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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830

A classic and fully featured 16 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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36 Reviews
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Good Features
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 36 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is a good size and is easy to use.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
1" image sensor size
Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution
Does not have a video out
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Good
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Very Good

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Video Reviews


How Big is the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830?

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is 109.5mm wide and 66.5mm tall. It is 28.4mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 size in context

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Two experts from sites including portablegear.nl and optyczne.pl have rated this digital camera on average 72%.

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User Reviews Are Good

Stylus Tough TG-830 owners on average rated this digital camera 86%. 27 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

16 customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images.

  • Actually, my cell phone camera takes much better pictures…
    Greg (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The picture quality is simply very bad…
    Greg (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend…
    Ani (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Takes great photos in and out of the water…
  • Takes great photos in and out of…
  • The feature that allows you to take photos whilst filming works perfectly…
  • With the right settings you can get some great photos so play around with it before you go away…
  • Best camera out there, not only indestructible it looks fun and has amazing features and takes wonderful pictures for a small camera…
    S7 (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Good pictures…
    Colin (Amazon) - March 2014
  • The camera takes great pictures in relatively low light conditions and everything else seems fine…

Users Report it is a Good Size

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was compact.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use and two customers considered that the product was easy to use the menus.

  • Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend…
    Ani (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Nice to hold and got some good setting…
    Andrew D. (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Very easy to use and does what it says on the tin…
  • Easy to use…
    Colin (Amazon) - March 2014
  • The soft and watercolour settings seem a bit weak…
    Thinker (Amazon) - July 2013
  • Love the magic filters option, of course some seem better than others and may be suited to different things, its fun though and the dramatic setting and mirror image settings are my favourite…
    Thinker (Amazon) - July 2013
  • Comes with strap, (handy…
    Thinker (Amazon) - July 2013
  • It's simple to use with very intuitive menus…

Users Report it is Robust

Three people wrote that this digital camera was strong and durable, two people wrote in their reviews that it was well made and two people thought it was good at resisting water ingress.

Olympus Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 6,180 owner and expert reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Olympus also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good battery life.

  • Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend…
    Ani (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Battery dose die pretty quick if left on…
    Andrew D. (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Battery life is pretty good…
    Spinklin (Amazon) - December 2013

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Two customers agreed that it had good features.

  • Best camera out there, not only indestructible it looks fun and has amazing features and takes wonderful pictures for a small camera…
    S7 (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Performance and features are pretty much faultless…

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers who bought it thought it was good value for money.

  • As such will only endorse the cowardly way in which they deal with such issues…
    P (Amazon) - July 2013
  • At this price its an excellent choice…
    Steve Feary (Amazon) - December 2013
  • A nice balance of quality and value for money…
    Spinklin (Amazon) - December 2013

Users Report Excellent Design

Five people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

10 customers who purchased the product wrote that it was good quality.

  • The picture quality is simply very bad…
    Greg (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Nice build quality…
    Greg (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend…
    Ani (Amazon) - October 2014
  • The feature that allows you to take photos whilst filming works perfectly and takes very high quality photos exactly like the ones taken in normal settings…
  • Very tough and high quality…
  • Not Fit For Purpose…
    P (Amazon) - July 2013
  • Good quality camera, lots of functions, picture quality is pretty good ( not as good as you can get…
  • Image quality is generally good…
    Spinklin (Amazon) - December 2013
  • A nice balance of quality and value for money…
    Spinklin (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Are not concerned about sound quality, then this is one to consider…
    MdeB (Amazon) - August 2013

Features

Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras also are waterproof.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a pretty typical waterproof up to (10 meters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-830 does not have a video out.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.6) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus 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 Olympus 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. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras also have an electronic compass.

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Shock Proof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is shock proof. Most of the other cameras also are shock proof.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus tg830ihs, tg830zil, tg830blw
Barcodes 00050332184961, 00545350043162, 00545350043179, 00545350043186, 04017386066526, 04017386566408, 04017386634282, 04017386799370, 04545350043155, 04545350043162, 04545350043179, 04545350043186, 05055189013384, 05055189013407

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