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Monday, August 8, 2011

Gadgets: Olympus u Tough-8000

This is my first ever underwater camera brought 2 years ago, perfect for underwater shot and no need to worry getting your camera wet. It's an Ultra-tough compact digital camera. u Tough 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. 

Waterproof to a depth of 10 metres
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
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
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. 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.

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.

You may now get the new and well improved Olympus Tough Series Camera, TG-810 with more added features. Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof.

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