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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Digital Compact Camera - Silver
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- Waterproof to 10m**, shockproof to 2.1m***, crushproof to 100kg**** and freezeproof to ‑10C
- 21mm ultra‑wide angle lens
- 5x wide optical zoom (21‑105mm*)
- 10x with Super‑Resolution Zoom
- iHS Technology
- Articulated screen
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Live your active lifestyle to the extreme – and take your Tough TG-850 with you. It’s been specially designed to perform in any rough conditions, on any rugged adventure and during all your action-packed travels. Anything that comes its way – freezing-cold temperatures, sea dives or water splashes, rough handling or hard hits – is no match for this camera. The stable construction houses a range of adventure-ready features, like an ultra-wide lens and tilting LCD, that won’t let you down.
Made for every extreme
Made for cold winter weather
Whether you want to hit the slopes on skis or your snowboard, twirl around on the ice or go tobogganing with family and friends, the Tough TG-850 is your ultimate wintertime companion. It lets you capture amazing action scenes – photos or movies – in the snow-cold weather down to –10°C, while still delivering clear image quality.
Made for fun under the water
Summertime is fun-in-the-water time – and the perfect time for capturing sharp photos in the sunny outdoors. With its waterproof sealing, the TG-850’s reliable, tight housing can handle dives down to 10 metres under the water – in the pool or in the sea with no worries. This Tough camera is also safe against splashes coming off your boat or kayak, fishing rod or jet skis.
Made for rough-and-tough adventures
Is your passion mountain climbing, hiking or simply travelling around the globe? Rugged conditions around the world are no match for the TG-850. Its shockproof and crushproof build keeps all the components inside safe and working – whether the camera falls from a height of 2.1 metres or gets hit with an impact of 100 kilograms.
Three adventure-ready features
Discover the benefits of wide angles with image stabilisation
This exceptional optical technology has been expertly engineered to achieve an ultra-wide 21mm lens that doesn’t compromise on image quality. Even at 5x optical zoom, it maintains its high performance. The lens works with the D-SLR-based lens-shift stabilisation technology, which counteracts handshake, to deliver clear images even in low light.
Easily take creative underwater photos
The TG-850 is the first camera in the Tough class to feature a tilting LCD screen while retaining its compact, slim size. Shoot creative, fascinating perspectives – from high to low angles. To add a creative touch, get a shot of fellow adventure-lovers directly at the waterline while enjoying a dive in the pool or sea – without ever getting your own face wet.
Savour the moment
So you can capture the full glory of the moment – like beautiful sunrises, moments of action or simply the movement of the stars – Interval Shooting enables special time-lapse movies. This smart feature takes photos (1–99) of the scene at pre-set intervals (10 sec.–60 min.), which you can then use to generate a dynamic time-lapse sequence using a movie program on your computer.
Olympus TOUGH TG-850 camera silver
LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
F-2AC AC Adapter
CB‑USB8 USB Cable
World Wide Warranty Card
Olympus Viewer 3 Software CD-ROM
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Top Customer Reviews
Very easy to use and operate it's a simple point and shot but with the usual array of filters and scene modes.
My overall quick fire list of points...
+ Nice 5x zoom range 21mm-105mm equivalent (wider than many cameras) Image stabilisation works well
+ Rugged build, feels extremely well built and beefy in the hand
+ Video quality was pretty good, you can zoom too, detail and sound above average (some high speed 120 and 240fps video modes for playing around with at lower resolution)
+ Large 3" 460k LCD and the mechanism feels very strong too, easy to see even in harsh lighting
+ Waterproof (up to 10m), freeze proof, shock proof, and crush proof evidently up to 100kg (I didn't try it though!)
+ Nice macro 1cm allowing some very good close up shooting
+ Snappy AF and shooting speed, also has a fast 7fps mode (but only for about a second of shooting)
+ Good battery life around 290 shots (above average for a camera of this type)
- Not the best image quality bit softer in the corners at the wide end, high ISO images bit over processed not for pixel peepers
- Zoom motor noise can be heard in video recordings
- Surprisingly no wifi or GPS included (quite common nowadays)
- Images a bit cool in overcast conditions (just adjust the white balance here)
Like most cameras or this type you charge the battery in camera
You get your usual selection of effects and filters, panoramic mode, time lapse movie shooting, interval timer, HDR modes to play with.Read more ›
The TG-850 fits the bill very well. The screen is clear and works well in extreme bright light i.e. the tropics. The shadow control also makes shooting in high light successful. I quite like the tilt screen and it is more useful than I expected for shooting above crowds or low down. The image quality is simply superb and the camera is reasonably easy to use. The pre-set scenes and extras such as sequential shooting are useful. Zoom quality is very impressive. Im not sure Ill use the effects much although I do occasionally like to 'play'. Overall the camera and its results just shout 'quality!'
2 minor gripes:
Firstly the package comes with a charger that allows you to charge batteries in the camera but not a separate charger for batteries outside the camera. Not so good, if like me you use spare batteries. I had a charger from my mu 1030 but otherwise you would need to buy a separate one.
Secondly, the camera does not have a lens cover and this worries me. On a camera that is so rugged I am concerned the lens will get scratched or continually dirty - we shall see.Read more ›
First impressions of the 850 camera are very good. The body feels solid in my hands and a reassuring weight adds to the perception of something that is really built to last. It looks the business and nowadays this can stand for a lot when deciding what to choose. Thankfully the tough looks carry through to the rugged performance, which Olympus claim will withstand a drop from 7ft. I have no doubt this is true. The SD card and connections are all locked away in a vault-like cover with a fail-safe lock to avoid any tears from accidental opening. It will also survive a bout in your freezer at -11C if you fancy it.
Moving on to the use of the camera, the flip around LCD screen is plenty bright enough for shooting in daylight, often a problem with other compacts. Yes, you may think the "selfie" screen is a gimmick but it's very useful in social situations and makes for a good picture whilst everyone is laughing at themselves on the screen. Menu functions are simple to navigate and easy to understand, as are all of the various modes you can pick from. It's not quite Instagram but some nice effects can be had for "free" with the Art mode. One big plus point is the fact that selecting the flash mode, ISO, and balance is very easy in manual mode, again a lot of manufacturers neglect this usability.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my wife to take on horseback without having to worry about it. Her Canon 550D was too much of a liability! She is delighted with it.Published 6 months ago by John
As a social photographer. Having a tough waterproof camera is a must! Selfie screen is amazing and essential for those group selfies (wide lens is a massive bonus) - drinks spilt... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kim
I have tried this in the swimming pool & the pictures are good, close up ones are very clear. Normal everyday shots are very good. Read morePublished 7 months ago by k r lintott
I bought this camera purely for taking underwater snorkelling photos. It has been used once or twice a day for 10 days and had no issues with leakage (which had worried me from... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought for my wife to use, she is a technophobe, and she finds it really easy to use as the menu is very straightforward. Thank goodness!! Just waiting to see the first pictures.Published 8 months ago by Robert
Excellent camera in every way. Had several digi compact cameras and this is the best yet.Published 8 months ago by Mrs. L. E. Baxter
Really impressed, as so easy to carry (it replaces a bridge camera, a Fuji HS10), so much quicker to use in practice (the Fuji seemed to take ages to focus and take a pic, this one... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jim Smith
I am incredibly pleased with this purchase. I'm not massively technical, but I find the quality of pictures is good and there are a good range of functions, which are easy to get... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Zoe SLF