Olympus Stylus TG-830 iHS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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Olympus Stylus TG-830 iHS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

The Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS combines Olympus’ trademark indestructibility with outstanding image quality so that you no longer have to compromise image quality for durability. Featuring a state-of-the-art 16-megapixel Backlit CMOS sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor that fuel Olympus’ cutting-edge iHS Technology, the TG-830 iHS delivers uncompromised image quality in a rugged camera. It’s impressive low-light performance and high-speed responsiveness means you’ll get astonishing results shooting fast-action subjects, night scenes and other tricky shots above and below the surface. Designed for adrenaline junkies, but equally at home in the hands of soccer moms, younger users and the clumsy, this camera can handle just about anything you throw at it. It’s Crushproof (220lbf/100kgf), Waterproof (33ft/10m), Shockproof (5.5ft/2m), Freezeproof (14 DegreeF/-10 DegreeC) and Dustproof, meaning you can capture stunning images and 1080p Full HD Video without having to worry about damaging your camera’s high-grade components like it’s precision 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens, high-resolution 3.0″ HyperCrystal III LCD, or in-body GPS and e.compass system. Still want more? Capture still and videos simultaneously thanks to the Multi-Recording feature. Add a splash of creativity with 11 in-camera Magic Art Filters like Pop Art, Dramatic and Reflection. Take more control when recording videos with Advanced Movie Mode which allows you to record high-definition videos at 120fps for slow motion playback. The Olympus TG-830 iHS: where image quality meets durability.

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A.S. says:

17,500 miles traveled This is a great camera for fun outside activities. It was used in salt water, pool water, waterfalls, and the beach. You can take it everywhere with you during a vacation or outing without worrying about it breaking. I had it in my damp swimsuit pocket for hours and it worked great every time I took it out to snap off a picture. It worked well covered in sand, tanning lotion and dry salt Crystals.It was odd to rinse the camera off in the sink to clean it. I suggest this is done and the camera left to dry before you open any of the compartments. Also be sure to clean the rubber seals well when you re close the doors. The battery life is enough to keep you shooting pictures for the day.The camera is heavy, but it is designed to be rugged. The indoor and low light picture quality is grainy. The Auto setting has trouble triggering the flash.In all this camera is perfect for an out door camera. It will go on all your adventures and serve you well.

S. Brown "Mac User" says:

An impressive, tough camera When I bought this I was mostly looking for an alternative to the Hero, mainly because I didn’t want 180° fish-eye, and wanted something with more versatility than just dedicated use, attached to my helmet. When I received it and started looking into the operation of the camera, trying things out as I went, I was quite pleasantly surprised with the features, quality, speed, and versatility.It DOESN’T come with an SD card, which is probably good since I always replace the cheap cards with something of size and speed that works for me. I bought a SanDisk Extreme 32 GB for it, and it works great! The camera uses internal memory for burst mode, then transfers to the SD card, transparent to the user. It records 1080 HD at 60 frames/ second in normal mode, but if using the 120 FPS mode to create slowmo, it rolls back to 720P HD.There are built-in modes that provide color and other corrections for underwater shots, snow (very bright) conditions, and many others, including night pix. The optical image stabilization works very well for me since I have a twitchy hands. I look forward to my vacation to try out the camera as a helmet cam. It weights in just under 8 ounces.If you want a dedicated camera designed for sports activities, then the Hero 3 Black would probably be better (especially for diving!), but at $400, the Hero is a significant investment. This camera will do 90% of the job at 70% of the cost, with the added benefits that come with a small Olympus.Picture quality is outstanding and movies are awesome.This is a preliminary review. After my vacation where I plan to use it as a helmet cam while mountain biking and river rafting in Moab, UT, I’ll update this with any issues I’ve uncovered. If there are none, then this review will stand, with a 5 star rating.

Hummingbirds says:

Nice photos, but video makes hammering sound We purchased two of these (in different colors) — one from Amazon, another one from Walmart. The wallyworld one already went back. They both have the same problem. The video (while very high quality) has an issue with the audio. There is a constant annoying hammering noise in the background of every video, especially when panning. It doesn’t seem as loud when keeping the camera still, but move it a little and you will hear the clicking of the little guy with the jackhammer who apparently lives inside. We’ve tried playing with the settings, changing everything possible, and problem still remains. So it has nothing to do with settings, the battery, or even the SD card. This is definitely a defect in the Olympus TG-830 cameras. It is such a shame too, because the photos are very good, and the video (aside from the audio) is very good as well. I also loved the fact that it is a waterproof camera that is built to be rugged. I just wish the video was better on it. Maybe they will fix this in the next version. If you plan on only taking photos, you would be happy with this camera. But I would not recommend this camera to anyone who wants to capture their priceless memories onto video (at least not if you want audio to go with it!).UPDATE: 8/14/13 – After returning the defective ones to Amazon and Walmart, we ended up purchasing one from our local professional camera shop. I had the chance to actually test drive it before buying. And lo and behold, no hammering noise in the video!!! So we finally got a good one. I guess it just depends on where you buy it and which lot they received. After using this camera on vacation, we love it!!! It takes great photos, underwater and above. The video is also very good (both underwater and above). Just make sure underwater you are using one of the underwater settings as it will come out with much better colors underwater. I would really recommend this camera, but ONLY if you can test drive the one you are buying first to make sure it does not have the audio defect.


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