Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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20 March 2015
Summary: Although I did not test all of the "tough" features of the Stylus Tough 8000 -- there's something just not right about trying to force yourself to drop a loaner camera from 6 feet in the air -- it's very obvious that this model is one of the most well built point and shoot cameras around.
Pros: Camera has a very sturdy feel and look, 12 megapixels of resolution is above average, Several easy-to-use shooting modes, Close-up images are sharp, LCD is very sharp and bright
Cons: Price is a little high, Subtle markings make camera's buttons tough to decipher, Start-up time is a little slow, Stray noise shows up in photos occasionally, 3.6X optical zoom lens could be larger
Tough, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof flagship camera now with 12 megapixel, dual image stabilization
30 November 2011
Summary: The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 is an attractive ultra-compact water, shock and shockproof 12-megapixel camera perfect for those who love to take their camera outdoors and in the water without having to baby it.
Pros: Attractively styled sports and outdoor camera, Diving possible with 33 feet depth limit, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 6.6-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Superb wide-angle, high-res 2.7-inch LCD, Dual image stabilization!, Pre-cap...
Cons: Strictly point & shoot, At this point we'd like more advanced movie modes, Tiny mode wheel and almost illegible tiny labels
Conclusion: Underwater cameras often come with tradeoffs: In the case of the Tough-8000, its handy, innovative tap controls are offset by underwhelming image quality and a steep price tag.
Pros: Ruggedized body protects camera from drops of up to 6.6 feet. Waterproof to 33 feet. Automatic lens cover keeps fingerprints and debris off the lens. Four underwater shooting modes. Tap controls for easy operation while wearing gloves.
Cons: Subpar image quality. No HD-video capture. Storage is limited to microSD and xD-Picture Card.
Conclusion: The Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is one of the more hardy rugged cameras in the current market. This little 12 megapixel camera is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof. So you can definitely bring the Stylus Tough 8000 on your next visit to Alaska or sit down and have lunch without having...
Pros: Extremely rugged: waterproof, drop proof, freezeproof and crushproof!, LED illuminator is handy for macro/low-light shooting, Tap Control for eases operation with gloved hands, Above average battery life, Nicely viewable LCD screen, Intelligent Auto mode and built-in help tooltips for shooting fu...
Cons: Lack of manual controls, Some edge softness; noisy pictures at ISO 400 and above, Small, cluttered controls, Sub-standard low-light performance (focusing and high ISO)
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 / TS1 is the company's first waterproof compact. It also features 12.1 Megapixel resolution with a 4.6x optical zoom and a 2.7in screen.
The FT1 / TS1 is waterproof to a depth of 3 metres and is also dust proof and shock proof.
Pros: Great image quality., Waterproof to depth of 3m., HD video with optical zoom., HDMI port.
Cons: Slow power on button, Design and controls not ideal underwater., Poor AF underwater., Very stiff mode dial.
Summary: The Olympus Stylus Tough (or the Mju Tough) 8000 reviewed! Find out if the latest in the all-weather series of cameras from Olympus is the right one for you. The review covers the various features of the Stylus Tough 8000, including build quality, image quality and value for money.