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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 / µ (mju) Tough 3000 12.0 MP Digital Camera - Green

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Product description
Product Information
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.

Product Features
  • 12-megapixel
    12 million pixels deliver images with amazing definition on screen and when printed.
  • 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom
    A 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom captures even more of the subject into each shot. The lens does not protrude from its body so it is further protected from harsh conditions.
  • 2.7" LCD
    This large 2.7" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.
  • One-touch HD movie
    With one-touch HD movie you can record widescreen, crystal clear HD movies (720p) right from your camera.
  • Waterproof
    A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.
  • Shockproof
    Durable metal body with an innovative shock-absorbing technology protects it from drops of up to 5 feet.
  • Dual image stabilization
    Dual image stabilization combines sensor-shift image stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds so you can capture crisp, clear images even if the subject is moving.
  • AF tracking
    AF tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
  • Creative art filters
    Create art filters gives your photos a distinct look by applying special artistic effects including Pop Art, Fish Eye, Drawing and Pin Hole.
  • Intelligent auto
    The intelligent auto setting identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results.
  • Advanced face detection
    Advanced face detection tracks up to 12 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
  • In-camera panorama
    In-camera panorama captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a scene.
  • Shadow adjustment
    Shadow adjustment technology brings out more details in shadows. It helps capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations, such as backlit shots.
  • Beauty mode
    Beauty mode takes beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face. Edits can also be made inside the camera after taking the picture.
  • Perfect shot
    Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot.


Product Identifiers
BrandOlympus
ModelTough 3000 / µ (mju) Tough 3000
MPN227620
UPC0050332172333, 740617016802

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom3.6x
Digital Zoom5x
Sensor Resolution12.0 MP
Screen Size2.7"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range2cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera28 - 102mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed4 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringMatrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 64, ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max1600

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.1 m - 4 m
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeNone

Dimensions
Depth0.9 in.
Height2.6 in.
Width3.8 in.
Weight4.4 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Size2.7"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG-4
Still Image FormatJPEG

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature-10 °C

Other Features
Additional Features720p 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
Face DetectionYes
WaterproofYes
Underwater UseYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsBeach/snow, Candle, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Indoor, Landscape, Night scene, Night scene with portrait, Pet, Portrait mode, Self-portrait, Sports mode, Sunset
Special EffectsBlack & White, Fisheye, Pin Hole, Pop Art, Sepia, Sketch
Continuous Shooting Speed1 frame per second, 5 frames per second for 11 frames (3Mpix)

eBay Product ID: EPID100112111

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 70 user reviews

90%

of customers recommend this product

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    Created: 01/16/11

    Hunk of junk

    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.

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    Created: 09/13/10

    Inexpensive, tough, lots of features- GREAT BUY

    Review For: Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 / µ (mju) Tough 3000 12.0 MP Digital Camera - Green

    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.

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    Created: 01/06/12

    this product lives up to its name

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    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

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    Created: 10/09/12

    For the price it's a good buy.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    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.

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    Created: 05/23/12

    excellent choice glad i got it

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    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.

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