Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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Value for money 2
11 March 2014
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. warranty requires sending the camera back to factory every year! (this not listed in warranty literature) My summary impression of this camera line is that it is a RIP-OFF!
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: 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. The pictures were very good (except interior night shots) and worked as advertised. Sadly, after a short 18 months the camera died in 2 feet of salt water.
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. Lost memories from that vacation. Purchased a second Olympus thinking I wasn't careful enough. Even purchased the skin to protect it even more.
Summary: Be aware that Olympus 8000 U are not reliable in Water. I’ve had two failures with two camera’s. BOTH leaked and do not work! Would strongly advise against a purchase. I bought the Olympus U8000 because of its water depth rating of 10m. I do a lot of diving and other outdoor stuff, canyoning etc. So I thought that a little lightweight number that’s both tough and good to 10m will be useful.
Summary: Used this camera two times previous for about 40 pictures total. Tried to use it on a kayak trip and the lens cover only opened about halfway and jammed open crooked. After pushing cover all the way open, it would not power up. Two others on the trip had the same camera and commented on the same problem and also poor quality pictures. I will give the camera a second chance, but I don't have my hopes up at this point.
Summary: I buy this camera because of all of the features it offers, including shocke resistant, crushproof,and waterproof. I have an Olympus Stylus 790 refurbushed that I alredy buy through ebay and it works very good but it finnaly die. So I decide to buy the new model that promises to be LIFEPROOF. Two weeks after receiving it I go to beach and I see water entering the camera through the battery compartment, the camera stop functioning and I have to send it back to Olympus...
Summary: This camera worked wonders...until it didn't. We bought it for a trip to the Maldives, and used it three times snorkeling with no trouble. Each time we did exactly what the instructions say to do in terms of rinsing the camera in fresh water, etc. We dried it completely before opening the doors to charge it. We checked the seals to ensure that nothing would interfere. On snorkeling adventure number four, the camera completely freaked out.
Same issue as other buyers ... my waterproof camera leaked!
Mr. Matthew D. Burdus, Amazon
22 December 2009
Summary: The issue described by other purchasers of this camera has also affected me ... unfortunately whilst on my honeymoon in Mexico. The camera is very compact and user friedly, and takes a very good pictures in all conditions ... however ... On only the third time using in water an error message displayed stating that a card cover was open.
Summary: What can I say. I have previously owned the 725 model which was fine so I foolishly upgraded to the Tough 12 megapixel version thinking this would be fine too. Well, after one swim in the sea, the lens got foggy and it stopped working. I hadn't even been underwater but I guess it was held at around 30cm below the surface during the swim!! Waterproof, I think not!