Olympus Tough 6000 Review



  • 10-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints
  • Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shakeproof
  • 3.6x wide-angle optical dual image stabilized zoom
  • 2.7-inch Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen
  • Compatible with xD Picture Cards and microSD memory cards (not included)
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  • Final Grade: 85 4.25 Star Rating: Recommended


Olympus Tough 6000
Olympus Tough 6000
By , Last updated on: 3/22/2017

This has been replaced by the TOUGH 6020. Here's what we had to say about the 6000 when it was released in January 2009:

Perhaps one of the toughest portable digital cameras on the market, the Tough 6000 is Olympus quality in a rugged design. The camera is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, shakeproof, and crushproof, so it can definitely take anything you can throw at it. A 10-megapixel resolution and a 3.6x wide-angle lens allow you to get up close to the action without losing picture quality. Meanwhile, a 2.7-inch Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen makes taking and reviewing your photos easier than ever. A perfect camera that's ready for all of life's surprises.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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