RUGGED STYLE. REFINED FEATURES
Outdoor adventures spice up our lives…and the TG-850 is the perfect camera for preserving the memories. A super-wide lens takes in more of the beauty. A sophisticated sensor/image processor combo ensures vivid image quality. And features like a 180 degree flip LCD (because…selfies!), time interval shooting and pro-quality video make the TG-850 as refined as it is rugged.EXPLORE FEATURES
STAND UP TO THE ELEMENTS IN STYLE
Whether you’re heading to the ends of the earth or just the end of the hiking trail, the TG-850 is up for the journey. Water doesn’t affect it. Falling out* of your pocket won’t faze it. Cold? No problem. You know how sometimes you can’t decide whether to bring your camera? With the TG-850, you don’t have to think twice. *Shockproof when the flip LCD screen is closed.SEE FULL SPECS
ACCESSORIZE YOUR TG-850
The TG-850 is perfectly capable of taking care of itself. But even a super-tough camera can use a little help, so we’ve developed a nice selection of useful accessories for a complete outdoor system. Carabiner straps, floating foam wrist straps, protective cases – all designed to help you get the most out of your TG-850.
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HOW TOUGH? WE'VE GOT PROOF.
We engineered the TG-850 to be one tough outdoor camera. Waterproof (to 10m/33 feet), shockproof* (to 2.1m/7 feet), crushproof* (to 100kg/220 pounds) and freezeproof (to -10°C/14°F), it’s built to operate flawlessly in the most extreme conditions – so anything you and the kids can throw at it will be a piece of cake. *When the flip LCD is closed.
CONSIDER THINGS FROM A NEW ANGLE
A tilting LCD monitor makes it much easier to do things like taking shots from unusual angles. But a 180-degree flip LCD on a waterproof camera like the TG-850 also lets you shoot cool half-in-the-water shots, and makes taking really good selfies a snap – even when the camera is mounted on your bike or board.LEARN MORE
THE WIDEST LENS ON ANY RUGGED CAMERA
The TG-850’s super-wide 21mm (equivalent) lens captures 25% more of whatever you’re shooting than the 28mm versions on other rugged cameras. Your images will be more panoramic, and you can fit more friends into the group shots you’ll undoubtedly be taking to document your outdoor adventures.
SPEED & SMARTS
Combine a powerful DSLR-quality TruePic VII image processor and a best-in-class BSI CMOS sensor, and you’ve got a camera that provides blazing fast autofocus, superb low-light performance and quick start-up. The TG-850 also enables you to shoot Full HD 60p video, twice as fast as standard 1080/30p, for amazing clarity that smoothly plays back fast action.LEARN MORE
EXTREMELY HIGH FUN QUOTIENT
In case the pristine beauty of nature isn’t enough, the TG-850 offers an unmatched array of creative tools to enhance your photos and videos. From interval shooting – great for capturing each step of an action sequence, or stitching together a time-lapse movie (software required) – to Art, Magic and Picture filters, this camera’s FQ (Fun Quotient) is off the charts.LEARN MORE
HOW TOUGH? WE’VE GOT PROOF.
Down to 33 ft / 10 m
Up to 220 lbf / 100 kgf
Up to 7 ft / 2.1 m
Down to 14°F / -10°C
*When the flip LCD is closed.
Consider Things from a New Angle
180° Flip LCD
THE WIDEST LENS OF ANY RUGGED CAMERA
5x Optical Zoom + 2x Super Resolution Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
3.74 - 18.7mm (35mm equivalent: 21 - 105mm)
F3.5 (W) - 5.7 (T)
SPEED AND SMARTS
16 Megapixel – BSI CMOS 1/2.3
iHS (Intelligent High-Speed/High-Sensitivity) Equipped
ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, AUTO, HIGH
1/2 - 1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 sec)
7fps/6 images (16M); 2.5fps/200 images (16M); 20fps/60 images (3M); 60fps/60 images (3M)
Face Detection AF, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Built-in AF Illuminator
Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off, LED
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG; Video: MOV/H.264
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment
1080 60p, 1080p, 720p, VGA, HS120fps, HS240fps
*When shooting 1080 60p/1080p/720p movies, use SDHC class6 (speed class)/SDXC class6 or higher for best results.
*High-Speed Movie Size HS120fps: 640x480 HS240fps: 432x324
EXTREMELY HIGH FUN QUOTIENT
1-99 frames, 0-60 min start timer, 10sec-60min interval time
2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval)
Shooting Modes (Mode Dial)
Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Program Auto (P), Super Macro, Scene Modes (18), Art Filters (11), Panorama, Hand-Held Starlight, e-Portrait
1. Portrait, 2. Landscape, 3. Interval Shooting, 4. Night Scene, 5. Night + Portrait, 6. Sport, 7. Indoor, 8. Self Portrait, 9. Sunset, 10. Fireworks, 11. Cuisine, 12. Documents, 13. Beach & Snow, 14. Under Water Snapshot, 15. Under Water Wide1, 16. Under Water Wide2, 17. Under Water Macro, 18. Backlight HDR
1. Pop Art, 2. Soft Focus, 3. Pale & Light Color, 4. Grainy Film, 5. Pin Hole, 6. Diorama, 7. Dramatic Tone, 8. Fish Eye, 9. Sparkle, 10. Reflection, 11. Fragmented
Vivid, Natural, Muted
Standard and Full 360° Views.
Removable Media Card
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
Multi-terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-50B)
300 shots; 91 minutes continuous video shooting
4.3” W x 2.5” H x 1.1” D (109.9mm W x 64.1mm H x 27.6mm D)
TG-850 Digital Camera
Premium Wrist Strap
LI-50B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
USB Cable & AC Adapter
Quick Start Guide
CD-ROM with Instruction Manual and Olympus Viewer 3 Software
Worldwide Warranty Card
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Customer Reviews of the TG-850
January 17, 2015
Best Bang for Your Buck
I must admit that I'm not the most delicate person. I went to Test this camera out, to see if the specs were right...they weren't... I was able to take pics, and video, with this camera in conditions ranging from -30C to +30C, dropped it from a second floor balcony (accidentally), took it sailing, to my friends wedding, took it scuba diving (went under the recommended limit of 10 m, to 12 m (PADI recorded dive)), took it into a pool.With each activity I pushed the limits, conventional digital cameras would shy away from.
To my amazement not only did the camera survive, it captured so many amazing moments.
Thank You Olympus for making such an amazing product!
NOTE FROM OLYMPUS:
Olympus advises operating the camera within posted factory specifications.
January 04, 2015
Not Up to Par
I was replacing my Stylus 850SW because the lens got damaged with sand. This seemed like a good match as it was suggested by Olympus' costumer support. It did not live up to expectation for several reasons. First, there is no cover on the lens when it is not in use. That means it will probably not make it through my purse well enough a full summer of beach use. This is a huge negative for me. I never would have considered the camera had I known that it did not have this. Second, mine either has a damaged battery or a damaged battery compartment. Sometimes it turns on and sometimes it does not. I call tech support or they believe it is damaged in one of these ways. I will be returning the camera. Third, this camera it big and heavy. Its size coupled with the right hand controls makes this camera hard to use. If you use the left hand technique of flipping the camera over to use it, the shutter is hard to press with your thumb as it is small and set in a guard. I am so disappointed with this camera.
January 03, 2015
Excellent On-The-Go Camera
Finally a camera that will stand up to going along for the ride. I have no intention of throwing this thing around or submerging it but if it's built for being submerged it should easily survive some rain and it should be able to handle bouncing around in my glovebox.
The menu system is the easiest I've ever used and the camera takes really great pictures in almost every condition I've tried so far. Works in low light without flash better than any other as well. Focus seems acceptable and the optical zoom is fine for my use. Macro is amazing!
If expectations don't include DSLR performance and you need a durable camera to take on vacation or have at hand wherever you go this little gem will do the job. For those who want more than a smart phone pic this camera will fit the bill.
Price, build quality, features, ease of use, battery longevity, and results make this an outstanding choice for a versatile point and shoot that includes some manual control but very nice auto operation as well. I'm very impressed and pleased with my purchase.
December 08, 2014
Great take anywhere camera
Only had this camera a week, but am very impressed and pleased. First images were great. I bought to be my take anywhere camera irrespective of the weather. Have no intention of taking it underwater. I love the 21mm wide setting and the flip screen is great! Typical solid Olympus build.
December 02, 2014
great for the price.
Still getting use to the settings and "use" of this digital camera. There are some areas I'm learning to set for certain type of shots, but overall I'm very impressed of the outcome of the clarity and definition of the picture. Haven't tried the movie/streaming side yet, but I'm quite sure that is just as clear. Also, the support is far more helpful than most. They respond quickly, and will give you step by step on how to according to your question(s). This impresses me, because most places just lose in this aspect anymore.
October 26, 2014
Great, sharp pictures
We just recently replaced our old Olympus camera that we had for 15 years. Our 5 year old managed to break it but it had been a great camera. This new Olympus seems to be an even better camera, so far. The pictures are sharper and I like that it has a rechargeable battery since the old one used up batteries really fast. It is easy to use and convenient to carry anywhere. If it lasts as long as my old Olympus, I will be VERY happy!
August 11, 2014
Best camera ever had!
That is my second tough camera of Olympus and it is still the best camera on the market! The flip screen is so perfect for selfies and underwater pictures. The automatic mode takes every pictures perfectly and choose the right mode for you. The night mode is so much better (more light sensitive) than my old one and the macro is even better since you can shot at 1 cm of your subject! It's so perfect for vacation!
July 18, 2014
I bought this camera to replace my Tough-9000 which was lost during a trip. While researching replacements, the TG-850 was available for pre-order. So, I decided to wait for the new toy. For a point and shoot camera... it takes some awesome pictures! I love the wider angle of a lens... great for scenic shots... I love taking pictures of sunsets... sunrises... and mountains... Beautiful pictures. I also played with the super macro option last weekend. Wow! Was I ever able to get up close, and the stabilization is wonderful. I know I was shaking pretty good, and the picture was totally in focus. The panoramic option is also extremely easy to use... I love it! So far... since it is a rugged camera... I carry it in my glove box and in my pocket. The display screen is starting to get scratched.
June 29, 2014
I am extremely impressed with the TG-850. I took many shots of the same scene experimenting with all the modes and features before going on vacation. The results were outstanding. I purchased the TG-850 as an upgrade from the TG-310 (which is also a phenomenal camera) because there are more functions with the TG-850, specifically continuous shooting. Again, outstanding photos and movies, taken from the sky, on land, and below water. I really appreciate how fast the camera is ready to shoot when turning it on. Battery life is also impressive. I snapped off well over 300 shots, which included on's/off's and photo reviews with one charge. I Love this camera.
June 22, 2014
YOU WANT IT INDESTRUCTIBLE? YOU GOT IT.
For me - it was less about quality picture taking. More about durability and a wide angle lens. I film squash with it one day, then go out a take some pretty good quality surfing video. I've dropped it more times then I can count since I bought it, and not a dent nor a scratch on it. LOVE THE INFLATABLE WRIST THINGY, that keeps it afloat. Great durability, one of the best wide lens on the market for a compact. Ain't no DSLR quality, but I love it.
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