Olympus Mju Tough 3000 Review

3.5
April 1, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Image Sensor
Effective pixels 12 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 12.7 Megapixels
Type 1/2.33 '' CCD sensor
Lens
Optical zoom 3.6 x (WIDE)
Focal length 5.0 - 18.2 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 28 - 102 mm
Structure 10 lenses / 8 groups
Aspherical glass elements 2
Maximum aperture 3.5 - 5.1
Digital Zoom
Enlargement factor 5 x / 18 x combined with optical zoom
LCD
Resolution 230000 dots
Monitor size 6.9 cm / 2.7 ''
LCD type TFT
Frame assistance Yes
Brightness adjustment +/- 2 levels
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Modes Face Detection AF, iESP, Spot, AF Tracking
Standard mode 0.5m - ∞ (wide) / 0.5m - ∞ (tele)
Makro mode 0.1m - ∞ (wide) / 0.3m - ∞ (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 2 cm
Light Metering
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Modes ESP light metering, Spot metering
Exposure System
Modes i-Auto, Programme automatic, Scene Modes, Magic Filter, Beauty, Panorama, Movie
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/2000 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Enhancement function Mechanical Image Stabilizer
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 19
Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Snow
Magic Filter
Pop Art  
Pin Hole  
Sketch  
Fisheye  
Sensitivity
Auto AUTO / High AUTO Automatically selected
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Preset values Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Flourescent 2, Flourescent 3
Internal Flash
Working range (wide) 0.1 - 4.0 m (ISO 800)
Working range (tele) 0.3 - 2.7 m (ISO 800)
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 5.0 fps / 11 frames (in 3MP mode)
Sequential shooting mode 1.0 fps / 21 frames
Image Processing
Pixel mapping Yes
Noise reduction Yes
TruePic III Yes
Distortion compensation Yes
Shading compensation Yes
Function Processing
Panorama Yes
Image Editing
Black & White Yes
Sepia Yes
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
Attach a calendar Yes
Correction of saturation Yes
Beauty Fix Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
Shadow Adjustment Yes
View Images
Modes  
Index Yes 4x3 / 6x5 frames
Zoom Yes 1.1 - 10 x
Auto rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Histogram in playback mode Yes
View Movie
Frame by frame Yes
Fast forward Yes
Reverse playback Yes
Still Image Recording
DCF Yes
EXIF 2.21
PIM III
DPS PictBridge
DPOF Yes
Movie Recording System
Image Stabilisation Mode Digital Image Stabilisation
Recording format MPEG-4
Movie quality 720P Recording time: 29min.
VGA Recording time: no limit
QVGA Recording time: no limit
Note: maximum file size 4GB
Sound Recording System
Voice playback Yes
Sound recording Yes , format: WAV
Recording format AAC
Image footage 4 s
Speaker Yes
Memory
Removable Media SD / SDHC
Internal memory 1 GB
Image Size
12M 3968 x 2976
5M 2560 x 1920
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1280 x 960
VGA 640 x 480
16:9
1920 x 1080
Menu
Menu languages in camera 39 languages (Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (BR + PT), German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese,Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese)
Other Features
Shock resistant Shock-proof from heights of up to 1.5m *
Waterproof Waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent to 3m depth **
Freezeproof Freezeproof up to -10°C ***
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
In-Camera Panorama Yes
Self timer 2 / 12 s
Menu guide Yes
In-camera Manual  
LED Illuminator Yes
* Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)
** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
*** According to Olympus test conditions
Pallbo Yes
Power Supply
Battery LI-42B Lithium-Ion Battery
Internal Charging Yes
Interface
HDMI™ Yes Mini connector (type C)
DC input Yes (CB-MA3 required)
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
Size
Dimensions (W x H x D) 95.9 x 65.0 x 23.4 mm
Weight 159 g (including battery and memory card)

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