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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Digital Camera

12MP 3.6x CCD Oct 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Perfect for everyday adventures, the new TOUGH-3000 is the latest addition to Olympus school of hard knocks. With new features such as an HD movie function and [ib] software, the wallet-friendly... More
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15 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the better rated brands.

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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.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The Stylus 3000 holds up in adverse conditions with decent image quality and HD video recording, though it's slowed down by sometimes sluggish performance” in their Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 review nonetheless they only rated the product 3 stars. Six years ago expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “Nice build quality and can take a knock or two” in their review although they only rated it 3 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Six years ago Cameras.co.uk said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 “In addition it has 12 megapixels and a 3.6x wide angle lens”.

One person who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images.

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Good Technical Features

One Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the bigger digital zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Stylus Tough 3000 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus Tough 3000 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough 3000, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a built-in flash.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite big internal memory (1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough 3000. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Olympus digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus Tough 3000. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 64, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough 3000. The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus Tough 3000 is 99, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600.

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24 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, Cameras.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 68 out of 100.

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3.6 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 range from 2.7x to 63x.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough 3000 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough 3000.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Stylus Tough 3000 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Stylus Tough 3000 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Stylus Tough 3000 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough 3000 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Stylus Tough 3000 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and type is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.7 megapixels, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 18 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough 3000 have combined zoom of between 3x and 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4,500.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Stylus Tough 3000 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Olympus camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. With a maximum focal length of only 102 millimeters, the Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough 3000 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 is a two aspheric element camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this camera.

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Only ± 2EV (1/2EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/2EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction across all cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough 3000.

Across similar types of digital camera the best light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough 3000 is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. The Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 5.1) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average minimum aperture of digital cameras of this spec and age is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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Very Long Minimum Camera Shutter Speed

Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 have minimum camera shutter speeds of between 0.00008s and 4s, and the average minimum camera shutter speed is 1s. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 that we have assessed, the minimum camera shutter speed of the Stylus Tough 3000 of 4 seconds is one of the longest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Olympus released the Stylus Tough 3000.

Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 3 meters, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a pretty typical maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough 3000.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Shock Proof
Focal Length
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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13 June 2011

While we don?t recommend taking this camera Scuba diving, we wouldn?t hesitate to take it into the pool, or wade around with it on the beach. Olympus...

Nice build quality and can take a knock or two. Ideal for taking to the beach or on holiday where there?s water, but fairly limited for general photography...

The Stylus 3000 holds up in adverse conditions with decent image quality and HD video recording, though it's slowed down by sometimes sluggish performance...

30 June 2010

Other than the VGA and QVGA modes for shooting video the Tough-3000 can also record in HD (720p). However the video lacks the overall picture quality and sharpness that one would expect in an HD...

All in all, the Olympus STYLUS TOUGH-3000 digital camera can be judged as a high-end consumer performance camera. The camera need not be handled with utmost care since it features a waterproof,...

22 April 2010

Simplified locking system Like the Panasonic FT2and the µ Tough-8010, the µ Tough-3000 has a locking system to prevent the battery and memory card compartment from opening accidentally. However,... Read more…

The Mju Tough 3000 brings Olympus' all-action camera range to a wider audience thanks to it's budget price-tag, but at the expense of an ill-thought-out control system and below par image quality....

1 April 2010

The Olympus MJU Tough 3000 is waterproof to 3m, shockproof to falls of up to 1.5m and freezeproof down to -10 degrees centigrade. In addition it has 12 megapixels and a 3.6x wide angle lens. The... Read more…

24 March 2010

With all rugged cameras, you're buying toughness over picture quality. On that basis, the Olympus mju Tough-3000 offers a good blend of features, durability and affordability...

29 July 2010

Modèle le plus abordable de la gamme des appareils étanches d'Olympus, le Tough 3000 ne manque pas d'atouts pour autant. Il reste à voir les photos qu'il permet de réaliser en pratique. Très... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus stylustough3000, olympus stylustough3000r, olympus stylustough3000re, olympus stylustough3000red
Barcodes 00050332172296
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