Olympus mju Tough 8000 Review

4.0
April 20, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

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)
Aspherical glass elements 2
Focal length 5.0 - 18.2 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 28 - 102 mm
Structure 10 lenses / 8 groups
Maximum aperture 3.5 - 5.1
Digital Zoom
Enlargment factor 5 x / 18 x combined with optical zoom
LCD
Resolution 230000 dots
Monitor size 6.9 cm / 2.7 ''
LCD type HyperCrystal III LCD
Frame assistance Yes
Brightness adjustment +/- 2 levels
LCD backlight boost Yes
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Spot focusing Yes
Face Detection AF Yes
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
ESP light metering Yes
Spot metering Yes
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Exposure System
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/2000 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Enhancement function Image Stabilisation Mode
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Exposure Modes
i-Auto Yes
Programme automatic Yes
Beauty Yes
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 19
Portrait Yes
Landscape Yes
Night Scene Yes
Night Scene with portrait Yes
Sports Yes
Indoor Yes
Candle Yes
Self-portrait Yes
Sunset Yes
Fireworks Yes
Cuisine Yes
Documents Yes
Beach and Snow Yes
Snow Yes
Pre-Capturing Movie Yes
Underwater Snapshot Yes
Underwater Wide 1 Yes
Underwater Wide 2 Yes
Underwater Macro Yes
Sensitivity
Auto AUTO / High AUTO Automatically selected
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Overcast Yes
Sunlight Yes
Tungsten Yes
Flourescent 1 Yes
Flourescent 2 Yes
Flourescent 3 Yes
Internal Flash
Working range (wide) 0.1 - 4.0 m (ISO 800)
Working range (tele) 0.3 - 2.7 m (ISO 800)
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 5 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
Function Processing
Panorama Yes
Movie Processing
Image Stabilisation Mode Digital Image Stabilisation
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
Movie Edit
Index Yes
View Images
Calendar Yes
Index 4, 9, 16, 25 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Slide show Yes
Rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Histogram in playback mode Yes
Voice playback Yes
View Movie
Frame by frame Yes
Fast forward Yes
Reverse playback Yes
Voice playback Yes
Still Image Recording
DCF Yes
EXIF 2.21
PIM III
DPS PictBridge
DPOF Yes
Movie Recording System
Recording format AVI Motion JPEG®
Sound recording Yes , format: WAV
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity (10s with 30fps when xD standard type is used)
640 x 480 / 15 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
320 x 240 / 30 fps Up to card capacity
Note: maximum file size 2GB
Voice Appendage
Recording format Wave format
Recording length 4 s
Memory
Internal memory 45 MB
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)
Interface
Speaker Yes
DC input Yes (CB-MA1 required)
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
Other Features
Mechanical Image Stabilizer Yes
Shock resistant Shock-proof from heights of up to 2m *
Waterproof Waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent to 10m depth **
Crushproof Crushproof up to 100kg ***
Freezeproof Freezeproof up to -10°C ***
Tap Control Yes
Pre-Capturing Movie Yes
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Self timer 12 s
In-Camera Panorama Yes
Advanced Face Detection Technology Yes
Menu guide Yes
LED Illuminator Yes
Manometer Yes
* Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)
** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
*** According to Olympus test conditions
Size
Dimensions (W x H x D) 95 x 61.7 x 21.5 mm
Weight 182 g (without battery and card)

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compact, 12 megapixel, beginner, 2.7 inch LCD, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, 3.6x zoom

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