Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Review

Overall Score

50

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
  • Built-In GPS
  • 113 x 64 x 28 mm, 221g.
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  • Replaced: Stylus Tough TG-860

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Overview


First introduced in January, 2016, Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus TG-860 with Stylus Tough TG-870. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus TG-870 with Olympus TG-860

Olympus TG-870 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-870


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
921k dots Screen Resolution
Environmental Sealing
21 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
5.7 Lens at Tele
Timelapse Recording
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.7
Type Scores

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 has an Overall Score of 50/100 and ranked #160 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #487 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Olympus TG-870 Scores
Imaging score
22
Features score
54
Value for money score
66
Portability score
95
Overall score
50
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Olympus TG-870


Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 weighs 221g and has external dimensions of 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.1"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Olympus TG-870 is 83 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus TG-870 is more by 17mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Olympus TG-870
221g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Olympus TG-870
28mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 with the dimensions:

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Stylus Tough TG-870 Dimensions Stylus Tough TG-870
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 221 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 221 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 221 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 250 g 221 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Panasonic TS6 214 g 221 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Fujifilm XP120 203 g 221 g 110 x 71 x 28 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Fujifilm XP90 Fujifilm XP90 203 g 221 g 110 x 71 x 28 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Olympus TG-850 iHS 218 g 221 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 113 x 64 x 28 mm

Specifications of Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870


General
Brand Olympus
Model Stylus Tough TG-870
Announced January, 2016
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k 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
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 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 4.00
Flash Modes Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator
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 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model Li-50B
Physical
Weight 221 g
Physical Dimensions 113 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
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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