This review is devoted to Stylus Tough-3000 that Olympus has first introduced to the public in Jan 07, 2010. This model is a Waterproof camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.
In Waterproof cameras (Top 10 Waterproof Cameras) this model has taken rank #59 out of 73. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #777 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Olympus Stylus Tough-3000. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Waterproof cameras.
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 has the following external dimensions 96 x 96 x 23 mm (37.8 x 25.59 x 9.06″) with the weight of 159 g.
The typical weight for average Waterproof type cameras is 196g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Olympus Stylus Tough-3000, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 23mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000’s body is protected from water with its high-quality waterproof feature.
Unfortunately, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 comes with TruePic III processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.
The base of Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 has the following ISO range 64 - 1600 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Olympus Stylus Tough-3000. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 features a 12.0 MP 1/2.33" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.33" sensor featured in Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 with other standard sensor sizes.
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 are its 1.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, Stylus Tough-3000 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
As for the video quality characteristics of Olympus Stylus Tough-3000, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 formats.
Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect Stylus Tough-3000 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Olympus Stylus Tough-3000’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Olympus Stylus Tough-3000’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Stylus Tough-3000 to the average Waterproof camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 24. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 35. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 47. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 can be called a 47 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 38. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 can be called a 56 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jan 07, 2010|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||2|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||1.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.08 x 4.56 mm|
|Sensor Area||27.72 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||3968 x 2976|
|Max Native ISO||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||64|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Physical Dimensions||96 x 65 x 23 mm|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC, Internal|