Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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Not so "tough"
Deborah L Smith, Amazon
12 August 2014
Summary: I bought this for my daughter when she was in Afghanistan. She wanted something heavy duty. It did not hold up as promised. This was not cheap and did not hold up even for a year. The lens fogged over (it never got wet) She ended up throwing it away. It was not functional. Very disappointed.
Summary: Basically, Olympus has tried to cram too much into the Stylus Tough line. too many options, too many buttons for a sports camera, too many doors with leaky seals for underwater use. Controls are tiny and difficult if not impossible to use with gloves or cold hands.
Pros: small easy to carry, other than that is fairly useless, DO NOT USE UNDERWATER!!
Cons: Camera leaked first time under water, for a sports camera there are too many adjustments and controls, 657 last count. make quick shooting virtually impossible, especially under water. Use your money wisely grasshopper! buy another tougher camera there are many out there
Summary: I purchased the Olympus Tough 8000 in 2009 because a friend of mine had one and I was impressed. When I first got it I loved it. Carried it everywhere, including the beach, pool etc. The camera worked nicely; the pictures were ok, but the whole point of the camera was that it was indestructible.
Summary: In 08/2009 we purchased the Stylus 8000 for $400, double the price of other waterproof cameras on the market but we live on a boat and this was our primary camera for hikes and snorkeling. We wanted something rugged and waterproof.
Summary: We purchased two of these camera's 11/2009 for Christmas....We are avid outdoors people traveling to Mexico in our dunebuggies enjoying the Baja 1000, snorkeling in the ocean waters of Hawaii, California etc..
Summary: This is the third Olympus waterproof that I own, and for sure is the worst camera I've had. The picture quality is worse than any other camera. It's really good built but worthless as a camera. I'm really disappointed with Olympus and this is going to be the last time I'll buy a Olympus camera.
Summary: I have now owned TWO Olympus cameras. Recently the Olympus Stylus Tough-8000. First one worked really well for about a year, then on a trip it indicated that there was moisture in the camera. Checked all the components that opened and shut, everything was secure. But the camera quit working.
Summary: So far, in a couple of test shots, the pictures are really awful. Fuzzy focus, flat contrast. Yeah, it looks really cool, probably submerges well and all but, clearly (or NOT so clearly), Olympus does not belong in the digital space.