Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 14 MP Digital Camera
33ft Waterproof, 6.6ft Shockproof, 5.0 Wide Optical Zoom, HD
After only having this camera for 4 months while traveling in Thailand, it has definitely failed the test. The camera’s battery suddenly shut off one day and even trying new camera batteries, the thing wont turn on.
If you are looking for a primary use camera that can do it all – this is not it. Even though you sacrifice image quality with this camera, it would be worth it if worked – for the purpose of traveling light and having a shock-proof waterproof device.
I think the Stylus Tough probably only lives up to its name if its used rarely, as a secondary camera… When you only use it on special occasions like “I really might be dropping my camera on this trip,” or “I am going snorkeling.” It has a fatal design flaw – the seals just get destroyed by small particulate matter overtime. No, probably not a good idea to take it to Burning Man folks.
I contacted the Olympus People. Guess what?
Question: I purchased my camera 4 months ago, and am currently traveling in Thailand. I have been here 3 months with the camera, charging and using it without a problem. Yesterday when I tried to turn the camera on, the battery light flashed and it turned off. It had been charging for a few hours, so I was confused as to why it was out of battery. Now the camera wont turn on at all, and the charger isn’t charging. I tried charging via USB. please help, I believe the warranty is still good and it has not gotten wet etc. without the lock on. – thanks L
Make sure the battery is inserted the correct way.
Try another outlet, to see if it starts to charge.
Are you using a charger or charging through the camera?
Best Regards – Dan@Olympus Imaging America Inc.
The camera comes with a cable that connects from the outlet plug to the camera
Battery is inserted the correct way and i tried several outlets.
Try a nother battery?
Are you in Thailand now?
Funny you should ask!
I was just trying out some Olympus batteries from a friend who has a collection of broken olympus tough cameras. its kind of ironic. but none of the batteries worked on my camera and we know they work.
Yes, I am traveling in Thailand now still.
And Guess What? I wasn’t kidding!
My friend literally has a graveyard of these DEAD CAMERAS – all recent models. Let this be a lesson to all of you!