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Olympus Tough TG-830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and durability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the shutter. There are some critical comments about the contrast and exposure.

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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-830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Olympus TG-830 Review

 

The Olympus Tough TG-830 is a camera designed for those photographers who have an active lifestyle and shoot in extreme conditions. It is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof. It can be purchased in red, blue, black and silver for around...

Good image quality, Built-in GPS, 11.5 fps full resolution continuous shooting, Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof, Camera auto stitches panoramas, Very good value for money

Image quality is poor at the higher ISO settings, Images are soft in the corners, Skin tones in portraits aren't great

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

 

The rugged Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS isn't the company's top-end rugged, waterproof camera, but it's a solid choice for the price.

Waterproof to 33 feet. GPS. Sharp 5x zoom lens. 10fps burst shooting. Double locking doors.

Rear LCD could be sharper. Narrow aperture lens. Shaky video. In-camera battery charging only.

Performance and Conclusions The TG-830 is speedy. It starts and shoots in 1.4 seconds and its shutter lag is just under 0.2-second. You've got two options for full-resolution burst shooting, a high-speed mode that captures 16 shots at 10 frames per...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus TG-830 iHS Review

 

The sturdy Olympus TG-830 iHS camera provides good protection against harsh photographic environmental conditions, but it's also a surprisingly good camera in terms of performance; especially compared to its similarly priced peers, both those with and...

Tough and waterproof features are nice to find in this price point ; Camera has a well-built, sturdy feel ; Very easy to use camera, including brief on-screen explanations of most features ; Olympus recently dropped the price on the TG-830 ; Built-in...

5x optical zoom lens is well below average in today's market ; Very few manual controls ; Button labels are tough to see because of lack of contrast in the text ; Control buttons are too small to be used comfortably ; Zoom switch is a little awkward to...

The sturdy Olympus TG-830 iHS camera provides good protection against harsh photographic environmental conditions, but it's also a surprisingly good camera in terms of performance; especially compared to its similarly priced peers, both those with and...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

OLYMPUS TG-830 iHS

 

Compact, no protruding lens, water and dust resistant and shock resistant. Great quality pictures

None

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Do Not Buy!

 

Good for still pictures but horrible for videos. Called Olympus repair and they claim the noise is "normal" for an underwater camera and they can't fix this behavior. They said I could pay postage and send it in, but it would be returned without...

Good still picture quality.

Loud hammering noise in video.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (buydig.com)

If you've ever ruined a camera...

 

No worries over someone splashing the photographer. Waterproof, tough-built, takes nice images... what else do most of us need?

Built well ; Easy to handle ; Nice images ; Nifty 'special Effects

No lens cover ; zoom is limited

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

If you've ever ruined a camera...

 

No worries over someone splashing the photographer. Waterproof, tough-built, takes nice images... what else do most of us need?

Built well ; Easy to handle ; Nice images ; Nifty 'special Effects

No lens cover ; zoom is limited

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

great camera bad strap

 

I bought this camera for underwater pictures. It's easy to use and takes great pictures. I had to buy a different strap for it as the one it comes with is not underwater friendly.

Easy Underwater Use ; Long Battery Life ; Takes quality pictures

Strap Useless Underwater

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (buydig.com)

great camera bad strap

 

I bought this camera for underwater pictures. It's easy to use and takes great pictures. I had to buy a different strap for it as the one it comes with is not underwater friendly.

Easy Underwater Use ; Long Battery Life ; Takes quality pictures

Strap Useless Underwater

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (buydig.com)

"2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back"

 

Use for outdoors, preferrably in or on water.

Decent Colors Outdoors ; Easy to Hold ; Mirror Fish Eye Efx

Flash In Auto Stinks ; Larger Is Size Than Previ ; No lens cover ; No Zoom On Panoramic ; Plastic Body Construction

Aug, 2013

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