LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-870 has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-870 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus TG-870 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
Olympus TG-870 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Olympus TG-870 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus TG-870, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus TG-870 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
TG-870 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus TG-870 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 Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity feature, Olympus TG-870 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our TG-870. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect TG-870 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus TG-870 is mechanized by a battery which gives a shooting lifetime of 300 therefore to CIPA norm.
Olympus TG-870 Battery Specs Compared to Other Models