We took a trip down to SEA LIFE Brighton (AKA the oldest operating aquarium in the world) for the launch of the new flagship member of the Tough family; the TG-6.

Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features 5,500 mesmerising creatures including inquisitive rays and intelligent octopus.

A combination of press, Olympus staff, and members of the SEA LIFE trust made up the lucky attendees who were given exclusive reign of the aquarium, along with a loan of a Tough TG-6 to get hands-on with.

The new TG-6 features not only Olympus’ acclaimed toughened performance, field sensor system and the ability to capture the smallest details and brightest colours with impressive quality, but further improvements and new features: Highlights include new underwater modes, more versatile macro photo options as well as a better monitor with improved resolution.

The challenging light conditions and fast-moving subjects were no trouble for the TG-6, which excelled both in and out of the water.

The interactive rockpool provided the perfect opportunity to put the TG-6 through it’s paces, with colourful sea anemones and starfish as our subjects.


This is where the TG-6’s microscope mode really came in handy, allowing us to get right up close while staying in focus.

With the Olympus Imaging Experts never too far away, we were perfectly placed to really get to know the new TG-6 and it’s features, as well as ask any technical questions about the Tough range.

Having the entire aquarium to ourselves was a real treat and meant that we could get a lot closer to the inhabitants, as well as spend time properly exploring the menus and features of the new camera.

Thanks go to all the staff at SEA LIFE Brighton for their hospitality, and the all-important drinks & canapés to keep us going!