The red TG-830 iHS Digital Camera from Olympus is a "tough" point-and-shoot digital camera with a 16MP sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, a host of assistive features and waterproof, shockproof, crush-proof and freeze-proof capabilities. The 16MP Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor combined with the powerful TruePic VI Image Processor provide detailed, true-color images and fast performance speeds. Full HD 1080p video capture with a dedicated one-touch button and HDMI output is supported by the TG-830 iHS and high-speed 720p HD recording is possible at 120 frames per second with slow-motion playback. You can also simultaneously shoot photos while you record video.
The Olympus TG-830 iHS is built tough to withstand the elements and the impacts that might otherwise damage a compact camera. It can shoot underwater to a depth of 33' (10 m) and with two protective frames it is shock-proof to a drop of 6.9' (2.1 m) and crush-proof up to 220 lbf (100 kgf). It's able to shoot and maintain all functions in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C) and a protective seal keeps it sand- and dust-proof. Both the lens and the LCD screen have a water-repellent coating so rain and condensation won't fog up your view and the double-lock battery door prevents accidental openings.
The lens on the TG-830 iHS is a 5x optical zoom that provides the focal length equivalency of 28-140mm in the 35mm format. At 28mm, you have a wide-angle lens that can shoot expansive vistas and inclusive group shots and 140mm is a telephoto length that can magnify distant subjects or shoot creative close-ups. A Super Resolution Zoom function is also available to double that reach if necessary. Dual Image Stabilization offers clearer images by reducing the blurring effects of camera shake when shooting at telephoto lengths and in low light situations. And fast burst shooting is supported at 11.5fps (frames per second) in full resolution and up to 60.3fps in lower resolutions.
A 3.0" LCD screen with a water-repellent coating provides composition and playback and numerous assistive features make it easy to get the best shot possible. Enhanced Intelligent Auto will make all camera adjustments to capture your images with the optimal settings and Scene Modes allow you to match the camera's settings to the scene you are shooting, whether it be Sports, Snow, or Night Portrait. One-touch Panorama is supported and Face Detection recognizes when you are shooting people to optimize exposure on their faces for sharp, well-lit portraits. Creative Art Filters, such as Watercolor, Fisheye and Miniature are available to add special effects to your images and Beauty Mode lets you smooth out wrinkles, whiten teeth and add make-up touches.
The TG-830 iHS also features GPS and e.compass functions to log the route taken while shooting and to provide location and landmark information which can be recorded along with the compatible image.
16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
The 16MP sensor in the TG-830 iHS provides richly colored, detailed images with fine low-light performance and fast autofocus capability.
TruePic VI Image Processor
The image processing engine on the TG-830 iHS offers fast transfer and performance speeds and allows the camera to shoot both high resolution photos and Full HD video with accurate colors and minimal noise.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
With a focal range that runs from 28-140mm in the 35mm format, the lens on the TG-830 iHS provides shooting lengths from wide-angle to telephoto. The wide-angle allows for expansive vistas and the telephoto lengths can bring distant subjects closer. Because this camera is meant to be used in all weather conditions, the lens is provided with a water-repellent coating to keep rain drops and condensation from clouding-up the image.
10x Super Resolution Zoom and 4x Digital Zoom
A Super Resolution Zoom function allows you to double your zoom range to 10x for extreme close-ups and a 4x Digital Zoom will bring you even closer.
1080p Full HD Video with Dedicated Button and Advanced Movie Mode
A one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in Full HD 1080p video and Advanced Movie Mode allows for the easy activation of different recording functions like Photo-In-Movie, 60i Movie and High Speed Movie. You can control your frame rate, make white balance adjustments and even set the self timer right from easy-to-access menus. The TG-830 iHS offers Multi-Motion Movie IS, which is a newly developed image stabilization technique that helps to reduce the blur created by camera movement when shooting video. Micro HDMI (Type D) output makes playing back videos on your HDTV simple and at 720p HD resolution you can shoot videos at 120 frames per second for slow motion capture.
3.0" HyperCrystal III LCD Screen
This 3.0" LCD with 460k-pixel resolution features wide-angle viewing and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting in direct sunlight. It also has water-repellent coating to keep rain and condensation off your display.
Waterproof and Damage Resistant
The TG-830 iHS is designed to be used in inclement weather and is able to shoot underwater and withstand the bumps and drops that other cameras cannot. It is waterproof to 33' (10 m), shock-proof to 6.9' (2.1 m), crush-proof to 220 lbf (100 kgf), freeze-proof to 14°F (-10°C) and dust-proof.
A multi-directional, double-lock mechanism keeps the camera's battery door from opening and protects your camera from accidental openings under water.
Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images even in low-light situations.
ISO Range 125-6400
An ISO range up to 6400 offers accurate color reproduction and low-noise imaging even in low light situations.
High Speed Continuous Shooting
Shoot 2.5fps (frames per second) up to 200 images at full resolution or 11.5fps up to 17 images at full resolution. At lower resolution it's possible to shoot up to 60.3fps.
AF Tracking automatically tracks fast-moving subjects such as kids, pets and sporting events, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these moments with ease.
Shooting Modes include Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up, Panorama and Backlight HDR.
Intelligent Auto and Scene Modes
In iAuto mode, the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and situation to identify the scene you're shooting and adjusts the settings for ideal results. Scene Modes include Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Documents, Pet(Cat) and Pet(Dog), Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, and S macro.
Simultaneously record videos and still images so you'll never have to compromise one for the other. Simply start recording your video and press the shutter button to snap stills throughout the recording.
Hand-Held Starlight Mode
At night and in low-light situations where image blur is more likely to occur, Hand-Held Starlight mode captures multiple images and stitches them together into a single, crisp photo.
Face Detection automatically recognizes your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, well-balanced portraits and group shots.
Shadow Adjustment Technology (HDR)
HDR Mode compensates for shadowed areas to minimize the differences in highlight and shadowed areas resulting in more uniform exposure across the image. When used together with iAuto or Face Detection, the subject's face is shot with optimal exposure settings so that the face can be seen clearly even under strong back light conditions.
Capture panoramic vistas all in one frame with the touch of one button, by simply panning the camera across the scene.
Magic Filter - Photo and Video
Magic Art Filters add creative touches to photos and some are applicable to videos as well. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented.
An LED Illuminator on the front of the camera acts to enhance focus and exposure for macro shooting. It also works in conjunction with the flash to help illuminate your subject in low-light conditions.
Various controls and effects can make adjustments to your images after they have been shot. Effects include: Resize, Crop, Red-Eye Fix and Shadow Adjustment.
GPS and E.Compass
With the GPS and e.compass functions, location and landmark information will be displayed and recorded along with the image. The TG-830 iHS is also equipped with a logging function so you can track the route taken from your recorded images by using applications such as Google Earth.