Olympus is walking on thin ice as of recent. And we’re not talking about the company’s balance sheet. They’re now issuing new product announcements that are in fact an iteration of a previous product with a minor update.
Case in point is the TG-810. It’s effectively the same tough camera as the TG-610 – both boasts a 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD and 14 megapixel sensor – but can be submerged to a greater depth of 30 foot and dropped from a height of 6.6 feet. The TG-610 claims a spec of 16 feet in water and the ability to withstand a 5 foot drop. However, the TG-810 does include a GPS chip for geo tagging photos as well as a compass.
And for that you’ll pay $399.99, a $100 premium over the TG-610.