As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is also often compared to digicams. The Olympus Stylus Tough 8000's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix TS20 and the Lumix DMC-TS30) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-830 iHS and the TG-820)

Competitor classes

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough 8000 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 614k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (january 2009 vs january 2013).

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
3 years newer
$568

Significant advantages of the TS20 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS20 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS20 and Tough 8000

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
4 years newer
$230

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW110 and Tough 8000

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-830 iHS and Tough 8000

  • None found

Olympus TG-820

Olympus TG-820 iHS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-820 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-820 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-820 and Tough 8000

  • None found

Olympus TG310

Olympus TG-310
2 years newer
$240

Significant advantages of the TG310 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG310 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG310 and Tough 8000

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
6 years newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and Tough 8000

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough 8000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (95×62×22 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (95×62×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and Tough 8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

Casio Exilim EX-Z1080

Casio Exilim EX-Z1080
1 year older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z1080 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z1080 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the EX-Z1080 and Tough 8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×57×24 mm) vs Compact (95×62×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Olympus FE-350

Olympus FE-350
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the FE-350 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the FE-350 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Not waterproof
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the FE-350 and Tough 8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×56×27 mm) vs Compact (95×62×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough 8000 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 34 mm), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.2 MP), is newer (january 2009 vs february 2000) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-30MR
2 years newer
$280

Significant advantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SZ-30MR and Tough 8000

  • None found

Sony Mavica FD-90

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the FD-90 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the FD-90 (vs the Tough 8000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the FD-90 and Tough 8000

  • None found