Olympus TG-820 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus Tough TG-820 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: TG-820
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $299.99
Street Price: $179.00
Date Available: 2012-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 7.3 oz (206 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.6 x 1.0 in.
(101 x 65 x 26 mm)
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof Depth:  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.55 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV/H.264
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Olympus Lens, 11 Lenses in 8 Groups, 4/8 Aspherical Lenses
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.9 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 60 cm
1.2 - 23.6 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face Detect AF, iESP Auto, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,030,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, High, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent1, Underwater, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, SPORT, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Snow, 3D, Backlight HDR); Magic Art Filters (Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic); In-Camera Panorama (Card), PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Self Timer: 2, 12, Pet auto-shutter seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 800: Wide: 0.66ft (0.2m) - 11.5ft (3.5m), Tele: 1.64 ft (0.5m) - 8.2ft (2.5m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MOV/H.264
Included Memory: 46.8 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type-D
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 25
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-50B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 220
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X10.3-10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof to 10m, Freezeproof to -10C, Crushproof to 100kgf, Shockproof to 2m, Dustproof, Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 1080p Movies, iHS Technology. Available in silver, black or blue.

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