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Backpacker Magazine – March 2010

Shoot Like a Pro: Cameras - Olympus Stylus Tough-8000

This slim, waterproof point-and-shoot has great image stabilization.

by: Steve Howe

Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 (Courtesy Photo)
Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 (Courtesy Photo)

Tough is right: This waterproof point-and-shoot survived stream dunkings, thunderstorms, and accidental four-foot drops, all the while delivering sharp 12MP photos.

The image stabilization and high ISO settings reduced blurring in low-light conditions, plus it packs 3x optical zoom and is slim enough to fit in your pack’s hipbelt pocket. $379; 7 oz.; olympus.com




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Cates
May 27, 2011

I have had my tough for two years now and I wear it on a clip attached to a belt loop. It slaps rocks and trees and whatever else gets close. My buddies and I will trough it back and forth while hiking and scrambling without worry. This thing is TOUGH! My favorite picture that I have taken was of a trout swimming in a lake that I had to sneak up on, and by that I mean from under water. Its expensive, but I don't see myself having to pony up more cash for a new camera anytime soon. Oh yeah I don't think I have ever cleaned mine either.

wanderer
Oct 20, 2010

mine drowned at 1m snorkeling in Key West

Kate
May 26, 2010

This camera is INSANE!!

Angelina
Mar 16, 2010

I've had this camera since last summer and I love it! I brought it with me to Hawaii and snorkeled with it every day. It never leaked and took great pictures. You can even shoot a video underwater with sound! This camera needs minimal maintenance; all you have to do is submerge it fresh water for 10min, let it dry, then clean 2 openings (USB and battery) from sand/dirt/dust/hair/etc and it's good to go! I really like the pictures this camera takes and it's nice it's got 3x optical zoom plus a little more of digital zoom.
Highly recommend this to any outdoors-man or outdoors-woman!

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