LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-610 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-610 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus TG-610 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately TG-610 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus TG-610 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Olympus TG-610 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus TG-610, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
TG-610 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Olympus TG-610 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect TG-610 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus TG-610 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Olympus TG-610 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend TG-610 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus TG-610 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus TG-610 is $223.00