Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Waterproof Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 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)

Product Description

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.


Body type
Body type Compact
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor TruePic VII
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 21–105 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.7
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (2x Super Resolution Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Screen type TFT LCD
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 1/2 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash 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))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Videography features
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)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage included 37MB
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 Battery Pack
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)
Other features
Timelapse recording Yes (1-99 frames, 0-60 min start timer, 10sec-60min interval time)
GPS None


User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Chao, Jul 31, 2014 GMT:
    Oly TG850 ultra wide is unique.

    Fantastic selfie camera. I am the family picture taker and rarely appear in any photos. With this camera, I can include the whole family and myself in a selfie with no tripod or stranger involved. This camera is also replaced my wide angle lens. It is so much more conventient than changing lenses and even more compact than a lens. The results are much better than I expected with a folded lens. The photos are crisp and not soft like my previous Sony waterproof camera. I hope someone produces a ...

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Questions & Answers


Question for Olympus TG-850 owners

What would be your pros and cons about the Olympus TG-850? Thanks

hsantos asked
4 months ago


Probably the obvious features, like wide angle lens and tilt screen. :) Continue Reading

MiroM answered
4 months ago


Snorkling and the beach; TG3 or TG850

I'm dropping in from M43 land because we are planning an extended vacation to Florida and plus a Bahamas cruise. Plan do some snorkeling in the Bahamas plus lots of beach and pool time. While my main travel camera will still be my E-M10, I want a waterproof backup for the water, the beach, and poolside. Looking for opinions for and against either of these cameras.

bs1946 asked
3 months ago


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

tobyone answered
3 months ago

The shots were fantastic. Can I assume that whale sharks don't think people are tasty? Continue Reading

bs1946 answered
3 months ago

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