Jan 08 2013
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Overview of the TG-830 iHS
Are you looking for a camera that can endure extreme conditions and capture high-quality images? Look no further than the Olympus TG-830 iHS. This rugged camera is specifically designed for outdoor enthusiasts who want a reliable and robust shooter. The Olympus TG-830 iHS is not only shockproof but also freeze-proof, dust-proof, and waterproof, making it an ideal companion for your next adventure. But that's not all – this camera also boasts a 16-megapixel sensor, fast autofocus, and advanced shooting modes. In this article, we'll explore the fantastic features of this compact and durable camera that has redefined adventure photography.
Olympus TG-830 iHS Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Olympus TG-830 iHS camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Olympus TG-830 iHS
|Dimensions||109 x 67 x 28mm|
The Olympus TG-830 iHS camera is equipped with environmental seals that make it resistant to weather, preventing water and dust from entering the camera. If you enjoy outdoor photography and need a camera that can handle extreme conditions, the TG-830 iHS is an excellent choice.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots|
This camera has a fixed type 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 460k dots. This makes the Olympus TG-830 iHS not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
Olympus TG-830 iHS does not include a viewfinder. The lack of a viewfinder on the TG-830 iHS camera may make it less suitable for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Olympus TG-830 iHS has a 16MP sized CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 16 pixels. Olympus TG-830 iHS has a native ISO range of 100 - 6400 which can be boosted to null - null.
Jan 08 2013
100 - 6400
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Olympus TG-830 iHS camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the TG-830 iHS is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1/2.3-inch
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Battery Life||300 shots|
The Olympus TG-830 iHS supports SD/SDHC/SDXC with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS uses the LI-50B model of battery pack. This is rated for 300 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. However it lacks an external flash shoe, which limits you to using the built-in flash.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with null number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS features a CMOS sensor
Yes the TG-830 iHS does have weather sealing.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS was announced on Jan 08 2013
Yes the TG-830 iHS does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The TG-830 iHS has a native ISO range of 100-6400, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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