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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Digital Camera

$325.00
Compact Camera 16MP 5x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good user reviews
Easy to use
Good quality pictures
51 Reviews
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Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 40 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 82%. 25 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,447 user and expert reviews (including 215 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-3, the Pentax WG-3, or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95).

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Support

Poor Support

One person who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance.


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

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

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Stylus Tough TG-830 features connection to PC, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years is 4x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 7.1x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D20.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 140 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4mm to 200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 110mm.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 5.9, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 19.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Pentax WG-3 (7.2x), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus Stylus TG-3, the Pentax WG-3, or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95) which has better reviews.

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Shock Proof

The Stylus Tough TG-830 is shock proof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also are shock proof.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Stylus Tough TG-830 does not have a video out, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also do not have a video out.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to look at including the Olympus Stylus TG-3, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95), or the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an electronic compass. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an electronic compass.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-one customers who purchased the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Ms. Nicola F. Frieder wrote on Amazon “They are incredibly hardy and take brilliant photos”. Four years ago Thinker rated the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I think it is better on outside pictures - like most cameras”. Thinker also mentioned “Love the fact photos can be taken during recording” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Mdeb mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review on Amazon “Galapagos trip with lots of photos and videos of wildlife every day.I took 3 batteries which was adequate for a day's shooting if I recharged one over lunch” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was good for video recording. Three years ago Pen Name said in their review of this digital camera “Video taking is exceptional”. D a Frampton mentioned “Excellent photo's and superb quality video”. Andrew Nicholls mentioned on Amazon “It captures great pictures and videos”.

Good Quality Lens

One owner who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom. Richard Allen said in his review of this digital camera “A 5* optical zoom is a bonus in a camera this small, as is the 3" display” .

One person who bought it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Mr. A. Trevarton gave it a score of 7 stars and said “The 820 has been and still is a great camera with image stabilisation and fast focus for clear images”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. Mr. A. Trevarton gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “The 800 also has a lens shutter that stops water splashes getting on the lens for kayaking, which is great (my friends with other cameras get water drops in their photos” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 1.8" and the largest is 3.2". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D20, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Pen Name wrote in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review on Amazon “All round if you need a great compact try this Olympus” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Pen Name also said “Great compact camera that did it's job in Thailand in my usually monthly trip each year” in their review. Also three years ago Winter said “A compact is always a compromise.” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good size. Thinker mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review on Amazon “Worth getting a card of good size if you want to do many full HD movies”. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Thinker mentioned “Easy to carry due to its size” .

One person reckoned that the product was thin. Colin mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Quite thin so easy to put in pocket”.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Colin said “Heavy for the size”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 supports video recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-830 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Mdeb said “Whilst this noise is not noticeable in loud ambient noise” . One customer reckoned that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was quiet. Mdeb wrote “It is noticeable in quiet recordings”.

Features Voice Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-830 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Richard Allen wrote in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review “Performance and features are pretty much faultless”. D a Frampton wrote four years ago “It has some great features which I'm sure I'll get around to checking out” in their review of this digital camera. Mdeb mentioned on Amazon “Don't rely on the compass!In summary, if you want a good rugged camera with lots of features and good picture quality”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 had a good battery life. Andrew D. mentioned on Amazon “Battery dose die pretty quick if left on” in his review of this digital camera. Ani mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend”.


Design

Easy to Use

Eight customers concluded that it was easy to use. Richard Allen said on Amazon “It's simple to use with very intuitive menus” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 and scored it 8 stars. Norman Branston mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to use and does what it says on the tin”. Thinker mentioned “Comes with strap, (handy” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Thinker gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The soft and watercolour settings seem a bit weak” in their review of this digital camera. Keith wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Clear photos and useful special effects settings”.

One customer who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andrew D. said on Amazon “Nice to hold and got some good setting”.

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Nice Design

Seven owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Richard Allen wrote on Amazon “Great Performing, Good Looking Camera” and scored the product 7 stars. P wrote “Have also encouraged family members and friends to cancel and purchase from other vendors.I'm pretty sure this review won't make it to the website”. Thinker mentioned on Amazon “Panorama shots seems pretty good”.

Good Product Quality

Eighteen owners wrote that it was good quality. Richard Allen scored it 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Image quality is very sharp with good, deep colours”. Richard Allen also said “If you want a quality brand, ruggedised camera that you can carry anywhere” in his review. Richard Allen also mentioned “Know that you'll get great quality images, then I don't think you can do much better than this” in his review.

Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-830 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also are waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-3, the Pentax WG-3, and the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95) is also worth considering.

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Robust

Eight owners who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable. Richard Allen wrote on Amazon “So many ruggedised cameras look just that, rugged” in his review of this digital camera. Richard Allen also wrote “However Olympus has managed to make a camera that is both rugged and good looking” in his review. Three years ago Thewallet mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-830 Digital Compact Camera - Blue (16MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Thinker wrote “This camera can even take pictures underwater which is a great option” in their review of this digital camera. Colin he wrote on Amazon “Very good compact waterproof camera”. Three years ago Alex Edwards said “I took this camera backpacking and used it underwater many times with great results” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product 6 stars.

Four customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. R. Osborne said “It is nice and solid too” in their review of this digital camera. Ricky London mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Loads of additional functionality and the build is solid”. Thinker scored it 8 stars and said on Amazon “It feels weighty and well built” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a pretty standard waterproof up to compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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

If this camera waterproof up to is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5 ($309.95) (13m and higher rated), the Pentax WG-3 (14m and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (15m and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104130be000, tg830zil, tg830blw
Barcodes 00050332184961, 00545350043162, 00545350043179, 00545350043186, 04017386066526, 04017386566408, 04017386634282, 04017386799370, 04545350043155, 04545350043162, 04545350043179, 04545350043186, 05055189013384, 05055189013407

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