Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 21-105 mm (5x) F3.5-5.7 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 64 x 28 mm, 218g.
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Overview


First introduced in January, 2014, Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Olympus TG-850 iHS Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Olympus TG-870 2016 16MP 125 - 6400 221g 113 x 64 x 28mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 2015 16MP 125 - 6400 224g 110 x 64 x 28mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Olympus TG-850 iHS 2014 16MP 125 - 6400 218g 110 x 64 x 28mm
Olympus TG-830 iHS Olympus TG-830 iHS 2013 16MP 100 - 6400 214g 109 x 67 x 28mm
Olympus TG-820 iHS Olympus TG-820 iHS 2012 12MP 100 - 6400 206g 101 x 65 x 26mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus TG-850 iHS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Environmental Sealing
21 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
330 shots Long Battery Life
5.7 Lens at Tele
Timelapse Recording
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.7
Type Scores

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #210 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #533 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Olympus TG-850 iHS Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
48
Value for money score
64
Portability score
95
Overall score
47
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Olympus TG-850 iHS


Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS weighs 218g and has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.1"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Olympus TG-850 iHS is 22 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-850 iHS
218g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-850 iHS
28mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS with the dimensions:

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Dimensions Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 218 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 218 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 218 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 218 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Fujifilm XP80 Fujifilm XP80 179 g 218 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon AW120 213 g 218 g 110 x 66 x 26 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Olympus TG-870 221 g 218 g 113 x 64 x 28 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 218 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 110 x 64 x 28 mm

Specifications of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS


General
Brand Olympus
Model Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS
Announced January, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/0.5 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4616 x 3464
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-50B
Physical
Weight 218 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 28 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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