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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850

£157.99
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850
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A low cost and award winning compact digital camera, with good features
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Sep 2014
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 number 128 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
114 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 114 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and superior product quality.
The Stylus Tough TG-850 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
The widest lens on any rugged camera
SPEED & SMARTS
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 53 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 53 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 41 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850?

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is 109.9mm wide and 64.1mm tall. It is 27.6mm deep and weighs 218g.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 front dimensions
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 size in context

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of website PhotographyBlog.com strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, liveatpc.com and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camera is 79%.

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Good User Reviews

On average, Stylus Tough TG-850 owners rated this digital camera 89 out of 100. 27 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use, four people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus and four owners who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

13 customers concluded that the product was able to produce good images and two owners agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution.

Users Report Great Product Quality

10 owners thought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact and two owners thought this digital camera was a good body shape.

  • Really impressed, as so easy to carry (it replaces a bridge camera…
    Jim Smith (Amazon) - February 2016
  • This is a very solid camera to hold with very strong metal body…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - April 2014
  • The body feels solid in my hands…
  • Image quality was quite appealing with nice colours and good richness (without being over the top) This is a fun well built camera to take to the beach or places where you might risk damaging a normal compact…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - April 2014
  • It's worth a look if you want a "non pamper" compact to travel with or take for the day out…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - April 2014
  • Compact easy to use…
    Johled (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Beautiful camera, very compact and very good at taking pictures…
    Thinker (Amazon) - June 2014

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,282 expert and user reviews (including 1,341 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five customers concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Two customers who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 agreed that it had a good battery life.

  • Make sure you buy a good card with plenty of room, video drains the battery faster…
    Thinker (Amazon) - June 2014
  • On normal pictures battery life is good…
    Thinker (Amazon) - June 2014

Users Report a Good Flash

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Seven owners who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable, three customers agreed that it was well made and two owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good at resisting water ingress.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who purchased it considered that it had a good screen.

  • The zoom button on the 810 was adjacent the screen so was easier to operate with your thumb…
    David Beckley (Amazon) - February 2016
  • The flip screen is a neat touch too - very useful especially for elevated shots…
  • Doesn't have a viewfinder which would have been nice for those sunny days when you cant see the screen well…
    Thinker (Amazon) - June 2014

Customers Report Nice Design

Two customers thought the product was good looking.

Value For Money

Exceptional Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £157.99 it is cheaper than 78% of digital cameras.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-850 in September 2014.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 61% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-850's optical zoom of only 5x is in the smallest 31% of all 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 of 3.5 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Stylus Tough TG-850 of 218g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 48% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Stylus Tough TG-850's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21mm is shorter than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3264 X 2448 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Stylus Tough TG-850 is 3264 x 2448. That's over two times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-850 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Stylus Tough TG-850 of only 5.7 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-850's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 41% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Stylus Tough TG-850 has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Stylus Tough TG-850's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 58% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a shock resistant, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of all cameras is 43GB, with the smallest being 1GB and the largest being 260GB. The Stylus Tough TG-850's maximum memory card size of 128GB is larger than 96% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-850 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Stylus Tough TG-850 of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 51% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus oly1374, olympus oly1372

Barcodes:

00044111219562, 00044111219579, 00050332187382, 00050332187788, 00050332187795, 00050332187801, 00121466156701, 04545350046262, 04545350046279, 04545350046286

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