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Olympus TG-870

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Olympus TG-870

£249.00
Olympus TG-870
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A positively reviewed but marginally out of date compact digital camera, with good features
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Mar 2016
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Olympus TG-870 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Olympus TG-870 number 417 across all digital cameras.
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26 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
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Age
1 Year Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 26 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent product quality and that it is easy to use. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Amazing shots
Trips to the slopes. weekend camping trips. week-long vacations to the shore. you need a camera you can take along anywhere. that's why the tg-870 is built for every type of adventure. it's waterproof to depths of 50 ft (15 m), crushproof to 220 lbf (100 kgf) and shockproof to 7 ft (2.1 m). plus, it's freezeproof to 14f (-10c) and dustproof, so this tough camera is ready to capture every exciting mom
More of every scene
TG-870 is equipped with olympus sophisticated imaging technology inside its rugged shell. with the 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and truepic VII image processor, you'll capture subtle color variations and razor-sharp details you can't wait to share with friends and followers. the tg-870's ultra-wide 21mm (equivalent) lens is the widest lens of any rugged camera in its class. from impressive landscape vistas to group shots that fit everybody in, you'll see more of every scene and capture more of what you
180 DEGREES OF CONTROL
What you're shooting, no matter what angle you're shooting from. sharp and bright, the advanced 180 flip LCD monitor provides superb clarity in any environment, from brilliant sunlight to murky water. two customizable function buttons, one on the front and one on the back, make shooting selfies and POV video a breeze. program the buttons to snap the shutter or begin video recording, boost monitor brightness, turn on the front LED light, or activate super macro to shoot up cl
Sportcam
Ure vivid jaw-dropping action scenes with the flip of a dial. the tg-870's quick-to-use sportcam modes put four action recording options right at your fingertips: 60p movie for smooth-motion full HD video; high-speed movie for ultra slow-motion video (120 fps/240 fps); time lapse movie, which compresses hours of action into shorter sequences; and sport burst, which automatically shoots consecutive photos at specified time intervals. plus, the AF lock feature allows you to focus on fast-moving subjects more accurat

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. It is also very good for landscape photography as well being very good for wildlife photography.
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Olympus TG-870 Video Reviews

Olympus TG-870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Olympus digital camera is 89 out of 100 based on 26 user reviews. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Three owners who bought it wrote that it 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…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six people who reviewed this digital camera agreed 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

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three people who bought the product mentioned that it was good quality.

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,556 expert and user reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six customers considered that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Two people who bought the product 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…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six customers who purchased it thought it was strong and durable.

Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2016.

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus TG-870 of 16MP is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 58% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus TG-870 of only 5x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 84% of all digital 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus TG-870 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus TG-870's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus TG-870's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 43% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Olympus TG-870's weight of 221g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 53% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of cameras range from 3m to 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m. The Olympus TG-870's waterproof up to of 15m is higher than 79% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus TG-870 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus TG-870 of only 105mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 95% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus TG-870's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 44% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus TG-870 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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

The Olympus TG-870's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 69% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus TG-870 has a shock resistant, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a shock resistant.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus TG-870's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus TG-870 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus TG-870 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Waterproof

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

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Dustproof

The Olympus TG-870 is dustproof, unlike 93% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v104200we000, olympus v104200bu000, olympus v104200ee000, olympus 9608235591, olympus 9226976007, olympus 4013929b, olympus 4013929w, olympus 4013929g

Barcodes:

00009226976007, 00009608235591, 00050332190535, 00050332190559, 00050332190573, 04545350049874, 04545350049898, 04545350049911

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