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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

£273.09
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and 2 year old compact digital camera, good for sports photography
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Jan 2016
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 number 242 across all digital cameras.
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123 Reviews + 1 Award
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19 Months Old
Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is robust, good video capture and a good screen / viewfinder.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Olympus digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 154 in sports photography cameras. However good for landscape photography, ranking number 152 in landscape photography cameras as well being good for wildlife photography, ranking number 222 in wildlife photography cameras.
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How Big is the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860?

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 112.9mm wide and 64.1mm tall. It is 27.6mm deep and weighs 224g.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 size in context

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Olympus camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received an expert rating of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, Stylus Tough TG-860 owners rated this digital camera 88%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Customers Report it is Robust

Nine people who bought the product reckoned that it was strong and durable, seven owners considered that it was well made and seven owners who purchased the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four customers who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Three people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features.

Users Report Nice Design

Four owners who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 thought it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

19 people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

12 customers concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Six customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 considered that it was compact and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom and two customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Eight owners reckoned that it was easy to use, three owners considered that it was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £273.09 it is cheaper than 56% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 of 16MP is relatively typical 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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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's optical zoom of 5x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's weight of 224g is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a wrist strap. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-860 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 105mm is in the shortest 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a shock resistant, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a shock resistant.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

Across all the cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m. The waterproof up to of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 of 15m is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Stylus Tough TG-860 of only 0.01m is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Stylus Tough TG-860's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-860's digital zoom of 4x is fairly 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 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 Stylus Tough TG-860 is waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's maximum memory card size of 128GB is in the largest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Stylus Tough TG-860 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-860 in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104170be000, olympus v104170oe000, olympus v104170we000
Barcodes 00050332189324, 00050332189348, 00050332189362, 04545350048501, 04545350048525, 04545350048549

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