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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas the energy efficiency and optics get less positive comments. There are mixed comments on the low light performance and memory.

usability, performance, screen, durability, image quality

water proof, shutter, optics, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS 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 Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The performance and durability are also appreciated. The low light performance and size get mixed reviews. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and water proof.

usability, durability, performance, portability, screen

water proof, energy

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and focus. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but there are some negative comments about the memory.

durability, portability, performance, focus, image quality

memory

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review - Pocket-lint

 

Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 puts new angle on rugged cameras

 

The TG-850 brings some firsts to the rugged point-and-shoot category to help beat out the stale competition.

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus TG-850 review

 

Introducing the selfie to the tough camera

Robust build ; 180 degree rotating screen ; Waterproof to ten metres

Poor night time photos

More effort has gone into the TG-850’s design than its photographic abilities. Night photos and videos will come out grainy, but the people this camera is intended for will seldom need a tough camera at night. Rather the TG-850 is designed for those...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-850

 

The Olympus Tough TG-850 is a tough camera with a wide-angle lens that is a fine choice for photographers on a budget.

Sharp, wide-angle lens. Super Macro mode. Waterproof, shockproof design. Tilting rear display.

Lacks Wi-Fi and GPS. No dedicated charger included. Images on the noisy side.

Many other tough cameras have GPS, including the appropriately named Pentax WG-3 GPS, but it's absent from the TG-850. Also missing is Wi-Fi, so there's no way to quickly transfer photos to your smartphone for online sharing. You can use an Eyefi Mobi...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 puts new angle on rugged cameras

 

The TG-850 brings some firsts to the rugged point-and-shoot category to help beat out the stale competition.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus TG-850

 

Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record "Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof protect the camera Lens-Shift I.S. helps steady the camera while on the move Nice, Bright 3.0-inch Tilting LCD allows you to...

Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof protect the camera ; Lens-Shift I.S. helps steady the camera while on the move ; Nice, Bright 3.0-inch Tilting LCD allows you...

Overall image quality is lacking. Very blotchy at all ISO settings, even in bright light ; Screen can be hard to see underwater ; Missing GPS and WiFi, which are commonly found on "Tough or Lifeproof" cameras ; Small flash does not cover much distance

The Olympus Stylus TG-850 is a compact and versatile "Tough" digicam. It has been built to go anywhere that you can go. It is easy to use and performs very well, but it lacks in image quality. Read more in our

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Olympus TG-850 review

 

Introducing the selfie to the tough camera

Robust build ; 180 degree rotating screen ; Waterproof to ten metres

Poor night time photos

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus TG-850

 

Olympus Tough TG-850 All-weather digital camera : Olympus imaging has taken ruggedness to a complete new level with the stylish Tough TG-850 outdoor camera. The 16 megapixel outdoor camera combines tough performance with beautiful styling, a...

The Olympus TG-850 price in Europe is set at €300,- including VAT. Prices may vary from country to country. The outdoor camera comes in a choice of silver, black or white. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this all-weather camera to the...

Mar, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Olympus TG-850 Review

 

From the Tough stable of Olympus Stylus digital compact cameras, comes the TG-850. Featuring an interesting array of features such as full proofing against water, being dropped and cold snaps, a tilting LCD screen, a 21mm wide-angle lens and interval...

Arguably, the biggest surprise of the TG-850 is how good the image quality is. That's by no means a derisory comment towards Olympus, but more towards Tough style cameras as a concept. Typically – and based on other reviews of similar style cameras...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus TG-850 Review

 

Rugged cameras aren't just great for outdoors types -- they can make a lot of sense for the rest of us, too. Whether you just want to feel safe throwing your camera in a bag, or to let the kids use it without fear of it being broken, rugged cameras...

Priced at US$250, the Olympus TG-850 ships in silver, black, or white-bodied versions from March 2014.

Jan, 2014

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