‘Rugged’ Olympus TG-850 Camera Takes Licking, Keeps Clicking Great Photos

All photos are exactly as they came out of the camera except for resizing in Adobe Aperture.

Wide angle shot with the TG-850 …

And same scene at full zoom.

Night photo into a shop through window

Waterproof construction allows for creative use of rivers

A sequence of a trotting dog, shot using 60-fps high speed mode

San Francisco landscape shot with TG-850 wide angle

A low-light, high-contrast shot in a cathederal

Another low-light, hand-held shot

Macro mode of flowers in bright sun

Macro mode, flowers in shade

Florescent, dim light in a hotel

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—Sean McCoy is managing editor of GearJunkie and a former newspaper photojournalist. Our “First Look” column highlights new gear arrivals at GearJunkie.com. Photos © Monopoint Media LLC

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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