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Model Name: Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: Tough-3000
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $229.99
Street Price: $140.49
Date Available: 2010-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.6 x 0.9 in.
(96 x 65 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.55 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (?)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus lens, 10 Lenses in 8 Groups, 2 Aspherical Lenses, 1 ED Lenses
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 102 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.60x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.1 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 50 cm
0.8 - 19.7 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD contrast detection; iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Beauty Mode, Magic Filter, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. NIGHT SCENE. 4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 5. SPORT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SELF PORTRAIT, 9. SUNSET, 10. FIREWORKS, 11. CUISINE, 12. DOCUMENTS, 13. BEACH & SNOW, 14. UNDERWATER SNAPSHOT, 15. SNOW)
Self Timer: 12 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) � 13.1ft (4.0m) at ISO 800 Tele: 1.0ft (0.3m) � 8.9ft (2.7m) at ISO 800
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-42B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-42B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 160
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] Software
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization, Tap Control, Intelligent Auto, In-Camera Panorama, 720p HD movies, HDMI output. Shockproof:MIL-STD-810F Shock Equivalent (5ft/1.5m); Waterproof: Equivalent to IEC60529 IPX8/JISC0920 (10ft/3m);Freezeproof: MIL-STD-810F Low Temp Equivalent (-10oC/14oF); Dustproof: Equivalent to IEC60529 IP6X/JISC0920. Available in Oxide Red, Turquoise Blue, Hot Pink and Emerald Green.

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