Olympus µ TOUGH 3000 Description
One of the most significant members of the tough range from multinational Olympus and probably the most effective of the lot is Olympus µ TOUGH 3000, and the device now officially, is the face of shockproof and waterproof cameras from Olympus, and believe us, there is a wide array of those. Olympus µ TOUGH 3000 brings in HD video recording for the very first time on a dedicated tough device, and that added on with a wide variety of Magic Filter effects add up for some very secure dispensation that is carried inside the camera. The change here is the use of SD/SDHC card in this camera rather than the Olympus typical xd format.
To go into the details as to exactly how “tough” the device is - it is waterproof up till a depth of 3 metres, shockproof till the depth of 1.5 metre and also, does not freeze above the temperature of -10°C. The “photography features” of this camera include a 12MP sensor added on which, is a very humble 3.6x optical zoom with sensor-shift IS, internal storage capacity of 1 Gigabyte, an in camera, annual for better user interface and a port for HDMI interface. The device is available in the color variants of Oxide Red, Turquoise Blue, Hot Pink and Emerald Green.
A first look at this device makes it to appear uncharacteristically similar to its siblings, Olympus Tough 6010 and 8000. The size of the device is pretty much like a pack of cards and the exact weight of the device is billed at 160 grams, for it is mostly made of metal. Most of the front of our reviewed device looks really glossy and comes with a plastic substance that features slots for microphone, activity LED, built-in flash and the 3.6x, 28-112mm lens. The lens is always hidden beneath the plastic cover, for tough cameras are made for a purpose and to use in circumstances that involve a lot of dirt and dust, which may spoil the lens. Therefore, overall, Olympus Tough 3000 is really just an average photo-clicking machine that can survive almost anything.