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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and screen are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the storage and focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the performance and screen are overall positive. The portability and durability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the lens and focus. Opinions are divided on the water proof.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus TG-870 Tough Waterproof Digital Camera (Green)Olympus TG-870 Tough Waterproof Digital Camera (Green)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 review


From oceans to rocky trails, Olympus' TG-870 survives in elements where most cameras won't dare venture.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is a very good rugged camera that takes fine stills and can take a beating. Despite the small sensor, the camera is capable of taking sharp, nice-looking photos in most well lit situations. There were some issues with...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Olympus TG-870


The TG-870 offers adventurous sports photographers a lot of features in a compact, rugged package; although burst shooting at full resolution could be better. Low-light performance also could be better. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

High image quality in bright light ; Lots of effects and filters ; Two programmable buttons ; LCD hinges 180 degrees ; 921k-dot LCD resolution ; Good battery life in testing ; Wi-Fi ; GPS ; Two tripod mounts

Burst shooting at 16M is limited ; 5x zoom is modest ; Built-in flash is weak ; Low-light performance is mediocre ; Lens distorts near edges at wide angle ; Does not offer RAW mode ; In-camera editing is basic

The TG-870 offers adventurous sports photographers a lot of features in a compact, rugged package; although burst shooting at full resolution could be better. Low-light performance also could be better. Read more in our

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Olympus Tough TG-870


Olympus TG-870 Tough digital camera : Olympus introduces the Tough TG-870 outdoor adventure camera. The Olympus Tough TG-870 - Whatever the conditions: great photos, ready to share, anytime, anywhere - Sure, even the average phone takes ok images a lot...

The Olympus Tough TG-870 price in Europe is set at €299,-. Retail prices vary from country to country. The Olympus Tough camera will come to Europe in April 2016 - perfect timing for the outdoor and summer holiday season. The All-weather compact camera...

Apr, 2016


Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (

Olympus TG-870 Review


The Olympus TG-870 is an evolutionary upgrade to the TG-860, with the main improvements including a higher-resolution LCD panel and a new-generation GPS module capable of establishing a satellite connection faster than ever before. Otherwise, the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Zig Weidelich (

Olympus TG-870 Review


A relatively minor refresh of last year's TG-860 model, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is quite similar to its predecessor, yet it offers some useful upgrades and enhancements, as well as some cosmetic changes.

Priced at about US$280, which is the same list price as its predecessor at introduction, the Olympus TG-870 is set to ship from April 2016. Color schemes available will be Gunmetal Metallic, Metallic Green or Pure White instead of orange, black or white.

Jan, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870: Made for the Water


The rugged Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 will go places where other cameras canꞌt (or shouldnꞌt) go for fear of wreaking havoc on delicate electronics. As such, itꞌs a great camera for your outdoor adventures. And, itꞌs childproof, too. Youꞌll get the...

Waterproof to 50 feet ; Dust/Shock/Crushproof ; Built-in Wi-Fi/GPS ; Creative shooting options

Small control buttons/dials ; SD card door difficult to open ; High ISO noise

Waterproof to 50 feet, the TG-870 also has a flip-up display and includes a wide zoom lens and a camera that takes good pictures for less than $250.

Jul, 2016

TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by : Jonathan Knoder (

Olympus Stylus TG-870 Review


The Olympus Stylus TG-870 takes great underwater pictures. This camera can handle drops, low temperatures, dirt and water pressure down to 50 feet. A few other cameras take better dry-land pictures than this camera, but if you're looking for adventure...

This camera takes outstanding underwater photos.

Dry-land photos can turn out a bit grainy.

This camera can endure the elements and takes great underwater photos.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by (

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870


Appealing to photographers who want to make images and videos under the most challenging conditions, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 can be submerged up to 15 metres, withstand drops up to 2.1 metres and functions in temperatures as low as -10C. A...

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Olympus TG-870



No cover on the lens so it's vulnerable to damage.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Olympus TG-870


One of the best under water camera just perfect

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Built-in processor: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Photo effects:Muted, Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Beach, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports
Self-timer delay:2,12


Color of product:Black
Crash proof:Y
Dust-resistant: Yes
Freezeproof up to:-10
Product color:Black
Protection features:Crash proof, Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Scratch resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant
Scratch resistant:Y
Shock resistant:Y
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:590.6


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):920000
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction


Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.147 - 0.736
Lens Type:Wide-angle
Maximum aperture number:5.7
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.13
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.827
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:37
Memory slots:1


Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Software CD:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Software CD:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.5


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@60fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions