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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Digital Camera

16MP 5x Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
The TG-830 is built specifically to withstand almost anything that comes its way from extreme heat and cold, to moisture, dust, knocks and bumps. Its resilient body cannot fail to impress, and... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 49 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several customers thought it was good quality. Alan James Cox he wrote “Very nice Camera, looks good quality, havent used it yet, going to Cebu, where i will be seeing the Whale Sharks in March, will update when i get back” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830. Two years ago Alex Edwards said in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 on Amazon “Very tough and high quality”. Alex Edwards also said “Takes very high quality photos exactly like the ones taken in normal settings”.

Good Video Capture

Several Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Andrew Nicholls mentioned on Amazon “It captures great pictures and videos”. Craig Woods gave it an excellent review and he said in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 “Would still give 5 stars as the pictures/video underwater were very good”. Three years ago Joe wrote “I can't really fault this camera the picture and video quality are good” in his review.

Easy to Use

Twelve customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Keith wrote on Amazon two years ago “Very simple to use” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Norman Branston wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use and does what it says on the tin” in his review of this digital camera yet he only scored this digital camera 3 stars. Richard said on Amazon “While the menu's differ in layout I was soon used to them and find them easy to use” in his review.

A few Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owners who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 thought it was easy to use the menus. Keith said in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 on Amazon “Clear photos and useful special effects settings”. Thinker wrote in their review on Amazon “The soft and watercolour settings seem a bit weak”.

Several people who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 said that it performed as expected. Two years ago Dw said in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review on Amazon “Excellent purchase - does exactly what it says on the tin!”.

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Robust

Some Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Jamesw said in their review of this digital camera “Works really wellAs it is shockproof as well, you can rest assured that dropping it in the pool”. Marymoo1991 scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 two years ago “Fab, sturdy”. Mdeb mentioned in their review “Don't rely on the compass!In summary, if you want a good rugged camera with lots of features” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Several customers thought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was good at resisting water ingress. Alex Edwards mentioned “I took this camera backpacking and used it underwater many times with great results” and scored it very highly. Craig Woods mentioned in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review on Amazon “TG-830 Great underwater”. Craig Woods also wrote “Bought mainly for underwater use and worked well”.

A number of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 reviewers said that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was well made. Greg he said in his review of this digital camera “Nice build quality”. John said in his review on Amazon “Is very solidand well made, I bought it for my Kayaking hobby”. Two years ago R. Osborne said “It is nice and solid too”.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was sealed.

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Nice Design

Several Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Three years ago :b Kosan said “Just brilliant, beautiful clear photographs!” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review. Neil Reid said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good quality camera, lots of functions, picture quality is pretty good ( not as good as you can get”. Richard Allen said three years ago “Great Performing, Good Looking Camera” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Good Size

Some customers thought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was compact. Colin he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Very good compact waterproof camera” in his review. Last year Kelly he wrote on Amazon “This has to be my favourite compact” in his review. Max rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Magic filters which includes dramatic and miniature”.

Several customers who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 said that it was heavy and bulky. Amy Ponsford said on Amazon “Not too heavy for an under water camera, only down side is battery life is quite short I had to charge it every day”. Thinker wrote in their review “Not cumbersome or heavy as such” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 reviewer who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 thought it was lightweight. Andrei wrote “Fairly lightweight.” and scored it 5 stars. One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was thin. Two years ago Colin wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Quite thin so easy to put in pocket” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owner considered that it was heavy. Thinker said on Amazon “It feels weighty and well built” and rated the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 4 stars. One customer who purchased the product said that it was easy to carry around. Thinker scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said “Easy to carry due to its size”.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was a good size. Three years ago Thinker mentioned “Worth getting a card of good size if you want to do many full HD movies”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was able to produce good images. Alex Edwards said in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 on Amazon “With the right settings you can get some great photos so play around with it before you go away”. Alex Edwards also mentioned “The feature that allows you to take photos whilst filming works perfectly”. Amy Ponsford wrote in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review two years ago “Picture quality great, very fast at taking photos so when snorkelling” .

A number of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Max mentioned on Amazon “The camera has 16 megapixels and 5x optical zoom” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review. In the same month Mdeb said on Amazon “Videos of wildlife every day.I took 3 batteries which was adequate for a day's shooting if I recharged one over lunch”.

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Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Olympus waterproof cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras manufactured by Olympus.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers reckoned that this digital camera had good features. Lauren Mchoull said in his review of this digital camera “Best camera I have ever had! It has so many different features” . Richard Allen gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “Performance and features are pretty much faultless”. Sd mentioned “Saw the TG-830 and liked the features and style” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Several Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Craig Woods mentioned on Amazon “The only minor niggle was when using underwater it was easy to press the zoom button accidentally”. Richard Allen mentioned on Amazon “A 5* optical zoom is a bonus in a camera this small, as is the 3" display” and scored it very highly.

One person concluded that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 had a good autofocus. Two years ago Mr. Philip Booker said “Movie mode above water is virtually useless due to the constant clicking sound (I assume this is the autofocus” in his review yet he only scored it 20 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens.

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Good Support

A few Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owners considered that the product had good technical guidance.

Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased it wrote that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Spinklin mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Battery life is pretty good”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 owner reckoned that the product was quiet. Mdeb wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is noticeable in quiet recordings”.

Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-830 the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price], or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price], and the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-830, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 supports Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price].

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at including the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price], and the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price].

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Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-830, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is waterproof.

It may also be worth considering one of the other waterproof cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price].

If you are looking for a camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The optical zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-830 range from 3x to 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.6x.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot D20[pl_1609521_price], or the PowerShot D30[pl_2336026_price] both from Canon.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot D20[pl_1609521_price], or the PowerShot D30[pl_2336026_price] both from Canon or the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Stylus Tough TG-830 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-830.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Olympus camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-830.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this camera is Freeze resistant|Water resistant, which is the most frequently found protection feature on cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus Tough TG-830 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-830.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-830 range from 200 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900. At 6,400, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-830.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4.7mm to 270mm. At 140 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-830 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Power Source

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Stylus Tough TG-830 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Stylus Tough TG-830 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One Diaphragm Blades

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is a one diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-830 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-830. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

A 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Stylus Tough TG-830's minimum ISO speed of 125 is one of the biggest. Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-830 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 130.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-830.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If this Olympus digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price] (16.79MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price] (7.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 10 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly average maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10m waterproof digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Olympus camera maximum waterproof depth is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (13m), or the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price] (14m) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Protection Feature
Freeze Resistant
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Other Features
Video Out Port

User Reviews

(49)
Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Kelly
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely love this camera! I have 5 cameras at the moment but this has to be my favourite compact. The photo quality both under water and above water is fantastic. I love, love, love this camera!

Reviewed 29 December 2014 by Stusha
(Verified Purchase)

The very best.. Excellent camera.

Reviewed 11 November 2014 by Craig Woods
(Verified Purchase)

A really versatile camera. Bought mainly for underwater use and worked well. The only minor niggle was when using underwater it was easy to press the zoom button accidentally. Would still give 5... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Bianca
(Verified Purchase)

I was bought this camera for my birthday my my partner and loved it at first. Took great photos even tested it out in the bath tub with our daughter.
I took it to Egypt and went scuba diving... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Picture quality great, very fast at taking photos so when snorkelling I rarely missed a shot because of shutter delay. Not too heavy for an under water camera, only down side is battery life is... Read more…

Reviewed 3 September 2014 by Diane

Amazing, love it!

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by The Bazoid
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent results, but been very lazy and only used iAuto so far. Worth it just to watch the expression on peoples faces when I washed it off under the beach shower.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Andy Thawley
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera. Takes great photos in and out of the water. Auto mode doesn't like to use the flash at night though so you have to remember to turn the flash on.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Michelle Moore
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent fast delivery.

Reviewed 14 August 2014 by DW

Excellent purchase - does exactly what it says on the tin!

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Manufacturer Part Numbers tg830roo, tg830blw, tg830zil, tg830zwa, olympus v104130be000
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