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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

£235.00
A highly rated and 1 year old compact camera
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Mar 2016
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 number 442 across all digital cameras.
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27 Reviews
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Missing Some Features
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16 Months Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 27 reviews. 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At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available.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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, great product quality and is easy to use. However they also report it is not an acceptable size.
This digital camera is missing some features:
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100 based on 27 owner reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky.

  • Its casing is made heavy duty plastic parts, with a metal panel (the only coloured part) just in the front panel…
  • The camera is quite a heavy object, solid and in the hand…
  • The controls are quite chunky too, easy to reach…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six people who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • The front and back ones may be programmed to select certain features, take a photo, or record video…
  • That said, there are several automatic modes on offer, enabling you to do straightforward shooting with your gloves on…
  • It tends to make quite bright pictures…
  • AMAZING! It's easy to use the Design looks amazing the effects it offers looks fabulous they definitely add something special to the photo…
    DavyA (Amazon) - May 2016
  • It has a decent burst function which is useful for outdoor photography in terms of sports or wildlife…
  • The screen really is impressive, giving an almost flawless image…
  • The 870 takes great photos and video…
    TechKing (Amazon) - April 2016

Olympus Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Two customers considered that it had good features.

  • The front and back ones may be programmed to select certain features, take a photo, or record video…
  • It's got some really good features especially for a camera which really does live up to its name…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers considered that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £235.00 it is cheaper than 63% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870'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 sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Stylus Tough TG-870 of 5x is relatively 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Stylus Tough TG-870 of 3.5 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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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 of 221g is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Stylus Tough TG-870 of 3" is relatively standard 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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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is waterproof, unlike 92% of cameras which are not waterproof.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Stylus Tough TG-870's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is dustproof. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 105mm is in the shortest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on 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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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-870 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of digital cameras range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m. The waterproof up to of the Stylus Tough TG-870 of 15m is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a shock resistant. 96% of digital cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Stylus Tough TG-870 of 4x is relatively 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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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-870 in March 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus 4013929b, olympus 4013929w, olympus 4013929g
Barcodes 00009226976007, 00009608235591, 00050332190535, 00050332190559, 00050332190573, 04545350049874, 04545350049898, 04545350049911

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