A number of people said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “With all rugged cameras, you're buying toughness over picture quality” in their Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 review nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Cnet.co.uk also said “The Olympus mju Tough-3000 offers a good blend of features, durability and affordability”.
A few people considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website Electronicsme.com mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 review “The camera need not be handled with utmost care since it features a waterproof, freeze-proof”. Cameras.co.uk said in their review “The Olympus MJU Tough 3000 is waterproof to 3m, shockproof to falls of up to 1.5m”.
One Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 reviewer who bought it considered that it was well made.