Olympus Tough 8000 Brief Review

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  • 12-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints
  • Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shakeproof
  • 3.6x wide-angle optical dual image stabilized zoom
  • 2.7-inch Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen
  • Compatible with xD Picture Cards and microSD memory cards (not included)
  • Release Date: 2009-01-12
  • Final Grade: 84 4.2 Star Rating: Recommended

4.2 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus Tough 8000
12-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints; Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and shakeproof; 3.6x wide-angle optical dual image stabilized zoom; 2.7-inch Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen; Compatible with xD Picture Cards and microSD memory cards (not included)
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

[Read our full Olympus TOUGH 8000 review] The Olympus Tough 8000 has a durable construction in a camera that is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof, shakeproof, and all around lifeproof, but early reviews aren't happy with image quality. Tough is one way to put it. Indestructible might be better. Either way, Olympus' new Tough 6000 can take whatever you got. 12-megapixel resolution and a 3.6x wide-angle optical lens ensure that every photo you take is just as sharp and crisp as you remember it, while a 2.7-inch Advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen makes taking and reviewing pictures easier than ever.

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