Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Review
Tackle your latest outdoor adventure with no fear by capturing it with the water, crush, shock, freeze, and dustproof black Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870. Also, the TG-870 introduces a host of new shooting features, including an LCD brightness boost, thirteen Art Filters, and the Live Composite mode, among others.
Ensuring versatility, TG-870 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom f/3.5-5.7 lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 21-105mm. This wider-than-average option provides the ability to capture exceptional vistas with ease. Complementing this lens’ reach, as well as aiding the camera’s use in low-light conditions, is a hybrid lens shift and digital image stabilization system, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake.
For image monitoring and review, as well as menu navigation, an advanced 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD screen is incorporated into the camera’s design. This screen is perfect for selfies and other odd angles with its 180° tilt features. Also, Monitor Boost can increase the brightness by 2.6x for viewing in bright light. Accessing the menu system reveals a host of different camera features and settings, including a built-in intervalometer, automated Time-Lapse movie creation, and the ability to utilize built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS.
Dive to 147′ to capture photos and videos of sea life and environments with your TG-850, TG-860, or TG-870 digital camera in this Olympus PT-057 Underwater Housing. The bundled PFCA-01 Fiber Optic Cable Adapter features a built-in port for connecting an optional fiber-optic cable, which enables the attachment of optional external flash units. Mechanical controls afford access to all camera functions.
Depth rating: 147′. Made from durable, corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is translucent in the back to allow you to monitor the waterproof O-ring seal. Cold shoe mount on top for connection of optional lighting arms or other accessories.
- Strobe Connection and Operation
The port positions the cable directly in front of the camera’s built-in flash, so that the optional external flash will fire when the camera’s flash does. Adapter also blocks camera’s built-in flash from illuminating your subject, in order to prevent backscatter, glare, and hard shadows. Adapter compatible with Olympus PTCB-E02 and Sea & Sea 50107 fiber-optic cables. Compatible strobes include the UFL-3.
- Controls, Handling, and Operation
Designed for easy control operation even when wearing diving gloves. Button on the front can be used as shutter release. Included PFUD-057 LCD Hood blocks excess light for better visibility when viewing the camera’s monitor. Standard tripod mount permits connection of optional support tray, which would provide attachment points for lighting arms.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 125-6400 (expands to 12800)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||12800|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||21–105 mm|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Normal focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Macro focus range||1 cm (0.39″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Live view||Yes (Display tilts upward 180 degrees)|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||No|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||4.00 m (at ISO 1600)|
|Flash modes||Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator|
|Continuous drive||7.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (60p)|
|Videography notes||5-axis (optical+digital) image stabilization|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (waterproof to 15m/50ft, crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf, shockproof from 2.1m/7ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F)|
|Battery description||Li-50B lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz)|
|Dimensions||113 x 64 x 28 mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.1″)|