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STYLUS TOUGH-8010

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What types of memory cards does this camera support?

This camera accepts SD and SDHC memory cards.

Olympus maintains a list of cards that have been tested and are known to be compatible with its digital cameras. To view this list, please click here.

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This camera is described as "waterproof." How does Olympus define "waterproof?"

The waterproof capability of the camera is equivalent to JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) class 8. The waterproof performance is confirmed by Olympus' testing conditions.

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Can I use this camera in salt water?

Yes. The camera body employs the same sealant technology as Olympus’ underwater housings. Olympus warrants the operation of this model at depths of up to 33 feet (10 meters) for up to one hour.

As with any electronic device, proper care and maintenance are required to preserve the integrity and operation of this camera. After using the camera in salt water, immerse it in a bucket of fresh water for about 10 minutes. (Be sure the battery compartment/card cover and connector cover are firmly sealed!) Then let the camera air dry in the shade with good ventilation. Be sure to wipe off any excess water or debris before and after each use.

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Will the camera get rusty if I use it in salt water?

The camera will get rusty if you leave it for a long time without care after using it in salt water.

After the camera is used in the sea, take the following care precautions to preserve the waterproof capability:

  1. Close the battery/card compartment cover and connector cover firmly.
  2. Immerse the camera in a bucket containing fresh water for about 10 minutes.
  3. Dry the camera with a soft towel, and keep it in the shade with good ventilation.

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Can I use this camera in hot springs?

No. The sulfur component in the hot springs will deteriorate the waterproof packing material of the camera. Even if the camera is washed after use, the sulfur component will remain on the camera.

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Can I use the camera in any liquid other than water (e.g. oil or chemical liquids)?

No. Oil and other chemical liquids will damage the camera.  Use the camera only in water.

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How long can I stay underwater with my camera?

The waterproof feature of this camera is warranted to operate at depths down to 10 meters (33 feet) for up to one hour. The waterproof feature may be compromised if the camera is subjected to substantial or excessive impact.

Note that accessories included with this model, such as the battery charger, are not waterproof. Please be sure to carefully lock the battery/card compartment cover and connector cover before submerging the camera.

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Does the camera float or sink in water?

The camera sinks.

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Where can I find the documentation for my camera?

This camera is packaged with a printed Quick Start Guide that describes basic operations. Full manuals in several languages are stored as separate files in the camera’s internal memory. To access the full manual, connect the camera to a computer using the USB cable bundled with the camera and then follow the instructions below for your operating system:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7: The first time the camera is connected to a PC running any of these operating systems, the device’s “auto-run” program (device stage on Windows 7) starts automatically. Click the [ib] icon to start the initial set-up/installation program. If the program does not start automatically, open the folder that represents the removable media drive (using Windows Explorer, My Computer, etc.), then double-click the Setup.exe file to start the program.

    During initialization, you will be prompted to select a display language. After you have done so, a copy of the manual in the selected language will be transferred to the computer. To view the manual, click on Windows’ Start menu and then click -- in order -- Programs, OLYMPUS Camera and the name of the manual.
  • Macintosh OS X: When the camera is connected to the computer, an icon named NO NAME will appear on the desktop. Double-click on the icon, and then, in the Manual folder, double-click the book in your preferred language. (For U.S. English, choose ENU.pdf.)If you are not sure which file to choose, open the Readme.pdf file to view a list of all manuals mapped to their filenames.

Replacement manuals are available online from OlympusAmerica.com. An electronic copy of the manual can be freely downloaded as an Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) file, and a paper copy can be purchased for a nominal fee, which covers the cost of printing and shipping the book. Click here to select your camera model and view its available manuals.

Note: Adobe Reader® software is required to view and print PDF files. If this program is not already installed on your computer, you can download the latest version for free directly from Adobe's Web site by clicking here.

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Is the Instuction Manual available in a language other than English?

This camera ships with product documentation in many languages. The manuals are stored in separate files in the camera's internal memory. To access the manuals, connect the camera to a computer using the USB cable bundled with the camera and then follow the instructions below for your operating system:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7: If the [ib] software launches automatically when the camera is connected to the computer, close the [ib] software. Open a file-browsing application such as Windows Explorer or My Computer. Locate the folder that represents the camera (It will appear as a removable media drive.), and open it. Inside, click the Manuals folder. The manuals are stored here as Adobe PDF files.
  • Macintosh OS X: When the camera is connected to the computer, an icon named NO NAME will appear on the desktop. Double-click on the icon, and then, in the Manual folder, double-click the book(s) in your preferred language(s).

You can transfer the manual(s) of your choice to your computer using standard techniques such as copy/paste or drag and drop. If you are not sure which file(s) to choose, open the Readme.pdf file to view a list of all manuals mapped to their filenames. (For U.S. English, choose ENU.pdf.)

If the camera's internal memory is erased (e.g. by using the FORMAT function), Windows users who have installed the [ib] software can find replacement manuals in a backup folder on their computers. The backup folder contains a subfolder with a randomized name, and inside that folder is the Manuals folder, which holds the PDFs of the manuals.

  • Windows XP: The backup folder is stored at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OLYMPUS\ib\CameraBackup.
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7: The backup folder is stored at C:\ProgramData\Olympus\ib\CameraBackup.

Mac users, or Windows users who formatted the camera's internal memory before running the setup/installation program, can obtain replacement manuals in selected languages from OlympusAmerica.com. Electronic copies can be freely downloaded, and paper copies can be purchased for a nominal fee, which covers the cost of printing and shipping the book. Click here to select your camera model and view its available manuals.

Note: Adobe Reader® software is required to view and print PDF files. If this program is not already installed on your computer, you can download the latest version for free directly from Adobe's Web site by clicking here.

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How can I maintain the waterproof capability of the camera?

The STYLUS TOUGH-8010 loses its waterproof capability if the battery/card compartment cover or the connector cover is open. Before using the camera, make sure that all the covers are closed firmly so that each lock makes a clicking sound. Do not open the battery compartment cover or the connector cover with wet hands, while underwater, or in a damp or dusty environment (e.g. the beach).

In addition, take the following care precautions when using your camera:

  • Follow all recommended care and maintenance instructions in the product manual.
  • After using the camera in an environment where it may be exposed to dirt, dust or sand, wash the camera using the following method:
    • Fill a bucket with fresh water, immerse the camera in the bucket with the lens surface downward and shake the camera thoroughly.
    • Press the power button several times in the water and close/open the lens cover repeatedly.
    • Shake the camera further with the lens cover opened.
    • Let the camera air dry in the shade with good ventilation.
  • Do not leave the camera in water for a prolonged period. Doing so can damage the camera's appearance and/or deteriorate water resistance.
  • Do not pour running water over the camera directly from a water faucet. Doing so can deteriorate the camera's water resistance.
  • Do not use chemicals for cleaning, rust prevention, anti-fogging, repair, etc. Doing so can deteriorate the camera's water resistance.
  • Do not leave the camera in an environment at high temperature (104° F / 40° C or greater) or very low temperature (14° F / -10° C or lower). Doing so may break down water resistance.
  • Do not apply excessive force to or attempt to peel off the rubber backing of the battery compartment cover or the connector cover.
  • If the rubber backing becomes worn or damaged, contact the nearest Olympus service center. (A charge will be assessed for replacement of parts.)
  • Olympus recommends replacing the waterproof packing and seals annually.
  • If the rubber packing of the battery compartment cover or the connector cover contains dirt or sand, wipe it off before closing the cover; otherwise, water may get inside the camera.

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Can I change the battery or memory card while under water?

No. The waterproof capability of the camera will be compromised if the battery/card compartment cover or connector cover is opened while the camera is under water. Opening either door while the camera is submerged will flood the camera, cause extensive damage to the camera and/or memory card, and void Olympus' warranties.

It may not be possible to retrieve images from a memory card that has been exposed to water.

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Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.

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I am a Mac user. What software can I use to view my images and movies on my computer?

The [ib] software bundled with this camera is not compatible with Macintosh operating systems. Mac users who wish to transfer their images and movies to a Mac for viewing, editing and sharing have two options:

  1. Download and install OLYMPUS Master 2 from Olympus' Web site. This imaging software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 and later, and it provides many of the same functions as [ib]. To download the software, click here. Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation, and then follow the on-screen prompts.
  2. Connect the camera to the computer using the camera's bundled USB cable, and then manually transfer your files to the computer using standard copy/paste or drag and drop techniques. Once the files are on your computer, you can use any third-party application of your choice to view, edit and share them.

Olympus maintains this Tips and Tricks page to help you learn how to use the OLYMPUS Master 2 software. Additional information can be found in the application's Help file.

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