LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-850 iHS has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-850 iHS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Leica C (Typ112) (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Olympus TG-850 iHS can shoot continuously at max speed of 7 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately TG-850 iHS doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus TG-850 iHS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Olympus TG-850 iHS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus TG-850 iHS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. TG-850 iHS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus TG-850 iHS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Leica C (Typ112) in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless connectivity feature, Olympus TG-850 iHS lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus TG-850 iHS is powered by LI-50B battery which provides a shooting life of 330 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, Olympus TG-850 iHS has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Olympus TG-850 iHS is $249.99