Olympus TOUGH 3000
12 megapixels; 3.6x optical/5x digital zoom; Waterproof (10 ft), shockproof (5 ft), and freezeproof (14 F); 2.7-inch LCD display; Dual image stabilization; 720p HD video mode; 1 GB internal memory; captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery;
The TOUGH 3000 is the latest "ruggedized" camera from Olympus. In the slew of cameras released for outdoorsy types last year, we thought that the TOUGH 8000 was probably the best of the bunch, so we expected good things from this newest iteration. With such a low price tag the 3000 is a good buy if you need rugged, but it looks like image quality and usability suffer.