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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830

£232.79
A classic and average value for money compact camera, great for sports photography
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Oct 2013
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 number 244 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 39 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, good picture quality and it is easy to use.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution
Does not have a video out

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Stylus Tough TG-830 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 112 in sports photography cameras. However good for landscape photography, ranking number 116 in landscape photography cameras as well being good for wildlife photography, ranking number 202 in wildlife photography cameras.
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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

Good User Reviews

On average, Stylus Tough TG-830 owners rated this camera 87%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

14 people mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

21 people who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • With the right settings you can get some great photos so play around with it before you go away…
  • The feature that allows you to take photos whilst filming works perfectly…
  • The camera features image stabilisation to reduce blur and keep your images as sharp, which again helps with many types of photo, including tricky moving subjects…
    Max (Amazon) - July 2013
  • Takes great photos in and out of…
  • Likes the quality of photo, wider angle lens…
  • Takes great photos in and out of the water…
  • Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend…
    Ani (Amazon) - October 2014
  • The picture quality is simply very bad…
    Greg (Amazon) - January 2014
  • 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
  • Actually, my cell phone camera takes much better pictures…
    Greg (Amazon) - January 2014

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five owners who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 considered that it was easy to use and two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

  • The camera is fairly easy to use underwater and we got some great shoots both in the sea…
  • 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…
  • Took high quality images and easy to use with very good battery life, would not hesitate to recommend…
    Ani (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Comes with strap, (handy…
    Thinker (Amazon) - July 2013
  • It's simple to use with very intuitive menus…
  • 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

Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 6,224 expert and user reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Six customers who purchased it thought it was good looking.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was compact.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life.

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

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product 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…

Customers Report it is Robust

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made, four people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress and four owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £232.79 it is cheaper than 63% of cameras.


Features

Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. That's 50% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830's optical zoom of 5x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830's minimum aperture number of 3.6 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Stylus Tough TG-830's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus Tough TG-830 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Four Aspherical Lenses

The Stylus Tough TG-830 is a four aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Stylus Tough TG-830's waterproof up to of 10m is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Stylus Tough TG-830 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Shock Proof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 is shock proof. 97% of digital cameras are not shock proof.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-830 does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras do not have a video out.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 of 3" is in the largest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Stylus Tough TG-830 has an electronic compass, which is unusual. 98% of digital cameras do not have an electronic compass.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital 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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