Summary: Pretty awesome camera for the price!! I own a DSLR camera and were looking for a camera that I could take everywhere. I spent hours comparing between all the different brands and decided to give this Olympus a try. And I have no regrets at all. I was totally surprised by that camera and would advise to get it for the following reasons: - WIDE lens which is great for the Selfie.
Excerpt: Fantastic selfie camera. I am the family picture taker and rarely appear in any photos. With this camera, I can include the whole family and myself in a selfie with no tripod or stranger involved. This camera is also replaced my wide angle lens. It is so much more conventient than changing lenses and even more compact than a lens. The results are much better than I expected with a folded lens. The photos are crisp and not soft like my previous Sony waterproof camera.
Summary: Great camera I bought it before going to Hawaii. Movies were clear worked for Snorkeling and underwater shoots. I didn't take it diving because its rated to around 30 feet. I would have bought and may still buy the newer version That I can take down to over 50 feet and has a lot more bells and whistles!!!!!!!!! Its also an Olympus. It was to come on line I believe 6/6/2014 ,but it was also $100 more. I didn't have the time to wait.
Versatile and durable, great video, value for price but not perfect
icumurse "landon21and1", Amazon
14 June 2014
Summary: The flip screen is key for the "selfie" culture spreading, coupled with the wide angled lens this is an amazing (and impressive) tool sure to amaze your friends, especially when paired with the "tough" ness feature. Handled 14 days of sailing in SW turkey, underwater photos, hikes and general abuse with no change in performance.
David Julian "CREATIVITY and INVENTION Workshops", Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: Hello, I tested this camera extensively during my recent Hawaii by Land and Sea workshop. I've been using it for about 2 months now. Here's my review, including photos, video stills and links to my YouTube videos. My Review: [...] My High-Speed video samples: [...] My video samples of 1080p HD video (reduced to 720p) [...] Learn more: [...
Fast operation, super wide 21mm lens, amazing macro, useful flip screen
BK in SD, Amazon
16 April 2014
Summary: Great little camera. Starts up and operates super fast. The 21mm super wide lens is great for landscapes. The flip screen makes perfect group selfies a snap. Macro shoots down to 1cm, and brings out tons of detail. The in-camera battery charging that requires it's own non-standard adapter is kind of a pain - I prefer the external chargers. Best non-GPS / non-WiFi waterproof camera out there, with some unique features.
Summary: I just received this camera a few days ago so I don't have a lot of experience with it, but I can say this: For the price point, this is a great addition to our camera collection and I've been very happy with it so far. We appreciate picture quality and also own a DSLR, but because it's so expensive we're afraid to take it along on most of our vacations. So, after days of research we chose the TG-850 as a solid point-and-shoot that we're not afraid to get dirty, or wet.
Summary: The camera is very robust and easy to use. The locking door provides a good seal against water. It took me a while to figure out how to review pictures but I am very pleased with the camera overall. It has a bit of heft to it so don't expect a light camera; there is almost no memory without the memory card so you need to have a card in for taking more than 3 or 4 pictures.