Object of Desire: Olympus Stylus TG-860

May 15, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Boldly photographing where more delicate cameras fear to tread, the Stylus Tough TG-860 is an update to Olympus’ TG-850, delivering deeper dives and new features—like Wi-Fi and GPS—that outdoor adventurers should appreciate. The TG-860 is waterproof to a depth of 50 feet, besting its predecessor by a full 17 feet. It’s also shockproof for drops from up to 7 feet, and can withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure. The camera has built-in Wi-Fi for sharing images or controlling the camera using a smartphone, as well as built-in GPS for geo-tagging your adventures. The TG-860 sports a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a 21–105mm (full-frame equivalent) f/3.5–5.7 lens and a 3-inch display that flips up for selfie-taking. The camera features a sensitivity range of ISO 125–6400 and shutter speeds as fast as 1/2000 sec, and you can keep the shutter open for as long as 4 seconds in Night Scene mode. Video is recorded at 1920x1080p at 60 frames per second or at 854x480p at up to 120 fps. Olympus says you’ll enjoy about 300 still shots or about 90 minutes of continuous video shooting on a full charge of the TG-860’s battery. The camera will be sold in a choice of black, orange and white.

Price: $249



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