Olympus Announces 12 Megapixels TG-820 Waterproof Compact Priced $3002012-02-08 04:09
Olympus TG-820 Sample Photos on Flickr
Olympus TG-820 Camera Reviews Roundup
|digitalcameraHQ: "Initial impressions of the TG-820's image quality are a bit mixed. Olympus has chosen to make the images pop, and in so doing has boosted contrast and sharpness to garish levels that spoil images. It's difficult to achieve "natural" looking photographs with the TG-820, with most appearing over processed and a bit fake. Blacks tend to block up unpleasantly and sharpening halos ring high-contrast edges. Thes..." - Jun 26 2012 More »|
|LetsGoDigital: "Generally, in outdoor cameras there is less attention to image quality. The robust cameras must be well protected from the elements, they must be indestructible and shoot fun everyday snapshots. With the new Olympus Tough TG-820, you no longer have to choose between robustness and image quality, this flagship is the first Olympus waterproof camera that is equipped with iHS technologies (Intelligence, High Sensitivit..." - Jun 03 2012 More »|
|Trusted Reviews: "Image quality is actually pretty good for a camera of this type, with the TG-820 able to deliver, on the whole, quite punchy images. Metering is generally quite accurate, with the option to switch between centre-weighted and full-screen balance (ESP). Used in iAuto mode the TG-820 delivers vibrant images with pleasing levels of colour, contrast and tonality. The TG-820 produces clean, noise-free images at lower sens..." - Mar 31 2012 More »|
|ePhotoZine: "The Olympus Tough TG-820 produces images which are really well exposed with very pleasing colour reproduction. Detail is good a both ends of the lens, with some purple fringing in high contrast areas. There are three different modes for close-up shots, macro, super macro and super macro LED. In super macro mode the camera has a minimum focusing distance of just 1cm, allowing detailed close-up shots to be taken. Ther..." - Mar 14 2012 More »|
Olympus TG-820 Camera Recent User Reviews
- May 05 2013 Great camera for tough conditions!, Cleta Polk
I have tried many Olympus 'Tough' camera versions through the years for adventure trips without fear of hurting my camera, and they just keep getting better!...
- May 04 2013 Wow! Unexpectedly Great Camera!, Quercus Alba
My previous camera was a Samsung TL-100, which was an okay point-and-shoot that served me well for 3 years (doing primarily outdoor photography, including some fast traffic and sports) before it finally went belly-up. I was looking for a better point-and-shoot that was also tougher (more water, dust, shock-resistant). I researched, and bought, this Olympus TG-820. Wow...
- May 04 2013 Most under=rated camera, Capt Patt Meara
A retired photojournalist, I was photographing rough water action in the Virgin Islands with a Canon digital SLR and very expensive lens. The man standing next to me was using a TG-820, waterproof, small, and rugged. Comparison of the final photos from the two cameras displayed little difference between similar images. I ordered the camera the next day and carry it with...
- Apr 30 2013 Great camera!!, Emma Leblanc
I'm a big fan of the olympus stylus cameras! This new model has some cool new features and much quicker taking photos. As soon as you snap, its ready for the next picture. My only complaint is the camera is quite a bit bulkier than previous models. I would think they would be able to keep it slim. It barely fits in my camera case. Oh, one more complaint is the dire...