Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850: Featuring a 16MP Image Sensor and 3 Inch Screen
Olympus has finally introduced a rugged camera, the Stylus Tough TG-850 that packs in quite a lot in terms of image processing qualities. The Stylus Tough TG-850 features an extremely powerful image sensor and the functional zoom lens. Launched way back in 2014, this camera can now be purchased from the leading online and offline retail counters. Here is more about the Stylus Tough TG-850:
The Stylus Tough TG-850 is a trendy compact that sports a 16MP image sensor. In terms of size and dimensions, the BSI-CMOS sensor measures 6.17mmx4.55mm. The Stylus Tough TG-850 packs in the 1/ 2.3 inch layout, offering better low-light shooting specs. In terms of image processing needs, the Stylus Tough TG-850 features the TruePic VII processor. The Stylus Tough TG-850 lacks the uncompressed RAW format but optical image stabilization is included.
Focus and Optics
The Stylus Tough TG-850 offers an equivalent focal range of 21-105mm, suitable for the low-light conditions. Zoom capabilities are packed in plenty with the Stylus Tough TG-850 supporting optical zoom for up to 5X. Digital zooming limit for the same is up to 2X for the super resolution mode and 4X for the usual digital zooming mode. The zoom lens on offers boasts of an extended aperture range of F3.5-F5.7. Autofocus is supported by the Stylus Tough TG-850 in addition to the several featured modes like contrast detect, center, tracking and face detection.
The Stylus Tough TG-850 packs in the tilting LCD panel measuring 3 inches. In terms of display resolution, this rugged compact offers 460K dots besides TFT functionality. The Stylus Tough TG-850 however misses out on a dedicated viewfinder. The featured LCD flips about 180 degrees, even underwater.
Photography and Videography
The Stylus Tough TG-850 starts off with the burst shooting mode that is supported at 7.1 frames per second. The Stylus Tough TG-850 packs in the 99 shooting modes, inspired by the built-in intervalometer spec. In terms of shutter speed, the Stylus Tough TG-850 offers an extensive range of 1/ 2-1/2000sec. Aperture and shutter priority modes are excluded but the Stylus Tough TG-850 offers multiple scene modes to rely upon. Built-in flashlight is supported by the same besides the self-timer with variable ranges like 2-12 sec, 1-30 sec and many more. 3 metering modes are featured in multi, spot and center-weighted.
The Stylus Tough TG-850 can easily record movies in Full HD at 60 and 30 frames per second. The Stylus Tough TG-850 also captures HD movies at 60p and VGA snippets at 30 frames per second. Videography notes are also supported at 120 and 240fps, mainly for the VGA mode and 324p. Stereo microphone is also included in addition to the mono speaker.
Connectivity and Storage
The Stylus Tough TG-850 offers USB 2.0 and micro-HDMI support in terms of connectivity. Internal storage tick for the same is 37MB, expandable via the SD, SDXC and SDHC digital cards.
Build and Battery
The Stylus Tough TG-850 weighs 218g and is waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof and even dustproof. Powering the same is the Li-50B battery unit that is capable of 330 clicks on a single charge.