Olympus Stylus TG-850 IHS Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3” back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Maximum aperture f3.5-f5.7
  • 3” tilting LCD
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 second
  • 7 fps burst mode
  • 1080p HD video at 30 fps
  • SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards
  • Wi-fi
  • Waterproof to 33 feet
  • Crushproof to 220 pounds
  • Shockproof to 7 feet
  • Freeze proof to 14 degrees
  • Dustproof
  • Lithium-ion battery rated at 330 shots
  • Release Date: 2014-02-12
  • Final Grade: 87 B+

B+
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Olympus Stylus TG-850 IHS
The Olympus TG-850 is the first waterproof camera with a tilting LCD screen.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 6/19/2014

Olympus has been one of our favorite manufacturers for rugged cameras. Now, they're the first ones to offer an all weather digital camera with a tilting LCD screen. The TG-850 utilizes a 16 megapixel 1/2.3" back-lit sensor, which is pretty good for the price and category. The lens is actually the widest in the rugged category as well, according to Olympus, at 21mm, so capturing entire scenes should be pretty easy. The TG-850 also has a nice 7 fps burst mode along with, of course, tough features like being waterproof to 33 feet. While the TG-850 looks to be a good camera for the price, it's older brother, the TG-2 is still the better option because of the brighter f2 lens, macro ring-style flash and more flexibility with two manual modes, although it sits at a higher price point.

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