The Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is described by the manufacturer as being shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shakeproof and built to withstand some of the harshest environments on earth. This appears to be correct as most reviews of this camera on the internet agree.
The camera is one of the most durable compact cameras available. Its metal body and shock-absorbing system can survive drops from 6.5ft (2m) and it is crushproof up to a weight of 220lbs (100kg). Also it is waterproof down to 33ft (10m) and freezeproof down to 14ºF (-10ºC). The camera has a decent set of shooting options making takingting pics easy regardless of the conditions you’re using it in at the time. As tough as it is, its slow performance and second-rate photo quality above ISO 200 hurt the camera overall.
Some of the main features and benefits of the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000.
The camera comes with Dual Image Stabilization which will help prevent blur when your hands are shaking whether you are on a cold mountain or rafting down a river.
Also comes with a “OR” (Olympus Recommended) button that makes it real easy to activate Olympus’ unique features, including In-Camera Panorama, Shadow Adjustment and Perfect Shot Preview.
The camera can be controlled with a simple tap on their top, back or sides. To turn on the flash or Shadow Adjustment function, all that is required is a couple of taps on the camera’s sides and top. This can be a real benefit with cold hands or thick gloves but at the same time cannot be configured for other functions.
The Stylus Tough-8000 comes with a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (equivalent to 28-102mm in 35mm photography). When zoomed the lens does not protrude from the camera body for further protection.
In-Camera Panorama mode operates by capturing three images and seamlessly stitching them together to create a panoramic view of that beautiful tropical beach.
Shadow Adjustment Technology, compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. The human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between and now this cam be adjusted automatically by the camera.
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