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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 Digital Camera

16MP 5x Mar 2014
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
TG-835: Built To Survive And Excel.The TG-835 compact digital camera has been specially engineered to withstand almost anything that comes its way: extreme heat and cold, moisture, dust, knocks... More
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13 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Waterproof cameras manufactured by Olympus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Olympus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-835 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3, the Nikon AW130, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-835 which do not support video capability, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 supports video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3, and the Nikon AW130 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-835 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-835 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Kodak PlaySport which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-835 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-835 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus TG-2, and the Nikon Coolpix S32 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-835 is waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also are waterproof.

Other waterproof cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Kodak PlaySport which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-4 (£229.00), or the Pentax WG-3 (£230.00).

If the sensor type of this Olympus camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (CCD and higher rated), or the Nikon AW130 (CCD and higher rated).

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus Tough TG-835 is more than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Olympus camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus Tough TG-835 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-835.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Stylus Tough TG-835 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-835.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-835 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon AW130 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-835 do not support Full HD video. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-835 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-835 the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S32 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the WG-4 GPS (£274.99) (7.2x and higher rated), or the WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69) (7.2x and higher rated) both from Ricoh.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-835 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Fill-in" is also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

The combined zooms of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 10x to 37x, and the average combined zoom is 26x. With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-835 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Stylus Tough TG-835 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-835 range from 50 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-835.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£274.99).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Olympus digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 80 (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Megapixel

The Stylus Tough TG-835 has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-835.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Olympus camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£274.99) (16.79MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-835 has a fairly standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-835.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot D30 (£199.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
International Protection (IP) Code
Shock Resistant
Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104131be000
Barcodes 04545350046101, 04545350046125, 05054230793473, 05055189019799, 05055189019805

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