Olympus Mju 8000 Tough

2m 100kg

www.olympus.co.uk

The Olympus mju tough series is the old warhorse of the waterproof, and 'lifeproof', camera category. The range has long offered resistance to all life can throw at it, and the mju Tough 8000 is no different. The model offers waterproofing to a category-leading 10m, is freezeproof to -10°C, shockproof to a 2m fall and can withstand a weight of up to 100kg.

Apart from its bulletproof design and nature, the tough 8000 packs a decent imaging spec as well. It features a 2.7in HyperCrystal III LCD, a 12.1 MP sensor and 3.6x optical zoom featuring a 28mm wideangle in equivalent terms. It also has an innovative touch control system whereby a simple tap or two on the edges of the camera's frame allows control over basic camera operation.

The 8000 is weighty and has the feeling of a camera you could bang a nail in with. This is a blessing if you're looking for a rugged camera, but it can really weigh you down in the water. In use, focus and capture are fast enough; however, the size and arrangement of the buttons aren't particularly usable in water, A M Q/ or in an action situation. Ot /0

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