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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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A critically acclaimed and good value for money 16 megapixel 4 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Apr 2015
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 number 282 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
179 Reviews
69
Value for Money
Good
50
Features
Good Features
57
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 57?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, is easy to use and good picture quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has an electronic compass
Very small optical zoom
Very small maximum aperture number

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Stylus Tough TG-4 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
74
Landscape Photography
Very Good
51
Everyday Photography
Average
72
Sports Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4?

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 111.5mm wide and 65.9mm tall. It is 31.2mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 size in context

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and zdnet.be the average expert rating of this camera is 85%. This puts this Olympus digital camera in the top 15% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 175 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 86 out of 100. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

13 customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

13 people wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 was easy to use and three people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

37 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was able to produce good images, three customers who bought it concluded that it was good in low light and three owners who reviewed it said that it had a good picture resolution. two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Five people who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

  • · The optional · Long Exposure Time Laps and Art Filters features are good to have…
    Blue Bear (Amazon) - August 2015
  • · It has some very cool features like night time, low light stabilizer – It takes a number of consecutive pictures…
    Blue Bear (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Great camera with good features…
    Rani (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Hey, when you stack up the other features this is a great bit of kit…
  • The camera has so many brilliant features, especially being able to shoot in raw…

Very Good Brand

Based on 6,180 user and expert reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen.

  • My only slight reservation was that it is difficult to see the screen clearly when you are underwater…
    Mrs L. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • It takes very good pictures underwater and you have various settings depending on what you are taking pictures of and the screen is very clear which makes it easy to change settings…
    Smeags (Johnlewis.com) - September 2016
  • 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…
    Boarder1 (Amazon) - September 2015

Users Report it is Robust

13 customers who bought the product reckoned that it was strong and durable, 12 customers who reviewed it considered that it was well made and 11 customers agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress.

  • It could be a little bit sharper when using under water.
    Aimo (Amazon) - May 2016
  • It feels and looks rugged…
    FLB (Amazon) - July 2015
  • My only slight reservation was that it is difficult to see the screen clearly when you are underwater and have a mask on…
    Mrs L. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Solid functional little camera…
  • It's well made, robust and a pleasure to use…
    Matt (Amazon) - August 2015
  • But, again, if you're traveling and want a solid performer in a budget, this is where you should be!
  • It's a solid performer overall…
  • It takes very good pictures underwater and you have various settings depending on what you are taking pictures of…
    Smeags (Johnlewis.com) - September 2016
  • 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…
    Smeags (Johnlewis.com) - September 2016
  • If you need a tough compact, this is certainly worth considering…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers who bought it considered that it had a good lens, two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus and two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners who reviewed it considered that it was good looking.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Six people said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 was compact.

  • It is quite heavy for its size…
  • The size of the camera enables the approach to an insect more accessible, more bulky cameras cannot easily get in vegetation…
    Mr D (Amazon) - July 2015
  • If you need a tough compact, this is certainly worth considering…
  • Great heavy duty camera, very resistant…
  • No issues so far seems a solid if slightly heavy unit…
  • You'd be hard pushed in isolation to be overcritical of this or any other similar priced compact…
    Helenj (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Cracking little robust compact that hard to find serious fault with…
    Helenj (Amazon) - February 2016
  • It is compact has some excellent functions plus the sturdy robust build…
  • Best underwater compact camera series there is…
    Ed (Amazon) - November 2015
  • 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…
    Boarder1 (Amazon) - September 2015

Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras also have an electronic compass.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-4 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras also are waterproof.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

Across all the digital cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 60m. The Stylus Tough TG-4 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) (15 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-4 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 2,000mm.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This Olympus camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. The closest focusing distance of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2015 when Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-4.


Value for Money

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We found a cheaper price for the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 of £279.95 ($279.95) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $70.04.

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