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Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • 12-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints
  • Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shakeproof
  • 3.6x wide-angle optical dual image stabilized zoom
  • 2.7-inch Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen
  • Compatible with xD Picture Cards and microSD memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Olympus
  • Model: Stylus 8000 Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3.6 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.6 x 2.6 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
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  • ASIN: B001P06Q5C
  • Item model number: Stylus 8000 Black
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,159 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 7, 2008

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

There’s really only one word to describe the new shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shakeproof Stylus 8000 camera from Olympus: Tough. Built to withstand some of the harshest environments on earth, the Stylus Tough series builds on the impressive specifications of the renowned Stylus SW Series by adding Dual Image Stabilization. Now, when the Stylus Tough-8000 arrives at the windy mountain peak or dive into choppy waves, it stays steady and ready to capture blur-free images in virtually any condition.

The Stylus Tough-8000, designed for active and adventurous people, features an impressive 12 million pixels of image resolution for poster-sized prints and can survive a 6.6-foot drop, venture 33 feet underwater, withstand 220 pounds of crushing pressure, and laugh at freezing temperatures. Tap Control makes it easy for skiers, divers and snowmen makers to control key settings without removing their gloves.

Olympus Stylus 8000 Highlights

Winning the Battle of the Blur with Dual Image Stabilization
For the first time, Dual Image Stabilization will be offered on Olympus’ cameras in the tough category. In the cold climates where the Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 thrives, you may shiver, but the camera performs sure and steady even in shaking hands. Dual Image Stabilization combines two technologies--mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization--to provide one powerful anti-blur solution for capturing great images whether the photographer or the subject is moving. Olympus’ mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization keeps images sharp by adjusting the internal image sensor to compensate for camera movement, even in low-light conditions when shutter speeds are slower. Additionally, Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject.

Nothing Can Shock This Tough Camera
Afraid the mountain wind might sweep a camera out of your hands and dash it on the rocks below? Never fear, the Stylus Tough series’ shock-absorbing technology, which minimizes the impact on the lens and circuitry. The Stylus Tough-8000, available in stylish blue, black or silver, can withstand a 6.6-foot drop and features a crushproof body that can withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure.

Point-Dunk-and-Shoot Camera
Stylus Tough series cameras perform as well underwater as they do on land because their lightweight, stainless steel and aluminum exteriors are matched with interior rubber gaskets and O-rings to seal out the elements. The Stylus Tough-8000 can be fully submerged to capture beautiful images down to 33 feet (10 meters) underwater, and features a built-in manometer, making it ideal for more serious underwater adventurers who want to know the depth of where their images were taken. The inclusion of four preset underwater scene modes makes this camera perfect for taking photos while scuba diving, snorkeling or simply having worry-free fun in the pool. Additionally, movies can be captured and colors are more vibrant using the underwater movie mode on the Stylus Tough-8000. The camera also features a water-repellant lens coating to prevent water droplets from forming on the lens to get crystal-clear shots no matter how wet the shooting environment.

Freezeproof for Arctic Adventures
Whether you’re in the arctic tundra or building a snowman in your backyard, the Stylus Tough-8000 camera still performs when the temperature dips well below freezing (14 degrees Fahrenheit; -10 degrees Celsius). Stylus Tough series cameras continue to allow you to take great images in freezing situations where most traditional cameras would fail.

Olympus Recommended Button
The new "OR" button makes it easy to activate Olympus’ unique features, including In-Camera Panorama, Shadow Adjustment and Perfect Shot Preview. Simply press the new OR button to easily access these commonly used features.

New Beauty Mode: Supermodels Watch out!
Taking beautiful portraits in the pool or on the slopes is easy with the new Beauty Mode. It enables you to soften shadows and smooth wrinkles or blemishes on your subject’s face--all in the camera and as you capture the image! Additionally, subtle edits can be made post-capture using the Beauty Fix mode. Choose "Clear Skin" to smooth a person’s complexion, "Dramatic Eye" to slightly emphasize the eyes, and "Sparkle Eye" to brighten and enhance the contrast of the iris and pupils. You can also apply all three edits at once. Have fun customizing your brilliant images without a PC and costly image editing software.

Hit Them with Your Best Shot: Tap Control
The Stylus Tough series cameras can be controlled with a simple tap on their top, back or sides, which is made possible thanks to their internal 3D accelerometer that detects the direction of the force on the camera’s body. To turn on the flash or Shadow Adjustment Technology, all that is required is a couple of taps on the camera’s sides and top. In adverse climates Tap Control ensures fast adjustment of settings even if you are fighting frostbite wearing large gloves that make pressing traditional buttons nearly impossible.

Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Captures it All
The Stylus Tough-8000 features a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-102mm equivalent in 35mm photography, f3.5-5.0) so that even more of the subject makes it into each shot--perfect for underwater photography. The lens does not protrude from its body so it is further protected from harsh conditions.

Versatile Memory
All Olympus digital point-and-shoot cameras accept xD-Picture Card media. Starting with products available in August 2008, they also accept microSD memory cards to capture images. The new Stylus Tough cameras offer the flexibility to use either xD-Picture Card or microSD memory cards, which is just one more advantage of Olympus point-and-shoot cameras.

Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD
The next generation of Olympus’ LCD technology--HyperCrystal III--displays twice as bright as previous versions so that you can see the details more clearly, even in direct sunlight. The new technology is offered on the Stylus Tough-8000 in a 2.7-inch LCD.

Can’t Hide with Face Detection!
Portrait and group shots make family reunions live beyond the short event, and with Face Detection you’ll capture even the shyest relatives. The Stylus Tough-8000 detects up to three faces within the frame and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure to capture sharp, brilliant portraits and group shots. Thanks to the unrivaled durability of the Stylus Tough series cameras, you’ll capture amazing photos even if your next family reunion is at a National Park, a water park or a ski slope!

Intelligent Auto Thinks for You
Skating at night? You won’t be the last one on the ice thanks to Intelligent Auto Mode. It automatically identifies what you are shooting (i.e. Portrait, Night + Portrait, Landscape, Macro and Sports) and adjusts the camera’s settings to capture the best quality results. First-time users can jump into this quick and hassle-free feature that does the thinking for them and produces incredible images.

Broaden Your Horizons with In-Camera Panorama
The places you can take Stylus Tough series cameras--the Grand Canyon or the volcanic sand beaches of Hawaii--are locations where you want to capture as much of the scene as you can. In-Camera Panorama mode makes it possible by capturing three images and stitching them together to create one amazing panoramic picture. Simply press the shutter button and slowly pan across a panoramic scene. The second and third images will be captured automatically and stitched together with the first image--resulting in one seamless panorama-size picture. To create the ultimate panoramic picture, consumers can use the Olympus Master Software 2 to stitch up to 10 images together.

Shadow Adjustment Technology
Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlit areas. While the human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as sensitive. The Stylus Tough series addresses this challenge head-on with Shadow Adjustment Technology, which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. With this technology, users can preview and capture images with the same contrast as the naked eye.

Perfect Shot Preview
The Stylus Tough series features a Perfect Shot Preview mode that enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot. Perfect Shot Preview enables users to see precisely what the image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring users are capturing the exact image they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as zoom, exposure compensation, white balance and metering.

Perfect Fix In-Camera Editing
The Stylus Tough series offers Red-Eye Fix and Shadow Adjustment Edit, in-camera editing features such as resizing, and saturation adjustments, enabling users to edit photos right in the camera. With the Perfect Fix function, multiple editing features can be applied at once.

LED Illuminator
An LED Illuminator on the Stylus Tough series cameras works like a mini-flashlight on the front of the camera to enhance focus and exposure for macro shooting--great for underwater close-ups where light is scarce. The LED also works in conjunction with Bright Capture to help illuminate your subject when taking low-light portraits.

TruePic III Image Processor
Olympus’ enhanced TruePic III Image Processor produces crystal-clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to deliver superior picture quality with more accurate colors, true-to-life flesh tones and faster processing speeds. TruePic III captures sharp images at high ISO settings, minimizing image noise or grainy photos traditionally associated with shooting with high ISO.

Smart Charging for Active Lifestyles
For the first time, the new Stylus Tough-8000 offers internal charging. Using an AC adapter, the camera plugs directly into a power outlet and charges the battery like a traditional mobile phone. It minimizes the need to open the battery compartment door, and helps to maintain the watertight gaskets that keep your camera tough.

Fashionable and Practical Accessories
Olympus offers a number of optional accessories, specifically designed for the Stylus Tough series cameras. For users looking to capture their underwater adventures deeper than 33 feet (10 meters), Olympus offers the PT-045 underwater housing for the Stylus Tough-8000, which enables users to take pictures as deep as 130 feet (40 meters). A highly visible floating wrist strap frees users’ hands when swimming or chasing the next big wave. Stylish silicone skins protect the camera from scratches. Additionally, new carabineer straps available in blue and black attach directly to the camera and can be hooked to a bag, swimming suit or hiking shorts. Durable, sporty neoprene cases are also perfect for active or outdoor expeditions. Olympus Stylus Tough series cameras continue to make smooth transitions from outdoor adventures to cocktail parties. Rinse the camera and place it in an Olympus premium case for added sophistication. The premium cases are available in a variety of colors, including red, black and brown leather as well as various patterns.

Olympus Master 2 Software
Olympus Master 2 Software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. A direct link makes uploading your images and videos to YouTube easier than ever. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates. Additionally, create scrapbooks, greeting cards and other fun prints using the optional ArcSoft Print Creations plug-in.

What's in the Box
Wrist strap, camera WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, LI-50B Li-Ion rechargeable battery, F-1AC charger for the Stylus Tough-8000, MASD-1 (microSD Adapter), manual, warranty card and Olympus Master 2 software (CD-ROM).

Product Description

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 Black Digital Camera Take your photos to the extreme. The STYLUS TOUGH-8000 is virtually indestructible. Whether you're kayaking downriver or skiing a double diamond, it's hard tohurt this camera. Breakthrough features like DualImage Stabilization and Tap Control provide the clearest images under the most challenging conditions. Features: * Durable metal body with an innovative shock-absorbing technology protects it from drops of up to 6.6 feet. * A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps waterout so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater. * It's Freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures! * With its ruggedbody and reinforced LCD, the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 isdesigned to withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are always protected. * Operate picture playback, shadow adjustment, flash mode and more just by tapping the top, back and sides of the camera. Tap Control is ideal for underwater use or when wearing gloves. * Smile Shot detects a smile on your subject's face and automatically fires off three consecutive shots to capture that perfect smile. * In-Camera panorama captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning acrossa panoramic scene. * Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot. * More than 12 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail. * In addition to xD-Picture Card compatibility, the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 comes with an adapter for microSD memory card, an emerging electronic storage media for mobile phones, PDAs and HDTVs. * This large LCD features a

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Customer Reviews

Only complaint is that the picture quality is clearly not as good as my other (dry) point and shoot and it's much heavier, though roughly the same size (which is… Read more ›
Shoots great photos in auto mode. Underwater photos are Exceptionally good. Shooting panoramic is sweet. Read more ›
We wanted something rugged and waterproof. The pictures were very good (except interior night shots) and worked as advertised. Sadly, after a short 18 months the camera… Read more ›
Given to my son as a gift, he reports that the camera is super. The picture quality is amazing. He is planning to use it on a cruise to the Caribbean and while snorkeling,… Read more ›
I Had borrowed my daughter's Stylus Tough and knew it was for me. I already knew the picture quality was great and I liked how sturdy it was. I looked at few others online… Read more ›
Not only beautiful device, It does everything it is supposed, I-ve been diving up to 25 ft with no case and the pictures are clear, nice and the way it is supposed to be,… Read more ›
Very durable, picture quality a bit low for such an expensive camera. 'Tough' features work great. Read more ›
It worked GREAT! The underwater modes are fantastic. Just note that it only works to 33 feet, so it's not useful for SCUBA diving. Read more ›
It has many options, you can see the image much better with this upgrade. The menu is easy to understand. It really is waterproof to 30 some feet. Read more ›
I bought it for scuba diving/camping and canoeing and it has worked perfectly. The waterproof function is awesome(I took it 20ft down in the ocean and it still works). I… Read more ›
FYI: All Canon menus are easy to use and intuitive (and consistent over time) and the Canon cameras all use standard memory, either CF (SLR) or SD (PAS). The USB cables on… Read more ›
The Stylus Tough 8000 is a camera designed for severe conditions and some…On the positive side, the stills are crisp, nicely saturated, and the panarama mode works great. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
On our first trip to Hawaii, we wanted a camera to take underwater photos when we snorkeled (my first time snorkeling). It was easy & fun to use. And it works great for… Read more ›
This one has 12 MP…Like my previous Stylus, it was easy to use however, this Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 12 mp has a card "carrier" where the card is located in the camera. Read more ›
So now I have two!! So if you want a camera thats easy to use that you do not have to be gentle with and yet offers a good quality image, this is the one! Read more ›
I also got a 'float' for it and it worked fine, and it was also good to use while snorkeling as it kept the camera easily available without having to hold on directly to… Read more ›
I purchased this camera before leaving for an Antarctic field season. While the Olympus tough is easy to use, it freezes at temperatures as high as 20F. I had to keep my… Read more ›
I previously shot only with film, using disposable…Once I got the white-balance figured out, I was able to take good shots and video, in quickly changing conditions. Th… Read more ›
The software and hardware image stabilization helps my friends take good photos too. It has a good microphone for recording sound for video but a really weak playback. I… Read more ›
We took this camera to hawaii and shot video of a pod of dolphins…Note; not a full length video as the memory card can only handle short bursts, but still pretty cool! G… Read more ›
All I want…If you want to get the 12MP quality or a good video recorder, do not buy this one, but if you want to have a small and fun camera, you should not miss this one. Read more ›
The video mode on this camera is decent for a point and shoot. It is not as good as a video camera, but then I am not carrying around another waterproof video camera. The… Read more ›
Thus far this has done exactly what it says it will - it spent 3 very exciting days being snorkelled down the crystal clear waters of Bonito (Brazil) and has provided me… Read more ›
We took care to rinse after each water use. Battery life is quite good even through many flash shots on one charge. We have since kept it on-hand for every trip short or… Read more ›
Battery life was great with both the original Olympus and a Maximal battery I got for $4 from Amazon. I did find the battery seemed to last longer when charged in a 3rd… Read more ›
No leakage, functioned nicely. Battery life is good. It is compact, easy to use. Read more ›
It worked well for about 18 months then started having problems I thought it just needed new batteries, the camera will…It would say it had full battery then no battery. Read more ›
The only problem I had is that I left the camera on so I could snap a picture right away if I saw something that interested me and the fully charged battery ran out before… Read more ›
Most have owned more than one as their camera leaked and became non-functional. The most common cause is the less than perfect battery compartment seal. I spoke to two… Read more ›
The problem comes when the light fades or I'm…The flash is overly bright, illuminating only what's right there in front of me and blacking out everything in the background. Read more ›
I read some negative reviews about the picture…The flash is bright enough to take good pictures in a dark restaurant, but seemed to take a while to charge between photos. Read more ›
My only issues with it is the damn flash is so bright. But besides that there is nothing I can say bad about it. Read more ›
I brought my big Cannon SLR to Puerto Rico, but ended up mounting my Olympus 8000 to the tripod and using it instead. Built in LED flashlight is awesome. Macro and… Read more ›
- some operation modes ("scenes") are inconsistent, e.g. "portrait" mode switches focusing to "point"…- flash is too strong and there doesn't seem to be a way to adjust it Read more ›
have to carry them around -OK image quality ( not terrible)in high ISO( low light) - images were good with flash but as any other compact cams objects close were over… Read more ›
The LCD screen really is quite nice. I was fiddling around with it outside in direct sunlight and I could see the screen very clearly. Read more ›
It is definitely a step up. The LCD is "brighter" and the "color logic" is better than ever. It makes "panoramas" right in the camera, and does a pretty good job if you do… Read more ›
Everything was…Once I got out 100 yards from shore in water that was 10 feet deep, the camera screen was black despite the blue light being on signifying the camera was on. Read more ›
The Tap help screen becomes really obnoxious after about an hour of use, as you have to wait for the message to clear before the display is usable. There is no "dont show… Read more ›
1. Was a big pet peeve of mine when I viewed photos on the 770sw LSD and all the display info would cover up most of the photo for like 3 seconds till it fully displayed… Read more ›
I definitely recommend this camera. The price was amazing (~$300). Shipping was extremely fast. Read more ›
I took the camera on vacation and captured some great shots, even the underwater shots. I think it is a great value. Read more ›
Good pics. Found at a good price. I like the extra settings for snow, water, night; a lot of features in a little camera. Read more ›
- Works well in dim light - Light and easy to carry - Nice looking camera (I chose to silver) Read more ›
This camera has more features tham more expensive cameras. It is easy to carry and the quality of pictures and video are excellent. The silver buttons on the back of the… Read more ›
So far, no complaints at all. Picture quality is fine and the camera is compact enough to carry anywhere. It's a great companion to our D-SLR. Read more ›
I liked this camera when I first got it. It had an excellent interface, easy-to-use buttons, and good picture quality. I could shoot video or take pictures underwater and… Read more ›
I decided to be patient and thought that I was rewarded when it worked…I should say here that I was very happy with the quality of the photos and the easy user interface. Read more ›
1) If you have large fingers or are wearing gloves, the buttons are pretty small so I found that I was hitting several buttons at the same time and the menus were popping… Read more ›
I wanted an underwater camera really bad, so I bought it anyways. The images are very sharp and the color is great. Because I use this as a quick point and shoot, I leave… Read more ›
It is definitely a step up. The LCD is "brighter" and the "color logic" is better than ever. It makes "panoramas" right in the camera, and does a pretty good job if you do… Read more ›
I purchased the Tough-8000…It worked great on land (pretty decent speed and quality for a P&S camera) but died after only three uses in water when I was snorkeling. Eac… Read more ›
Also good for tossing to someone in the water already (again, as long as it has the floaty attached). Really love the high speed shutter for action shots. Pictures aren't… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

161 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Tom the Reviewer on April 7, 2009
Color Name: Black
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. This is a nice concept, but would be much more useful if it was reconfigurable and allowed the user to assign which functions are activated by tapping. The most important (at least for me) feature of this camera is that it's waterproof, and I can honestly admit that it works. I used this camera for a couple of hours while playing around in the swimming pool, and it worked beautifully. No leaks, no bubbles, and color correction for underwater photography is quite decent. The crushproof feature was also tested, since I dropped the camera couple of times, and it kept working. This camera is tough :) Unfortunately the image quality is far from perfect, in fact is merely average for a point-and-shooter.

The good:
- waterproof and crushproof (tested!)
- good color representation
- good automatic white balance (AWB)
- built-in panorama mode (only 3 frames)

The bad:
- images lack sharpness, appear very "soft"
- poor low light operation (focusing)
- occasional focusing issues (focuses in center even in "face detect" mode)
- some operation modes ("scenes") are inconsistent, e.g.
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99 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Sanguinius on March 9, 2009
Color Name: Black
*update* here are the pictures from the vacation! [...]
all taken using the olympus tough 8000.

During this vacation I would say it got dropped and knocked around from about 5 feet to the ground on many handoffs and had a few rough spots but still worked wonderfully. As you can see some of the panoroma shots came out amazing! check the ones on top of the mountain from around pictures 100+. I did realize though that using the automated panorama mode did not work too well so alot of the time it had to be done manually using the second panorama option which lets you setup where the pictures end and start. Also I would HIGHLY recomend taking the time to learn how to use the little +/- button when you are in camera mode. Auto works alot but sometimes not how you would like it so that mode lets you decide what you want. Further while I did not use it underwater persay I did jump into a steam vent and the camera still shot amazing afterwards. Had to be around 110+ and the water just condensed on the screen but nothing inside thankfully. Also in terential downpours it took some nice shots, you can see the rain drops!
*end update*

I read the first review which seemed a bit off as I saw it on other sites (maybe they're registed on a few) so I wanted to post my own.

Well I am going on a vacation of a lifetime to hawaii and I figured why not pull out all the stops and buy a top of the line waterproof camera. Basically also a camera that I could put through the ringer without worrying about dropping it in sand, taking into a waterfall and one that could take some nice pictures.

First off I am using the M+ cards that olympus makes you buy.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By RL on June 16, 2009
Color Name: Silver
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). This chased me away from Olympus and into Canon which has been a great camera ever since and I have owned several Canons, SLR and small PAS models. More on that in a minute...

When I tried this Olympus Tough 8000, I was excited to get back into Olympus. Unfortunately, they are even more proprietary than before. The USB cable is Olympus Proprietary and it also must be used to charge the camera since there is no seperate charger included. (So much for charging the extra proprietary battery pack while using the camera!) There is no media included with the camera but there is an adapter that will allow the user to use MicroSD cards. (This is what tempted me to try Olympus again.) Unfortunately they punish you for not using xD media by not allowing the Panoramic feature to work and the higher res videos are limited to 10 sec unless you use xD media. So you end up buying xD media anyway.

The pictures, I am sad to report, are not great taken indoors. They have a lot of noise even after tinkering with the settings and using the flash. While I am a technical guy, I don't want to spend lots of time fiddling with the camera when I am goofing off just to get an acceptable shot. I just want to shoot the thing and get something usable. If I wanted to fiddle, I'd use a Canon AE Program SLR and carry a light meter.
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