Excerpt: I bought this camera in March/2011 for the dream trip to Hawaii. It was a last minute buy, so I didn't have enough time to test it before I took off. During my very first visit to the beach, water got into the camera and it stopped working.
Summary: I purchased this camera 11 months ago and used it with zero problems in and out of water with great results. I followed all instructions to the letter for maintenance including rinsing salt water from the camera.
Summary: My daughter bought this camera a little over a year ago. Along with many other reviewers, I agree about the short battery life. It seemed it needed to be charged all the time. Also, the camera was very finicky about batteries.
Summary: I got this camera to replace my last Olympus stylus tough that I had and I am very disappointed. The camera doesn't focus where it's pointed so over half the pictures turn out blurry, it has a really long delay so if you are trying to take pictures of children the moment is gone by the time the...
Summary: I was on vacation for a week with my friend and he was trying to use this camera. It consistently takes overexposed photos. I thought it was defective, until I googled "Olympus Tough 3000 overexpose" and found that this happens across the board, though the reviews tend to play it down.
Summary: This camera does not date stamp images (necessary for a lot of legal professions). It only will stamp if you connect the camera to a PictBridge printer making it pretty much useless. Olympus needs to start adding this option as these cameras appeal to outdoor professionals.
Summary: In general this camera takes nice pictures and served our original intended purpose well. We bought it as a nice camera for our 6 year old daughter since she could not harm it. It would also allow us to take pictures at the beach or pool without worry.