Olympus TG-820 First Impressions Review$299.99
Design & Appearance
Of the waterproof cameras we've reviewed this year at CP+, the Olympus TG-820 has the most traditional look and aesthetic. The tough-cam design of the TG-820 has the look and feel of a tank or lock box, with its brushed metal exterior and thick, rectangular shape. It doesn't look like a toy like the Canon D20, and it doesn't feel like a sporty adventure cam like the Pentax WG-2. The TG-820 is more sophisticated, more polished, and, in a way, it's more bland. Maybe it's a tough-cam for people who don't want to overtly advertise they have a rugged camera. Although, Olympus does print the word "Tough" in huge letters on the front of the camera—so it's hard to conceal the fact that you're carrying around a durable camera when it has that branding.
The TG-820 is available in black, silver, red, or blue.