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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good battery life
Lacks Wi-Fi and GPS
45 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this Olympus camera was very good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Olympus camera has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Chip.de and liveatpc.com. This puts this waterproof camera in the top 5% of all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 89% based on 111 owner reviews. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars. That puts this waterproof camera in the top 16% of all the cameras of a similar type and age.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This waterproof camera was released in April 2017.


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Lacks Wi-Fi and GPS

Three owners who bought it said that it did not have gps. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “GPS, electronic compass or altimeter” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review but they still scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Lacks Wi-Fi and GPS” in their review. Photographyblog.com also said “Pas d'cran tactile, de WiFi, de GPS, de boussole lectronique, d'altimtre” in their review.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 4.5mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-850 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-850 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus Tough TG-850 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 31GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. The maximum memory card size of the Stylus Tough TG-850 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-850 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a wrist strap included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Thinker scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Make sure you buy a good card with plenty of room, video drains the battery faster”. Thinker also said “On normal pictures battery life is good” in their review.


Audio

Images On the Noisy Side

One customer concluded that it was noisy. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “Images on the noisy side”.

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer concluded that it was noisy. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “Images on the noisy side”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-850 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Good Flash

Three people who bought it thought it had a good flash. Ms. V. J. Taylor wrote “Love how quick the shutter and flash are” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote “It seems to work best in bright sunshine with the flash on as the” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review.

Good Video Capture

Nine people who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Delfhill wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 on Amazon “With such a good video performance why hide the adjustment”. Delfhill also mentioned “My only other main criticism is the video features being hidden within the menus” in their review. Delfhill also wrote “Video is a very strong point” in their review.

Tilting Rear Display

Fifteen people who bought the product considered that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “Tilting rear display” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “180 degree rotating screen” in their review. Photographyblog.com also said “Fully tiltable display 180” in their review.

4001600 ISO Photos Are

Twenty-six customers who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “4001600 ISO photos are”. P. F. White mentioned “I rarely enlarge beyond A4.I need a camera that produces good photos in a wide range of conditions, doesn't mind getting wet, or occasionally bashed” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Ms. V. J. Taylor said “The photos are very clear”.

Six customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago P. F. White gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The pre-set scenes and extras such as sequential shooting are useful” in their review of this digital camera. P. F. White also said “The shadow control also makes shooting in high light successful” in their review. Mr Baz he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Crush proof evidently up to 100kg (I didn't try it though!)+ Nice macro 1cm allowing some very good close up shooting+ Snappy AF”.

One owner thought it was good in low light. Three years ago Sarah mentioned in her review of this digital camera “And i was or so wondering is this camera good with photos and low light and hight light?”.

One owner who purchased the product thought it had a good image sensor. Delfhill scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The sensor struggles to reproduce vivid colours when hint of direct sunlight is involved” in their review of this digital camera.

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Sharp, Wide-Angle Lens

Five customers concluded that the product had a good lens. Three years ago Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Sharp, wide-angle lens” in their review of this digital camera. Delfhill mentioned on Amazon in the same month “The lens is both good”. Two years ago Jcpc gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It has an excellent specification especially the lens which zooms from ultra-wide to useful portrait (21 - 105 mm full-frame equivalent)”.

Four people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 “Autofocus rapide”. Thinker said three years ago “It is very good at focus at close quarters”.

Two customers who bought it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “Stabilisation 5 axes en vido”. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “5axis image stabilisation” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. P. F. White gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Zoom quality is very impressive”. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “+ Nice 5x zoom range 21mm-105mm equivalent (wider than many cameras) Image stabilisation works well+ Rugged build, feels extremely well built” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

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Design

Ease of Use

Twelve customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 reckoned that it was easy to use. Photographyblog.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “Ease of use”. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use and operate it's a simple point”. Thinker mentioned on Amazon “The camera is easy to use if you like to do everything auto”.

Five owners who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus. Robert wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon in April last year “And she finds it really easy to use as the menu is very straightforward” and scored it 80 out of 100. Delfhill mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Menu functions are simple to navigate”. D. Thomas wrote “There's a useful range of settings for different scenes” .

Four people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. June Purvis mentioned two years ago “Lovely camera to hold and use, easy to follow dials”.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Nice Design

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Thinker said on Amazon “Beautiful camera, very compact”. Thinker also said “It feels good to hold and grip and is nice looking” in their review. Two years ago D. Thomas wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Controls on the TG-850 are straightforward & largely intuitive if you already have experience of this level of camera, so it's pretty easy to set it up for what you want”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was well designed.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 was rough. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “I would have no fears about subjecting this to some rough handling” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Jcpc wrote on Amazon “Mine has hadno problems despite underwater use and quite rough handling” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was neat. C. Hawkes gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “The flip screen is a neat touch too - very useful especially for elevated shots”.

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Well Designed, Fullyfeatured

Twenty people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “16mp images and HD video quality are just right for most web” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Photographyblog.com also said “Well designed, fullyfeatured” in their review. In the same month P. F. White mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review “The image quality is simply superb” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also are waterproof.

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Dustproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is dustproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also are dustproof.

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Waterproof, Shockproof Design

Nineteen owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Three years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Sturdy tilting LCD encourages experimentation”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Waterproof, shockproof design” in their review. Expert website Liveatpc.com mentioned “The last one we did had been a rugged notebook and, later on” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

Thirteen people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Qualit de construction, cran orientable 180”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Robust build” in their review. Thinker gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The camera is well built and waterproof (to a certain point”.

Three people reckoned that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Waterproof to ten metres”. Zoe Slf gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in April last year “We've come back from holidays with some great underwater shots”. Delfhill wrote in their review of this digital camera “It works amazingly under water”.

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Support

Good Support

One person who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Delfhill said on Amazon “Balance is very easy in manual mode, again a lot of manufacturers neglect this usability” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners concluded that it had good features. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Featuring an interesting array of features such as full proofing against water, being dropped”. In April last year Zoe Slf wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “I find the quality of pictures is good and there are a good range of functions, which are easy to get to grips with”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twelve customers said that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “From the Tough stable of Olympus Stylus digital compact cameras, comes the TG-850” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars. P. F. White mentioned “A superb rugged compact - if thats what you need”. Three years ago Mr Baz scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote on Amazon “It's worth a look if you want a "non pamper" compact to travel with or take for the day out” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers mentioned that this digital camera was a good body shape. Mr Baz mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is a very solid camera to hold with very strong metal body”. Delfhill wrote on Amazon “The body feels solid in my hands”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally. One customer reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Jim Smith wrote on Amazon last year “Really impressed, as so easy to carry (it replaces a bridge camera”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 218 grams, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 230g.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104150we000, olympus oly1374
Barcodes 00044111219562, 00044111219579, 00050332187382, 00050332187788, 00050332187795, 00050332187801, 00121466156701, 04545350046262, 04545350046279, 04545350046286

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