it. Customer service is terrible and the product isn't worth it.
  • 2014-01-24 08:00
    I absolutely love this camera, Rebecca J. Santucci
    Verified Purchase(
    It takes great pictures and easy to use. I have now taken it to Maui 4 times and have gone snorkeling with it multiple times on each trip. I have never had any issues with it. I do make sure to clean it when I get back home with fresh water. The pictures taken underwater are really good is the sun is out. If there is a cloudy sky then the pictures are not as clear. I would purchase this camera again.
  • 2014-01-24 08:00
    I absolutely love this camera, Rebecca J. Santucci
    It takes great pictures and easy to use. I have now taken it to Maui 4 times and have gone snorkeling with it multiple times on each trip. I have never had any issues with it. I do make sure to clean it when I get back home with fresh water. The pictures taken underwater are really good is the sun is out. If there is a cloudy sky then the pictures are not as clear. I would purchase this camera again.
  • 2014-01-16 08:00
    tough but slow, Edward Boriso
    Verified Purchase(
    Yes the camera is tough. But the trade off is slow shutter speed. I knew this when it was bought but it seemed slower than I would expect. In the end we bought a cheaper and faster Canon at Target with an extended warranty. That ended up having a lens failure and Canon fully replaced it.
  • 2014-01-16 08:00
    tough but slow, Edward Boriso
    Yes the camera is tough. But the trade off is slow shutter speed. I knew this when it was bought but it seemed slower than I would expect. In the end we bought a cheaper and faster Canon at Target with an extended warranty. That ended up having a lens failure and Canon fully replaced it.
  • 2013-12-01 08:00
    Satisified, Momof2inFL
    Verified Purchase(
    PROS: quick to snap pics, has great lighting, hasn't broken with the many drops I have accidentally made with it, good under water at the water parks, and ocean.
    CONS: When zoomed in, it gets very blurry, and never focuses in.
  • 2013-12-01 08:00
    Satisified, Momof2inFL
    PROS: quick to snap pics, has great lighting, hasn't broken with the many drops I have accidentally made with it, good under water at the water parks, and ocean.
    CONS: When zoomed in, it gets very blurry, and never focuses in.
  • 2013-11-25 08:00
    Very good camera, Amazon Customer
    Verified Purchase(
    Have had this camera for a couple years now - it's durable (can't begin to tell you how many times I've dropped it) and takes great day time pictures. It's very cool to be able to take pictures underwater in a pool or at the beach. The quality of the pictures greatly decreases in low light, but honestly, it's not meant for that purpose. Get a different camera for that.
  • 2013-11-25 08:00
    Very good camera, Amazon Customer
    Have had this camera for a couple years now - it's durable (can't begin to tell you how many times I've dropped it) and takes great day time pictures. It's very cool to be able to take pictures underwater in a pool or at the beach. The quality of the pictures greatly decreases in low light, but honestly, it's not meant for that purpose. Get a different camera for that.
  • 2013-11-25 08:00
    Very good camera, TripleB
    Have had this camera for a couple years now - it's durable (can't begin to tell you how many times I've dropped it) and takes great day time pictures. It's very cool to be able to take pictures underwater in a pool or at the beach. The quality of the pictures greatly decreases in low light, but honestly, it's not meant for that purpose. Get a different camera for that.
  • 2013-11-13 08:00
    I would highly recommend this camera as an addition to any traveler’s arsenal., M909
    Verified Purchase(
    I purchased this product in preparation for my honeymoon to Jamaica where we knew we would be spending a lot of time by the sand and water.
    Features - The camera has a lot of similar features you would find on any basic Point and Shoots but the waterproof and shock proof are what stand out. I tested it several times in normal conditions before we left and the picture quality was equal to other non-water proof cameras. We enjoyed using it in places that we would never use a real camera in fear of destroying the camera. I dropped it several times walking up a river falls, submerged it for long periods of time while snorkeling, and dove it down to near it's limits. The pictures turned out great both in and out of water. It was really a great asset to have on a trip where you spend most your time in the water or on the sand. We had no fears that the camera couldn’t handle what we gave it.
    I would highly recommend this camera as an addition to any traveler’s arsenal. We own several nice cameras but having this for your adventure and play time is well worth the price.
  • 2013-11-13 08:00
    I would highly recommend this camera as an addition to any traveler’s arsenal., M909
    I purchased this product in preparation for my honeymoon to Jamaica where we knew we would be spending a lot of time by the sand and water.
    Features - The camera has a lot of similar features you would find on any basic Point and Shoots but the waterproof and shock proof are what stand out. I tested it several times in normal conditions before we left and the picture quality was equal to other non-water proof cameras. We enjoyed using it in places that we would never use a real camera in fear of destroying the camera. I dropped it several times walking up a river falls, submerged it for long periods of time while snorkeling, and dove it down to near it's limits. The pictures turned out great both in and out of water. It was really a great asset to have on a trip where you spend most your time in the water or on the sand. We had no fears that the camera couldn’t handle what we gave it.
    I would highly recommend this camera as an addition to any traveler’s arsenal. We own several nice cameras but having this for your adventure and play time is well worth the price.
  • 2013-11-12 08:00
    Okay if you're looking for rugged, waterproof, Fab44
    Verified Purchase(
    I like it for the water and beach and ruggedness but am not too impressed with the pictures. Maybe I just haven't learned how to adjust it yet?
  • 2013-11-12 08:00
    Okay if you're looking for rugged, waterproof, Mary Bogaudo
    Verified Purchase(
    I like it for the water and beach and ruggedness but am not too impressed with the pictures. Maybe I just haven't learned how to adjust it yet?
  • 2013-11-12 08:00
    Okay if you're looking for rugged, waterproof, Mary Bogaudo
    I like it for the water and beach and ruggedness but am not too impressed with the pictures. Maybe I just haven't learned how to adjust it yet?
  • 2013-11-08 08:00
    Good Camera!, Patrick West
    Verified Purchase(
    It has worked out well for my purposes. It takes a good picture of dark places and makes them very clear.