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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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.
June 21, 2014
Best Camera ever
I just got this camera for a trip to Los Cabos, in Baja California, and it was great not one single problem with this great camera. We went from pool water to the Ocean and had not one thing go wrong with this camera . We also had it under the blazing Cabo sun and then back in the salt water again and under the sea with some of the best pictures ever. I was able to download all of my wonderful pictures of family and fish without a problem. I love this little camera and will be taking it on my next adventure.
June 16, 2014
I bought this for my daughter's college graduation present. Olympus fulfilled the order right away. The 16MP photos are amazing. Optional 8MP photos are as well. This cameras first mission was to a 2 week vacation in China, where, the upcoming event were unknown. It went from sea level at 100 degrees F, and under water, to above the snow line on the mountains. Flawless performance! So easy and compact, it is perfect. The whole trip was captured and recorded for the family to view!
June 13, 2014
Good camera except for the excessive noise reduction.
Sadly the noise reduction is so aggressive it ruins the quality of the image. Colour rendition is good. The wide angle "21 mm" lens is very good.
If you are a pixel peeper you will be disappointed. If you just want snapshots this may be a good choice.
June 11, 2014
This is my 2nd Olympus Tough camera, I am replacing the 1030. I was so excited to use the camera on a recent cruise, however I was quickly dissappointed when taking pictures at dinner and all the shots were blurry and dark. The pictures we took during the day were washed out and you couldn't see the blue sky and water behind us. I'm hoping there was just a problem with the camera that was sent to me becuase I love the Tough carmeras. I'm going to try a different model and hope for better results. I did love the flip screen, it made taking pictures fun and easy.
June 08, 2014
Seek other options.
While the picture quality is fine the reason for buying this camera was for the waterproof capability and the tough build. Problem is, it is virtually impossible to see the display in the water or in the sunlight outdoors. We took about a thousand (blind pictures) in Belize while snorkeling. We could only make out the general surroundings unless the sun was completely hidden, making the zoom virtually impossible to use effectively. I've owned several digital cameras and have never had this severe of an issue with the display. A substantial bummer at $250.00 not to mention the inability to use the camera based on how it is marketed. Will probably ignore Olympus products in the future if this is not addressed.
May 17, 2014
So Far So Good
I have had several Olympus Tough cameras and all have been great. I have used underwater many times and have gotten great photos of sea turtles and sea lions. I like the idea of the flip screen as there have been times I have taken photos of fish under water while I am holding the camera underwater. Since I couldn't see the screen using previous Tough cameras I like the idea of the flip so I can put the camera underwater and see what is going on.
May 05, 2014
Feature removed since 830. I am returning it.
The camera is fine. It's a bit heavy but that helps it feel solid. Picture quality is good. Flip screen is novel. My problem is you can NOT take stills while capturing video anymore. This feature was available on the TG-830 and I'm disappointed it has been removed from this newer version. You can capture lesser quality stills after the fact but I know I won't bother doing that as it is time consuming. I am returning the camera because this feature is missing. My camera hunt starts again...
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