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Questions :

Question :
Is the TG-850 crushproof?

Answer:
Yes, the TG-850 is crushproof to 100 kgf (kilogram-force).

* Confirmed by Olympus' testing conditions

Note:

The crushproof performance has been tested when the tilting LCD monitor is closed.


Question :
What are the differences between the TG-850, TG-835 and TG-830?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:

  TG-850 TG-835 / 850
Effective Pixels 16 million pixels, 1/2.3, CMOS
Image Processor True Pic VII True Pic VI
Monitor 3.0 inches, 460,000 dots,
TFT color LCD,
Tilting (the monitor can be tilted by 180 degrees)
3.0 inches, 460,000 dots,
TFT color LCD
Optical Zoom 5x
Super-Resolution Zoom 10x
* From Wide to Zoom, including optical zoom range
Digital Zoom 4x
ISO Sensitivity ISO 125 - 6400
Focal Length 3.74 mm - 18.7 mm
(21 mm - 105 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
5.0 mm - 25.0 mm
(28 mm - 140 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
Interval Shooting Available (up to 99 frames) Not available
Shooting Mode P (Program Auto), iAUTO, Super Macro, ART (Art Filters), Panorama, Hand-Held Starlight, e Portrait, SCN (Scene Mode) P (Program Auto), iAUTO, Magic Mode, Panorama, Advanced Movie mode, Photo with icon Clip mode, Hand-Held Starlight, SCN (Scene Mode)
Scene Mode

19 Scene modes

Portrait, Landscape, Interval Shooting,
Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport,
Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset,
Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents,
Beach & Snow, Snapshot, Wide1, Wide2,
Macro, Backlight HDR
CALS+

21 Scene modes

Portrait, Beauty,
Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset,
Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents,
Beach & Snow, Snapshot,
Wide1, Wide2,
Macro, Pet Mode (Cat), Pet Mode (Dog),
Super Macro, Backlight HDR
Art Filters / Magic Filters

7 Art filters

Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone

11 Magic filters

Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Fish Eye, Sparkle, Reflection, Fragmented, Art Filter Not available
Image Size (Still Pictures) 16M (4608 × 3456)
8M (3200 × 2400)
3M (1920 × 1440)
CALS+ (1280 × 960)
VGA (640 × 480)
(Selectable from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1 aspect ratio)
16M (4608 × 3456)
8M (3200 × 2400)
3M (1920 × 1440)
VGA (640 × 480)
(Selectable from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1 aspect ratio)
Image Size (Movie) 1080 60P (1920 × 1080)
1080 (1920 × 1080)
720 (1280 × 720)
VGA (640 × 480)
HS 120fps (640 × 480)
HS 240fps (320 × 240)
1080 60i (1920 × 1080)
1080 (1920 × 1080)
720 (1280 × 720)
VGA (640 × 480)
HS 120fps (640 × 480)
HS 240fps (320 × 240)
GPS, Electronic Compass Function, Logging Function Not available Available
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
(UHS-I compatible, 128MB - 128GB)
Eye-Fi cards, Flash Air
Waterproof 10 m
Shockproof 2.1 m
Crushproof 100 kgf
Freezeproof -10°C
Underwater Housing Not available PT-055
Battery LI-50B
Number of Shots per Charge Approx. 300 shots
Dimensions 109.9 mm (W)
×
64.1 mm (H)
×
27.6 mm (D) / 4.3" (W)
×
2.5" (H)
×
1.1" (D)
109.5 mm (W)
×
66.5 mm (H)
×
28.4 mm (D) / 4.3" (W)
×
2.6" (H)
×
1.1" (D)
Weight (Battery and Media Card Included) 218 g 214 g
Color White, Black TG-835: Blue, Silver
TG-830: Silver, Red, Black
Software (Packaged with the Camera) OLYMPUS Viewer 3
Release Date March 2014 TG-835: February 2014
TG-830: February 2013
Refer to the Product's Page TG-850 TG-835
Tips:

You can also compare the TG-850 with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison


Question :
I have inserted a battery in the TG-850, but the camera does not turn on. What should I do?

Answer:
Insert the Lithium-Ion battery (LI-50B) as illustrated below. Place the battery terminal bottom down and the minus (-) pole to the battery lock side.



If the battery charge does not start even when the USB cable (USB-AC adapter) is connected to the camera, check whether the battery is inserted correctly and the USB cable (USB-AC adapter) is connected surely.

If you are using a power strip (extension cord), try to connect the USB-AC adapter directly to the wall outlet.

Note:
  • There is a risk of overheating or explosion if the exterior of the battery is damaged.
  • Turn off the camera before opening or closing the battery and media card cover.
  • Make sure to close and lock the battery and media card cover while using the camera.

Question :
What are the optical zoom and digital zoom magnification?

Answer:

Tele and Wide shooting is available with the 5x optical zoom (21 mm - 105 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography).
Use of both the optical zoom and super-resolution zoom can provide approximately 10x zoom shooting.
Use of both the optical zoom and digital zoom can provide approximately 20x zoom shooting.

Digital zoom is OFF in default setting. To use the digital zoom, select Digital Zoom in icon (Camera Menu 1) and press the Right arrow pad button. Select ON and press the [OK] button.

  Zoom Magnification
Still Pictures Movies
Optical Zoom 5x
(21 mm - 105 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
Super-Resolution Zoom 10x *1
(Up to 210 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
-
Digital Zoom 4x *2

*1 From Wide to Zoom, including optical zoom range
*2 Use of both the optical zoom and digital zoom can provide approximately 20x zoom shooting

Note:
  • Zoom is fixed when shooting in super macro mode.
  • Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy.

Question :
What comes bundled with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are bundled with the camera:

  • TG-850 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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