overview Zoom

Zoom Zoom
5x

Optical zoom refers to the range between how far the lens can zoom out and in. A large zoom range means the camera can take a variety of shots including closeups of distant subjects.

Comparing zoom values is a little tricky, if you take a picture of a subject at 6x zoom, the subject will be four times bigger than if you had taken it at 3x zoom, not two times as it sounds.

Learn more about optical zoom.

Compared To Compared to recent compacts

Out of 13 recent compacts, 4 have (significantly) better zoom than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
5x
Best
30x
Average
12x
Min
2.9x