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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Mar 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
User reviews are good
Easy to use
Good quality pictures
14 Reviews
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this camera on average 89%. 9 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars. This digital camera in the top 1% of all the waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago when ranked by user rating.

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 4,467 expert and user reviews (including 212 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range. 88% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Ten customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Techking said in their review of this digital camera “The 870 takes great photos and video”. Thomas Pots mentioned “It tends to make quite bright pictures” in his review of this digital camera. Flickering Ember said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The downside is that it isn't touch screen, although the camera can connect to wifi so you can export images easily to other devices”.

Two people who purchased it said that it had a good picture resolution. Thomas Pots mentioned on expert review site Amazon “That said, there are several automatic modes on offer, enabling you to do straightforward shooting with your gloves on” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. In April last year G. Wylie gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “The delightful 3 inch high resolution monitor screen swivels up through 180 degrees making 'selfie' taking a breeze” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers considered that it had a good screen. Possessed.by.a.lemon mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Perhaps the key selling point is the 3" 180° titling LCD screen is perfect for vlogs”. Tasha said on expert website Amazon “The large viewing screen is decent and flips up to face the front if you're inclined to take selfies” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Mr. A.n.other wrote “The main screen scratches very easily” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review.

Good Video Capture

Three customers who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 thought it was good for video recording. Thomas Pots scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The defaults for these are probably the most useful already, giving you video via the back button”. G. Wylie said “It also shoots full HD video and provides a range of speed options”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it wrote that it had good features. Thomas Pots mentioned on expert website Amazon “The front and back ones may be programmed to select certain features, take a photo, or record video”. He also wrote “For the most part makes those features accessible and easy to use” in his review. Flickering Ember said “It's got some really good features especially for a camera which really does live up to its name”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good value for money. Angela she wrote “Good price and excellent quality”. Possessed.by.a.lemon mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The TG-870 feels and performs well for its budget price”. Techking wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Great Budget Camera”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Patrick wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “It is a bit bulky.”. Thomas Pots mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The camera is quite a heavy object, solid and in the hand”. He also said “Its casing is made heavy duty plastic parts, with a metal panel (the only coloured part) just in the front panel” in his review.

Two people who purchased it said that it was compact. Thomas Pots wrote on expert website Amazon “A feature-packed compact camera in a tough case” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. G. Wylie mentioned in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review on expert website Amazon “The Olympus Stylus TG-870 is a rugged point and shoot compact 16 megapixel camera specifically designed for use in extreme conditions”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 221 grams, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99) (218g and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) (224g and higher rated).

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Last year Thomas Pots mentioned on expert website Amazon “The only proviso is that you must make sure the battery/card/connector compartment is close” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. He also said “Battery charging is built-in” in his review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two customers said that it had gps. Thomas Pots mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It has Wi-Fi communication, GPS with route tracking” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. G. Wylie wrote “It has GPS to record and locate the global position of your shots” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

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


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than a year ago also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 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 waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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 actually the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99), and the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Fujifilm XP90 (£127.97).

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Design

Easy to Use

Ten owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. Possessed.by.a.lemon mentioned “The 16MP sensor offers respectable stills with a healthy range of options and art filters, all immediately intuitive in their use to anyone with experience of similar cameras”. Patrick said on expert website Amazon “It is easy to use, meets all modern day requirements” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. He also mentioned “I wondered how a camera can be much better than an integrated phone in terms of ease of use and functionality.” in his review.

Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers reckoned that it was good quality. Thomas Pots wrote in his review of this digital camera “Photo quality is generally very good”. G. Wylie mentioned in their review of this digital camera “With a 4GB card you can take and store approximately 500 to 5.5 thousand still images, depending on the image quality you prefer” . In April last year Angela wrote “Incidentally, its sturdiness suggest it would also make a good quality child's camera” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also are waterproof.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Praktica WP240 (£85.56).

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 15 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a pretty average waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other 15m waterproof cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) is also worth considering.

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Nice Design

Two owners who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 reckoned that it was good looking. Angela mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Tough and chunky, this camera is an excellent addition to my walking equipment! It has an 'interesting' appearance - black with green trim -” in her review of this digital camera. G. Wylie wrote on expert website Amazon last year “This camera has been beautifully made to slot into a particular market niche” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-870 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Robust

Eleven customers who bought the product thought it was strong and durable. Possessed.by.a.lemon scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “Slender for all its robustness, its self-proclaimed toughness is backed up by its shockproof” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review. Tasha wrote on expert review site Amazon “Decent, tough little camera”. Techking mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The Tough 870 is my favourite of them all” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Thomas Pots mentioned “For example, there are four underwater modes, sub-modes for that, such as “cloudy” (for diving in cloudy conditions?), shadow brightening, face recognition, scene illumination”. Angela wrote on expert review site Amazon “It's easy to use and is also waterproof” in her review of this digital camera.

Two owners reckoned that it was well made. Angela scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on expert website Amazon last year “It's the camera's sturdy build which makes it different from most similarly priced cameras” in her review of this digital camera.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 2.7", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) which has better reviews.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) which both of have better reviews.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 5x, and the average optical zoom is 4x.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm XP90 (£127.97) is also worth considering.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

Other 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) which has better reviews.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Praktica WP240 (£85.56) (20MP).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Voice Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-870 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has a hand strap. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus Tough TG-870 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 supports PictBridge. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 62MB, and the internal memory range from 37MB to 96MB. With an internal memory of only 37 megabytes, the Stylus Tough TG-870 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050332190535, 00050332190559, 00050332190573, 04545350049874, 04545350049898, 04545350049911

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Review Sources

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