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
DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA OR ANY OLYMPUS PRODUCT, do a Google search 1st!
2 March 2014
Summary: I owned the camera for a year and the first time I used it in the water in was fine. A year later I took it into the water and it broke. I was told it was my fault because the instructions state the seals should be replaced yearly so I accepted responsibility and paid an addition $110 to have it fixed and kept it out of the water. I had a trip planned I knew I would want the camera for so I had the seals replaced as instructed.
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: the camera worked good when on land but first time i entered the water it leaked and shut off. I never took it under water but the waves splashed on camera. what happen to it working 33ft underwater -- bought the camera and didnt get to use it in water until may -- not happy at all
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: We bought this camera before taking our vacation to Jamaica in Dec 08. We had the camera for 3 weeks and it did take great pictures. It was the underwater feature that really caught our attention when we purchased it, however when we took it scubadiving it leaked and the camera shut off completely. Thank goodness that the memory card stayed dry enough to get our pictures developed.
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...