Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Last Updated (22 December’10):
– Review by T3

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is a 14.0 megapixel CCD features 5x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom 5.0 – 25.0mm (28 – 140mm equivalent in 35mm photography), ISO 64-1600, and 2.7″ HyperCrystal™ III LCD. The camera measures 3.9″W x 2.5″H x 0.94″D (98.3mm x 63.6mm x 23.9mm) and weighs 7.6oz (215g) without batteries and media card.

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Reviews

T3 reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and writes;
“The Olympus Tough-8010 provides decent quality photographs and video. Although image quality isn’t as big a pull as the camera tough build, it does produces better quality images than the majority of its tough peers, which is good news..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and writes;
“ISO 400 files print just fine at 8×10 with good detail, with the exception of some reds, which remains true from here on up the ISO scale… Overall, the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010’s printed quality is good, though it’s a step down from last year’s Tough-8000, whose 12-megapixel sensor allowed output of “nice and sharp” 13×19-inch prints.”
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Stuff.TV reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and writes;
“Photo and video quality is fine, if fairly unremarkable. You expect a 14MP to deliver the goods when it comes to detail, but the 8010 does enough and nothing more – the JPEGs and videos it turns out are acceptably sharp and clean in the right conditions, and the fact you can get usable stills and footage underwater is definitely a plus.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Steves-digicams reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and writes;
“Our outdoor image samples show that the camera produces a great exposure with bright, realistic colors that provide you with excellent overall image quality…Bottom Line – Olympus’s new Stylus Tough 8010 is a go anywhere compact digicam, designed to be tough enough for even the most adventurous person.”
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Digitalcamera-hq reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and writes;
“Color rendition is fairly neutral, and the camera doesn’t seem to over-do the contrast, which is nice to see from a consumer point and shoot… JPEG compression is pretty nasty even at the “Fine” compression setting, and of course there is no option to shoot RAW… Video quality is okay — not great. There are visible artifacts in the 720p video at the “Fine” setting, and the mic produces sound recordings that could at best be called adequate.”
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Digitalversus reviews the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and writes;
“The µ Tough-8010 films in 720p HD resolution. Sound is recorded in mono and is sensitive to background noise. If you’re using the zoom, for example, you’ll be able to hear it when you watch back your film. Picture quality is OK.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 User Reviews

Rugged Camera for Inhospitable Environments | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Overall, I find this camera relatively easy to use; though it can be confusing to a digital photography newcomer. The camera can be set to a fully-automatic mode for those folks. I’ve not yet explored all of the scene modes, but the three tried thus far aid in obtaining sharp pictures. ” – By Scotty

Best UnderWater Camera on the Marktet | Rating: ★★★★★
“Being that are Family is in the middle of 3 Year Trip around the World with our daughter who turns 3 this month, we require a camera that is waterproof and durable. This is is our 4th model of the Olympus Stylus so we are not newbies to this Series, though we are on the simple side of taking photos & videos.” – By unstoppablefamilycom

Its tough but its not great | Rating: ★★★★★
“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. ” – By Bob

Any less than 4 Stars is a lie! | Rating: ★★★★★
“This camera will zoom in on the tip of screw or a chip in the plaster with perfect clarity, then pop a button and zoom out wide to get a whole shot of the entire deep end of the pool. It is VERY easy to use in every way too.” – By flipnotrab

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Sample Photos

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 User Manual (PDF)

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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).

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

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

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!

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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