Tough Capabilities and Ultra-wide 21mm Lens that Cover a Wide Range of Scenes

The TG-870 is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and crushproof letting you take photos anywhere, whether you are on skiing on the slopes, on a severe trek, or snorkeling off of a reef. It also features an ultra-wide 21mm[1] lens that can be used to accurately capture majestic landscapes.

Olympus-original Tough capabilities

Olympus-original technology makes the TG-870 waterproof up to depths of 15m, shockproof up to 2.1m, crushproof up to 100kgf, freezeproof up to -10℃, and also dustproof.

Waterproof up to depths of 15m

Olympus-original movement-resistant hydrostatic testing verification and the double-lock mechanism enable waterproof performance up to depths of 15m[2]. With reliable sealing technology, this camera lets you shoot in the heavy rain or near waterfalls, as well as while you are snorkeling or scuba diving.

Shockproof up to 2.1m and crushproof up to 100kgf

The TG-870 Tough uses a unique double-layered shockproof and crushproof construction that clears drop tests from a height of 2.1m[2] and crush tests with a weight of 100kg[2]. This drastically reduces damage from dropping the camera or sitting on the camera by accident.

  • The shockproof and crushproof performance were measured with the tilting LCD monitor in its closed position.

Freezeproof up to -10℃

All electrical and mechanical components are designed so that the camera can function even in a freezing environment of -10℃[2]. This lets you take photos up in the mountains even in the cold winter months.


Dustproof sealing prevents sand or dust from getting into the camera.

Technology that supports Tough capabilities

The TG-870 features a combination of waterproof sealing and a shockproof construction, for the best in Olympus-original technology.

  • Waterproof sealing construction
  • Shockproof construction
    1. Inner chassis / 2. Lens unit / 3. Outer chassis
4. Double-lock mechanism

Optical 5x zoom lens from ultra-wide 21mm

With an optical 5x zoom lens starting from an ultra-wide 21mm[1], the TG-870 boasts one of the widest zoom lenses in compact cameras and provides outstanding performance.

  • Focal length: 28mm[1] (TG-830)
  • Focal length: 21mm[1] (TG-870)

Olympus-original ultra-compact shockproof optics technology

Employing Olympus-original folded optics technology, the TG-870 Tough achieves shockproof construction, an ultra-compact size, and an ultra-wide angle zoom. All lens movement remains inside of the camera body, protecting the lens unit from any possible damage. Moreover, you can get as close as 1cm to the subject in Super Macro mode, and it also features lens-shift type image stabilisation that compensates for camera shake by precisely moving the lens while ensuring high shockproof performance.

  1. HR prism
  2. Aspherical E-HR lens
  3. Aspherical lens
  4. Super HR lens
  5. Lens shift-type image stabilisation lens

Ultra-wide angle distortion compensation with Self Portrait mode

The TG-870 compensates for distortion that tends to occur toward the edges of an image shot at an ultra-wide angle. This is useful whenever you have human subjects toward the edges of an image.

  • Previous model (TG-850)
  • TG-870

Sportcam enables an ultra-wide diagonal angle of view of 90°

The Sportcam mode makes it possible to shoot movies with a ultra-wide angle of view of approximately 90° to accurately capture majestic landscapes.

  • Previous model (TG-850)
    16:9 movie: viewing angle (diagonal) 76°
  • TG-870
    Sportcam mode: viewing angle (diagonal) 90°
  • 1 35mm equivalent
  • 2 Waterproof performance is JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent. The number of shots that can be recorded is reduced at lower temperature. Kilogram-force (kgf) is the unit for measuring force exerted on a body. Dustproof performance is JIS/IEC protection class (IP6X) equivalent. All tests were performed under Olympus in-house test conditions.
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Screen captures are composite images.