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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

$399.99
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Olympus Stylus Tough  3000

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A classic and good spec compact digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
Compact 12MP 3.6x Yes Oct 2012
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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 number 529 across all digital cameras.
86
Reviews
15 Reviews
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 68%, based on 15 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
IAuto mode
USB-Battery charge
Beauty mode
LED illuminator
In-camera manual
Magic filters
AF-Tracking
Advanced face detection incl. shadow adjustment
In-Camera panorama
Average minimum aperture number
1GB digital photo album
6.9cm/2.7" hypercrystal III LCD
12 megapixels
HD movie and HDMI control
Dual image stabilisation
3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm)
TruePic III image processor
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3968 x 2976 pixels image resolution

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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 65% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $200.00 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.

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Features

Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a maximum image resolution of 3968 x 2976 pixels. That's 26% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000's sensor megapixels of only 12MP is in the lowest 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Stylus Tough 3000's optical zoom of only 3.6x is in the smallest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Stylus Tough 3000 of only 1,600 is lower than 94% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Stylus Tough 3000's camera shutter speed of 0.25s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 86% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus Tough 3000 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Olympus digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all digital cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Stylus Tough 3000's image sensor size of only 0.429" is smaller than 86% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 of 5x is in the biggest 31% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Lower Than Average Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of digital cameras is 3m, the highest is 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m. The Stylus Tough 3000's waterproof up to of only 3m is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus Tough 3000 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Stylus Tough 3000 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Only 640 X 424 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 424. That's 91% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 of 28mm is longer than 93% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Shock Proof

The Stylus Tough 3000 is shock proof. 97% of cameras are not shock proof.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 95% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus stylustough3000red

Barcodes:

00050332172296

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