Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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Worked fine until I tried to test it underwater.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I loved this camera from the first moment I got it. Finally, a camera I didn't have to worry about breaking! I used it in rain with no worries, and joked that I could drop it off a bridge, have it hit rocks and railing on the way down, land in the water, and work perfectly well at the bottom of the river. The best way to get great photos in anything other than bright outdoor light was to go to "SCN" on the dial, choose "indoor", and then turn off the flash.
Pros: First U Tough 8000 lasted me less than a week before it let in water on its first trip into the sea less than 1 metre deep. There was no grit or sand in the seal, I just got the warning 'Battery cover open' then it died for good. Ruined my holiday but Olympus customer service were great and believed the camera was imported from Hong Kong by the reputable online retailer who shall remain nameless. Olympus supplied a new camera with a 2 year warranty which has been ok u...
Cons: Took the camera climbing in Scotland last week, It coped with all the winter weather, being frozen (so the shutter could not close) and being bashed around, but the tap control has packed up and I can no longer take a picture by tapping the back of the camera. To most a useless feature, but when you are climbing with seriously thick gloved hands then this is useful. The on/off button is rather awkward though with gloved hands and the scene selection button has a habbi...
Summary: The Olympus 8000 flooded with my first underwater experience. Yes it was salt water. After ten minutes or so underwater (never more than 1 meter deep) and getting to know the camera, bubbles started to show in the viewer and all was over. I am waiting for a reply from Olympus and expect a replacement but the vacation photos are toast including some that were taken topside.
Summary: One thing you'll notice w/other reviews is the "Haven't tried it in water yet, but I'll let you know" line. I was totally in love with the Olympus 8000. Compact, sleek looking and had a nice heft to it. The different features & menu were fun and easy to use. It was awesome! Then, my vacation (the main reason I bought it)snorkeling in Aruba. The first in-water try out, off of the resorts beach (not much to see), seemed to go well.
Pictures Grainy, Olympus Proprietary Stuff, etc. makes this a drag...
2 March 2010
Summary: I have owned many digital cameras since '97 when they were first emerging. Other than a Kodak DC-25 (I think), the first several cameras I owned (and loved) were Olympus. They were well designed, versatile and they took great pictures. Unfortunately, Olympus went from one dedicated lackluster memory format (Smartmedia) to an even worse dedicated memory format (xD).
Summary: To be short and sweet- this camera rocks. I'm deployed overseas and knew I would be in some rough areas. This camera will take a drop onto rocks, take pics underwater and overall just continue to work through anything. The pic quality is not something to be desired but that's not why you buy this camera. I don't even use a case to carry it around because you don't really need one. The camera is probably as tough as most camera cases out there.
Excerpt: So we purchased this camera only to be used underwater. I already have a Nikon D90 that I use for all my photography but wanted something a bit better than a disposable camera when we go on trips to the Caribbean. We brought this camera to Turks and Caicos and on our snorkeling trip. I took it into the water and it wouldn't turn on. The guy next to me in the water had an identical camera and the same issue!
Summary: I really want to give this camera a positive review, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Over the three weeks of use this camera saw (ranging from backpacking trips to picnics) I took some really awesome shots. However, in the end I just couldn't justify keeping it when it seemed to get all the basics wrong. I am not a photography expert.
Summary: I purchase an Olympus Tough 8000 in 2009 and have used it since. I did have a perfectly good digital camera which is a Concord, not a very good make but it still works after 8 years and does what it said it claimed to do when I bought it. I purchase the Tough 8000 because I do a few outdoor sports and thought it would be useful. To be fair to the camera it has not let me down over the last 3 years apart from in the last week.