- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 64 - 1600
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
- 182g - 95 x 62 x 22mm
- Revealed July 2009
- Also Known as mju Tough 8000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus 8000 summary
Olympus 8000 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally announced on July of 2009. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3968 x 2976. It is referred to as "mju Tough 8000" in certain regions.
The 8000 is scored #199 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1148 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your custom factors.
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Olympus 8000 history
The Olympus 8000 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all older and latest models alongside important specs.
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Olympus 8000 Gallery
You can look at the 8000 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus 8000 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of positives and negatives of the Olympus 8000 based on things that are usually regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Olympus 8000 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Olympus 8000 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3968 x 2976 pixels using aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and gives a standard ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the 8000's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 8000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus 8000 dimensions
Olympus 8000 weighs in at 0.40 lbs (182 grams or 6.42 ounces) and features external proportions of 95mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Olympus 8000 is similar as compared with various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a photo of the Olympus 8000 beside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will provide the button layout on the 8000.
Olympus 8000 Lens information
The 8000 has got an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 28-102mm giving it a 3.6 x zoom which isn't really great but it would certainly be convenient in certain situations.
At it's widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f3.5 and that is rather sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you will likely struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to up your ISO which results in noisy photos. For the long end, 102mm comes with f5.1 making it quite sluggish and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
Olympus 8000 Connectivity
The 8000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy images and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Olympus 8000 Video information
The highest possible video quality on the Olympus 8000 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is low by today's standards. You should really aim for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack so you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to take a look at an alternative camera in case you want good sound in your videos.
Olympus 8000 Weather Sealing
Olympus 8000 features environment proofing which makes it a excellent option to use for challenging conditions. This can be especially useful when you are unsure about the conditions you may encounter for outdoor photography.
Olympus 8000 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus 8000 comes with a 2.7" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Olympus 8000 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be rather helpful.
Olympus 8000 Shutter information
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus 8000 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus 8000 boasts just integrated flash without external flash support.
Olympus 8000 Autofocusing information
Olympus 8000 boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
Olympus 8000 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good for low light occasions or you require more precise control on depth of field.
Olympus 8000 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Olympus 8000 for various forms of photography
The following illustration shows a outline of the Olympus 8000 for various forms of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus 8000 Portrait photography info
The Olympus 8000 has a points tally of 21 which is lousy, and means the camera is not appropriate for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support together with the capability to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Olympus 8000
Coming in at a above average points tally of 62, the Olympus 8000 is a respectable choice for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus 8000 Sports photography advice
A lousy sports photography points tally of 34 suggests the Olympus 8000 is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus 8000 Travel photography information
Weight is extremely crucial when picking a camera for travel. All round, the Olympus 8000 gets a above average 61 as a travel camera which is a good choice to purchase for your journeys.
Olympus 8000 Landscape photography advice
For anyone looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus 8000 at it's lousy rating of 35 for a landscape camera is not appropriate compared to it's competition.
Olympus 8000 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Olympus 8000 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 28.
Olympus 8000 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the 8000, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart below offers you a summary of the 8000 versus it's top scored rivals suggested above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.