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
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: I normally think of Olympus as a manufacturer of removable lens cameras which normally makes then larger than pocket size. Here a unit that will easily fit in a pocket and also one that can survive the odd drop or immersion in water.
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
Summary: The Olympus mju Tough 8000 is a special camera. Built to resist a fall of two metres, the pressure of ten metres of water, the weight of a corpulent man and the cold of a Continental winter, it is a camera that you can take pretty much anywhere.