Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS Digital Camera, Kit - Black - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Table Top Tripod, Spare LI- 50B Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery

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Olympus TG-820 Features

  • New IHS Technology: A powerful, DSLR-quality TruePic VI Image Processor and a cutting-edge BSI CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance, blazing fast autofocus, enhanced scene and subject recognition and Super-Resolution Zoom
  • Waterproof (33ft): A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater
  • Shockproof (6.6ft): Life can be tough, this camera is tougher. A rugged body and innovative shock-absorbing construction allows this camera to withstand a 6.6-foot drop, bump, or other mishap
  • Freezeproof (14deg.f/-10deg.c): Boldly enter that winter wonderland without worrying about your camera. The TG-610 is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures
  • Crushproof (220lbf): No case, no problem! With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the TG-820 iHS withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are always protected
  • Dustproof: Don't let a little wind and dust ruin your plans - or your camera! Take photos confidently in the driest of conditions without worrying about destructive dirt and dust
  • New 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS: An amazing 12 million pixels in the High-Sensitivity BSI CMOS sensor deliver unmatched image quality with less noise and improved image detail, especially in low-light situations
  • 5x Wide-angle Optical Zoom (28-140mm): A 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens captures even more of your subject into each shot. The inter-folded lens does not protrude from the camera so it is further protected from harsh conditions
  • New 3.0" 1030k Dot Hypercrystal III LCD: This super high-resolution 3.0 inch LCD features the highest concentration of dots on any point-and-shoot camera enhancing outdoor visibility
  • 1080p Full HD Video With HDMI Output & HDMI Control: A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HD television a breeze
  • New 10x Super-resolution Zoom: Get twice as close. Double your optical zoom power and get even closer to your subjects without compromising image quality
  • New Backlight HDR: Shooting into backlight typically results in washed out, overly bright images. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image
  • New 5 FPS High-speed Sequential Shooting At 12MP: Shoot like a pro. With 5fps high-speed burst shooting, nail the perfect shot by taking a quick sequence at the touch of a button. Still afraid you'll miss the moment? At 3MP, the frame rate increases to an astounding 60 shots per second
  • New Truepic Vi Image Processor: A TruePic VI Image Processor, first developed for professional SLRs, knows precisely how to deliver true-to-life color, the sharpest details and less noise
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation
  • Enhanced Intelligent Auto: Automatically identifies the scene you're shooting-up to 30 different scene including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports-and adjusts the settings for ideal results
  • Beauty Mode With Make-up: Look like a star! Let the camera soften shadows and smooth wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face with Beauty Mode. Or, digitally apply enhancements to your portraits like eyeshadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones with Beauty Make-Up mode
  • Magic Art Filters - Still & Hd Video: Express your creativity with up to 10 special effects for your photos & HD Videos. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious
  • 3D Image Capture: Discover the depth of 3D stills to bring your memories to life! From macro shots to landscapes, Olympus' 3D technology shoots two pictures and combines them into one image for a dramatic effect when viewed on a 3D device

Olympus TG-820 Specifications

Image Sensor
12 Megapixel - CMOS, 1/2.3
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
5.0-25.0mm (28-140mmequivalent in 35mm photography)
5x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.9 (W) - 5.9 (T)
HyperCrystal III 3.0" LCD 1030K Dots
Focus System
CMOS Contrast Detection
Shutter Speed
Auto: 1/4-1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, AUTO, HIGH
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
White Balance Control
Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Underwater)
Exposure Compensation
±2EV (Step: 1/3 EV)
Image File Format
Still Image: Single, Index-view (5x4), Event-view, Enlargement, Slide-show, Photo surfing
Number of Recorded Pixels
12M (3968 x 2976)
8M (3264 x 2448)
5M (2560 x 1920)
3M (2048 x 1536)
2M (1600 x 1200)
1M (1280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
16:9 L (3968 x 2232)
16:9 S (1920 x 1080)
In-Camera Panorama (Card), PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 5 fps / 25 images (12M)
Approx. 15 fps / 100 images (3M)
Approx. 60 fps / 100 images (3M)
Movie Mode
1080p: 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, 16:9
720p: 1280 x 720, 30 fps, 16:9
VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps, 4:3
Image Processing
TruePic VI
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index-view (5x4), Event-view, Enlargement, Slide-show, Photo surfing
Video Playback: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Voice Playback
Flash Modes
Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, OFF
Flash Working Range
12/2seconds/pet auto shutter
46.8 MB internal memory
Removable Media Card
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D
Power Source
Included: Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (Li-50B), USB-to-AC Adapter (F-2AC)
Wireless Transfer
Wi-Fi compatible with optional Eye-Fi card
3D Capture
Still images
AF Illuminator
Date Time Stamp
In camera or via software
6.6 ft (2 m)
33 ft (10 m)
14deg.F (-10deg.C)
220 lbF (100 kgF)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.0 x 2.6 x 1.0 in. (101.4 mm x 65.2 mm x 25.9 mm)
7.3 oz. (206 g)
Mfr #
V104060BU000 A

Olympus TG-820 Reviews

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Reviewed by 10 customers




from Cleveland, OH  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love this camera...great deal for it's price! I have always been a canon person, but I find this camera awesome! I think it is easy to use and very intuitive! Not too hard to figure out. I love how rugged it is. I can let my toddler take pictures with it too as it has no zoom lens and zooms somehow internally.....with a plate that slides over the screen! Awesome as he can't break it like he broke our two previous cameras. Also, he can drop it and it's totally okay! Takes great outdoor pictures and actions pictures....which is what we're using it for! I can't wait to use it with my kids at the pool and beach and snorkeling! I have already used it outside while playing in the pool and with the sprinkler with the kids - it's great! It has a fast shutter speed so you can definitely catch the shot you want with little kids. I wish that the button in the middle to select with was more like a canon and easier to use...it is just easy to select the wrong thing with my big fingers! However, just do it more slowly and I get it right. I also with the battery lasted a little longer....I just need to buy a back up one. Great pictures at dusk and sunset!


Nice water proof camera


from Atlanta  -  Photo Enthusiast

Average photographic performance and excellent water resistance for a great price. Image quality is fair (not as good as either my Sony bridge or my Panasonic P&S) but is acceptable. Needed something for taking photos in downpours and at the waterpark and this camera meets the criteria and did not cost much.


Good bang for the buck!


from San Francisco, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Perfect for our family vacation. Easy to carry along, great video and underwater captures. We will probably buy another one from Adorama.


Exactly What I Wanted!!


from Hampstead, MD  -  Casual Photographer

Purchased to take on a Grand Cayman snorkeling vacation. Took over 2000 pictures in 9 days. Loved how durable the camera was and took it everywhere. Loved taking it snorkeling on the reef. I got some fantastic shots. By the end of vacation everyone was asking if they could use my camera. Only thing I would change is I wish there were a few additional underwater adjustments you could make, otherwise perfect!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Sort of Worthless...button size wise


from Santo Tomas Mexico  -  Photo Enthusiast

took it to Guardia Island in the sea of Cortez last week.The buttons cannot be worked with gloves on so that leaves us with what?


Sturdy Camera


from Colorado  -  Casual Photographer

We use this camera for job photos. It's been great this is the 4th one we have bought. Good investment.


Good camera


from New Brunswick,Can  -  Casual Photographer

Only had it a month. Excellent pics. Little heavy. To retrieve pics., the opening and closing the access door is a pain.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Rugged camera for the outdoor enthusiast


from Colorado Springs, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased a Tough 810 five years ago and loved it. Unfortunately, I dropped it off a cliff while hiking and was unable to retrieve it. I decided to replace my Tough 810 with the Tough 820 because of the added Magic Filters. I just returned from a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and the 820 did not disappoint.


love it


from Kihei HI  -  Casual Photographer

I bought this to replace the Tough 320 that I drowned. the 820 has a duel lock and if either is not locked, the lock switch is red. Fool proof for someone like me. I have a very expensive Digital which I managed to scratch the lens on. That can not happen with this great little camera.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


This new stylus rocks...


from Newport Beach, CA  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I've been shooting these as snap shots cameras since the 400 in 2003, I have the 8010 and it was good, but the start up was 6sec, this new version is a hair under 1sec so that is good! the bad thing I noticed was in video mode it has a tough time focusing on moving objects, I was at the beach at 3pm and the dogs were running around, it had a tough time keeping focus. The good side the color on picts seams much better then the 8010. The 1080 vid is nicer then the 720 on other models. I got this a week ago and it's nice for sure I will now sell my 8010 my full time camera is the Canon 7D but this is great to take kayaking, camping etc on !!!


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Ginger M  How long is the battery life on this camera.....about how many pics can you take on a charge?
Andrew R  According to the specs from the manufacturer; "Battery life (CIPA standard) is approx. 220 shots"
Shopper  What about salt water?
RYAN T  havent tried salt water, but i would assume that the same waterproofing abilit ies are in place. it uses a rubber gasket to seal the electronics and battery from water.
Ginger M  How long is the battery life on this camera.....about how many pics can you take on a charge?
Andrew R  According to the specs from the manufacturer; "Battery life (CIPA standard) is approx. 220 shots"
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