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Questions :

Question :
What are the compression rates and size of the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

[ Still Pictures ]
The compression rate in Fine mode ( shooting at high quality ) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode ( shooting at normal quality ) is 1/8.
Image Size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
( Approx. )
39 MB
Internal Memory
4 GB
SD / SDHC / SDXC card
16M
( 4608 x 3456 )
Fine 4 460  8.9 MB
Normal 9 880  4.7 MB
8M
( 3200 x 2400 )
Fine 9 900  4.6 MB
Normal 17 1,630  2.5 MB
3M
( 1920 x 1440 )
Fine 28 2,740  1.5 MB
Normal 57 5,480  0.7 MB
VGA
( 640 x 480 )
Fine 209 20,110  0.2 MB
Normal 359 30,170  0.1 MB

[ Movies ]
Image Size / Aspect Ratio Storable recording time
39 MB Internal Memory 4 GB SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
with Sound without Sound with Sound without Sound
1080P
( 1920 x 1080 / 16:9 )
15 sec. 16 sec. 27 min. 29 min.
720P
( 1280 x 720 / 16:9 )
28 sec. 32 sec. 51 min. 57 min.
VGA
( 640 x 480 / 4:3 )
1 min. 10 sec. 1 min .33 sec. 125 min. 167 min.
HS120fps
( 1280 x 720 / 16:9 )
- 12 sec. - 21 min.
HS240fps
( 432 x 324 / 4:3 )
- 18 sec. - 32 min.
1080 60i
( 1920 x 1080 / 16:9 )
15 sec. 16 sec. 27 min. 29 min.
In regards to the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.
- When recording in 1080P, 720P and 1080 60i format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
- When recording in HS 120fps and HS 240fps format, the maximum recording time per movie is 20 seconds.
Note:
The amount of storable still pictures and movie recording time is approximate and calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures do not guarantee battery life.

Question :
What differentiates the TG-830 from the TG-820?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
TG-830 TG-820
Effective Pixels 16 million pixels
1/2.3, CMOS
12 million pixels
1/2.3, CMOS
Monitor 3.0 inches Approx. 460,000 dots
TFT color LCD
3.0 inches Approx. 1,030,000 dots
TFT color LCD
Optical Zoom 5 x
Digital Zoom 4 x
Super-Resolution Zoom 2 x
iHS Available
Focal Length 5.0 mm - 25.0 mm
( 28 mm - 140 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography )
ISO Sensitivity ISO 125 - 6400 ISO 100 - 6400
Scene Mode 21 scene modes 22 scene modes
Magic Filters 11 magic filters 12 magic filters
Image Size
( Still Pictures )
12M, 8M, 3M, VGA
( Aspect ratio can be selected from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1. )
12M, 8M, 5M, 3M, 2M, 1M, VGA
( Aspect ratio is 4:3. )
16:9L, 16:9S
Image Size
( Movie )
1080P ( 1920 x 1080 )
720P ( 1280 x 720 )
VGA ( 640 x 480 )
HS 120fps ( 640 x 480 )
HS 240fps ( 320 x 240 )
1080P ( 1920 x 1080 )
720P ( 1280 x 720 )
VGA ( 640 x 480 )
3D Photo Not available Available
Photo with Movie Clip Available Not available
Advanced Movie Mode Photo in Movie / 60i Movie / High-Speed Movie Not available
GPS,
Electronic Compass Function,
Logging Function
Available Not available
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
( UHS-I compatible )
Eye-Fi card, Flash Air
SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
( UHS-I compatible )
Eye-Fi card
Waterproof 10 m
Shockproof 2.1 m 2.0 m
Crushproof 100 kgf
Freezeproof -10 °C
Underwater Housing PT-055 PT-052
Tap Control Not available Available
Battery LI-50B
Number of Shots per Charge Approx. 300 shots Approx. 250 shots
Dimensions 109.5 mm (W) x 66.5 mm (H) x 28.4 mm (D) / 4.3" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.1" (D) 101.4 mm (W) x 65.2 mm (H) x 26.0 mm (D) / 4.0" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.0" (D)
Weight
( Battery and Media Card Included )
214 g 206 g
Color Silver
Red
Black
Silver
Red 
Blue
Software
( Packaged with the Camera )
OLYMPUS Viewer 3 OLYMPUS Viewer 2
Release Date February 2013 March 2012
Refer to the Product's Page TG-830 TG-820
Tips:
You can also compare the TG-830 with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What is the Hand-Held Starlight mode?

Answer:
Hand-Held Starlight mode enables you to take still pictures with less camera shake or noise without having to use a tripod.

If you set the camera to Hand-Held Starlight ( Hand-Held Starlight ) in shooting mode and then press the shutter button, the camera automatically takes four pictures in succession at high-speed.

The pictures are then combined into one picture. Even if you shoot in a low-light situation, you will have clearer pictures with less noise than you would take in the Night Scene mode.

You can also use the internal flash for shooting a clear picture of both a foreground subject and an illuminated background.


Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- TG-830 camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB cable ( CB-USB8 )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- Strap
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
  * OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card

Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
This model is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi and Flash Air cards.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( TG-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the manual online. You can either read it online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals



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