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Olympus Mju Tough 8000 Compact Digital Camera - Steel Blue (12MP, 3.6x Wide Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 9.5 x 6.2 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 780 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: Mju Tough 8000
  • ASIN: B001O2SA9G
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Jan. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,028 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

  • Whether you're using it in bright sunlight
  • in snow or during a day at the beach
  • the compactand powerful Olympus µTOUGH-8000 brings 12-megapixel quality to the most extreme conditions. With its robust design
  • the wide-angle µ TOUGH-8000 is the ultimate all-terrain camera. It can survivefalls of 2 m and is water-resistant to 10 m deep! Its 28 mm focal range is ideal for both group shots and stunning landscapes. Plus
  • its face detection function and dual optical and mechanical stabilisation systems ensure clear

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Jun. 2009
I bought this camera specifically because of its waterfproof claims, for a trip to the Galapagos Islands, so I wanted something which would be a good all-rounder. Initially I was very impressed, I used the camera above and below the water, free-diving to 4 or 5 metres and taking great shots of fish, sea-lions etc. However, on the fourth time that I used it in the water, it sunddenly started giving me error messages saying that the card cover was open, which it was not. I had not ever opened the card/battery cover since using it in the water, yet it had been fine the first three times. When I examined the camera, there was water in the battery area and a short while later, the lens fogged-up inside the camera. So much for waterproof to 10m, perhaps 5 meters, but no way did I free-dive down to 10 metres, yet the water got in.

There were 2 other people on my cruise with Olympus 10m waterproof cameras (varying models), all 3 cameras leaked water and failed completely. Very disappointing, I have been an Olympus fan until now, but won't be replacing this one with another Olympus.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mike Thomson on 26 Aug. 2009
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I am a sailor and ruined my last camera being a little too ambitious in thinking that my Sony could cope with sea spray and the general dampness found aboard. This is not to say that I spend all my time afloat and I need my camera to operate on land as well as at sea. Hardly a day passes without me taking photographs of something! I have had this little beauty for about a month now and I have used it afloat and ashore to great effect. Not only do people admire the camera and want to know all about it but I have found that it takes super photos and indeed movies. I guess there are bits of it I haven't checked out yet (like dropping it!) but so far I am more than pleased with what I consider to be an excellent bit of kit - my highest accolade for anything!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Island Girl on 14 Dec. 2009
I purchased this camera in May for a sea kayak expedition I had planned in July. It was a choice between the Olympus Tough 8000 and the Pentax W60. I opted for the Olympus due to the shockproof qualities and previous recommendation of the 1030 model. The pre trials were fantastic, it took great shots above and below the water and was very easy to use , neat and compact and easy to stow on my Buoyancy Aid. I was delighted with the camera until day 1 of expedition, not even hour 1 the camera dropped in the water, safely fixed to its piece of string. Not a problem until I retrieved it and it was defunct. When I camped that night and opened the battery compartment and out trickled sea water -it turned out later the memory card was also dead so all previous images were lost and gone. I spent the next few days trying to dry it out, but salt water and advanced technology don't really go hand in hand. On my return I contacted Olympus and explained the situation. They offered excellent customer service and replaced the camera and spare battery I had purchased without a quibble. I have now been using the new one for 4 months , in the same environment and so far, it has been fine and operated very well.
It seemed likely that a grain or grains of sand had been lodged in the closure of the battery compartment, rendering it not watertight, whether or not it was this that caused the problem I don't know. If you are considering purchasing this camera I'd highly recommend it, as I cannot be sure if it was user error that caused the problem or a faulty piece of kit. Upload images regularly ... just in case! Wash and dry carefully and check for sand grains before opening for battery access etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mat K on 5 Sept. 2009
Pic quality is OK - not remarkable but still good.

Camera is certainly waterproof having taken a dunking when sailing - I suggest that you purchase a waterbouy as well if taking this in anything deeper that 5ft of water - it is an expensive toy to lose!!!
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I bought the Olympus Tough Mju 8000 before going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Colombia for the same reason as most, I hoped it would be reliable and durable. It turned out to be nothing but problems from day one.

Problems with camera:
After following all the instructions for charging it prior to first use, I only managed a dozen or so photos before it died. I decided to be patient and thought that I was rewarded when it worked much better after the next charge. I should say here that I was very happy with the quality of the photos and the easy user interface. It is also a beautiful camera to look at. Unfortunately, It starting dying after fewer and fewer photos once I arrived in Colombia and eventually I could only get 2 or 3 snaps per charge. I have never dropped or bumped it and it's never been out in the rain, never mind under water. I had the camera approx 1 month before it became unusable.

Problems with customer care:
I thought that it may be a battery issue and I was willing to show the camera and Olympus the benefit of the doubt. However, the customer care has been terrible. I was not offered any recompense for P&P to return it to them and they have had it over a month without any notification of when it will be returned repaired.

I recommend you do not buy this camera as it has proven time and time again (read other reviews) unreliable and Olympus' customer care is appalling.
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