Olympus TG-870 Review

November 14, 2017 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus TG-870 from around the web.

tomsguide.com »

Tough is the perfect name for this rugged 16-megapixel camera. Not only is the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 ($279) waterproof to 50 feet underwater, itꞌs dustproof, shockproof and crushproof, and can operate in temperatures as cold as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. You donꞌt have to be especially adventurous to benefit from TG-870ꞌs rugged features, since itꞌs also ideal for lazy days at the beach or pool.
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digitaltrends.com »

Smartphones may be our go-to camera for everyday shots, but we wouldn’t take one below 50 feet underwater for selfies; step on it; or drop it onto rocks (OK, with some you might, but those phones are rare). That’s why there’s still demand for rugged point-and-shoot cameras, so called because they can endure the harsh environments and abuse. Whether it’s the outdoorsman who wants to grab snaps and videos while trekking in the wild, or vacationers who just want to toss a camera around a pool, there’s still a valid need for this type of compact camera, even if demand in the overall point-and-shoot sector is declining. Olympus continues to be a major player in this field with its Tough series, and its latest for edition for 2016 is the TG-870 ($280). The camera is a mild evolution from the TG-860 – a camera (now discontinued) we beat the heck out of, but didn’t leave a scratch – and retains the same ruggedness as its predecessor. In the right lighting conditions, the TG-870 is an able performer, but there are some drawbacks.
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steves-digicams.com »

Our latest Lifeproof camera review is live. Today we take a look at Olympus' latest TOUGH series camera, the TG-870. The predecessor to the TG-860 from last year, the TG-870 offers some modest upgrades, namely improved GPS functionality. The majority of its core features remain the same, including the use of a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor that's mated to a 5x optical zoom lens. Its tough features remain the same as well, being waterproof down to 50 feet underwater, crushproof up to 220 pounds, freezeproof down to 14°F, etc.
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