Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof digital camera - equipment review.
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|The new Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof digital camera is a very significant upgrade from the older Stylus 720sw waterproof digital camera that I reviewed previously. Megapixels have increased from 7 MP to 12 MP. The tiny power on/off button has been replaced by a larger button that is easier to operate. A rotating dial has been added in the new model for easier selection of photo shooting modes. The buttons for changing camera settings have been reorganized into a nice system that is easier to learn.|
Other Reviewers' Opinions of the Stylus Tough 8000 camera.• Olympus unveils Stylus Tough 6000 and 8000: Digital Photography Review.
"The Stylus TOUGH-8000 features a 12 megapixel sensor while the sister model TOUGH-6000 captures 10 megapixel images. Both cameras come with a 3.6x (28-102mm equivalent) zoom lens and feature Olympus' TAP control technology for easy operation when wearing gloves, ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities."
• Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 - HotHardware.
"Stylus Tough-8000 is the first in its family to include Dual Image Stabilization. Olympus uses mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization to adjust the internal image sensor and compensate for camera movement even in low-light conditions with slower shutter speeds. Digital Image Stabilization works to freeze action by adjusting the camera’s ISO settings and shutter speeds to help prevent blurry images caused by a moving subject."
• Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 Review - Digital Trends.
"Although we certainly like the tough concept and the ability to kiss your worries goodbye if drop your camera, step on it by mistake or take it into the snow and water without a care in the world, a digicam still has to take good pictures. The Olympus Tough-8000 really doesn’t do that primary task well, sad to say, and it’s hard to recommend at nearly $400."
• Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 Digital camera reviews - CNET Reviews.
"The good: Nice design; wide-angle lens; good feature set. The bad: Soft photos; slow performance. The bottom line: For going from snorkeling to rock climbing to everyday life, the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is a good choice, though its photos and performance can be disappointing."
• Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 Digital Camera - Imaging Resource.
"Olympus really poured all the good stuff into its Tough 8000. Its combination of "tough" features and ratings outranks anything else currently on the market, and it snaps photos with accurate color and better than average detail for its category. Drop it, crush it, freeze it, or dive with it to 33 feet, and it'll keep on clicking: If "tough" is what you need, the Tough 8000 delivers it in spades."
My analysis of the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof camera.A reviewer at amazon.com has complained about the soft focus of the pictures produced by the Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof camera. When I use IrfanView software for editing these pictures it is quick & easy to apply the sharpening tool to produce nice, crisp pictures that are perfectly fine for my needs. I'm quite satisfied with the picture quality from the Stylus Tough 8000 camera and from my old Stylus 720SW camera. See my Kayaking Photo Gallery and my Kayaking Video Gallery.
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My friend & I have had great success with our Olympus waterproof cameras. They get wet frequently and haven't leaked yet. Anybody else who has had good or bad experiences with these waterproof cameras please add your comments here.