|The Stylus Tough-3000 is loads of fun for the whole family. Whether you're relaxing at the pool or away on a ski weekend, it lets you take perfect photos - and record HD movies - without worrying about a thing. You can drop it in the pool. Drop it on the ground. Even in the snow. It bounces right back.|
|Model||Tough 3000 / µ (mju) Tough 3000|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||2cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 102mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Matrix, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 64, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.1 m - 4 m|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-4|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Min Operating Temperature||-10 °C|
|Additional Features||720p HD Movie Recording, AF/AE Tracking, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), Brightness Control, Built-In Speaker, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Image Stabilization, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Freezeproof, Histogram Display, Intelligent Scene Selector, Orientation Detection, PRINT Image Matching, Panorama Preview, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Saturation Control, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Shock Resistant, USB 2.0 Compatibility, Water Resistant|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Beach/snow, Candle, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Indoor, Landscape, Night scene, Night scene with portrait, Pet, Portrait mode, Self-portrait, Sports mode, Sunset|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Fisheye, Pin Hole, Pop Art, Sepia, Sketch|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1 frame per second, 5 frames per second for 11 frames (3Mpix)|
Average review score based on 70 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The camera functions as advertised by the seller so the seller was not at fault. The issue is with the quality Olympus put into this thing. The picture quality is average at best, the low light capabilities are poor, the flash in macro is too overpowering and the flash adjustments ineffective at best. The battery life is just plain awful. The controls and menus are definitely not user friendly. Zoom is very weak as it relies on digital with only a 3x optical zoom.
Honestly the only things I liked about this thing is it is shock proof and somewhat freeze proof though the cold makes the already poor battery life even worse. Given the other quality issues I will not trust the waterproof feature enough to risk trying it.
I would not recommend the camera to anyone. Buy the Pentax Optio W series or the Canon waterproof ones. Worth the extra money as they are by far superior in picture quality and user friendliness of functions.
I bought this camera 3 weeks ago. So far, I'm more than satisfied! It takes great underwater pictures and videos! Very clear, very colorful. Zoom and auto-focus work well together - pictures are clear even when zoomed all the way in. The flash is a little bright, so it washes the picture out if the subject is too close. Features are very easy to use and there are tons of them. My favorite is the feature that allows for pictures to be taken in very quick succession. You hold down the capture button and it takes a series of pictures (for as long as you hold down the button). The dedicated video button allows for quick switch from picture to video - saves you a precious few seconds so you don't miss the moment. The battery life is not great, but an extra battery is not expensive. The camera also comes with a good program for the computer. The olympus website allows you to redownload the program in case anything happens to it, all you need is the serial number on the camera.
All in all, great buy! Cheap, fun, sturdy. Great camera for the athletic AND the clumsy.
I bought this model because I'm outdoors often and have killed several cheap sony camera's. I owned this model previously but lost it, I do alot of camping, hiking, hunting and fishing and needed adurable camera. It suits the purpose, i tested the waterproof feature as manufacturer desribed and is completely waterproof,hopefully wont have to test the shockproof part,lol.
Dislikes is shutter speed is very slow, picture quality isnt what i would call the best but not of poor quality either, i would say average.
Overall I bought this camera because I owned one previously it never failed, and i needed durability and dependability and am satisfied with my choice, as far as I know their isnt another manufacturer that promises the durability of this product,would and have suggested it to people I hunt and adventure with. The price fantastic! Features are very user friendly
Good compact camera that is waterproof. I bought it to replace another one that I had. Like that it shoots video and takes fairly good pictures. The two things that I don't like are that 1) there is lag time between when you hit the button and the actual photo is taken; and 2) the battery tends to be drained when you shoot video (so make sure you are fully charged before you go to use it). For the price it's a good buy.
My daughter got me into this camera she had a lower model.
When you look at the pic it doesn't seem clear when the pic is printed it's beautiful excellent colors and the clarity is 100% I really like this camera and have used under water. That's the fun part people scream the camera you just put it in the water not knowing that it was meant for that. Altogether this is my choice camera. No comparison to any other camera.