Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Review

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Review posted 6/2/2010

Quick Take
Pros
iAuto shooting mode;
Great Overall Image Quality;
Dedicated Video Capture Button;
Versatile 5x optical zoom lens;
"Tough" construction;
New simple menus;
Bright 2.7-inch HyperCrystal III LCD with anti-glare coating;
Huge internal memory;
Optional RC external flash operation
Cons
Slow Camera Performance;
Noise in dark areas of image;
Weak Built-In flash;
Slow Face Detection
Bottom Line
The new Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is still the perfect camera for the adventurous person. Featuring a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and 720p HD video capture, it has all of the features of a top digicam with but with the versatility to let you live your life. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Heading up the 2010 line of Lifeproof cameras from Olympus, the Stylus Tough 8010 retains the same "tough" features as its predecessor, the Tough 8000. This new camera is still Waterproof in depths of up to 33ft., Freezeproof down to 14°F, Shockproof from drops of up to 6.6ft., and Crushproof up to 220lbs. Tap control has also been carried over, allowing for easy camera control when pressing the small buttons is not convenient. For the 8010, Olympus has upgraded to a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, 2GB internal memory and added a One-Touch video recording button as well as 4 new creative art filters for more versatility. 

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Features:
  • 14-Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • TruePic III image processor
  • 5x wide optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 28-140mm
  • f3.5(W)-f5.1(T)
  • Waterproof - 33ft.
  • Freezeproof - 14°F
  • Shockproof - 6ft.
  • Cruchproof - 220lbs.
  • One-Touch video recording
  • Dual image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot HyperCrystal III LCD
  • Automatic Noise Reduction after 1/2 second shutter 
  • Tap Control
  • AF Tracking
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Creative Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing
  • Beauty Mode
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Shadow Adjustment
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000-1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene Mode)
  • ISO 64-1600
  • 2GB internal memory
  • SD/SDHC
  • Li-Ion rechargeable battery

The Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is available now with a MSRP of US $399.99.


In the Box:
  • STYLUS TOUGH-8010 Camera
  • USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC), Audio/Video Cable
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-50B)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual and ib Software on Internal Memory
  • Warranty Card

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