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Olympus Stylus Tough  3000

Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Digital Camera

12MP 3.6x CCD Oct 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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17 Reasons For

Robust

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.

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Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 1,711 owner and expert reviews, Olympus has good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “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”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 owner who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 concluded that it was able to produce good images. One person mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk wrote “In addition it has 12 megapixels and a 3.6x wide angle lens”.

Good Technical Features

One Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 reviewer concluded that the product had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. 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 Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Stylus Tough 3000 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support video capability.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a built-in flash.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly big internal memory (1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus Tough 3000 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough 3000. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Olympus camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Stylus Tough 3000 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough 3000. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Olympus camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 64, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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24 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of only 3.6 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough 3000 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

At only 3 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly low waterproof up to compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough 3000. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 19m.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

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

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough 3000.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough 3000 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough 3000 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Stylus Tough 3000 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough 3000 are not waterproof. The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Olympus camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.7 megapixels, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The total megapixelss of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 18 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000. Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough 3000 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 102 millimeters, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18mm, the longest is 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough 3000 is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most cameras of this type and age have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss, including the Stylus Tough 3000 which has two number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough 3000 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. The Stylus Tough 3000 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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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 digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/2EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000.

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

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.1, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough 3000. Cameras of this age and spec have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough 3000 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the Stylus Tough 3000 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough 3000. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough 3000 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Very Long Fastest Camera Shutter Speed

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a very long fastest camera shutter speed (4 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough 3000. The average fastest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough 3000 is 1s.

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1 Other reason to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(19)
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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