Olympus TG-830 iHS
- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
- 214g - 109 x 67 x 28mm
- Released January 2013
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- Size Comparison
Olympus TG-830 iHS summary
Olympus TG-830 iHS is Olympus's Waterproof camera initially launched on January of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The TG-830 iHS is placed #27 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & over all #705 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please test our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Olympus TG-830 iHS family
The Olympus TG-830 iHS has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can see all earlier and new models along with main specs.
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Olympus TG-830 iHS Gallery
You can view the TG-830 iHS from several angles in the gallery below.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Olympus TG-830 iHS based on criterias which are typically regarded as crucial in a camera.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor on the Olympus TG-830 iHS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the TG-830 iHS's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The TG-830 iHS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus TG-830 iHS dimensions
Olympus TG-830 iHS is 0.47 pounds (214 grams / 7.55 oz) & has exterior measurements of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195 grams and the Olympus TG-830 iHS is similar as compared to various competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a shot of the Olympus TG-830 iHS next to a soda so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the TG-830 iHS.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Lens information
The TG-830 iHS is equipped with a built-in lens with a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be significant but it might be very helpful in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.9 and that is very sluggish and not great for low light circumstances and you will find it hard to get good bokeh. You would also need to increase your ISO which causes noisy pictures. With the long end, 140mm comes at f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Connectivity
The TG-830 iHS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and in some cases change settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Video information
The highest possible video resolution on the Olympus TG-830 iHS is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in quality and file size but 1080p will not leave you with any room to downsample. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably best to buy a different model if you need decent audio for your video clips.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-830 iHS provides environment proofing which makes it a good candidate for use in rough places. This can be particularly handy in case you are uncertain about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-830 iHS has got a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs for Olympus TG-830 iHS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Shutter information
The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus TG-830 iHS comes with just integrated flash without external flash support.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Autofocus information
Olympus TG-830 iHS comes with only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & accurate than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which makes it helpful for people photography.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Olympus TG-830 iHS does not have manual focus. Manual focus can be good in low light occasions or you require more precise focus control.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Battery life
The battery life (LI-50B) for the Olympus TG-830 iHS is designed to last for 300 images with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is similar to it's competitors. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 has got the best (380) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a collection of Waterproof cameras with the strongest battery life:
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Olympus TG-830 iHS for specific styles of photography
The following bar chart displays a summary of the Olympus TG-830 iHS for specific styles of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus TG-830 iHS gets a rating of 35 which is lousy, and means the camera is just not appropriate to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Street photography advice
With a very good rating of 61, the Olympus TG-830 iHS is a respectable fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography details
A reasonable sports photography points total of 48 indicates the Olympus TG-830 iHS is somewhat adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Travel photography advice
Portability is very critical in selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Olympus TG-830 iHS gets a nice 67 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable pick to purchase for your journeys.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Landscape photography advice
For anybody looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Olympus TG-830 iHS with it's lousy rating of 45 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate compared to it's rivals.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should really have a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Olympus TG-830 iHS is just not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a lousy score of 33.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the TG-830 iHS, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Waterproof.
The chart underneath gives you an overview of the TG-830 iHS vs it's top rated competitors mentioned above.
There are more cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.