This is a pretty waterproof camera that is also freezeproof and shockproof, has a GPS and e.Compass and can deliver clear Full HD video. The Olympus TG-830 iHS delivers toughness while performing well. It's also dustproof thanks to the fine protective sealing that keeps out debris and dust. There is a LED illuminator for use when in low-light situations such as being underwater. The magic art filters allow users to express creativities to make their pictures unique.
The controls are very easy to use and the video modes are very fun for everyone. Perhaps the most fun feature of all if the magic art filters. The four underwater scene modes make it easy to get really good underwater pictures even for the inexperienced photographer. This is also the perfect camera for those who are known to be clumsy because you can drop it numerous times and it will still take awesome pictures.
It's slightly heavier than expected but you soon forget that when you see the pictures it can take. The manual could be improved upon to make it easier to understand.
The Bottom Line:
The Olympus TG-830 iHS is highly recommended because of the “fun factor” and because it is so well built as a practical camera for adventures, vacations, water sports and taking great pictures outdoors and underwater. It's very durable yet it functions well on dry land and in the water. The magic art filters is a favorite among users and the video modes are also what make this waterproof camera endearing to its owners.