Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk said in their Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “With all rugged cameras, you're buying toughness over picture quality” although gave this digital cameras a rating of 65 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk also said “The Olympus mju Tough-3000 offers a good blend of features, durability and affordability”.
Several people wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site Electronicsme.com mentioned “The camera need not be handled with utmost care since it features a waterproof, freeze-proof” and scored the product 88 out of 100. Six years ago Cameras.co.uk and wrote “The Olympus MJU Tough 3000 is waterproof to 3m, shockproof to falls of up to 1.5m”.
One Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital cameras “Nice build quality and can take a knock or two” nonetheless gave the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 a rating of 60 out of 100.