Olympus STYLUS TOUGH-8010 Anybody Own one?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mac'nCheese, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Just wondering if I could get a review from someone who bought the new STYLUS TOUGH-8010. It looks perfect for my needs and just wanted some feedback on if it meets the "hype".
  2. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2008
    I don't have the newer model, but I do own an older version, the 770 SW (before the line was rebranded with the Tough name). Reviews of subsequent models seem to indicate that the problems of the series - slow operation and poor image quality - haven't been addressed over the years. In your other post, I provided a link to Digital Photography Review's Waterproof Camera Group Test. I don't know if you clicked it, but if you did, you would have seen that the Olympus (along with the offering from Fujifilm) was at the bottom of their list.

    You could do much better than the Tough series, and there are many options to do so, particularly if you're not looking to take it very deep underwater (e.g. the Panasonic TS1). I've taken mine everywhere (from diving to snowboarding), and it's definitely a tough little camera, but I've never been very satisfied with the photos that came out of it. You'd probably be reasonably happy with one, but if I had to buy a similar camera again, it probably wouldn't be an Olympus.
  3. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Thank you, I finally caught up with my posts (I have a lot of fun decisions to make this year). Too bad about the picture quality, it looked like a good choice. Still looking......:D
  4. groundzero macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    Olympus 8010

    I own one. Improperly applied anecdotal evidence to the contrary, its a great little machine. It does what its made to do superbly well. There aren't any comparisons with the 8010, which is a significant improvement over the 8000. Photos are clear, sharp and colorful. The 720 recording works fantastically well for a point and click and the tap and in camera panorama modes are a lot of fun. Of course, its not an SLR and people have a tendency to wonder why the photos don't compare. I'm very happy with it and dont worry about beating it up at all. I examined every other option out there and for my purposes and money the 8010 was the best choice.

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