Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 Digital Camera Review
13 October 2009
Excerpt: 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...
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. Unlike the Canon PowerShot D10, the Lumix FT1 / TS1 doesn't look any different from a conventional compact and, aside from an enclosed lens system, sealed doors and a slightly thicker body, has similar styling to other...
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.
Conclusion: Although we certainly like the tough concept and the ability to kiss your worries goodbye if drop your camera , step on it by mistake or take it into the snow and water without a care in the world, a digicam still has to take good pictures. The Olympus Tough-8000 really doesn’t do that primary task well, sad to say, and it’s hard to recommend at nearly $400. We have hopes the new Canon PowerShot D10 will combine toughness and good photos. Stay tuned.
Pros: Definitely takes a beating; attractive styling; nice wide-angle lens; good attempt at tap control
Cons: Expensive; slow response; pictures ain't great; loads of noise at 400 ISO and above
What's waterproof, dustproof, drop-proof and idiot-proof? The Olympus Mju Tough 8000 ruggedised digital camera.
Good Gear Guide.au
3 March 2010
Summary: The Olympus Mju Tough 8000 is great for all outdoor adventures, when all you want to carry is a compact digital camera and not have to worry about damaging it or carrying extra gear such as a waterproof enclosure.
Pros: Waterproof, drop-proof, dust-proof, tap control, perfect for snow or beach adventures
Cons: Images came out soft, noise and chromatic aberration noticeable when viewing at the full 12-megapixel size
Excerpt: Harder than a Phil Mitchell/Hulk Hogan tag team, this 12-megapixel snapper can withstand almost anything the elements can chuck at it – but is it equally impressive in the photo department?
Pros: Firstly, this is an incredibly hardy compact: it’s able to be used in up to 10 metres of water, shrugs off ice and dust with ease and can survive a fall of up to two metres; snorkelers and extreme sports-people will definitely appreciate its hardiness. It also takes decent snaps in bright conditions.
Cons: Toughness aside, there’s not much about the 8000 that’s particularly outstanding. The maximum f3.5 aperture means macro shots look flat (it’s harder to blur out the background) and limits the camera’s low light skills – in order to compensate, the 8000 ups the ISO, which in turn leads to unsightly speckles of noise in the image. Handling could also be improved – there are no nice bumps or lumps to grab, and due to their weather sealing the buttons don’t travel far.
Excerpt: L' Olympus µ TOUGH-8000 et le µ TOUGH 6000 ( mju 8000 et 6000 ), deux variantes de compacts baroudeurs. Leurs caractéristiques logicielles et leur configuration matérielle sont assez proches :