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The Olympus Stylus TOUGH 8000 is a more expensive, even tougher version of the Olympus Stylus TOUGH 6000.

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panorama mode works consistently, stitches the separate frames together just right

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can be dropped and stepped on without breaking

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colors in most pictures come out vibrant and bright

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waterproof, can be used underwater without a problem

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focus is error-prone and not very fast

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tends to have a soft focus in most pictures

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movies have very poor sound quality

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flash often creates flare effects in photos

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 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. 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
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Glen Godfrey
09/25/2010 04:56

I purchased this camera about a month ago and it's awesome! The pictures may not show up on the little screen very well but when I put it on the computer they where amazing! The camera is surviving my ongoing trip through Asia. Just a few things to say about this camera, can't beat the toughness, great battery life, and overall not a bad buy. For someone like me who wrecks electronics twice a week, a nearly invincible camera seems like a really good idea, even at a premium price it will save me on repair or replacement costs.

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