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20 May 2014
Summary: The TG-820 fills a mid-range spot in Olympus' TOUGH lineup, falling in under the more expensive TG-1 and losing some features to the downgrade. Will the lower price point and new CMOS sensor yield Olympus a much-needed victory in the rugged market?
Conclusion: The Olympus TG-820 absolutely delivers on its promises, separates itself from the competition and is priced so reasonably for the genuine quality and flexibility it offers. It’s a point-and-shoot camera absolutely loaded up with features and functions that make getting the best shots from even the most difficult subjects in the most difficult lighting conditions a possibility for even the most amateur of happy snappers.
Excerpt: The Olympus TOUGH TG-820 features a very useful thumb plate, and all the controls are grouped around the OK button, making for a very intuitive menu system, although scrolling through the options could be a little faster. The playback button is easily knocked, which could drain power as it turns on the display even when the camera's switched off. In our tests, the TG-820 tended to use ISO 400, which resulted in images that showed softened details as it removed noise.
Conclusion: There are a number of robust digital cameras with similar features and general qualities. The Olympus TG-820 is priced a little lower than most of its direct competitors, so if you are looking for a good quality, robust digital camera and you would like to keep a few pounds in your pocket then this camera could well be the one for you.
Excerpt: This 12 megapixel “indestructible” compact camera has a 5X zoom lens (28–140mm film equivalent). The handsome body comes in red and black. It will withstand a 2m drop (onto carpet or concrete?) and is waterproof to 10m. It is also dustproof and will operate down to -10 degrees. You can probably sit on it without doing any damage. The 75mm LCD is outstanding. It has 1.03 million dot resolution and is bright enough to still be visible under the afternoon sun.
Excerpt: Olympus announced the Tough TG-820, a replacement for the TG-810, in February 2012. Other additions to the range are the TG-620 and TG-320. The TG-820 is available in red, blue, black and silver for £252.00.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Built for extreme conditions, Full 1080p HD video recording, High-resolution LCD screen, TAP control, Good panoramic pictures, Fast continuous shooting modes
Cons: Quite a heavy camera, AWB wayward under our studio lights
Conclusion: La TG-820 es ideal para quién busca una cámara pequeña que sea capaz de resistir prácticamente cualquier circunstancia climática, por lo que es una gran opción si buscas buena resolución y resistencia.
Pros: Su pantalla LCD es clara y brillante, el cuerpo de la cámara la hacen todo terreno, es muy fácil de usar y la calidad de las imágenes es muy buena.
Cons: La calidad del video no es tan buena como la de las imágenes, no cuenta con GPS y al llevar el ISO al máximo, la calidad de imagen disminuye.