Olympus mju Tough-6020 & mju Tough-8010

February 2, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

Olympus have released two new rugged cameras, the Olympus mju Tough-6020 and the Olympus mju-Tough-8010. Waterproof down to a depth of 10m, shockproof up to 2m and freezeproof down to -10°C, the Olympus mju Tough-8010 features 2GB of built-in memory and a manometer. The Olympus mju Tough-8010 is shockproof to 1.5m, waterproof to 5m and also freezeproof to -10°C, but lacks a manometer and comes with 1GB of internal storage instead of 2GB. Apart from these differences the mju Tough.6020 and the mju Tough-8010 share a lot in common: both feature 14-megapixel sensors, 5x zoom lenses spanning a focal range of 28-140mm, mechanical image stabilisation, HD movie recording, Advanced Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Magic Filters, intelligent Auto mode and AF tracking. The Olympus mju Tough-8010 and mju Tough-6020 are available to buy from March 2010 for a retail price of £399.99 / $399.99 and £319.99 / $299.99 respectively.

Olympus Press Release

When the going gets tough, the TOUGHs get going

Olympus µ TOUGH-8010 and µ TOUGH-6020: extreme photography

Hamburg, 2 February 2010 – When the going gets tough, the tough get going, so the saying goes. And that’s certainly true of the Olympus µ TOUGH-8010 and µ TOUGH-6020. Whether you soak them, drop them, or freeze them, these 14 Megapixel action cameras just keep on performing, taking outstanding pictures and HD movies. Up to 5x wide zoom brings you right to where the action is, and the built-in Dual Image Stabilisation helps during fast-paced chaotic shoots. These tough cookies can store even more with up to 2GB internal memory, and you can intuitively surf through your albums using the new [ib] software. Essential companions on any adventure, the Olympus µ TOUGH-8010 and µ TOUGH-6020 are available to buy from March 2010 for a retail price of £399.99 and £319.99 respectively.

Waterproof up to 10m***, shockproof up to 2m** and freezeproof up to -10°C, the latest in the ultra durable series really are gluttons for punishment. µ TOUGH models are made to pass extreme survival tests. Just ask Lloyd Godson. Australia’s Geographic Adventurer of the year spent two weeks living in an underwater habitat. In spring 2010 he will be doing the same for the LEGOLAND in Günzburg, Southern Germany. His camera of choice for this new underwater exploit? A µ TOUGH of course!

With more grit than John Wayne and as reliable as time itself, these new rock-solid wonders will go anywhere you dare to, faithfully recording your life’s experiences in crisp photographic and HD movie glory. Available in a variety of colours, the Olympus µ TOUGH-8010 and µ TOUGH-6020 truly are hard nuts to crack.

The Olympus µ TOUGH-8010 and µ TOUGH-6020 – main features:
Shockproof to 2m**, waterproof to 10m***, crushproof to 100kg**** freezeproof to -10°C and scratchproof (µ TOUGH-6020: shockproof to 1.5m**, waterproof to 5m*** and freezeproof to -10°C)
5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm*)
Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical and digital image stabilisation)
HD movie recording and HDMI technology
14 Megapixels
2GB internal memory (µ TOUGH-6020: 1GB) and SD***** Card compatible
Photo Surfing and [ib] software
Improved TAP Control Menu
6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal III LCD (230,000 dots)
Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology
Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking
Magic Filters
Manometer (µ TOUGH-8010 only)
In-Camera Manual
USB charging
Available in Platinum Silver and Midnight Black (µ TOUGH-8010) or in Midnight Black, Candy Pink, Steel Blue, and Cosmic Green
(µ TOUGH-6020)

* Equivalent to a 35mm camera
** Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)
*** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
**** According to Olympus test conditions
***** SD is a trademark of SD Card Association

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