• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus TG-850 advantages over Olympus TG-870

Olympus TG-870 advantages over Olympus TG-850

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    20 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax WG-2

Olympus TG-850
Pentax WG-2
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus TG-870
Pentax WG-2
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax WG-2 GPS

Olympus TG-850
Pentax WG-2 GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $435
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
Olympus TG-870
Pentax WG-2 GPS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $435
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic TS5

Olympus TG-850
Panasonic TS5
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Olympus TG-870
Panasonic TS5
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic TS6

Olympus TG-850
Panasonic TS6
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $543
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Olympus TG-870
Panasonic TS6
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $543
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Olympus TG-850
Olympus TG-860
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-860
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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