As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Olympus mju Tough 6010 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Olympus mju Tough 6010's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D60 and the Coolpix S33) and Olympus (such as the TG-610 and the mju Tough 6000)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough 6010 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 610k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (july 2009 vs april 2012) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610
1 year newer
$444

Significant advantages of the TG-610 (vs the Tough 6010)

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Significant disadvantages of the TG-610 (vs the Tough 6010)

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common strengths of the TG-610 and Tough 6010

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Olympus mju Tough 6000

Olympus mju Tough 6000
6 months older

Significant advantages of the Tough 6000 (vs the Tough 6010)

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Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6000 (vs the Tough 6010)

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common strengths of the Tough 6000 and Tough 6010

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Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
5 years newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the Tough 6010)

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Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the Tough 6010)

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common strengths of the S33 and Tough 6010

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Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-1 iHS (vs the Tough 6010)

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Significant disadvantages of the TG-1 iHS (vs the Tough 6010)

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common strengths of the TG-1 iHS and Tough 6010

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Olympus mju Tough 8010

Olympus mju Tough 8010
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the Tough 6010)

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Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the Tough 6010)

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common strengths of the Tough 8010 and Tough 6010

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compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough 6010 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact (95×63×22 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (179 g vs 555 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
1 year older
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the Tough 6010)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the Tough 6010)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (126×94×64 mm) vs Compact (95×63×22 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the D60 and Tough 6010

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×94×64 mm) vs Compact (95×63×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 0.9"

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
5 years newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the Tough 6010)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the Tough 6010)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (95×63×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 750D and Tough 6010

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compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough 6010 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.6"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 72k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 4 MP).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak EasyShare Z700

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4 years older
$369

Significant advantages of the Z700 (vs the Tough 6010)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Z700 (vs the Tough 6010)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Z700 and Tough 6010

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