Olympus TG-820 iHS Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.9-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 101 x 65 x 26 mm, 206g.
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Olympus TG-820 iHS Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Olympus TG-820 iHS is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Olympus TG-820 iHS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Olympus TG-820 iHS

Sensor resolution of Olympus TG-820 iHS ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Olympus TG-820 iHS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus TG-820 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-820 iHS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus TG-820 iHS with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
1030k dots Screen Resolution
3.9 Lens at Wide
Environmental Sealing
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.9
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Type Scores

Olympus TG-820 iHS has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #222 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #577 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus TG-820 iHS Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
48
Value for money score
64
Portability score
96
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-820 iHS


Olympus TG-820 iHS weighs 206g and has external dimensions of 101 x 65 x 26mm (3.98 x 2.56 x 1.02"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Olympus TG-820 iHS is 10 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus TG-820 iHS is less by 8mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-820 iHS
206g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-820 iHS
26mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus TG-820 iHS with the dimensions:

Olympus TG-820 iHS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight TG-820 iHS Dimensions TG-820 iHS
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 206 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 206 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Olympus TG-850 iHS 218 g 206 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 250 g 206 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 206 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 206 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Fujifilm XP70 179 g 206 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 206 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 101 x 65 x 26 mm

Specifications of Olympus TG-820 iHS


General
Brand Olympus
Model TG-820 iHS
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1030k 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 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 3968 x 2976
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
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 None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-50B
Physical
Weight 206 g
Physical Dimensions 101 x 65 x 26 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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