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January 30, 2013

With a fast start-up time and the ability to simultaneously record both still
images and movies, you will never miss a photo opportunity outdoors

OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-830 Tough compact digital camera



Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is proud to announce the OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-830 Tough. This camera packs waterproof*1, shockproof*2, and freezeproof*3 capability into a tough, but stylish body, along with a quick start-up time, and iHS Technology, which allows users to perfectly capture photographic moments. It is scheduled to go on sale from end of February, 2013.

Main Features

  1. Equipped with Tough performance that can withstand in harsh shooting environments: Waterproof to 10m*1, shockproof to 2.1m*2, and freezeproof to -10°C*3.
  2. With iHS Technology made possible by the combination of the 16 megapixel*4 high-sensitivity, high-speed backlit CMOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic image processor, high sensitivity, low noise, high-speed AF, and a fast start-up have been achieved.
  3. With the multi-recording functions, users will never miss a photo opportunity.

The Tough series is a concept model equipped with the three Tough qualities, waterproof/dust proof, shockproof, and freezeproof, for worry-free shooting under water, during mountain climbing, and in other harsh environments that other cameras could not endure. With the ability to capture everyday scenes as well as photos in even the most difficult environments, the photographic opportunities are endless.

The OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-830 Tough boasts waterproof capabilities down to 10m, drop/shockproof to 2.1m, and freezeproof to -10°C. Despite the tough capabilities, the TG-830 has a stylish design and color, making it the perfect match even for everyday life or outdoor scenes. With a compact, lightweight design, and a lens that does not protrude, it is the perfect camera for water sports, cycling, motorbiking, and mountain climbing, with possibilities as endless as the imagination.

With iHS Technology made possible by the combination of the high-sensitivity, high-speed backlit CMOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic image processing engine, high image quality shooting is available. In addition to the image quality, the quick start up until shooting becomes available, fast focus time, and fast continuous shooting time are realized. Since users can snap shots immediately, it is the perfect camera for capturing split-second moments in outdoor sports, fleeting scenery, or expressions on people's faces. In dark or low-contrast scenes, it can be difficult for the auto focus to operate properly. With AF Illuminator, however, the subject can be illuminated, assisting in focusing. With the 5x optical zoom from 28mm*5 wide-angle to 140mm, a wide variety of shooting possibilities are available, from expansive landscapes and group shots, to narrow-angle underwater shooting. With the Super Resolution zoom that provides 10x more magnifying power, even far-away subjects can be captured close up.
The Multi-recording function, made possible by the high-speed image processing engine, is available on the TG-830, first on Tough series. This function enables simultaneous recording of both still images and Full HD movies at a resolution of 16 megapixels.

The ever-popular GPS function is also included on the TG-830. The ability to record location information in images, as well as the route traveled to an SD card is the perfect tool for documenting outdoor activities and travels. Asist GPS on the STYLUS TG-830 Tough uses a computer application to acquire GPS assist data, reducing the time from the beginning of positioning to when information is acquired, making it stress-free and easy to use.

iHS Technology
iHS stands for "intelligence", "high-speed", and "high-sensitivity".
With the combination of the 16 megapixel high-sensitivity, high-speed CMOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic image processor developed for the OLYMPUS PEN, high sensitivity, low noise, and a high-speed AF have been achieved. Even in backlit or nighttime scenes the camera can beautifully capture images, just as they are seen by the human eye. High-speed processing allows for inclusion of Hand-held starlight mode and HDR backlit correction, which quickly captures multiple images with a single shot at different exposures and automatically merges them into a single image. With Super Resolution technology, users can zoom up to 10x with minimal image degradation. With Intelligence technology, iAUTO can automatically detect 29 different types of scenes.

GPS*6 and Electronic Compass
The TG-830 is equipped with a GPS function to record information on the location where images were captured, as well as an electronic compass. Simply turning the GPS function on will display landmarks on the screen while shooting. After shooting, landmarks will automatically be recorded from a possible 700,000 options in 180 countries and territories. Using the Active Gear screen, bearings (direction) can be checked in the field as well as the latitude and longitude. Even when the camera is turned off, the compass can be activated without turning the camera on. The Photo Surfing function can be used to view related images taken with TG-830, based on map locations displayed on the screen.

MAPPLE" is a registered trademark of Shobunsha Publications, Inc. NAVTEQ Maps is a trademark of NAVTEQ. Landmark data for Japan is provided by Shobunsha Publications, Inc. and landmark data for the other countries is provided by NAVTEQ.

GPS Logger*7
The GPS Logger is a function that records positioning data acquired over a specific interval of time to the SD card. By installing the OLYMPUS Viewer 3 onto a computer, users can view the route traveled with their camera on a map. The route also can be viewed using Google Earth or another Web application. (Google, Google Earth, and Google Maps are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.)

Multi Recoding

Photo & Movie Capture
This function allows users to capture a full pixel (16 megapixel) still image while simultaneously shooting Full HD movies. Since continuous shooting is available, that perfect moment can always be captured.

Photo with Movie clip
A movie is automatically recorded for a set time before the shutter button is pressed, and the 3 seconds after the shutter button is pressed will also be recorded as a movie. When viewing images afterward, the recorded movies can also be viewed, enhancing the memories of the scene.

Advanced Movie Mode
A newly added Advanced Movie Mode in mode dial makes it possible to select the shooting options of the Photo & Movie Capture, the 60i movie and the high-speed movie.

60i movie
Smooth and high quality Full HD movie can be recorded with 60 frames per second speed.

High Speed movie
240fps (432 x 324) and 120fps (1280 x 720) shooting are available as slow motion movie in playback.

AF Illuminator
The AF Focus Illuminator is a supplemental light included for those times when auto focus has difficulty focusing in dark places, or in scenes with particularly low contrast. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the LED will automatically activate, illuminating the subject and improving auto focusing precision. This function is especially useful for shooting scenes indoors or in dark locations.

DUAL IS*8 Image Stabilization
DUAL IS is image stabilization that counteracts the direction of camera shake by moving the CMOS sensor via a shift-type image stabilization mechanism, and uses digital SLR algorithms. By using this function in combination with high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake and subject blur is effectively reduced, providing double image stabilization.

Full High-Definition Movies (MOV/H.264)*9
With a 1920 x 1080 High-definition size, and MOV/H.264 movie compression for excellent compatibility with computers, longer, more beautiful movies can be recorded. With a dedicated movie button, starting and stopping movies is easy with a single touch.
The STYLUS TG-830 Tough is also equipped with Multi-Motion Movie IS image stabilization. Gradual camera shake that commonly occurs when shooting a movie while walking is compensated for, allowing users to more fully enjoy shooting beautiful, high-quality movies.

Magic Filter*10
The popular Magic Filter offers 12 different filters to choose from: Dramatic, Fragmented, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Sparkle, Miniature, and Reflection. Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, and Dramatic can also be used when shooting movies.

Beauty Mode*11
Beauty Make-up allows users to apply the desired makeup effect to up to three people at the same time during shooting or playback, and to register 3 favorite patterns of makeup for ease of use.
This function offers a full range of 19 different makeup effects that will make women happy. In a menu screen designed to be similar to a cosmetic palette, effects such as blush, eye shadow, false eyelashes, and eye color and sizes can be changed and applied easily, along with effects to make faces appear smaller, and lifting effects to make subjects more beautiful.

Pet Mode (Scene Mode)*12
Dogs and cats are automatically detected. By selecting Pet-cat or Pet-dog modes, the camera will automatically detect cats or dogs and focus on their faces. Up to ten dog or cat faces can be detected. Capture pets' cute expressions. With Auto Shutter, the camera will automatically shoot when a pet faces the camera head-on. With this function, users won't miss the whimsical antics of their pets. (Auto Shutter can detect only one pet.)

Smartphone Application: OLYMPUS Image Share
With the iPhone and Android compatible smartphone application OLYMPUS Image Share, and the Toshiba FlashAirTM*13 SDHC card with an internal wireless LAN, uploading images to social networking services is easier than ever before. Using the smartphone connection function included on the camera to set up a FlashAirTM card makes Wi-Fi connection simple. With the OLYMPUS Image Share application, users can easily load images onto a smartphone via a thumbnail index, add Art Filters on a smartphone, and share images on various social networking services. When connecting to multiple smartphones simultaneously, images can be shared with friends and family.

Eye-Fi Support*14
Eye-Fi cards are SDHC memory cards that contain an internal wireless LAN. Images can be wirelessly uploaded to picture services, online photo albums, and computers.

SNS Upload Function
This function satisfies the demand of users who want to upload still images to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Flickr.
By adding images to an upload list on the camera that users want to share, they can easily be uploaded to the desired social networking service.
To upload images, users simply add recorded images to a list on the camera, and then upload them to a computer. Images added to a list can be searched with a single touch and then easily uploaded. (It is necessary to preinstall the included software (OLYMPUS Viewer 3) on a computer.)

*1 JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (our in-house test condition)
*2 Under Olympus in-house test condition
*3 Number of recordable pictures is reduced in low temperatures
*4 Effective pixels
*5 35mm equivalent
*6 GPS is subject to the laws of the country or region concerned. Be absolutely sure to comply with these laws. Set the GPS function to Off inside airplanes and other places where use of the GPS function is prohibited. While the GPS function is set to On, it stays activated even if the camera's power is off so the battery power will continue to be consumed. Only the landmark information registered near the shooting location is displayed. The GPS system finds where you are in response to the signals it receives from satellites. Avoid locations where these signals are blocked or reflected and, wherever possible, use the system in places which are open to the sky.
In the following kinds of places, you may find that the system cannot determine your location or that an error occurs.
- Indoors/Underground or under water/In forests/Near high-rise buildings/Near high-voltage power lines/Inside tunnels
- Near magnets, metal objects or electrical appliances/Near cell phones, etc. that use the 1.5 GHz band
This camera does not have a navigation function. The landmark information is current as of June 2010, and it cannot be updated.
In the following kinds of places, the compass may not point in the correct direction
- Indoors / Near high-voltage power lines (station platforms, etc.) / Near magnets or metal objects / Near household electrical appliances
*7 Battery power burned while Logger function is set to ON as the GPS function runs even when the power is turned off.
*8 Differences in image stabilization may occur depending on shooting conditions.
*9 The maximum recording time for a single movie clip is limited to 29 minutes. Recording will automatically stop once the file size has reached 4 GB.
*10 Recordable image size will differ depending on the filters in Magic Filter. Filters available for use when shooting movies are limited.
*11 The image size is limited to 5M and lower for corrected images. Effects may differ from person to person.
*12 The number of detectable pets are as follows. Auto shutter on: 1, Auto shutter off: 10. Faces may not be detectable in certain shooting conditions or for certain subjects. During pet detection, detection of people's faces, and use of the flash are not available.
*13 FlashAirTM is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
*14 The use of Eye-Fi cards is limited to the original country of purchase. Observe all the applicable laws of the country of use. Turn off the Eye-Fi setting or refrain altogether from using Eye-Fi cards inside airplanes or in other places where wireless communication is restricted or forbidden. Single files (images or movies) exceeding 2 GB cannot be transferred wirelessly. For any inquiries regarding Eye-Fi cards, please contact the card's manufacturer.

Other Features

  • Macro LED
  • Face and Back Control detects subjects faces and adjusts the focus, and optimizes the exposure
  • HDMI Output Control*15 enables control of the camera, such as selecting and switching images with a TV remote control
  • Face Detect AF lets the camera automatically detect faces
  • USB Battery Charge allows users to charge the camera battery while connected to a computer, and transferring or organizing image data
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi, FlashAirTM cards
*15 Available when the HDMI control menu is set to ON.


Silicon Jacket for STYLUS TG-830 Tough CSCH-113 Underwater Protector for STYLUS TG-830 Tough PT-055
Silicon Jacket for STYLUS
TG-830 Tough CSCH-113
Available in early March.
Underwater Protector for STYLUS
TG-830 Tough PT-055
Available in late March.
Wearable Case CSCH-92 Camera Case CSCH-10
Wearable Case CSCH-92 Camera Case CSCH-10
Soft Camera Case CSCH-68 (Yellow/Black/Blue) Soft Camera Case CSCH-90(Black/Blue/Red)
Soft Camera Case
Soft Camera Case
Float Hand Strap CHS-09 Neck Strap CNS-07
Float Hand Strap CHS-09 Neck Strap CNS-07
Short Strap CHS-07 Two-way Strap CNS-08(Blue/Green/Yellow)
Short Strap CHS-07 Two-way Strap CNS-08
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