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Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof pocket digital camera

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Price: $250-280

This was the top-of-the-line waterproof, shockproof Olympus Tough camera in 2009. The new king is the 14-megapixel Olympus Stylus Tough-8010, which is waterproof to 30 feet, can take a 6-foot drop, has 720p HD video and a 5x, image stabilized optical zoom lens. I’ve already had a chance to ski, mountain bike and snorkel with the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010. Check out my hands-on preview video:

Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 Hands-On Preview >>


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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • Ed says:

    Your picks seem to have a common theme…durable and tough … I wonder, is this because you break cameras often?

  • chris says:

    3 P&S waterproof cameras? Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Photo-John says:

    I never break cameras. If you read the article intro again you’ll see that I didn’t pick these cameras. They’re top-viewed camera review pages on the site. I didn’t take any editorial license with this, except to mention newer versions when applicable.

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