Whilst i'm no David Bailey, i am one of those people who will always have a camera on my travels! My photographs are precious to me and i'm sure they are to many others. If your after a 'multi-role' camera this has to be it!
I have had many Olympus cameras, all of the compact style. My original requirement to purchase this camera was the fact that my good lady bless her fell into the sea whilst on holiday and subsequently broke our cameras, phones and ipod...
I went to a number of high street shops to have a decent look at a replacement for my previous camera and was impressed by the sellers active encouragement for me to try and break the Olympus µ[MJU:] Tough-8010. The shop assistant threw, with gusto the camera to the solid floor, without a scratch. As stated. impressive! Sold!
Since having this camera its been everywhere i have been. I'm an active chap, and have taken this to the hills and moors of Dartmoor to the Peak district. It also stays in my pocket whilst mountain biking and with me in my canoe. The most rugged of tests has been in the likes of Iraq and Afghanistan, where i have used it in conditions down to -14 in the mountains of Kabul, to the extreams heat of Iraq and Afghan, exceeding 48oC.
The picture quality is superb also, after all it is a camera review. There are numerous features, to many to mention, however an extremely useful on is the anti-vibration feature. a must for anyone taking photographs whilst in motion! The underwater photo quality is great and has added some fantastic additions to my albums. in a beautiful sea with the sun shining you can take some awesome pics, likewise in the pool having fun is great.
Whilst i haven't as yet, you can buy an additional case to further the depth you can dive! As it is however, snorkelling is fantastic!
This has reduced in price since i first bought it which is credit to this peice of kit!
Hope this has been of some use to any propective buyers!
I have had this product for a while now and I have never had a camera before that has lasted me this long.
I first noticed people using these cameras when i was travelling. Immediatly I wanted one. Everyone else was taking there cameras out to the sea etc and I was missing out on some great pictures because I was worried I would break mine.
The camera features a variety of amendments and has a great quality ( I have a hobby of photography and sometimes just use this camera rather than an slr) The camera has a five optical zoom and a staggering 14 mega pixels.
Not only is the camera waterproof it is protected from all sorts. the aluminium casing allows for it to be safe from any falls or bumps to it. It is pretty hard to get a scratch on this camera with the amazing protection.
The best thing I enjoy about this camera is dropping it in the water in front of people. Their reactions are priceless. Obviously I then tell them it is waterproof.
With a variety of cool features, amazing picture quality, a five optical zoom and 14 mega pixel, this camera is a superb winner in my book, by far the best digital camera I`ve ever owned, enjoying both the stylish, super modern design to the features, including HD video recording and photo surfing. Yeah, so the camera costs quite a bit, mine the price of 275.99, but it really is money well spent and I don`t regret the choice of buying this camera at all!
The Olympus Tough-8010 is a very solid and sturdy camera, its aluminium exterior protecting the camera from bumps and scratches, also adding to the modern design of the product. There`s a three double coating on the camera, protecting it from light water, sunshine and should it fall to the ground, and having used this camera for a long time now, there`s still no scratches on it.
I found this camera very easy to use and get to know, it suits both professionals and beginners to photography, and it takes very good pictures in come sunshine or rain, leaving you with clear and lovely images from your holiday, birthday celebration or whatever occasion you enjoy taking pictures! The response time is quick and the viewing screen wide and crystal clear, just adding to my positive impression of this camera, which all in all is very good! I bought this camera because a friend recommended it to me, and when taking a look at it and playing with the features, it didn`t take me long to understand that this was the camera I wanted. A extraordinary good digital camera from Olympus, highly recommended!