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

16MP 5x Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
The Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS combines Olympus trademark indestructibility with outstanding image quality so that you no longer have to compromise image quality for durability. Featuring a... More
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9 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Olympus has good average ratings for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS, the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Pentax Optio WG-3 ($290.26), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D ($899.00), or the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02).

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and type.

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Supports One Power Source

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

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Auto Focus

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

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

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

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Olympus camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS

Released Over Three Years Ago

This waterproof camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec digital cameras that have been available 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-FT5 ($309.95), or the Lumix DMC-FT5 ($309.95) both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a relatively average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

There are a number of alternative 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (16.79MP).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot D30 ($249.96) which has better reviews.

If this waterproof camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Polaroid IS525 (5x), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (7.2x).

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 10 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a relatively typical maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10m waterproof digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D20, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830, and the Nikon Coolpix S32 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might want to look at the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (14m).

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Average Weight

The Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a pretty standard weight (214 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 ($249.96).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Waterproof to 33 feet
Sharp 5x zoom lens
10fps burst shooting
Double locking doors
Let anvendeligt
Rear LCD could be sharper
Narrow aperture lens
Shaky video
In-camera battery charging only
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