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8.2 out of 10

Olympus TG-850 Tough

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus TG-850 Tough

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
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Ease of use 4
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Picture quality 4
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Camera broke after one use in the water.

Gale1, Bestbuy
25 July 2014
  • Summary: I puchased this camera the day before my vacation. It worked for maybe 3 hours. It wasn't submerged more than 5 minutes at a time and the deepest I...
  • Pros: Nice flip screen feature
  • Cons: The cheap quality
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Overall 2
2.0

I bought 5 - ALL have failed!!!

Anna, B&H Photo
22 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought 5 of these cameras to conduct shallow underwater surveys with my colleagues. All the dives I've taken them on have been at depths shallower than 22' - well below the advertised threshold of 33'. We work with underwater equipment and o-rings frequently, so we're very familiar with how to assemble and maintain stuff like this. All 5 of these cameras have failed after one or two dives.
  • Pros: Nice Pictures
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Overall 2
2.0

It took great photos. However

Andrew, Amazon
5 July 2014
  • Summary: My wife and I got this camera for some snorkeling photos on our honeymoon. It took great photos. However, after one day of use the camera's different functions ceased to work. We could no long take video or review our photographs. It would still take photos above and below water. When we got home and contact Olympus about the issue they wanted us to send them approximately half the value of the camera to fix it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so Tough

Tex4, Bestbuy
12 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this camera, instead of a GoPro, prior to my Out Islands, Bahamas, family vacation to withstand the sand, water, snorkeling and boating,...
  • Pros: good underwater video
  • Cons: It stopped working correctly halfway through vacation
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Overall 2
2.0

How does this happen?

Andrew N Booher, Amazon
8 June 2014
  • Summary: I'm not one to usually have anything negative to say, but add me to the list of those experiencing button issues on first time use. I purchased this product to replace another Olympus WP camera that gave good service for two years, and then one side of the zoom button quit functioning. So maybe I should have been leery, but I was intrigued by the wide angle.
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Value for money 2
2.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 2
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Picture quality 10
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A 200 dollar brick

DocH, Bestbuy
7 June 2014
  • Summary: This camera began malfunctioning on the first day. It was also returned. I bought it after reading the reviews on this site.
  • Pros: The looks
  • Cons: It doesn't work!
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointment!

Foremore, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: We needed a waterproof camera for a trip to the Galapagos. After doing some research we decided to go with the new TG-850. It took great pictures until on day 2 we took it in the water. Despite following all the instructions the camera evidently leaked and the electronics went haywire. Thank goodness we had a backup camera (Canon). Now waiting for Olympus to tell us what to do as their webpage does not yet include support information the TG-850.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not So Tough

Monty, B&H Photo
1 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm really disappointed in this camera.I took it scuba diving in the West Indies, all buttons beside the on/off and shutter have stopped working after the first dip in the water. At least I got a few pictures out of it.The image quality is depressing for a 16mp camera. I'm used to my DSLR granted, but the camera on my iPhone 4S (three years old) appears equal to or better than all of the photo's I've taken with this camera.Close up images are okay.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Poor Build, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization
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Overall 2
2.0

5th day all buttons except power & shutter stopped working properly

Ken "Ken", Amazon
26 May 2014
  • Summary: Same problem many others seem to be having. Sometimes none of the buttons work. Sometimes it will act as if you clicked one button or turned the dial when you were clicking a different button. It took nice photos and video while it lasted. The procedure for opening it after being in water is a pain. Battery was showing as half charged after only an hour of use so I needed to charge it daily.
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Overall 2
2.0

Kaput after first conact with sea water - I would not buy again

Der Micha, Amazon
24 May 2014
  • Summary: Very nice concept with the screen. We are in Egypt right now. Camera went out of order after first snorkeling. It seems to be the buttons. The battery compartment is dry. Camera was still working (No zoom, no menus, but on /off ok andalso taking pictures). After third snorkeling trip no reaction any more. A total desaster. Seems to be very bad engineering or production. I can not recomend this camera because now I am at the red sea and can not take pictures in the water.
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