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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera

$335.76
Compact Camera 16MP 4x May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good technical features
Does not have a good viewfinder
96 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and zdnet.be the average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 85 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this camera on average 86%. 59 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,447 expert and owner reviews (including 215 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a hand strap, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months also have an AC adapter included.

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras that came out in the last year have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,700,000 pixels. The Stylus Tough TG-4 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight customers who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Battery Life”. Matt wrote on Amazon “Battery life is good” in his review of this digital camera. S. Porter said “Charging the battery is child's play”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Eighteen people said in their reviews that it was compact. Bestbuy.com said “Small Compact”. Pixie said in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 review “Loved this Olympus TG4 compact digital camera my son used it on holiday”. S. Porter said on Amazon two years ago “Then again we have to remember this is a compact and not designed to get close ups of a bird of prey a quarter of a mile away”.

Eight customers who reviewed the product said that it was heavy and bulky. Mr D gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The size of the camera enables the approach to an insect more accessible, more bulky cameras cannot easily get in vegetation”. Two years ago Trevors Pictures rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Very nice chunky”. Dave Wilson mentioned on Amazon “My previous camera was bulky and a poorly thought through choice that I wish I'd never bought”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was thick. Boarder1 mentioned on Amazon “I would highly recommend you check your camera after purchase to ensure that the catches are not to loose and stay in place unless a solid opening pressure is applied” in their review of this digital camera however they rated it 2 stars out of 5.

One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was a good body shape. Boarder1 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “You should also be aware that the viewing screen sits proud of the camera body so you will need a screen cover to prevent scratches”.

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Lens System

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of latest cameras range from 24mm to 30mm. At only 25 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. Recently released waterproof cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between 2 and 3.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 4.9 to 38. The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 4.9) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus Tough TG-4 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras. The closest focusing distances of recently released comparable spec digital cameras range from 0.01m to 0.39m.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released in the last year.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-4 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Good Picture Resolution

Seventy-three owners reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. Two years ago P. Norman mentioned on Amazon “The ability to automatically capture and combine different focused images (focus stacking) into one image is ideal, I used this in many of my rock pool pics” in their review of this digital camera. R. Patel wrote on Amazon “The camera itself takes great photos”. P. Norman also said “Pics - hopefully attached to this review are some of my sample images, blue sky pic shows fully zoomed out” in their review.

Seven people who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Great Resolution”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Lots Of Shooting Options” in their review of this digital camera. S. Porter said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It gets 4 stars as opposed to 5 because I might have expected more mega pixels”.

Six owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good in low light. Bestbuy.com rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light”. A_reviewer mentioned “The HDR funtion underwater gives great results in low light”. L. Cairns mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon in April last year “It's great in low light and the underwater functions are excellent, with good quality pictures as a result”.

Four owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Smeags wrote in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “As it has a depth sensor I would have thought it could have shown your depth on the screen”. Two years ago Bosky Badger mentioned on Amazon “Image quality is typical for a small sensor camera, perfect for web use”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “It is quite heavy for its size and it has a very small sensor” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Bobby said on Bhphotovideo.com “The JPEG's crush the blacks, whereas the RAW has information in the shadows to play with” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Ten owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Tommy Dooley said on Amazon “It also has a video option (HD 1080p) so you can capture live footage - which is pretty standard these days” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon last year “Very good camera both in video & stills” in their review of this digital camera. Loic Griffon said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good time lapse and movie”.

Good Lens

Seven customers considered that it had a good lens. Bhphotovideo.com said “Lens Accesories”. Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned on Amazon last year “Still good TG820, which in my opinion is far superior because it has an auto lens cover that keeps everything off the lens”. Bobby mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The lens is bright.”.

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. S. Porter said “I loved the zoom button which operates from left to right as opposed to the traditional back” in their review of this digital camera. Tommy Dooley said two years ago “It has a good zoom though some commentators have complained of its limitations” in his review of this digital camera. Adam Bowyer said on Amazon “Only downside is the zoom so next purchase is the bolt on tele lense” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed it said that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great Focus Stacking” however they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Two years ago Dave said on Bhphotovideo.com “The portraits are unbelievable, super clear and great focus!”.

Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Blue Bear gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “· Really good focus and stabilizer”. Blue Bear also mentioned “· It has some very cool features like night time, low light stabilizer – It takes a number of consecutive pictures” in their review.

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

Three people said in their reviews that the product did not have a good viewfinder. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Viewfinder Too Dim”. Mr. M. Lyndon said “Recommend taking a lot though as I found it difficult to use the view finder once under so it was a bit more of a clcik” however they gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good screen. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 review “Screen Illegible Outdoors”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Not so tough regarding screen” in their review.

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Poor Exposure Control

One person wrote in their reviews that it did not have good exposure controls.


Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a self-timer, as do most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it had gps. P. Norman said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The GPS "tagging" is nice”. Crazy Seahorse wrote on Amazon “The camera also has a GPS function, which also has a confusing aspect” in their review of this digital camera. Blue Bear wrote on Amazon “It has GPS and WI/FI, its waterproof to a greater depth (15 meters)”.

Two people who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Wifi Connectivity Works”. L. Cairns wrote on Amazon “The wifi connectivity is brilliant and I was able to post some underwater snorkelling pics on Facebook quickly”.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features histogram, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an electronic compass. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera do not have an electronic compass.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-4 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new similar spec digital cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other new digital cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-4 does not feature bluetooth.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Audio

Noisy

One owner who reviewed this digital camera said that it was noisy. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Noisy Zoom” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 review.

Features Noise Reduction

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras that came out in the last year also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features voice recording. Most of the other new cameras also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last year.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed this digital camera said that it was noisy. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Noisy Zoom” in their Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Support

Good Support

Five owners concluded that it had good technical guidance. Jpindc mentioned “The camera was easy to understand--the instruction information is clear” in their review of this digital camera. Tommy Dooley said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “If you are new to this type of camera I strongly advise reading the manual first as there is so much here that you only get with a quality camera”. Two years ago Crazy Seahorse scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Like many cameras it has a huge amount of shooting modes built in to help you get the most out of your shots” in their review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.

One customer concluded that it had good customer support. Amazon Customer mentioned “Traveling so i cant claim on the warrentee however their customer support is actually quite good” .

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. Pk wrote “The controls are easy to understand”. Mr. Brian Axford mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Easy to use underwater”. Diver said “Buttons easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus. Paula Stannett mentioned “Very easy to use and great range of settings such as snow portrait etc”. Charlie Newell wrote on Amazon “IT shots amazing hd photos and has adjustable settings to what you want to use it for” in his review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote “The buttons and settings are very easy” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Fairy Godmother rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “What I love about it is 1) It's just the right size and weight - nice to hold (with the wrist strap” in her review of this digital camera.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. P. Norman said on Amazon “The interface; it takes a little time suss it out”. One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to setup.

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Nice Design

Nine owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. P. Norman scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “It's pretty good I think considering the lense doesn't extend”. 1hawaii50 wrote in their review of this digital camera “Being able to shoot pics of the kids under water is pretty amazing! On 8-17, we left for our 5 day cruise”. Robert scored the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 a maximum of 5 stars and he said on Bhphotovideo.com “Pretty easy to operate an a lot of features that will take time to find/access an use”.

One customer who bought this digital camera wrote that it was neat. One owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well designed. Fairy Godmother said “9) It looks nice - and I like the design and casing” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer wrote that it was ergonomic. Last year Fairy Godmother mentioned “7) I like the ergonomics”.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a shock resistant. Most of the other new waterproof cameras also have a shock resistant.

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Good Quality

Twenty-five customers said that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good quality of video”. Matt mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It's well made, robust and a pleasure to use”. Matt also said “The video, which is also very good quality although it eats up the memory quickly” in his review.

Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-4 is waterproof, as are most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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Dustproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is dustproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also are dustproof.

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Robust

Twenty-six people thought it was strong and durable. Two years ago P. Norman mentioned on Amazon “The physical buttons and dials seem sturdy and I haven't found they move or are press-able by mistake, even when taking it out of a case”. Paula Stannett wrote “Looks good and looks tough” . Two years ago Martin Halliday wrote “As this is a tough waterproof camera, this is not acceptable” in his review of this digital camera however he scored it 3 stars out of 5.

Twenty-five people reckoned that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 was good at resisting water ingress. A. Kendall mentioned “The first 1 lasted about a year which comprised of 2x holidays both of which i used underwater and was fine until i returned hom” but they gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5. R. Patel wrote on Amazon “I used it for snorkelling in Koh Samui and I found I could take pictures under water with no issues” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year Mookie wrote “Yes it is waterproof” in their review of this digital camera.

Eighteen customers said that this digital camera was well made. P. Norman rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Solid functional little camera”. Bobby scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It's a solid performer overall”. Smeags mentioned on Johnlewis.com last year “It has a built in red filter so no need to buy one of these again like some of the other underwater camera's need” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner thought this digital camera was reliable. P. Norman mentioned on Amazon “It only allows for combining three images and in my opinion doesn't overlap them enough to get reliable results, which leaves wonky horizons where the alignment failed” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was sealed. Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned last year “This design has two sealed flaps, one for battery/card” but despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 15 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly typical waterproof up to compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eleven customers who purchased it concluded that it had good features. P. Norman wrote two years ago “The timelapse and star trail features are something i'm interested to try out doing both of these with an action camera” in their review of this digital camera. Rani mentioned “Great camera with good features”. S. Porter rated the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Hey, when you stack up the other features this is a great bit of kit”.


Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was April 2017 when this digital camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104160bu000, olympus v104160be000, olympus v104160re000, olympus olympus, olympus c7116
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00050332189850, 00050332189874, 04046628069179, 04046628614959, 04046628710767, 04046628872571, 04545350049133, 04545350049157

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