Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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great for outdoor
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I got this camera because I'm a outdoor person, I spend alot of time climbing, swimming, and moutain biking. This is one tough camera, probably the only one that can with stand some beating. I have dropped couple of times, and took pictures while swimming. This supposely can withstand a drop of close to 7 feet, but I wouldn't try it just to see if it really can. Picture wise, it's not that great. The shutter speed is too slow for fast action scene.
Excerpt: I got this Olympus point and shoot to accommodate my DSLR, and I have to say, it's too bulky. I should have tried it in store before getting it. As the name suggest, this camera can take a lot of beatings, great if you do a lot of outdoor activities, such as swimming and climbing. It's water proofed so it can take pictures under water. But that's pretty much where all the advantages stop.
Summary: The reason for the average rating is due to the pictures that it takes. You really need a lot of light for this camera to take good pictures. The other features are good because I dropped the camera six feet and handled the impact fine. There is a little scratch but can definitely take the beating. I'm buying a camera to take good pictures and so far, it has not really met my expectations when it comes to doing the face detection.
Summary: I bought it on october 2009, for the first couple months it was a great camera until i decided to take some pictures in a pool after an offroad trip, the lens and the lcd display had moisture in them. y kept it in my shorts insidea the pool for a couple of minutes before take the 1st pic when i found out it was fogged.
Pros: real strong against impact, droped it from more than 10 feet one time really hard and kept working after i recharged.
Summary: My husband and I bought this camera to use when kayaking. We live in Florida and do lots of water sports. We have taken the camera on several trips kayaking and have used underwater with no problem. We took it on a cruise with us for a short weekend trip and wanted to use it to take pictures while snorkling. Well the stupid thing would work. We turned it on prior to entering the water and made sure the battery area was locked and we still got water in the camera.
Pros: nice design, great features.
Cons: Became waterlogged....even when used correctly.
Summary: I do 3-5 back country river float trips, and several snorkeling trips, each year and have found this camera to be extremely tough & waterproof. I just got back from a 6 day trip on the Owyhee River drainage & the camera was soaked every day. I dropped it 10 feet on to rocks once & dropped it in the river twice & it continued to function perfectly.
Summary: Let's be honest - I bought this camera specifically for the waterproof/dustproof/crushproof/freezeproof features. I anticipated that image quality and ease of operation might be sacrificed - and this is exactly what Olympus delivered. Additional questionable bonus is the "tap" feature, which allows to activate some of the functions by tapping the camera from the sides.
Summary: Dont get me wrong. I like this camera. It is quite tough and have had it in and out of water on a weekly basis with no problems, knock on wood. The problem is that the iAuto mode for automatic adjustements just plain s*cks. You have to really read the manual or know what you are doing with photography to take "decent" pictures. Not impressed at all besides with its toughness.