Olympus Tough-3000 summary
Olympus Tough-3000 is Olympus's Waterproof camera initially launched on January of 2010. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3968 x 2976. The camera is referred to as "mju Tough 3000" in other regions.
The Tough-3000 is positioned #64 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and over all #1053 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personal factors.
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Olympus Tough-3000 family
The Olympus Tough-3000 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Olympus Tough-3000 Gallery
You can view the Tough-3000 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus Tough-3000 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Olympus Tough-3000 based on factors which are generally regarded as necessary in a camera.
Olympus Tough-3000 Sensor information
The Olympus Tough-3000 is run by the TruePic III processor chip. The sensor size in the Olympus Tough-3000 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3968 x 2976 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the Tough-3000's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The Tough-3000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus Tough-3000 dimensions
Olympus Tough-3000 weighs about 0.35 lbs (159 grams / 5.61 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 96mm x 65mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 0.9"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195 grams so the Olympus Tough-3000 is less heavy than other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Olympus Tough-3000 with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the Tough-3000.
Olympus Tough-3000 Lens information
The Tough-3000 provides a fixed lens with a focal range of 28-102mm making it a 3.6 x zoom which may not be very good however it is likely to be useful in a few situations.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.5 and that's somewhat sluggish and not good in low light occasions and you will likely find it hard to capture good bokeh. You would also need to increase your ISO leading to noisy pictures. At the long end, 102mm comes at f5.1 making it very sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Olympus Tough-3000 Connectivity
The Tough-3000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send pictures and in some cases alter settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Olympus Tough-3000 Video information
The highest possible video resolution in the Olympus Tough-3000 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should aim for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not offer a mic or headphone port so you have got zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to purchase an alternative model should you need good audio in your video clips.
Olympus Tough-3000 Weather Sealing
Olympus Tough-3000 has got environment proofing which makes it a good pick to use for rough environments. This is particularly useful in case you are uncertain about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.
Olympus Tough-3000 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus Tough-3000 has got a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Olympus Tough-3000 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus Tough-3000 Shutter information
Olympus Tough-3000 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus Tough-3000 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus Tough-3000 boasts just built in flash lacking external flash support.
Olympus Tough-3000 Autofocus information
Olympus Tough-3000 boasts only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It also includes Tracking AF for moving subjects. Olympus Tough-3000 does not have manual focus. Manual focus ability is good for low light or you require more accurate focus control.
Olympus Tough-3000 Battery life
The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 features the best (380) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Below is a collection of Waterproof cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Olympus Tough-3000 for specific forms of photography
The following bar chart presents a outline of the Olympus Tough-3000 for specific forms of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.
Olympus Tough-3000 Portrait photography information
The Olympus Tough-3000 has a points total of 21 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support together with the option to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Olympus Tough-3000
Coming in at a above average score of 62, the Olympus Tough-3000 is a fine pick to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Olympus Tough-3000 Sports photography details
A really bad sports photography points total of 36 means the Olympus Tough-3000 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus Tough-3000 Travel photography info
Weight is extremely critical in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Olympus Tough-3000 gets a above average 61 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent option for your travels.
Olympus Tough-3000 Landscape photography factors
When you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Olympus Tough-3000 and it's really bad rating of 36 for a landscape camera is not really very good compared to it's competitors.
Olympus Tough-3000 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera should really have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Olympus Tough-3000 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 29.
Olympus Tough-3000 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the Tough-3000, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Waterproof.
The graph underneath shows you an overview of the Tough-3000 versus it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.