The World’s Toughest Camera

Mon, Apr 13, 2009


Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 Photo credit: Olympus Imaging America INC.

Stylus Tough 8000

By Dacus Thompson

With stainless steel and aluminum exteriors matched with the interior rubber gaskets to seal out the elements, Olympus’s Stylus Tough 8000 is the camera to take down the Colorado.  Because the chassis was poured as one piece and has a wetsuit-like neoprene coating, it can be slammed against rocks, dunked in 30 feet of water, and used as a footstool by a 220-pound man-and will still snap crystal-clear shots.  Plus, the Camera’s 12 megapixels and 3.6 wide-angel optical zoom make it excellent for  everyday use ($399;

This article originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Men’s Journal.


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