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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Dec 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
For super-rugged compact cameras, being super-rugged is no longer enough. Two next-generation OLYMPUS TOUGH compacts have set a new benchmark, by combining Olympus trademark indestructibility with... More
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18 Reasons For

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Olympus is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Olympus also has good ratings for its waterproof cameras.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1.8" to 7.7". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-820 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-820 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-820 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-820 range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels. The Stylus Tough TG-820 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (1,030,000 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus Tough TG-820 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-820. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 200 and 52,000.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features One Light Metering

The number of light metering modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-820 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-820.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820 is 4mm and the longest is 270mm. At 140 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-820 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-820.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.3. With a maximum aperture number of 5.9, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Olympus camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820, the Stylus Tough TG-820 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-820, the Stylus Tough TG-820 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only 1280 X 960 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 1280 x 960 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Olympus digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. Waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-820 still image resolution(s)s range from 480 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-820 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Stylus Tough TG-820 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.7 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The least total megapixels of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-820 is 5MP and the most is 21MP.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-820 has a higher image resolution than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (3968 x 2976 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-820.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 is a camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820 take between 120 and 1,119 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Stylus Tough TG-820 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-820 have minimum aperture numbers of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-820

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-820.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-820 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-820.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-820 has a fairly standard waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-820.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 206 grams, the Stylus Tough TG-820 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-820.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-820 has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-820.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12 megapixels, the Stylus Tough TG-820 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Shock Resistant
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Saturation Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Interface
Night Mode
Cable Type
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Audio Output

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 12,7 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Sharp lens
Very rugged design
Excellent rear LCD
5x zoom range
Speedy performance
No GPS
So-so video quality
Must charge battery in camera
High ISO images are messy
HD video not as impressive as still images

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 February 2013 by William H.
(Verified Purchase)

I would definitely recommend this camera to other people. It was a great find for me...

Very rugged. Lost of features. Ease of use. This is the best camera of any kind that I have ever had
The directional keys are very narrow and hard to grasp with the fingers. However after awhile you get used to maneuvering with these keys

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus tg820, olympus tg820b, olympus tg820bl, olympus tg820bla, olympus tg820blac, olympus tg820black
Barcodes 00050332182196, 00050332182202, 00050332182226, 03610170843085, 03610170843252, 03610170843290, 03610170843306, 04017386048249, 04017386471481, 04017386510401, 04017386637122, 04545350039486, 04545350039493, 04545350039509, 04545350039516
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