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3.0 out of 5 stars Olympus has to do its homework, July 31, 2011
This review is from: Olympus TG-810 Tough 14 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Electronics)
This is a very rugged camera designed to survive the elements lethal to most other point-and-shoot's. As to the qualities related to its primary purpose, taking pictures and video clips, they are about average for this class of photo equipment.
My major complaint is the much-advertised (and potentially very useful for the target customer base) GPS function, which adds extra $100 to the retail price (compared to the GPS-less TG-610) but almost never works. It takes the built-in GPS up to 20 minutes to get a position fix even under most favorable conditions where my wrist watch with a built-in GPS would do it almost instantly. Under less favorable conditions (around tall buildings or under tree cover), the camera GPS gets totally lost. Also, when the GPS function is enabled, expect a fully charged battery to be completely depleted in less than a day in the field.
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Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 15, 2011 9:32:50 PM PST
S. K. Sor says:
Thanks, you made my decision to NOT buy this camera. GPS and battery life are important to me as I'm an extreme sport guy.

SK

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 11:21:31 AM PDT
R. Jung says:
I think Dmitrii you posted the review for the wrong model here. Your comment is for the TG-620 but this was posted under the TG-610.
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