The Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Digital Camera (Black) combines Olympus' trademark indestructibility with outstanding image quality so that you no longer have to compromise image quality for durability. Featuring a state-of-the-art 16-megapixel Backlit CMOS sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor that fuel Olympus' cutting-edge iHS Technology, the TG-830 iHS delivers uncompromised image quality in a rugged camera. It's impressive low-light performance and high-speed responsiveness means you'll get astonishing results shooting fast-action subjects, night scenes and other tricky shots above and below the surface. Designed for adrenaline junkies, but equally at home in the hands of soccer moms, younger users and the clumsy, this camera can handle just about anything you throw at it.
It's Crushproof (220lbf/100kgf), Waterproof (33ft/10m), Shockproof (7ft/2.1m), Freezeproof (14deg.F/-10deg.C) and Dustproof, meaning you can capture stunning images and 1080p Full HD Video without having to worry about damaging your camera's high-grade components like it's precision 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens, high-resolution 3.0" HyperCrystal III LCD, or in-body GPS & e.compass system.
The Olympus 8x21 RC II WP binocular (Blue) is up to the task. A compact size and weight of just 215 g means you can comfortably take it anywhere, while their waterproof design and high-index BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses mean It will deliver the sights clearly and crisply no matter what the forecast.
I bought this camera for my husband to use when we are hiking in the mountains and walking from village to village. We didn't really need a camera that was waterproof to the depth on the specs. We rather want tio use the camera in the rain, have it hanging off of our backpacks (so it will be bounced around) and it needs to be tough enough that if we trip and fall, the camera won't break. It is a recent purchase so we have not field tested it yet.
I purchased this camera for adventure trips. Great pictures and simple to work. Battery lasts a very long time between charges. I could have bought the upgrade TG-2 which has more lens versatility, but that is not what I bought it for. If you need those options then buy the Tg-2. This camera does exactly as described.
I wanted a camera I could take anywhere and no have to worry about it. This camera suits my needs. The pictures are great so far. Yes, you pay more for an underwater camera, but when you forget it in your pocket and it goes through the washer and dryer and your pictures will still print, it is worth it.
Used this on recent scuba diving vacation - used with a housing. Took very clear pictures above and below the water. I was very impressed with the basic automatic programmed features. Had very good lighting. Best underwater pictures I have ever taken. Its not an SLR, but awesome photos and videos. Loved the movie button and could take pictures at the same time.
Takes really clear underwater photos in shallow (under 33') depths