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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Hands-On Preview

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Hands-On Preview - We go hands-on with the new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 with "selfie" screen, and ultra wide-angle lens.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 in Compact Cameras

Olympus Stylus Tough 850 P1220082

The Olympus Tough TG-850 is the latest waterproof, tough compact digital camera from Olympus, and features an ultra wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 21-105mm in 35mm terms, optical image stabilisation and a 3inch tilting screen that can face forwards. The camera has an aluminium body, and is waterproof to 10metres, shockproof to 2.1metres, crushproof as well as freezeproof. 

Olympus Stylus Tough 850 P1220075

Key Features

  • 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom lens, 21-105mm equivalent
  • Lens-shift optical image stabilisation
  • 3inch 460k dot tilting screen
  • Waterproof to 10m
  • Shockproof to 2.1m
  • Crushproof to 100kg
  • Freezeproof to -10C
  • Interval shooting
  • Full HD video, 60p
  • Art filters
  • Aluminium body

Olympus Stylus Tough 850 P1220085

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Specifications

Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/5.7
35mm equivalent21mm - 105mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
Pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest4sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity125 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting7fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS60p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life (CIPA rating)300shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsLI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery, F-2AC AC Adapter, CB‑USB8 USB Cable, Hand Strap, World Wide Warranty Card, Instruction Manual, Olympus Viewer 3 Software CD-ROM

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