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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 14MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) (Old Model)
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OLYMPUS 227655 14.0 Megapixel STYLUS TOUGH-8010 Digital Camera (Black)
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #15418 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Olympus
  • Model: STYLUS TOUGH-8010 Black
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 2.52" h x .94" w x 3.86" l,
  • Display size: 2.7
  • Product Features
  • 14 megapixels (effective), 1/2.3 in. image sensor; 5x optical zoom plus 5x digital zoom
  • 2.7 inch HyperCrystal TM III LCD display; One touch HD movie (720p); HDMI movie mode
  • Waterproof; Shockproof; Freeze proof; Crushproof
  • Sensor Shift and Dual Image Stabilization; AF Tracking; Creative Art Filters; Face Detection; Beauty Mode; Perfect Shot Preview
  • 2GB internal memory; USB 2.0 high-speed; SD compatible (card not included)
  • 14.0 megapixel CCD
  • Attention adventure-seekers: this is the go-anywhere, do-anything camera you've been waiting for
  • A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera
  • Life can be tough, this camera is tougher. Rugged metal body and innovative shock-absorbing construction
  • A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    294 of 300 people found the following review helpful.
    4Its tough but its not great *Updated March 7, 2011
    By Bob
    I have owned many Olympus cameras in the past but this is my first camera I have purchased from their "tough" line. As advertised this thing looks and feels very sturdy. The seals on it look like they will hold out any kind of moisture and dust and the lens has its own protective shroud and cover to protect it from scratches or damage. The lens also does not extend or retract so dust, sand, and dirt cant jam it up (which is a problem I have had before). It also has a minimum of buttons to break or stick and it has a very soild body construction. So on a toughness scale of 1-10 the Stylus tough 8010 gets an 11. This camera really is in a class of its own on when it comes to durablity, and it is the only camera I have seen my colleagues take with them into combat zones.

    On the other hand it looks like Olympus tried to cram all the wrong things into this rugged camera. The first thing you will notice when operating this camera is how slow it is between pictures, even with a class 6 SD card in it, its write speed seems painfully slow. Don't get me wrong I am very happy Olympus finally got ride of the XD card but it doesnt seem like they've fixed their write speed problems. Picture quality also isnt that great but thats not a major hit given the small lens they are working with.

    One thing you find on the camera that shouldn't be there is all kinds of picture editing or "Beauty" features in the camera. This software does an okay job but take way to long to proccess. In my opinion Olympus should leave photo editing to photo editing software on a computer and instead focus on making this camera take better pictures with less lag time between shots.

    Over all this camera is great if you plan on going to a very rough part of the world, or even swimming with it. But if your just an average person looking for a camera to take good pictures this is not for you. Instead buy a cheaper camera with a better lens and get a good camera case to protect it from everyday life.

    **Update - I had to send this camera in for warranty repair because it stopped reading my SD card, I also complained about the long delay between shots. Olympus repair gets 5 stars. They replaced the cameras circuit board and updated the camera with the latest firm ware and had it sent via 2 day UPS shipping in the same day they received it.

    The camera is faster now; it went from a 3 second delay to about a 2 second delay between shots and it's more responsive when scrolling through the menu. I will take a 33% increase in speed, it's still not great but then again this is a "rugged camera" so you have to chose your battles.

    I bought this camera when it very first came out which I am sure is why it had old firmware on it. Olympus should put this firmware update on their website so everyone can have it without having to send their camera in, but I would say that it would be worth it to send your camera in if you are as frustrated as I was with the delay that this camera has.

    90 of 93 people found the following review helpful.
    4Great easy to use sturdy camera!
    By Leslie Hand
    [[VIDEOID:mo2NRNPOVPTR8R4]]This was my first underwater video taken in Aruba, off the beach at the Renaissance Aruba's private island! I love swimming off the island - dive boats park nearby. This was also the trial run for my Olympus Tough-8010 camera and since I watched YouTube videos before deciding to purchase it, I thought it was important to post a video, mentioning how satisfied I am with the camera. Natural lighting and conditions had the most significant impacts on pictures - pretty much, what I saw, is what I got in video and still photos. The underwater scene selection was a time saver as is the handy 1 click video button. The only problem I had was probably unavoidable - underwater I could not see the picture preview at all - not enough light, I suppose -so I was forced to point and hope that I was taking the picture as intended. Very satisfied with the camera overall!!!

    136 of 142 people found the following review helpful.
    1Completely Disappointed with Functionality
    By S. ZoBell
    Do not assume that I am biased or jaded, my score is based upon real-world usage of this camera. I own the Olympus Stylus 1030SW and have been very happy with its performance as a all-around point-and-shoot as well as an underwater camera, so I was thrilled to see the 8010 come out as the upgrade with higher resolution, better zoom and deeper capabilities. I pre-ordered the 8010 and it arrived just days before we left on our cruise which enabled me to do some real-world validation. I was sorely wishing I had brought my 1030SW as I was trying to capture images on the trip.

    The Good:
    The overall exterior design is great on the 8010. I really liked the new double-lock on the battery / memory compartment. Kudos for moving to the standard SD format as well. The new 720 video resolution is nice as well. It still feels like it drops a frame or two every so often at 720, but it is very good quality for the optics. The camera performs well underwater with good vibrant images.

    The Bad:
    The software running this camera is the complete downfall. The menu and selections are very sluggish, going from option to option you have to deliberately think 'go slow' or you will find yourself very frustrated. I am not sure what Olympus did with the white-balance of this camera but its functionality lies somewhere between 'completely broken' and 'completely frustrated'. I could take several pictures of individuals on the beach and one image would be completely blown out like a whiteout and the next image would look like it was a completely dark overcast day. I tried several times to change the settings to compensate for this, and I found that if I angled the camera around enough I could almost get the picture I wanted. The trouble was that for nearly every shot I was taking a picture, then tweaking the settings several times and have to adjust where I am pointing to try and get the image to come out partially descent. I have never had to manipulate a camera so much - EVER. All the while my daughter standing next to me would snap the same shot with her $95 Nikon and it would look great. It also appears that the flash is much less powerful, typically when the individual in the image is too dark, with a lighter background, I would change the settings to force the flash, but with this camera it hardly made a dent. Also on several of the videos take at the beach it was almost as though the sensor was overloaded as I would get a bright white / pink streak on the video as we were shooting on a bright day.

    When I returned from my trip, I saw the great reviews here on Amazon and figured i must have bought a defective one so I called Olympus. I received no satisfaction from them, so I ultimately returned it to Amazon. I then purchased a 2nd one to see if truly my original was defective and found the exact same results and as such I have returned the 2nd camera as well. Thank goodness for Amazon's fantastic return policy. I am now using my 1030SW and looking to see what is the real solution for the next upgrade from that camera.

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    Editorial Reviews

    From the Manufacturer

    Attention adventure-seekers: this is the go-anywhere, do-anything camera you’ve been waiting for. It snaps stunning photos -- and records HD movies -- wherever you are. Hurtling down a rugged trail. Plunging underwater. Balancing on your snowboard. The Stylus Tough-8010 is engineered to thrive in any conditions.

    Waterproof (33ft.) A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater.
    Shockproof (6.6ft.) Life can be tough, this camera is tougher. Rugged metal body and innovative shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 6.6-foot drop, bump, or other mishap.
    Freezeproof (14°F/-10°C) Boldly enter that winter wonderland without worrying about your camera. The Stylus Tough-3000 is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures.
    Crushproof (220LBF.) With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the Stylus Tough-8000 withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are protected.
    HD Video 720p A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.

    Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 Features

    14 Megapixel
    An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.

    5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
    A 5x wide-angle optical zoom captures even more of the subject into each shot. The lens does not protrude from its body so it is further protected from harsh conditions.

    2.7-inch LCD
    This large 2.7-inch LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.

    One-Touch HD Movie
    With One-Touch HD Movie you can record widescreen, crystal clear HD movies (720p) right from your camera.

    2 GB Internal Memory
    Store more photos and videos than ever before, right in your camera with 2GB of internal memory (usable memory is 1.63GB).

    Waterproof
    A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater.

    Shockproof
    Durable metal body with an innovative shock-absorbing technology protects it from drops of up to 6.6 feet.

    Freezeproof
    It's Freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures!

    Crushproof
    With its rugged body and reinforced LCD, the Stylus Tough-8010 is designed to withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are always protected.

    Dual Image Stabilization
    Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds so you can capture crisp, clear images even if the subject is moving.

    Tap Control
    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.

    AF Tracking
    AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.

    Creative Art Filters
    Create Art Filters gives your photos a distinct look by applying special artistic effects including Pop Art, Fisheye, Drawing and Pinhole.

    Intelligent Auto
    The Intelligent Auto setting identifies the scene you’re shooting -- portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport -- and adjusts the settings to optimize results.

    Advanced Face Detection
    Advanced Face Detection tracks up to 12 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

    In-Camera Panorama
    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 across a scene.

    Shadow Adjustment
    Shadow Adjustment Technology brings out more details in shadows. It helps capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations, such as backlit shots.

    Beauty Mode
    Beauty Mode takes beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face. Edits can also be made inside the camera after taking the picture.

    Perfect Shot
    Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot.

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