Olympus TG-820 iHS
- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
- 206g - 101 x 65 x 26mm
- Revealed February 2012
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- Size Comparison
Olympus TG-820 iHS overview
Olympus TG-820 iHS is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera originally announced on February of 2012. The camera uses a 12MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3968 x 2976.
The TG-820 iHS is ranked #45 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and all round #883 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus TG-820 iHS history
The Olympus TG-820 iHS is part of a family of products. You can see the full list underneath.
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Olympus TG-820 iHS Gallery
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Olympus TG-820 iHS Pros and Cons
Here is a list of good and bad points of the Olympus TG-820 iHS based on things which are generally seen as important in a digital camera.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Sensor specs
The Olympus TG-820 iHS features the TruePic VI processor. The sensor measurement on the Olympus TG-820 iHS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the TG-820 iHS's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The TG-820 iHS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus TG-820 iHS dimensions
Olympus TG-820 iHS has a weight of 0.45 pounds (206g / 7.27 ounces) and features external dimensions of 101mm x 65mm x 26mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.0"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 195g and the Olympus TG-820 iHS is very similar compared to various rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a picture of the Olympus TG-820 iHS beside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the TG-820 iHS.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Lens details
The TG-820 iHS comes with a built in lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really perfect nevertheless it is going to be invaluable in some conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f3.9 which is very sluggish and not very good in low light occasions and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to up your ISO setting leading to noisy photos. At the long end, 140mm comes to f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Connectivity
The TG-820 iHS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send images and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Video details
The highest video quality on the Olympus TG-820 iHS is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to crop. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone socket which means you have got absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably best to take a look at an alternative model if you need decent audio in your videos.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-820 iHS comes with weather sealing making it a good choice to use for rough conditions. This can be especially beneficial in case you are unsure about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-820 iHS houses a 3 inch fixed display having a resolution of 1,030 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specs regarding Olympus TG-820 iHS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Shutter details
Olympus TG-820 iHS continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Flash and Hot shoe details
Olympus TG-820 iHS boasts just inbuilt flash with missing external flash ability.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Autofocus details
Olympus TG-820 iHS boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which can be helpful for people photography.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Olympus TG-820 iHS has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good for low light or you want to have more accurate depth of field control.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Battery life
The battery power (LI-50B) in the Olympus TG-820 iHS is fashioned to last for 220 pictures as per the CIPA requirements which is lower in comparison with its rivals. The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 offers the highest (380) battery life for this group of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Waterproof cameras having the strongest battery life:
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Olympus TG-820 iHS for specific forms of photography
The following illustration gives a overview of the Olympus TG-820 iHS for specific forms of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus TG-820 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus TG-820 iHS receives a score of 27 which is terrible, and means the camera is not acceptable for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files in addition to the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Street photography advice
Getting a very good points tally of 61, the Olympus TG-820 iHS is a good choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Olympus TG-820 iHS
A terrible sports photography score of 34 suggests the Olympus TG-820 iHS is not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus TG-820 iHS
Portability is extremely crucial when selecting a travel camera. All things considered, the Olympus TG-820 iHS gets a moderate 59 as a travel camera which is somewhat acceptable for your journeys.
Olympus TG-820 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus TG-820 iHS at it's terrible grade of 38 as a landscape camera is not acceptable among it's competition.
Olympus TG-820 iHS as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Olympus TG-820 iHS is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible score of 33.
Olympus TG-820 iHS Alternatives
If you want replacements to the TG-820 iHS, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Waterproof.
The graph here shows you an overview of the TG-820 iHS versus it's highest ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
These are various other cameras you might regard as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.