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Olympus Tough TG-820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-820. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Tough TG-820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and performance are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

durability, usability, image quality, performance, portability

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus TG-820 Rugged Digital Compact Camera - Blue (12MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCDOlympus TG-820 Rugged Digital Compact Camera - Blue (12MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Tough TG-820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-820 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the price and performance. The durability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the glare. Some have doubts about the memory and zoom.

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reliability, zoom, memory

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Digital Camera TG-820 Black (Old Model)Olympus Digital Camera TG-820 Black (Old Model)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus Tough TG-820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-820 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Views about the portability and durability are overall positive. The image quality and size also get good comments.

usability, size, image quality, durability, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Tough TG-820 Red iHS Shock and Waterproof Digital Camera (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Olympus Tough TG-820 Red iHS Shock and Waterproof Digital Camera (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-820

 

The very rugged Olympus Tough TG-820 is fast and capable of producing sharp images, but lacks the GPS found in competing models.

Sharp lens. Very rugged design. Excellent rear LCD. 5x zoom range. Speedy performance.

No GPS. So-so video quality. Must charge battery in camera.

Performance and Conclusions In terms of speed, the TG-820 is an impressive performer. It can start and shoot in 1.5 seconds, only makes you wait 0.2 second between photos, and records a very short 0.1-second shutter lag. The Canon PowerShot D20...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Olympus TG-820 iHS

 

Durable body waterproof to 33ft and drop-proof to 6.6ft ; Good detail and noise performance through ISO 800 and even 1600 ; Fast autofocus and operation

Over processed images look unnatural, even when viewed at smaller sizes ; Somewhat fiddly zoom and navigation joystick ; Terrible video quality and microphone

Jun, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus Tough TG-820

 

Meet the compact camera that's tougher than Chuck Norris.

Built like a tank for active outdoors use ; Easy to use with gloves thanks to Tap Control ; Takes a half decent snap in good light ; Pin-sharp rear LCD monitor

Image quality suffers at higher ISO settings ; Wrist strap could do with beefing up

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Olympus Tough TG-820

 

Need a tough camera built like a tank, while withstanding the weight of one rolling over it? The TG-820 from Olympus will go almost anywhere you can imagine, and survive the journey.

Bright and clear LCD screen ; Decent image quality at low ISO levels ; Incredibly rugged

High ISO images are messy ; HD video not as impressive as still images

The TG-810 is a fine, tough camera, if you need the meanest, most rugged model out there. Its high ISO performance leaves a lot to be desired, but it's perfectly suitable for the most extreme circumstances for photography.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Olympus Tough TG-820 camera

 

Resistant to water, shock and freezing, £270. Also in other colours

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : terry (dpexpert.com.au)

REVIEW—OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-820]

 

This 12 megapixel “indestructible” compact camera has a 5X zoom lens (28–140mm film equivalent). The handsome body comes in red and black. It will withstand a 2m drop (onto carpet or concrete?) and is waterproof to 10m. It is also dustproof and will...

should be LIKE: Detail resolution up to ISO 2000

The tiny adjustment buttons and knobs ; VERDICT: This camera competes with look-alikes from Panasonic and Nikon, both of which are very good indeed. The Olympus can easily stand the comparison. For anyone planning on snorkeling on the Great Barrier...

This camera competes with look-alikes from Panasonic and Nikon, both of which are very good indeed. The Olympus can easily stand the comparison. For anyone planning on snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or rafting down the Franklin this camera should...

May, 2012

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus TG-820

 

Olympus Tough TG-31079/100

Robust features, movie mode, USB battery charging, Eye-Fi memory card compatible, ease of use, shutter response times

Handling

There are a number of robust digital cameras with similar features and general qualities. The Olympus TG-820 is priced a little lower than most of its direct competitors, so if you are looking for a good quality, robust digital camera and you would...

May, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Tough TG-820 Digital Camera Review

 

Daniel Bell goes shooting with the Olympus Tough TG-820.

Excellent image quality; Built for extreme conditions; Full 1080p HD video recording; High-resolution LCD screen; TAP control; Good panoramic pictures; Fast continuous shooting modes

AWB wayward under our studio lights

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

 

If you're after a camera to take on a wild adventure, then it's got to be a rugged compact. We check out the Olympus TOUGH TG-820.

Consumer review (newegg.com)

just happy

 

super service from new egg as always fast hands down best online store ever. Do not ever shop from tristate.com ....

water proof shock proof accident prone girl friend proof

blue yuck

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LI-50B
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Anti-dust function: Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Trimming
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Saturation, Sharpness
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Cuisine, Documents, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater
Self-timer:2,12
Self-timer delay:2,12
Shooting modes:Auto, Program
White Balance:Fluorescent, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Energy Star certified:N
Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant
Shock resistant:Y
Shock-resistant:Y
Splash proof: Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3 / 9
Display resolution (numeric):1030000
Field of view:100

Flash

Flash modes:fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 82.7
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 129.9

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Spot Auto Focus / Face detection, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.6 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞
Closest Focusing Distance:1.18
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.2 - ∞ / 0.6 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 0.984
Lens structure:11/8 / 4/2
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/8 / 4/2
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):5.51
Minimum aperture number:3.9
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE
Light metering:SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:46.8
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Cable type:USB 2.0
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/2000
Date imprinting: Yes
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB
Night mode: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Shock proof: Yes
Splash proof: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video out:AV
Waterproof: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2976
Megapixel:12
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3264 x 2448 / 640 x 480,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3264 x 2448
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:12.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:4

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:M-JPEG
Video formats supported:M-JPEG
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.02
Height:2.57
Weight (including battery):7.27
Width:3.98