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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Digital Camera

16MP 5x Mar 2016
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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28 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

This Olympus digital camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100 based on 26 owner reviews.

Robust

A few people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. This year Angela said on Amazon “It's the camera's sturdy build which makes it different from most similarly priced cameras”. This month G. Wylie said on Amazon “The Olympus Stylus TG-870 is a rugged point and shoot compact 16 megapixel camera specifically designed for use in extreme conditions”. G. Wylie also mentioned “It is shockproof, waterproof, crushproof”.

Some Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owners said in their reviews that the product was well made. In October this year Thomas Pots gave it a very good review and he said in his review on Amazon “The camera is quite a heavy object, solid and in the hand”.

Some Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owners wrote that the product was good at resisting water ingress. This month Angela said in her review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 on Amazon “It's easy to use and is also waterproof” and rated the product 5 stars. Thomas Pots said on Amazon in October this year “For example, there are four underwater modes, sub-modes for that, such as “cloudy” (for diving in cloudy conditions?), shadow brightening, face recognition, scene illumination” in his review.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. A.n.other wrote in October “The main screen scratches very easily” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 wrote that it was able to produce good images. Flickering Ember wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “The downside is that it isn't touch screen, although the camera can connect to wifi so you can export images easily to other devices” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review. Flickering Ember also wrote “It has a decent burst function which is useful for outdoor photography in terms of sports or wildlife”. A few weeks ago Justin Case rated this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned “The screen really is impressive, giving an almost flawless image”.

A few Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 reviewers considered that the product had a good picture resolution. This month G. Wylie said on Amazon “The delightful 3 inch high resolution monitor screen swivels up through 180 degrees making 'selfie' taking a breeze”. Thomas Pots said on Amazon “That said, there are several automatic modes on offer, enabling you to do straightforward shooting with your gloves on” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 reviewer thought it had a good image sensor. This month Possessed.by.a.lemon said “The 16MP sensor offers respectable stills with a healthy range of options” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few people concluded that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 was easy to use. Justin Case scored it 5 stars and he said in October this year “Robust, easy to use, impressive” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870. In October Patrick said “I wondered how a camera can be much better than an integrated phone in terms of ease of use and functionality.” in his review and rated this digital camera as very good. Patrick also wrote “The inputs are well protected with an easy to use 'lock' to the USB”.

One person who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techking wrote on Amazon “It feels comfortable while holding right handed”.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owner who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. M. D Roberts wrote on Amazon “A large range of easily selectible functions and options are available via the menu button” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to setup. Tasha mentioned a few weeks ago “This camera wsa really easy to set up and pretty intuative to use” in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. A few weeks ago Flickering Ember wrote on Amazon “I love the swivelling screen, as will any selfie lover” in their review but they only scored it 3 stars. Possessed.by.a.lemon mentioned on Amazon also a few weeks ago “Perhaps the key selling point is the 3" 180° titling LCD screen is perfect for vlogs”. This month Tasha said in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review “The large viewing screen is decent and flips up to face the front if you're inclined to take selfies”.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

Olympus waterproof cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

Four Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owners who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 reckoned that it had good features. In October this year Flickering Ember said on Amazon “It's got some really good features especially for a camera which really does live up to its name”. Thomas Pots gave it a very good review and he said in October “For the most part makes those features accessible and easy to use”. Thomas Pots also mentioned “Back ones may be programmed to select certain features, take a photo, or record video”.

Popular Choice

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased cameras in the last 3 months.

Good Connectivity

Several Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 reviewers thought this digital camera was wifi compatible. Patrick said in October this year “The last interesting feature I will talk about, is the wifi connectivity”. Tasha she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “I particularly like that the camera has built-in wifi which means you can trasnfer photos to your computer or phone without having to plug it in”. Thomas Pots mentioned in his review on Amazon “It has Wi-Fi communication, GPS with route tracking”.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had gps. G. Wylie mentioned in their review “It has GPS to record and locate the global position of your shots” .

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Good Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Angela gave it an excellent review score and she wrote in her review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 on Amazon “Incidentally, its sturdiness suggest it would also make a good quality child's camera”. G. Wylie said on Amazon “With a 4GB card you can take and store approximately 500 to 5.5 thousand still images, depending on the image quality you prefer” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review. A few weeks ago Thomas Pots mentioned on Amazon “Photo quality is generally very good”.

Good Video Capture

Some people who bought it reckoned that it was good for video recording. This year G. Wylie mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It also shoots full HD video and provides a range of speed options”. Techking scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon a few weeks ago “The 870 takes great photos and video”. Thomas Pots said on Amazon “The defaults for these are probably the most useful already, giving you video via the back button”.

Good Support

A number of customers who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance. G. Wylie wrote in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review this year “Also a handy compass to help you navigate” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. G. Wylie also wrote “Many more, including the taking of panorama shots, are explained in great detail in the very friendly user manual found on the disc that ships with the camera”. In the same month Thomas Pots mentioned “The much more useful user guide PDF” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

Some Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. This month Thomas Pots gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review on Amazon “The only proviso is that you must make sure the battery/card/connector compartment is close”. Thomas Pots also wrote “Battery charging is built-in”.

Nice Design

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. In October Angela mentioned in her review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 “Chunky, this camera is an excellent addition to my walking equipment! It has an 'interesting' appearance - black with green trim -”. G. Wylie wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 “This camera has been beautifully made to slot into a particular market niche” and gave this digital camera an excellent review score.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owner said in their reviews that it was a good design. A few weeks ago Davya wrote “AMAZING! It's easy to use the Design looks amazing the effects it offers looks fabulous they definitely add something special to the photo” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 and rated the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 as excellent.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other new digital cameras do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-870.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a GPS, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870 which do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130 ($259.97).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most waterproof cameras that have been around for the last year. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The ISO speeds 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released in the last year. 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.

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Very Short

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is fairly short (only 64.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The heights of newly released cameras range from 61mm to 170mm, and the average height is 100mm.

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Very Thin

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-870 the depths range from 26mm to 83mm. At only 27.6 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-870 is fairly thin compared to most of the other new cameras.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on latest digital cameras.

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Features Five Flash Modes

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a greater number of flash modes than most new waterproof cameras. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of waterproof cameras that came out in the last year range from 21mm to 30mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. With a minimum focal length of only 21 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 owners who reviewed it said that it was not heavy and bulky. G. Wylie mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon a few weeks ago “The controls are quite chunky too, easy to reach”. Justin Case said on Amazon this year “There are already a number of detailed reviews of this chunky little 16 megapixel camera on here”. Patrick mentioned “It is a bit bulky.”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for the last year also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months do not support video recording. The Stylus Tough TG-870 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-870 are not 3D compatible. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the latest waterproof cameras the megapixel counts range from 13MP to 51MP, and the average megapixel count is 21MP. With a megapixel count of only 16 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the latest waterproof cameras the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.5s to 30s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 18s. At only 0.5 seconds, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 105 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-870. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870 have maximum focal lengths of between 90mm and 220mm, and the average maximum focal length is 150mm.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 37 megabytes, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras. The smallest internal memory of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870 is 25MB, the biggest is 480MB, and the average internal memory is 130MB.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras. The minimum ISO speed of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870 range from 100 to 130.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Released Nine Months Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-870 nine months ago.

Average Screen Size

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other recently released cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out 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 compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the AW130 ($259.97), and the AW130 ($259.97) both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 15 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a fairly standard maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

If this waterproof camera maximum waterproof depth is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) (30m) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 221 grams, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-870.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon AW130 ($259.97) which has better reviews.

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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
Protection Feature
Scratch Resistant
Freeze Resistant
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Software CD
Technical Details
Image Processor

User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Wayne mullally

This is an amazing little camera, does everything that it's supposed to do. Very impressed :D...

For the aspiring adventure vlogger out there, the TG-870 is a great choice. Slender for all its robustness, its self-proclaimed toughness is backed up by its shockproof and waterproof quality... Read more…

For the aspiring adventure vlogger out there, the TG-870 is a great choice. Slender for all its robustness, its self-proclaimed toughness is backed up by its shockproof and waterproof quality... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Tasha

This camera wsa really easy to set up and pretty intuative to use. The only thing I needed to use the instruction booklet for was to check what each of the settings was - but even then, they're... Read more…

Not had a standalone camera, not since I used to sell them in a large chain electronics store. I wondered how a camera can be much better than an integrated phone in terms of ease of use and... Read more…

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The camera is not as Tough as it makes out. The casing is very weak, the smallest of pressure leaves an impression/mark, the main screen scratches very easily, it is also very hard to see in... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2016 by Angela

Tough and chunky, this camera is an excellent addition to my walking equipment! It has an 'interesting' appearance - black with green trim - and the quality of the photography is excellent. It's... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2016 by G. Wylie

The Olympus Stylus TG-870 is a rugged point and shoot compact 16 megapixel camera specifically designed for use in extreme conditions. For most uses, it is shockproof, waterproof, crushproof and... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2016 by Justin Case

There are already a number of detailed reviews of this chunky little 16 megapixel camera on here, and I'm not sure I can add much to them that will help you decide if you want one, but a few notes... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by DavyA

AMAZING!!! It's easy to use the Design looks amazing the effects it offers looks fabulous they definitely add something special to the photo...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104200bu000, olympus v104200eu000
Barcodes 00050332190535, 00050332190559, 00050332190573, 04545350049874, 04545350049898, 04545350049911

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