Following models are no longer manufactured.

  • WATER PROOF 10m 33ft
  • SHOCK RESISTANT 2m 6.6ft
  • WIDE 28mm
  • 2.7-inch LCD monitor
  • HyperCrystalIII
  • TruePic III
  • Outline
  • Specifications
  • Accessories

µ TOUGH-8000

Ultra-tough compact digital camera

µTough Series of compact digital cameras feature a waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof design that assures reliable, high-quality shooting under conditions that ordinary cameras would be unable to endure, such as underwater or in cold winter conditions. From the tranquil to the turbulent, whatever the conditions, whatever the situation, this camera assures great results, giving users the opportunity to expand their enjoyment of photography.

EISA Awards "European Adventure Compact Camera 2009-2010"

TIPA Award 2009 "Best Rugged D-camera"

Waterproof, shock-proof, freezeproof design

As the flagship of the µTough Series, the µTough-8000 is as tough as they come. Waterproof to a depth of 10 metres*1 and resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C*4, it also boasts advanced dustproofing*2 technology to keep out sand and dirt, as well as shockproof construction capable of withstanding a fall up to 2 metres*3 or a load of up to 100 kgf*5


Waterproof to a depth of 10 metres*1

Every aspect of this camera's construction has been optimized to maximize its resistance to water pressure, enhancing the overall level of waterproof performance and allowing it to be safely used for underwater shooting without an underwater case. From diving and snorkelling to surfing and water-skiing, the µTough-8000's superior waterproof characteristics make it the ideal choice.

Shockproof at heights up to 2 metres*3

Thanks to the use of a foldable optical lens unit and floating electric circuit boards, the incorporation of shock-absorbing material inside the camera, and high-rigidity material in the outer finish and a shock-absorbing mechanism to protect the lens unit from impacts, the camera structure is strong enough to withstand the impact of dropping from a height of 2 metres.

Low temperature resistance to -10°C*4

Ordinary digital cameras are not usually guaranteed to function at temperatures below 0°C, but all internal electrical components of the µTough-8000 are guaranteed to operate at temperatures as low as -10°C*2. This assures reliable shooting performance in the winter or under cold conditions.

Dual Image Stabilization with CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism

CCD-shift image stabilization was previously thought to be incompatible with a shockproof camera, but Olympus was able to incorporate an effective image stabilization mechanism thanks to the development of an Olympus-original shock resistance mechanism that could be incorporated in the camera without increasing its size. Combining CCD-shift image stabilization with high-sensitivity shooting, Olympus's Dual Image Stabilization effectively prevents the image blur that can be caused by camera shake or subject movement, enabling worry-free shooting in extreme environments, whether on land or underwater.

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New underwater detection sensor

In addition to the traditional altitude, atmospheric pressure and water depth display functions, this camera incorporates a new underwater sensor that lets the camera know when it is immersed underwater. LCD brightness is automatically optimized for underwater conditions and the display gives underwater scene modes (Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2 and Underwater Macro) priority over other scene modes so that the user can instantly select the mode according to the subject. Together with an alarm that alerts the user when immersion depth exceeds 7 metres, this new sensor makes underwater shooting easier and safer than ever.

Box Content

Lithium Ion Battery: Li-50B / AD adapter / USB&AUDIO/VIDEO multi-terminal / OLYMPUS Master 2 software CD-ROM / Strap / Camera case / Written guarantee / Manual / microSD attachment: MASD-1

Optional Accessories

And more

  • Beauty mode
  • Intelligent Auto mode
  • Tap Control function
  • In-body battery recharging by connecting the power cable to the camera without removing the battery
  • HyperCrystal III+ LCD monitor with wide viewing angle and high brightness
  • In-camera panorama image compositing with on-screen guide for camera movement
  • Pre-capture movie function to ensure fewer missed shots
  • Super Macro LED to help prevent blurring and ensure vivid color at close range
  • Built-in illuminator for easy framing in low light
  • Comparison window previews of various camera settings before picture is taken
  • PT-045 Underwater Case optionally available for underwater shooting to a depth of 40 metres
  • Numerous shooting modes, including dedicated underwater shooting modes
  • MASD-1 microSD adapter provided to enable recording/playback with microSD Cards
  • *1. JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (in-house testing).
  • *2. JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IPX6) equivalent (in-house testing).
  • *3. Olympus in-house testing.
  • *4. The number of recordable pictures will be reduced; in-house testing with Olympus xD-Picture Card and lithium-ion battery (Indivisual component guarantees limited to 0°C and above.).
  • *5. kgf is the unit of load imposed on an object. Olympus in-house testing.
  • * All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners.
  • * The pictures of the LCD monitors are simulated.
  • * Product availability depends on sales areas.
  • * Colour availability depends on sales areas.


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