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iAuto or "Intelligent Auto" is the basic point and shoot mode that allows anyone to pick up the camera and start shooting. The camera makes all of the adjustments, including ISO, white balance and will even automatically put the camera into the correct scene mode or macro mode if needed. This mode also automatically enables the Dual Image Stabilization and face detection, making sure you have clear photos every time.





olympus_tough8000_ready.JPGWhen you half-press the shutter release it starts the autofocus process and if it locks you'll see the AF targets turn yellow. If focus fails, they will turn red and flash on the screen (not shown.) The 'red lightning bolt' icon indicates the flash is charged and ready to fire. The camera also lets you know what mode you are shooting in and shown above that the shadow adjustment is active.





olympus_tough8000_program.JPG"Program" mode gives you the most control over the camera. In this mode you will have access to the White Balance, ISO, Metering, Drive Mode and a few other options as well.






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The 4-way controller offers shortcuts to some of the most used features. Pressing it up will allow you to adjust the Exposure Compensation, right controls the Flash, Down turns on the Self-Timer, and left controls the Macro settings.






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Pressing the OK/Func. button will bring up another list of shortcut items that can be changed very quickly and easily:

  • White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
  • ISO: Auto, High Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Drive Mode: Single, Sequential, High-Speed
  • Metering: ESP, Spot
  • Image Size: 12M (3968x2976), 5M (2560x1920), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200), 1M (1280x960), VGA (640x480), 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Image Quality: Fine, Normal




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You can access a variety of Scene modes by rotating the Mode Dial to the SCN position. As you go through the Scene selections an image depicting the mode is shown. A brief text explanation of the mode is presented when you press the DISPlay button (not shown). You can choose from a wide variety of different exposure modes on the dial: Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Scene Modes (1. Portrait, 2. Landscape, 3. Night Scene, 4. Night+Portrait, 5. Sport, 6. Indoor, 7. Candle, 8. Self Portrait, 9. Sunset, 10. Fireworks, 11. Cuisine, 12. Documents, 13. Beach & Snow, 14. Snow, 15. Pre-Capture Movie, 16. Underwater Snapshot, 17. Underwater Wide 1, 18. Underwater Wide 2, 19. Underwater Macro), Beauty and Movie.





olympus_tough8000_camera menu.JPGPress the MENU button to bring up the Record mode Menu. You can use the shortcut menus to quickly change Image resolution, Reset all settings to factory defaults, enter the Camera or Setup menus, enter Panorama mode, change the Scene mode as well as enter Silent mode.





olympus_tough8000_rec_menu.gifCamera (shooting) Menu Options:

  • White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
  • ISO: Auto, High Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Drive Mode: Single, Sequential, High-Speed
  • Fine Zoom: On or Off
  • Digital Zoom: On or Off
  • Metering: ESP or Spot
  • AF Mode: Face Detect, iESP, Spot
  • Audio Memo: On or Off
  • Image Stabilizer: On or Off
  • Shadow Adjust: On or Off





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Movie mode allows for the capture of video with sound at resolutions of 640x480 (VGA) and 320x240 (QVGA) at either 15fps or 30 fps. While you are recording a movie, you are not able to use the camera's 3.6x optical zoom, however, you can set it before you start. No matter what the size of your memory card, you will be limited to shooting videos of up to 2GB. When using a standard or Type-M xD card it will be limited to 10-seconds.






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Move Func. Menu Options:

  • White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
  • Metering: ESP, Spot
  • Movie Size: VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)
  • Frame Rate: 30fps, 15fps






olympus_tough8000_movie_menu.JPGMovie Menu Options:

  • White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
  • Digital Zoom: On or Off
  • Metering: ESP, Spot
  • DIS Movie Mode: On or Off
  • Shadow Adjust: On or Off

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