Olympus Stylus TOUGH-8000
Released January, 2009
The Pros:Waterproof, can be used underwater without a problem. Can be dropped and stepped on without breaking. Colors in most pictures come out vibrant and bright.
The Cons:Tends to have a soft focus in most pictures. Focus is error-prone and not very fast. Flash often creates flare effects in photos.
The Olympus Stylus TOUGH 8000 is a more expensive, even tougher version of the Olympus Stylus TOUGH 6000. Along with being freezeproof to -10 degrees C, shockproof to 2 meters, and waterproof to 10 meters, the Olympus Stylus TOUGH 8000 is also crushproof to 100kg, something the 6000 model does not offer.
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It comes in three different colors: Platinum Silver, Midnight Black and Steel Blue. It is a limited 3.6x wide optical zoom, but that is perfectly fine for an average user's camera. If the photographer wants professional outdoor photos, or wildlife at a great distance, they might want to go with a more delicate, higher power camera, but for your average hiking photo this camera should do just fine. The Olympus Stylus TOUGH 8000 has a TAP control menu, a feature that allows the photographer to change the settings by just tapping the sides of the camera. It is compatible with both xD-Picture cards and microSD cards.
- Shockproof, Waterproof, Crushproof and Freezeproof
- Colors: Platinum Silver, Midnight Black, and Steel Blue
- 3.6x wide optical zoom
- 12 Megapixels
- 6.9cm/2.7" Hyper Crystal III LCD
- LED illuminator
- Movie recording with sound
- xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible
- TAP control menu
- Face Detection
- Shadow Adjustment
- Intelligent Auto Mode
- On-Screen Manometer
User Reviews (1)
waterproof, can be used underwater without a problem
can be dropped and stepped on without breaking
colors in most pictures come out vibrant and bright
panorama mode works consistently, stitches the separate frames together just right
tends to have a soft focus in most pictures
focus is error-prone and not very fast
flash often creates flare effects in photos
movies have very poor sound quality
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