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Olympus Tough TG-830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-830. 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 really like the portability and image quality. The performance and durability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the contrast and exposure. There are some mixed views about the shutter.

usability, durability, performance, image quality, portability

zoom, lens, flash, exposure, contrast

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Tough TG-830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-830 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The performance and image quality are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the water proof. There are some critical comments about the screen and zoom.

usability, image quality, performance, durability, portability

price, exposure, flash, zoom, screen

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Tough TG-830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-830 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 image quality and durability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the image stabilizer and lens. There are some mixed reviews about the screen.

usability, durability, image quality, performance, price

lens, stabilizer

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

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 (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 (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)

Very Nice Waterproof Camera

 

I've owned several waterproof cameras (Oly, Sony, & Panny)over the years and this one is definitely the best I've had to date. It is quite fast (shot to shot and burst recovery) for a point and shoot with very little lag. This was important for me,...

Fast ; Good Value

Aug, 2013

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