Olympus TG-850 iHS
- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 125 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
- 218g - 110 x 64 x 28mm
- Released January 2014
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- Size Comparison
Olympus TG-850 iHS overview
Olympus TG-850 iHS is Olympus's Waterproof camera originally released on January of 2014. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4616 x 3464.
The TG-850 iHS places at #17 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & all-around #623 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Olympus TG-850 iHS family
The Olympus TG-850 iHS is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range below.
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Olympus TG-850 iHS Gallery
You can see the TG-850 iHS from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Olympus TG-850 iHS based on factors that are typically viewed as necessary in a camera.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Sensor specifications
The Olympus TG-850 iHS features the TruePic VII processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Olympus TG-850 iHS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4616 x 3464 pixels . The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and features a native ISO range of 125 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the TG-850 iHS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The TG-850 iHS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus TG-850 iHS dimensions
Olympus TG-850 iHS weighs about 0.48 pounds (218 grams / 7.69 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 110mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Waterproof camera is 195 grams so the Olympus TG-850 iHS is weightier compared with other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a photo of the Olympus TG-850 iHS with a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the TG-850 iHS.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Lens specifications
The TG-850 iHS features a fixed lens and a focal range of 21-105mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all exceptional nevertheless it could be handy in a few conditions.
At the widest 21mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 making it quite slow and not good for low light conditions and you will find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting causing noisy files. For the tele end, 105mm comes at f5.7 which is quite slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Connectivity
The TG-850 iHS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Video specifications
The maximum video resolution in the Olympus TG-850 iHS is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance between quality and file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and headphone socket which means you have no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to look into a different camera should you need better sound for your video clips.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-850 iHS has environment sealing which makes it a very good pick for use during tough environments. This is particularly handy whenever you are not sure about the elements you may face during outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-850 iHS includes a 3 inch tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder details for Olympus TG-850 iHS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful during bright outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Shutter specifications
Olympus TG-850 iHS has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus TG-850 iHS features only built in flash with no external flash ability.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Autofocus specifications
Olympus TG-850 iHS features just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & exact compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect which is handy for portraits.
It also has Tracking AF for moving subjects. Olympus TG-850 iHS doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful during low light scenarios or you require more exact focus control.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Battery life
The battery (LI-50B) for the Olympus TG-850 iHS is made to last for 330 pictures as per the CIPA requirements which is above the usual ın comparison with its category. The general Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 has the highest possible (380) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a number of Waterproof cameras that have the best battery life:
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Olympus TG-850 iHS for different forms of photography
The following bar chart shows a overview of the Olympus TG-850 iHS for different forms of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-850 iHS
The Olympus TG-850 iHS has a score of 36 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support plus the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Street photography details
With a above average points tally of 69, the Olympus TG-850 iHS is a fine pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Sports photography camera
A average sports photography points total of 51 suggests the Olympus TG-850 iHS is relatively appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty important in getting a travel camera. All round, the Olympus TG-850 iHS gets a nice 73 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to take on your travels.
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-850 iHS
If you find yourself planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Olympus TG-850 iHS at it's decent score of 50 for a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable compared to it's competitors.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Olympus TG-850 iHS is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad score of 33.
Olympus TG-850 iHS Alternatives
If you need replacements to the TG-850 iHS, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the class of Waterproof.
The line graph listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the TG-850 iHS vs it's highest ranking competitors mentioned above.
Here are a few more cameras you may check out as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.