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Olympus Tough Outdoor Digital Camera TG 870

Item #: TG850 | Grades K-12
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School life can be tough on technology. Preserve your valuable shots with a camera that delivers high-quality images in a rugged, anything-goes body.

This Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-870 digital camera features a 16.0-megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor that lets you shoot crisp photos and high-definition video with 1080p resolution. The water-, crush-, shock-, cold- and dust-resistant design offers durability.

In addition to being fully sealed from dust, the TG-870 is built to withstand underwater dives up to 50' deep, falls from up to 7' high, temperatures as low as 14F, and pressure up to 220 lbf. While serving to protect on an array of adventures, these features are also well-suited to use in everyday circumstances. 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.

Major Camera Features

Tough Design

The TG-870 is designed to withstand a wide variety of conditions, ranging from harsh climates to everyday mishaps:
  • Waterproof to depths of 50' / 15m

    Freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14F / -10C

  • Shockproof to falls from 7' / 2.1m high

  • Crushproof to withstand up to 220 lbf / 100kgf of pressure

  • Dustproof to protect the internal components of the camera

  • 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor

    A 16MP 1/2.3" backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor work together to enable iHS (Intelligent High Speed) Technology, which benefits both the overall image quality and performance throughout the TG-870. The BSI design of the image sensor realizes notable sensitivity, up to ISO 6400, along with reduced noise levels to enhance image quality, especially in regard to working in difficult lighting conditions. The processing capabilities also afford a 7 fps shooting rate at full resolution, as well as 20 fps and 60 fps shooting rates at 3 megapixels.

    5x Optical Zoom Lens

    Covering ultra-wide angle to telephoto focal lengths, the compact TG-870 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 21-105mm in 35mm terms. It offers a variable aperture of f/3.5-5.7 for work in a variety of conditions while keeping size down. Benefitting this versatile zoom range, a hybrid lens shift and digital image stabilization system helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld imagery.

    Full HD Movie Recording

    Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60 fps in the MOV/H.264 format is available for capturing your action-packed moments and sharing them with your friends. In addition to full HD 1080p, HD 720p recording is also available as well as 120 fps and 240 fps high-speed recording at reduced resolutions. A Nightscape Movie Mode is available for further optimizing image quality in low light.

    3.0" 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor

    Compose with ease in a range of tight situations with the tilting 3.0" monitor of the TG-870. It has a high resolution of 920k-dots and can tilt up to 180, perfect for selfies. Also, a Monitor Boost function is available to increase brightness by up to 2.6x, enabling clear viewing in bright conditions.

    Live Composite

    Live Composite is a mode that will automatically put together numerous exposures of a single scene in order to produce a single properly exposed image without losing highlights or shadows.

    Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS

    Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless sharing of photos and movies from the camera to a linked mobile device for instant sharing online. Utilizing the Olympus Image Share app, you can also remotely control the camera from a smartphone or tablet, including the ability to zoom in or out, adjust exposure and focus, and release the shutter. Additionally, utilizing the location data from a mobile device, you can geotag your imagery for plotting to an interactive map using the included Olympus Viewer 3 software. Complementing the Wi-Fi connectivity, an integrated GPS module can quickly locate your position and also enables on-board geotagging and landmark-tagging capabilities.

    Other Camera Features
    • In-camera time-lapse movies can be created using the interval shooting mode to produce HD 1080p videos.
    • Scene Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Interval Shooting, Live Composite, Hand-Held Starlight, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, and Backlight HDR.Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolor, and Vintage.Picture Modes: Vivid, Natural, and Muted.Language Support: English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese for Europe, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese, Portuguese for Brazil.

    What's in the box
    • Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-870 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (LI-50B)
    • AC adapter (F-2AC), USB cable (CB-USB8)
    • Wrist strap, instruction CD, waterproof instructions
    • Owner's manual
Minimum system requirements: SPECS


Pixels Actual: 16.8 Megapixel

Effective: 16.0 Megapixel

Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS

File Formats Still Images: JPEG

Movies: H.264, MOV

Audio: Linear PCM

Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456

Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Image Stabilization Optical & Digital, 5-Way


Lens 10 elements in 8 groups

EFL: 3.74-18.7mm (35 mm equivalent: 21-105mm)

Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 5.7 (T)

Filter Thread None

Zoom Optical: 5x

Digital: 4x

Focus Range Normal: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity

Super-Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - 3.94" (10 cm)

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400

Shutter 1/2000 - 1/2 second

1/2000 - 4 seconds in Night Scene Mode

Exposure Metering Digital ESP, Spot

Shooting Modes Art Filters

Intelligent Auto






Super Macro

White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One-touch, Sunlight, Underwater

Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps at 16 MPfor up to 7 frames

Up to 2.5 fps at 16 MPfor up to 200 frames

Up to 20 fps at 3 MPfor up to 60 frames

Up to 60 fps at 3 MPfor up to 60 frames

Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds

Interval Recording Yes


Flash Modes Auto




Red-eye Reduction

Built-in Flash Yes

Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.39 - 13.12' (0.12 - 4 m)

Telephoto: 0.33 - 8.20' (0.1 - 2.5 m)

External Flash Connection Wireless


Built-in Memory 37 MB

Memory Card Type SD




Video Recording Yes, NTSC

Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps

1280 x 720p: 60 fps

640 x 480p: 60 fps, 120 fps

854 x 480p: 120 fps

640 x 360p: 240 fps

480 x 360p: 240 fps


Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 29 Minutes

Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo


Viewfinder Type None

Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (920,000 pixels)

Screen Coverage 100%

Connectivity/System Requirements

Connectivity AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro)

Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in



Waterproofing 49.2' (15.0 m)


Battery 1x LI-50B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 925 mAh

AC Power Adapter BPC-13 (Optional)


Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.1" / 112.9 x 64.1 x 27.6 mm

Weight 7.80 oz / 221 g
This title is also a part of the following product suites:

Outdoor Tough Digital Camera Mobile LabGrades K-12
This rugged lab includes 8 16MP waterproof, shockproof Olympus cameras, one high powered 16MP and 50x WideZoom Olympus camera, Gorillapod flexible tripods, extra battery power, high quality 16MB Class 10 memory cards and everything else you need to capture digital still and high definition video during your outdoor assignments or sports events. $4249.00
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Windsor Opposes Waste - WOW! 2 to 6
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PhotoTalk! K to 12
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