Stylus Tough 6020

Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Review

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Review posted 09/16/2010

Quick Take
Pros
  • Great iAuto mode; produced best results during our tests
  • Pleasing overall image quality
  • Dedicated video capture button
  • Versatile 5x optical zoom lens
  • "Tough" construction
  • Bright 2.7-inch HyperCrystal III LCD with anti-glare coating
  • Large internal memory
  • Loaded with useful exposure modes; like Magic Filters
Cons
  • Camera always defaults to Program mode when powered on
  • Disappointing shooting performance
  • AE system had some problems outdoors
  • HD video quality is only average
  • Microphone pics up all kinds of unwanted noise
  • Weak Built-In flash
  • Very slow navigation through the user interface
  • Poor battery life
  • A bit overpriced
Bottom Line
The Stylus Tough 6020 offers some great features for those looking for a "lifeproof" digicams as well as captures very nice 14-megapixel photos. However, its short comings (e.g. very slow performance) make it difficult for use to recommend this one. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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The little brother to the Stylus Tough 8010 we reviewed earlier this summer (2010), the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 is a "toned-down" version of its big brother.  While still offering 14-megapixels, a 5x internal optical zoom lens, 720p HD video, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen, Olympus has made the 6020 a bit more affordable by decreasing some of the "Tough" specs. The 6020 is Waterproof in depths of up to 16ft., Freezeproof down to 14°F, Shockproof from drops of up to 5ft, and has only 1GB of internal memory compared to the 8010's 2GB. The 6020 still retains Olympus' Tap control technology, allowing for easy camera control when pressing the small buttons is not convenient (e.g. when wearing winter gloves, etc.).

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Features:
  • 14-Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • TruePic III image processor
  • 5x wide optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 28-140mm
  • f3.5(W)-f5.1(T)
  • Waterproof - 16ft.
  • Freezeproof - 14°F
  • Shockproof - 5ft.
  • Records 720p HD (1280x720) , VGA (640x480) or QVGA (320x240) video at 30fps with sound
  • One-Touch video recording
  • Dual image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot HyperCrystal III LCD
  • Automatic Noise Reduction after 1/2 second shutter 
  • Tap Control
  • AF Tracking
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Creative Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing
  • Beauty Mode
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Shadow Adjustment
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000-1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene Mode)
  • ISO 64-1600
  • 1GB internal memory
  • SD/SDHC card slot
  • Li-Ion rechargeable battery

The Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 is available now with a MSRP of US $299.99.


What's In the Box?:
  • STYLUS TOUGH-6020 Camera
  • USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC), Audio/Video Cable
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-50B)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual and ib Software on Internal Memory
  • Warranty Card
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