Guru3D.com Forums

Go Back   Guru3D.com Forums > General Chat > Digital Photography, Home and Portable Electronics
Digital Photography, Home and Portable Electronics Chat and share your photography skills or talk about digital cameras. Portable Mp3 player not in your grove? How about that snazzy widescreen with 7.1 audio?


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Olympus 1030 SW vs. TOUGH-8000
Old
  (#1)
Icebird
Ancient Guru
 
Icebird's Avatar
 
Videocard: ...
Processor: ...
Mainboard:
Memory:
Soundcard:
PSU: ...
Default Olympus 1030 SW vs. TOUGH-8000 - 03-22-2009, 06:09 | posts: 11,533 | Location: North

Ok, so I got a dilemma.

Two weeks ago my Olympus Mju 1030 SW arrived by mail. I love the camera, it's a bit grainy when it's dark - but all in all.. It's a great camera.

Now my dad wants me to buy the same camera for him, but as he was browsing the website where I bought mine.. It has been removed. They're selling the TOUGH-8000 instead. So he wants me to buy him that one instead.

Lo, and behold... I get pissed off because it's only TWO weeks since I bought mine, and THEN they decide to launch the 'new and improved' version. My boss is listening to me rant away, and tells me he wants to buy my 1030 SW, so that I can buy two TOUGH-8000; one for my dad and one for myself.

My question: Is the TOUGH-8000 really the 'new and improved' version of the 1030 SW? Is it worth it? Or should I just be pleased with what I got, and stop wanting what I don't have..

And believe me, I've googled it. It seems like there isn't much difference. The TOUGH-8000 seems to lack the "Behind glass" choice, which I've found very useful, seeing as I spent so much time behind armoured windows, and don't really have time or a choice to stop and take pictures There must be a similar setting on the TOUGH-8000, I think.

Last edited by Icebird; 03-22-2009 at 06:11.
   
Reply With Quote
 
Old
  (#2)
Finchwizard
Don Apple
 
Finchwizard's Avatar
 
Videocard: -
Processor: -
Mainboard: -
Memory: -
Soundcard: -
PSU: -
Default 03-22-2009, 07:26 | posts: 16,460 | Location: Locked in Guru3D Server Room. Help!

Buy the new one and keep it for yourself and give your Dad your one? =)

Only thing with shooting behind glass is you don't get on too much of an Angle and don't shoot directly at it either.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
Icebird
Ancient Guru
 
Icebird's Avatar
 
Videocard: ...
Processor: ...
Mainboard:
Memory:
Soundcard:
PSU: ...
Default 03-22-2009, 07:28 | posts: 11,533 | Location: North

That was my original idea - then my boss wanted my camera..
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
RejZoR
Ancient Guru
 
RejZoR's Avatar
 
Videocard: Sapphire HD4870 Silent
Processor: Core i7 920 @ 4GHz
Mainboard: ASUS Rampage II Gene
Memory: 6GB OCZ Platinum 1600MHz
Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
PSU: Corsair HX750
Default 03-22-2009, 08:41 | posts: 4,212 | Location: Europe/Slovenia/Ljubljana

I am pretty happy with mju series (i'm using mju840). Only crappy thing about Olympus is their XD card format which tops out at 2GB max and even their "high speed" versions of cards are uber slow. I have no clue why they still stick to their XD format where its completely outdated. I just wish they'd go with SD standard like majority of vendors (like Canon). Those microSD adapters just aren't the same.
   
Reply With Quote
 
Old
  (#5)
Finchwizard
Don Apple
 
Finchwizard's Avatar
 
Videocard: -
Processor: -
Mainboard: -
Memory: -
Soundcard: -
PSU: -
Default 03-22-2009, 08:49 | posts: 16,460 | Location: Locked in Guru3D Server Room. Help!

There's a plethora of Tough Cameras that got released at PMA this year.

Canon now have one, although looks like Fisher & Price toy, but it would be great in low light.

Panasonic have one, there's a few others, check dpreview.com for all the announcements.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6)
Icebird
Ancient Guru
 
Icebird's Avatar
 
Videocard: ...
Processor: ...
Mainboard:
Memory:
Soundcard:
PSU: ...
Default 03-22-2009, 10:00 | posts: 11,533 | Location: North

The TOUGH-8000 is now SD-compatible. I got the choice between the 1030 and the 8000, seeing as I already got one of them, and the other is basically on its way...
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
Copyright (c) 1995-2014, All Rights Reserved. The Guru of 3D, the Hardware Guru, and 3D Guru are trademarks owned by Hilbert Hagedoorn.