The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a rugged compact with a super wide angle 21-105mm zoom lens, a 16MP backlit CMOS sensor, and 1080/60p HD video. The LCD screen flips 180°, making self portraits easier, even underwater. The camera is waterproof down to 33 feet (10m), shockproof from seven feet (2.1m)*, crushproof up to 220 pounds (100kgf), freezeproof down to 14° F (-10°C) and dustproof. The TG-850 is capable of shooting up to 7.1 fps and includes a 99-frame built-in intervalometer shooting mode.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Waterproof Compact Camera
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- 16MP 1/2.3' BSI-CMOS sensor
- 21-105mm F3.5-5.7 equivalent lens with image stabilization (5x optical zoom)
- Up to 7.1 fps
- 1080/60p HD video (plus high speed mode up to 120fps at 640x480)
- Waterproof down to 33' (10m)
- Shockproof from 7' (2.1m)
- Crushproof up to 220 pounds (100kgf)
- Freezeproof down to 14° F (-10°C) and dustproof
- 11 art filters, scene modes, and intervalometer
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory (Optional Toshiba Flash Air and Eye-Fi card compatible)
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||21–105 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F3.5 - F5.7|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2x Super Resolution Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||1/2 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||No|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Continuous drive||7 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval))|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Videography notes||High speed: 120 fps, 240 fps (640 x 480, 432 x 324)|
|Storage types||SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Waterproof to 33ft/10m; Crushproof to 220lbf/100kgf; Shockproof to 7ft/2.1m; Freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C; Dustproof)|
|Battery description||LI-50B lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||330|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||218 g (0.48 lb / 7.69 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 64 x 28 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.09″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (1-99 frames, 0-60 min start timer, 10sec-60min interval time)|
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I just got a TG-3. Used it on a trip to Isla Mujeres, the camera is great. It has a extreme close up mode which is very useful. Check the pics out in this forum under Tg-3 Whale Sharks. It also has a wide angle lens(optional) that is very good. I like the GPS function.The only complaint is it does not shoot raw files. Continue Reading
The shots were fantastic. Can I assume that whale sharks don't think people are tasty? Continue Reading
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Question for Olympus TG-850 owners
What would be your pros and cons about the Olympus TG-850? Thanks