Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “With all rugged cameras, you're buying toughness over picture quality” in their review. Cnet.co.uk also said “The Olympus mju Tough-3000 offers a good blend of features, durability and affordability”.
A few Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site 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” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote “The Olympus MJU Tough 3000 is waterproof to 3m, shockproof to falls of up to 1.5m”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 on Digicam Buyer.co.uk six years ago “Nice build quality and can take a knock or two” although they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.