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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Unacceptable noise level
Poor exposure control
77 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review sites PhotographyBlog.com concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this Olympus camera 80%. The camera expert review sites don't rate this waterproof camera that highly.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 122 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 88 out of 100. 51 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this camera in the top 15% of all the cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 4,447 expert and owner 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 camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Noisy

Two Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com in April last year “Noisy zoom on review sample” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review.

Last year Kiran mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I found its low light performance horrendous (incredible noise levels at low light)”.

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Features Voice Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-860 features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com in April last year “Noisy zoom on review sample” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review. Last year Kiran mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I found its low light performance horrendous (incredible noise levels at low light)”.


Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 37 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera have internal memory of between 37MB and 96MB, and the average internal memory is 62MB.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three customers mentioned that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 had a good battery life. Phil gave the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned “I SUSPECT using the GPS facility will use the battery quicker trial and error will tell”. Two years ago Perkins said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 “For sure get the extra battery and external charger”. Mikeb mentioned on Amazon “Battery life seems reasonable”.


Lens System

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year range from 21mm to 28mm, 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-860 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 100mm and the longest is 140mm. The Stylus Tough TG-860 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 105 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a relatively average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-860 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a self-timer.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Olympus digital camera has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456 and 3264 x 2448 and 640 x 480. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven people who purchased the product concluded that it had good features. Pam Fergusson rated the product 5 stars and she wrote in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review on Amazon “I ordered this camera to replace my beloved Olympus 850 SW that died after getting water in it The TG860 is a great camera, some nice features”. Paul mentioned in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review on Amazon last year “Great pictures, waterproof and plenty of features”. R. Palmer mentioned two years ago “It has a decent number of features” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-860 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Histogram

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Ten Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers considered that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 was compact. Woody_tng gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “This is a fun little compact” in their review of this digital camera. Thing No 1 said in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review “Good results on, in or u der the water -where you might not want to take your smartphone or sensitive compact”. Thing No 1 also wrote “Versatile family compact” in their review.

Six customers who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 considered that it was heavy and bulky. Pam Fergusson said “It was also bigger and a lot heavier than my 850SW that had been well used” and rated it 6 stars. Yyy said “While pocket size, this sturdy camera feels heavier than most”. Hunter2 mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review “Great camera, left my bulky Nikon home”.

Two customers agreed that the product was good structurally. Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good size. Outdoor Mom said “A very good size for holding, still fits in a pocket” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owner wrote that it was lightweight.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Mike wrote “Great resolution on the pics and so easy to carry around, even when it's raining” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review.

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Average Weight

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a fairly typical weight (224 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Good Screen

Fifteen Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com mentioned “3 in 461k dot flipup screen”. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “180 adjustable screen” in their review. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “Comes with flip screen” in their review.

Good Lens

Six customers agreed that this digital camera had a good lens. Photographyblog.com said “21mm wide-angle lens” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860. Thing No 1 scored the product 6 stars and said two years ago “The Flip screen, front shutter button and wide angle lens make it ideal for family selfies”. Chappers wrote in the same month “One of the highlights of this camera is the lens which has a 21mm focal length” in their review of this digital camera.

Four Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Photographyblog.com wrote “5axis stabilisation for video” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only scored the product 1 stars. Scottelly said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 on Bhphotovideo.com “My Sony has in-body image stabilization, which works well.) B&H didn't have this camera in stock”. Scottelly also wrote “The image stabilization seems good too” in their review.

Four customers who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 thought it had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “5x zoom with 21mm superwide angle” although they scored it 18.8 out of 100. Woody_tng mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 on Amazon “It is fast to start up and has a good zoom for the type”. Scottelly said two years ago “This camera has a zoom lens” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review.

One person concluded that the product had a good autofocus.

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Good Video Capture

Nine Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 concluded that it was good for video recording. Islajim gave the product a score of 7 stars and said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 “The 860 is replacing it and already we're delighted with the video and stills from this camera”. Scottelly said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The movie mode works well (with video quality similar to a GoPro.” and gave the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 a rating of 7 stars. Laura G mentioned “The photos and videos all came out great” in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review.

Good Picture Resolution

Thirty-eight Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Phil wrote in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review on Amazon “Since starting the review I have used it whilst kayaking and the pictures are good as is the video” and scored it 7 stars. Paulo Lagarelhos mentioned on Amazon “Excellent image quality”. R. Palmer wrote on Amazon “The other functions seem to have produced a decent quality of pictures and the trailed wide angle is good” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.

Four Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Photographyblog.com mentioned in April last year “Super Macro shooting mode” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Wild Bill mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The resolution was better with the GoPro” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Another Weasley said on Amazon “It is a very versatile product and works well indoors shooting parties and outdoors in the mountains! Overall I am very impressed” in their review of this digital camera.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.

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Poor Exposure Control

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owner who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 concluded that it did not have good exposure controls. Birdman mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review “The camera never immediately selects the exposure control, which of course is THE MOST common adjustment one makes when composing a shot”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-860 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-860 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). This Olympus digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Design

Has a Shock Resistant

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Seven Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. R. Palmer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “A standard picture is pretty wise” and gave it a score of 7 stars. R. Palmer also said “It's waterproof to 15m, which suggests it's pretty safe for most people's purposes” in their review. R. Palmer also mentioned “The feature and performance of the camera are pretty good too” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. R. Palmer said in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review on Amazon two years ago “However, when you get it in your hands, you can see it's actually quite a neat and tidy device” and rated it 7 stars. R. Palmer also wrote “It's still not quite to my tastes, butit is still pretty tidy looking and fits nicely in a pocket” in their review. Yyy gave the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 a rating of 7 stars and said “It has a flip-up LCD viewing screen and a front shutter button which enables neat selfies”.

Two people who bought the product agreed that it was rough. Another Weasley said “However, this is a camera designed for the rough outdoors so it has to be able to cope with that! The orange” . Two Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 agreed that it had a good case.

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was ugly.

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Good At Resisting Water Ingress

Sixteen Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com said “Waterproof to 15m Second shutter release (customisable Fn button” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com also said “Waterproof to 50 feet” in their review. Photographyblog.com also said “The Olympus TG-860 is a 16-megapixel compact camera that is waterproof to a depth of 15m, shockproof from 2.1m, freezeproof to -10 °C” in their review.

Sixteen Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers concluded that it was strong and durable. Woody_tng mentioned “The wide view is also very good ad I have dropped it a few times.”. Two years ago Birdman said on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera is marketed as a durable field camera”. R. Palmer said on Amazon “It looks a bit ugly, as if to make the point about how rugged it is, they've made it look really grim” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine people who purchased it considered that it was well made. Kevin O'keefe mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The dials and switchgear give good feedback and on the whole feel solid (apart from perhaps the zoom which was disappointingly a plastic rocker switch –” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 and scored the product 6 stars. Jrae gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The hinge is well built and doesn't seem flimsy at all- obviously it's more susceptible when in this configuration”. Chappers rated the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “There is something inherently reassuring about something that has been engineered to withstand knocks, bumps, scrapes” in their review of this digital camera.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also are waterproof.

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Good Product Quality

Sixteen Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners who purchased it said that it was good quality. Annieb said “I specifically use this camera for snorkeling in the ocean, its lightweight, easy to use and has great picture quality” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review. R. Palmer scored it 9 stars and said “It is a good solid and high quality camera if you want a solid compact”. Thing No 1 wrote “Happy with the quality of images, fast focusing, use of use” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review and gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was inferior quality. Fly Fisher said “I have taken a few spills and this camera should keep me happy when it gets wet” and scored the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 7 stars.

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Dustproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Easy to Use

Sixteen Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. Photographyblog.com said “Ease of use” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review but despite that they scored the product 1 stars. R. Palmer mentioned “Not gonna lie, I'm vain enough to use it” and gave it an excellent review score. Wild Bill mentioned two years ago “I haven't tried that yet with the 860 The WiFi control is great, I really like that” and scored this digital camera 6 stars.

Ten Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Yyy gave the product a score of 6 stars and mentioned two years ago “The TG-860 has great on-screen menus and takes surprisingly good snapshots” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860. Fictionfan gave the product a rating of 8 stars and wrote in the same month “I'd rather have to be a bit careful than have the annoyance of having to work out the best settings for each photo”. P. Dhinsa gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I didn't read the instructions at all and figured out how to take the photos and change the photo/video settings quite easily”.

Three Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mike gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “I picked this camera up for things that I wasn't comfortable toting my DSLR to” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review. Also two years ago Chappers mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review “The camera is comfortable to hold” and scored the product 7 stars. Mandynolan gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and said in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 on Amazon “The camera is light and nice to hold g”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Jonathan Lowes mentioned in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 on Amazon “Very easy to set up with all the features that you need”. M. Thornton mentioned “Excellent camera easy to set up, hopefully will work well on holiday in the pool” .

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewer who purchased it said that it had a good experience. Mike wrote in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 review “Best shopping experience ever” .

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Average Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 15 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-860 has a relatively typical waterproof up to compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Support

Good Support

Two Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said “Only thing it lacks (for me) is a full manual mode.”. Fictionfan mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 on Amazon “The downloadable instruction manual is better”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050332189324, 00050332189348, 00050332189362, 04545350048501, 04545350048525, 04545350048549

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