Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 (mju Tough 8000)

Announced Jan 7, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 102 mm (3.6×)
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Purchased an Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 camera at Best Buy.  Bought it to use while snorkeling in the Caribbean while on a cruise.  First time in the water the camera leaked!!  contacted Olympus and after threatening lawsuit they agreed to replace the camera, This one leaks!  Do not buy this camera for underwater use!! I have read numerous reviews, and leaking is more than a common problem.  I believe Olympus has tried to put too much into a small sports camera.  Too many options, to many ...

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I took over 1000 pictures in China in two weeks, and I only deleted 300 of them, and that was operator error. This camera is GREAT. When I first go it I dropped it into the river near our cabin and attached it to my remote controlled boat. The colour is beautiful and crisp. If you want a little tiny do-it-all thingy-ma-jig, this is yours. One feature I love is the flashlight. The video is great. Problems: The zoom is a bit of a problem, and the exposed mechanical lens cover got jammed with ...

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I've had two of these cameras. One froze and broke, but that was to mistreatment after taking it to the beach. If all you use this camera for is sticking in your pocket while hiking, it's a pretty solid point and shoot. I've had this thing jammed in my pocket in the jungle and the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. I've taken it snowboarding, snorkeling and left it in my hot bags on a flightline. The shots always come out clear, there are enough scene settings to not worry about wanting ...

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1 year in 17ft of water still works perfect. i have been using olympus waterproof cameras for 4 years and while although the image quality and video features leave much to be desired you can not compare them with anything in their price range thanks to their amazing build quality! Dont be an idiot and not check the seal before using it in water! this specific camera was found at the bottom of the lake in 17ft of water the last picture had been taken just over a year ago. it was found this ...

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The Though 8000 leaked after a few months of use. It was a warranty replacement for the flooded 1030SW. I own a few Olympus waterproof cameras for sea kayakingand onlythe very fist model (720SW) lasted 3 years. Two later models (1030SW) corroded, flooded or leaked. TheThough8000 is gettiing repaired under warranty. While most reviews of cameras come form keen new owners this one is form somebody that has used Olympus waterproof cameras for 4 years. Needless to say that Olympus aren't the only ...

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Exelent camera. It just do as it say, The build qalitie is exelent.the LCD screen is nice and bright,even in strong sun. The strong point is the underwater qalitie,however image qalitie is good,but sharpness is verry soft. I set the camera to 5 MP instead of 12 with alot better sharpness,to mush Mp on one tine sensor. the results are still soft,but can easely be sharpening in software. The user interface is good,only the tiny buttons on the back can have some problems,most of the time I press ...

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T8000 feels like a solidly built compact camera, with the promise of a rugged construction. Waterproof & shockproof would be great, and I really liked the smart flash settings, esp. the extra LED mini-flash setting for macro shots. But we took it back to the store for refund because it had very poor image quality compared to Canon G9. Both are 12MP, but T8000 photos were way too grainy, and it poorly chose high ISO (200 or 400) even for a normal indoor candid flash portraits. Photos ...

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Just saw a TV news report: http://www.chbcnews.ca/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=18130 in which a woman dropped her camera (pretty sure it was an Oly 8000) from a bridge into a river, from which it was carried into a lake. After five weeks it was "caught" by a fisherman, and returned to her. She was found from the plate on a vehicle on one of the photos. The camera still works, and she claims it gives her better results than four others she owns. I don't have one of these, but give it a ...

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Not much to say but there are too few reviews. It's designed as a waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof camera. They did it in a tiny package. Image quality was not the primary consideration, and it shows in the results. However, images are pretty good for what it is in auto mode. I like some aperture and shutter speed options which this lacks, but most of my photos (excluding underwater) were as good in auto as in scene modes. That said, it worked for me to 30 ft in salt water. I'm happy ...

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After sitting through a rain-soaked F-1 race this year, I realized I wanted a bomb-proof camera in addition to all my other ones. And so after doing all the research on this site, off I went to the camera mall (we have those here in China). I looked at 5 contenders that all had their strengths and weaknesses. And while the Lumix FT1 is drop-dead gorgeous, it's not nearly as "tough." So when I first picked up this Olympus, my first primal thoughts were "Oooh shinny... Hummm heavy." Nice. But ...

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