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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Digital Camera

$294.84
Compact Camera 16MP 5x Mar 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are good
Easy to use
Good quality pictures
14 Reviews
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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is also worth considering.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 37 megabytes, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The average internal memory of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 62MB.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-870 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an AC adapter included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Voice Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-870 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras that have been available for more than a year is 4x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 5x. When compared to other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera, the Stylus Tough TG-870's optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 which has better reviews.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of digital cameras of this age and type is 2.9".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of this age and spec have display resolutions (numeric) of between 12 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (920,000 pixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-870 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is also worth considering.

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100 based on 26 owner reviews. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars. If all the waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year are ranked by average owner review score then this waterproof camera is in the top 1%.

Good Brand

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


Good Quality Pictures

Ten customers concluded that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 was able to produce good images. Techking gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The 870 takes great photos and video”. Thomas Pots said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It tends to make quite bright pictures”. Flickering Ember said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The downside is that it isn't touch screen, although the camera can connect to wifi so you can export images easily to other devices”.

Two people who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Thomas Pots said on Amazon “That said, there are several automatic modes on offer, enabling you to do straightforward shooting with your gloves on” in his review of this digital camera. G. Wylie rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The delightful 3 inch high resolution monitor screen swivels up through 180 degrees making 'selfie' taking a breeze” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers who reviewed it said that it had a good screen. Possessed.by.a.lemon gave the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Perhaps the key selling point is the 3" 180° titling LCD screen is perfect for vlogs”. Tasha wrote “The large viewing screen is decent and flips up to face the front if you're inclined to take selfies” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Mr. A.n.other wrote “The main screen scratches very easily” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Thomas Pots he said in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review “The defaults for these are probably the most useful already, giving you video via the back button”. G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “It also shoots full HD video and provides a range of speed options” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.


Support

Good Support

Three customers thought this digital camera had good technical guidance. Thomas Pots scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The much more useful user guide PDF” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870. G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “Many more, including the taking of panorama shots, are explained in great detail in the very friendly user manual found on the disc that ships with the camera” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had gps. Thomas Pots wrote in his review of this digital camera “It has Wi-Fi communication, GPS with route tracking” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. G. Wylie gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has GPS to record and locate the global position of your shots”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good battery life. Thomas Pots scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The only proviso is that you must make sure the battery/card/connector compartment is close” in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870. Thomas Pots also wrote “Battery charging is built-in” in his review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-870 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-870 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Thomas Pots said on Amazon “The front and back ones may be programmed to select certain features, take a photo, or record video” in his review of this digital camera. Thomas Pots also mentioned “For the most part makes those features accessible and easy to use” in his review. Flickering Ember mentioned on Amazon “It's got some really good features especially for a camera which really does live up to its name”.


Other

Top Seller

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is one the fastest selling camera currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over a Year Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-870 in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers concluded that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. In April last year Patrick scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “It is a bit bulky.” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review. Thomas Pots wrote last year “The camera is quite a heavy object, solid and in the hand” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Thomas Pots also wrote “Its casing is made heavy duty plastic parts, with a metal panel (the only coloured part) just in the front panel” in his review.

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Thomas Pots gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “A feature-packed compact camera in a tough case”. Last year G. Wylie mentioned on Amazon “The Olympus Stylus TG-870 is a rugged point and shoot compact 16 megapixel camera specifically designed for use in extreme conditions” in their review of this digital camera.

One person reckoned that it was thin.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 221 grams, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (224g) which is also higher rated.

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Design

Easy to Use

Ten owners agreed that it was easy to use. In April last year Possessed.by.a.lemon mentioned “The 16MP sensor offers respectable stills with a healthy range of options and art filters, all immediately intuitive in their use to anyone with experience of similar cameras”. Patrick wrote in his review of this digital camera “It is easy to use, meets all modern day requirements” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Patrick also mentioned “I wondered how a camera can be much better than an integrated phone in terms of ease of use and functionality.” in his review.

One person thought the product was easy to setup. Tasha wrote on Amazon “This camera wsa really easy to set up and pretty intuative to use”. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techking mentioned in April last year “It feels comfortable while holding right handed”.

One person who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. M. D Roberts wrote on Amazon “A large range of easily selectible functions and options are available via the menu button”.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Good Product Quality

Four owners who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. In April last year Thomas Pots said on Amazon “Photo quality is generally very good”. In the same month G. Wylie wrote “With a 4GB card you can take and store approximately 500 to 5.5 thousand still images, depending on the image quality you prefer” in their review of this digital camera. Angela said on Amazon “Incidentally, its sturdiness suggest it would also make a good quality child's camera” in her review of this digital camera.

Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago 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 Tough TG-860 is also worth considering.

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Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good looking. Angela scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote “Tough and chunky, this camera is an excellent addition to my walking equipment! It has an 'interesting' appearance - black with green trim -”. G. Wylie mentioned “This camera has been beautifully made to slot into a particular market niche” and rated the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was rough.

One owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was well designed. Davya said last year “AMAZING! It's easy to use the Design looks amazing the effects it offers looks fabulous they definitely add something special to the photo” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Robust

Eleven owners thought it was strong and durable. Last year Possessed.by.a.lemon wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Slender for all its robustness, its self-proclaimed toughness is backed up by its shockproof” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. In the same month Tasha wrote “Decent, tough little camera” in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. In April last year Techking mentioned on Amazon “The Tough 870 is my favourite of them all” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who bought the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Thomas Pots wrote on Amazon “For example, there are four underwater modes, sub-modes for that, such as “cloudy” (for diving in cloudy conditions?), shadow brightening, face recognition, scene illumination”. Angela said on Amazon last year “It's easy to use and is also waterproof” in her review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Angela gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “It's the camera's sturdy build which makes it different from most similarly priced cameras”.

One person thought it was easy to damage or scratch.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a relatively typical waterproof up to (15 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15m waterproof cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 which has better reviews.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to look at including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus olympustg870, olympus v104200be000, olympus 4013929b, olympus 4013929g, olympus 4013929w
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00050332190535, 00050332190559, 00050332190573, 04545350049874, 04545350049898, 04545350049911

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