Sunday, 29 July 2012

Olympus Stylus Tough: Camera Review

It is bitter sweet that we are writing this camera review for our Olympus Stylus Tough 8010. This water proof, crush proof, freeze proof camera was the perfect companion for our periodically adventurous lifestyle. It met its demise in the clear waters of Fiji’s Beachcomber Island.
We purchased this camera nearly 3 years ago specifically for snorkelling, (it was waterproof to 33 feet). Up until Fiji we found that it took great bright daylight photos, and was awesome for short underwater trips. One of the draws for the underwater camera was the LED light which actually made a difference for lighting up underwater photos. This was a very easy camera to own simply because you never had to worry about being careful with it, (the look on my brothers face when he dropped it was priceless… he thought it was doomed. HA!). We always found it easy to clip to a bag or carry by its floating or normal strap without worry about the effects of the elements on it.
The big drawbacks of this camera were battery life due to the LCD screen, horrible night photos, limited zoom due to the internal lens, and slow start up and processing speeds.
We would have been happier if the camera lasted longer, but for a low level point and shoot camera it had met every need and more for our adventures. Below is a collection of some of our favourite photos taken on the camera.
So long Olympus!

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