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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Digital Camera

£157.99
Compact Camera 16MP 5x Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Ease of use
Good quality pictures
45 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this waterproof camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, liveatpc.com and Chip.de this camera has an average expert rating of 86%. Digital camera experts think this Olympus camera is one of the very best cameras of a similar spec and age.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, Stylus Tough TG-850 owners rated this camera 89%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 4,467 expert and owner reviews (including 212 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras 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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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Thinker gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “On normal pictures battery life is good”. They also said “Make sure you buy a good card with plenty of room, video drains the battery faster” in their review.


Good Quality Pictures

Thirteen people who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ms. V. J. Taylor scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon two years ago “The photos are very clear” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. Alan C. Rose wrote on expert review site Amazon “Good photo results”. Thinker mentioned “It takes good pictures! Love it” and gave the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. P. F. White mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The shadow control also makes shooting in high light successful”. They also said “The pre-set scenes and extras such as sequential shooting are useful” in their review.

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Good Video Capture

Six customers who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Delfhill wrote on expert review site Amazon “Video is a very strong point” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850. They also said “My only other main criticism is the video features being hidden within the menus” in their review, and also wrote “With such a good video performance why hide the adjustment”.

Good Flash

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash. Ms. V. J. Taylor scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “Love how quick the shutter and flash are”. Amazon Customer wrote “It seems to work best in bright sunshine with the flash on as the”.

Tilting Rear Display

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Three years ago website Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “Tilting rear display”. They also mentioned “180 degree rotating screen” in their review. In April last year David Beckley he wrote in his review of this digital camera “The zoom button on the 810 was adjacent the screen so was easier to operate with your thumb”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Mr Baz wrote in his review of this digital camera three years ago “It's worth a look if you want a "non pamper" compact to travel with or take for the day out” . Thinker said “Beautiful camera, very compact and very good at taking pictures”. Three years ago Johled wrote in their review of this digital camera “Compact easy to use”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Mr Baz mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon three years ago “This is a very solid camera to hold with very strong metal body” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Heavy

The weights of waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 250g. The Stylus Tough TG-850 is fairly heavy (218 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Design

Ease of Use

Eight owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Three years ago website Photographyblog.com wrote “Ease of use” in their review of this digital camera. Thinker mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The camera is easy to use if you like to do everything auto”. Mr Baz said in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review on expert review site Amazon “Very easy to use and operate it's a simple point”.

Four owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Robert mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “And she finds it really easy to use as the menu is very straightforward”. Three years ago Delfhill wrote in their review of this digital camera “Menu functions are simple to navigate” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. D. Thomas said “There's a useful range of settings for different scenes”.

Four owners who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago June Purvis gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Lovely camera to hold and use, easy to follow dials”.

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Good Product Quality

Ten owners who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Three years ago P. F. White wrote “Zoom quality is very impressive” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “The image quality is simply superb” in their review. Mr Baz wrote on expert website Amazon “Image quality was quite appealing with nice colours” in his review of this digital camera.

Has a Shock Resistant

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Waterproof, Shockproof Design

Eight people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 concluded that it was strong and durable. Three years ago website Photographyblog.com wrote “Waterproof, shockproof design”. Expert review site Liveatpc.com said in their review of this digital camera “The last one we did had been a rugged notebook and, later on”. P. F. White mentioned “If your photography takes you to places where you need something robust with high performance then this camera is definitely worth a look” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Five customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Website Photographyblog.com said “Robust build”. Thinker wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera is well built and waterproof (to a certain point” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Delfhill mentioned “The body feels solid in my hands” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers agreed that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Website Photographyblog.com wrote “Waterproof to ten metres” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Zoe Slf mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “We've come back from holidays with some great underwater shots”. Delfhill gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “It works amazingly under water”.

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Nice Design

Two people concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Thinker mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “It feels good to hold and grip and is nice looking” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-850 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also are waterproof.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-850 is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also are dustproof.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 thought it was good value for money. Mr. Alan C. Rose scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Good value weatherproof camera that is well specified”. Three years ago P. F. White wrote “Was wearing out after a great deal of use” in their review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-850 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels 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 cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-850.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-850 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-850 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a fairly typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 21 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-850 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a wrist strap included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a batteries included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-850 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an HDMI

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera that we have checked the maximum memory card size of, the Stylus Tough TG-850's maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average maximum memory card size of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 31GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-850 features voice recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus Tough TG-850 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to 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, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104150we000, olympus oly1374
Barcodes 00044111219562, 00044111219579, 00050332187382, 00050332187788, 00050332187795, 00050332187801, 00121466156701, 04545350046262, 04545350046279, 04545350046286

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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