Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 8000 / STYLUS TOUGH-8000
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It was great while it lasted
6 August 2014
Summary: It was great while it lasted. I made good use of it for about a little over a year. During that time, it took great pictures and was easy to use. Then pretty much right after the warranty expired, it leaked and broke.
Summary: This is the camera that is touted as being able to withstand water, dropping, pretty much indestructible for the regular person. I took this camera to the pool and out on the mountain bike trails and it worked great. The image quality isn't that great, but I knew I was sacrificing that in order to have a camera I could take anywhere with little worry. However, the camera did not stand up to the beach.
Summary: This camera was great for about 6 months. I am pretty hard on my cameras so I bought this TOUGH camera. It worked great on my camping, snowboarding, and river rafting trips until I brought it to the ocean. My brother and I both have one and they both broke. It may have been the salt water and not being able to rinse it off afterwards but both broke on our trip. Although I really enjoyed it until then I will not buy it again as it did break after only 6 months.
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: The camera is great but first time ( 2 weeks old) in the water I found that it was not water proof I am sure that the two door were closed and the seals were clean. I never went below 9 feet. It ended up with water inside. I have since then sent it back. We will see how they handle the warranty on this.