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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Digital Camera

£232.79
Compact Camera 16MP 5x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good user reviews
Good product quality
Good quality pictures
34 Reviews
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Reviews

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Olympus digital camera is 85% based on 46 user reviews. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,467 expert and user reviews (including 212 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good reviews 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.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. Amy Ponsford she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon three years ago “Not too heavy for an under water camera, only down side is battery life is quite short I had to charge it every day”. Andrew D. wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Battery dose die pretty quick if left on”. Ani said “Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three owners who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 considered that it had good features. Four years ago Richard Allen wrote in his review of this digital camera “Performance and features are pretty much faultless”. S7 scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “Best camera out there, not only indestructible it looks fun and has amazing features and takes wonderful pictures for a small camera”. D a Frampton wrote on expert review site Amazon “It has some great features which I'm sure I'll get around to checking out” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Easy to Use

Eleven owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Richard Allen scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon four years ago “It's simple to use with very intuitive menus”. In the same month Mr. P. Gray wrote on expert review site Amazon “I was looking for a rugged camera that was easy to use in a point” and scored the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 a maximum of 5 stars. In the same month Thinker mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Is fairly intuitive for the main ones I would say”.

Three owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Thinker mentioned “The soft and watercolour settings seem a bit weak”. Keith said “Clear photos and useful special effects settings”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Neil Reid wrote three years ago “Good quality camera, lots of functions, picture quality is pretty good ( not as good as you can get”. Richard mentioned on expert review site Amazon “* Image quality is good to excellent* Genuinely 'tough' build - taken in water to a depth of several feet”. Richard Allen said in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review on expert website Amazon four years ago “Image quality is very sharp with good, deep colours”.

Nice Design

Seven owners thought the product was good looking. P wrote on expert review site Amazon “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”. Richard Allen rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “Great Performing, Good Looking Camera”. Thinker rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Panorama shots seems pretty good”.

Robust

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Richard scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “Very pleased with this Olympus Tough TG-830 camera” in his review of this digital camera. Richard Allen wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “So many ruggedised cameras look just that, rugged”. He also said “However Olympus has managed to make a camera that is both rugged and good looking” in his review.

Ten owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Four years ago Thinker mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This camera can even take pictures underwater which is a great option” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Colin wrote on expert website Amazon “Very good compact waterproof camera” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 review and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Craig Woods said on expert review site Amazon “TG-830 Great underwater” in his review of this digital camera.

Six customers who bought it concluded that it was well made. Mr. P. Gray gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “It is so well made that I have no worries on that score if I am clumsy”. Three years ago Ricky London scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “Loads of additional functionality and the build is solid” in his review of this digital camera. Thinker wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “It feels weighty and well built” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-830 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative waterproof cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99), the Pentax WG-3 (£230), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99).

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a relatively average waterproof up to (10 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 10m waterproof cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99) is also worth considering.

If this digital camera waterproof up to is too low for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) (13m and higher rated), the Pentax WG-3 (£230) (14m and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (15m and higher rated).

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-two owners concluded that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was able to produce good images. Mr a Melbourne wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “Great camera when used despite murky waterUsed it for range of other photos also great quality imagesWorth having”. Mr. I. J. Hudson mentioned “The Intelligent auto option works well, meaning no manual changes when going underwater and picture quality is generally good” in their review of this digital camera. Ms. Nicola F. Frieder wrote on expert website Amazon “They are incredibly hardy and take brilliant photos” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.

Good Video Capture

Six people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 mentioned that it was good for video recording. Thinker gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Worth getting a card of good size if you want to do many full HD movies” in their review of this digital camera. Craig Woods scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “Would still give 5 stars as the pictures/video underwater were very good”. D a Frampton wrote “Excellent photo's and superb quality video” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom. Richard Allen wrote four years ago “A 5* optical zoom is a bonus in a camera this small, as is the 3" display” . Craig Woods said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The only minor niggle was when using underwater it was easy to press the zoom button accidentally”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight customers who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Mr. I. J. Hudson wrote on expert website Amazon four years ago “The video is also impressive, much better than I have seen previously from a compact” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830. Three years ago Winter mentioned “A compact is always a compromise.” in her review of this digital camera. Thewallet scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-830 Digital Compact Camera - Blue (16MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-830 in October 2013.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2". The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99), the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-830 supports video recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this 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 frequently found 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera 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 frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of their better review scores, the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99), the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99), or the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99).

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Has an Electronic Compass

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

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

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

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99), the Pentax WG-3 (£230), and the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of their better review scores, the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99), the Pentax WG-3 (£230), and the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Stylus Tough TG-830 does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a video out.

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Shock Proof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is shock proof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an HDMI port. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99) which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Pentax WG-3 (£230) (7.2x and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16x and higher rated).

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 7.1x, and the average optical zoom is 4x. With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 140 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 110mm.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 13. At 5.9, the Stylus Tough TG-830 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this 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 digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-830 supports PictBridge. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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 cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-830 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus Tough TG-830 is more than most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Review Sources

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