Olympus launches TG-620 & TG-820, even more TOUGH cameras


Following on from the launch of its new and improved TG-320 TOUGH camera last week, Olympus has unveiled two more rugged, durable and recently re-styled devices that have more of a high-end price tag, the TG-620 and the TG-820.

The Olympus TG-620 is one tough cookie, it’s waterproof to a depth of 5m, shockproof to a height of 1.5m, and freezeproof to a temperature of -10°c, so like its little brother the TG-320 it’s ideal for holidays, extreme sports and those who are prone to clumsiness. It’s got a sliding double lock mechanism to keep your battery, card slot and ports safe, as well as a lens barrier too for added protection. It’s packing a 5x wide optical zoom, autofocus and 12-MP backlit CMOS Sensor too.


The Olympus TG-820 goes one step further than the TG-620, as it’s waterproof to a depth of 10m, shockproof to a height of 2m and it’s also crushproof too. We’re not sure why it’d need to be crushproof unless you’re some kind of spy, but we suppose it’s always nice to know your gadgets are unbreakable.

Both the TG-620 and TG-820 aren’t just tough, they deliver SLR quality images with the help of IHS technology and their HDR Backlight Adjustment lets you take the perfect shot.

They have a range of cool extra features too, like magic filters, image stabilisation, beauty make-up mode, face detection and panorama mode.

We’re not convinced the added specs of the TG-820 would justify the extra pennies unless you plan on hurling yourself off cliffs for a week, but wow does it look good…

The Olympus TG-620 will be available mid-February for £229.99 and comes in pink, blue, green, black and white.

The Olympus TG-820 will be a little bit pricier at £269.99 and comes in blue, red, silver and black.

Becca Caddy