Olympus Tough TG-4 Review

Overall Score

60

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 112 x 66 x 31 mm, 247g.
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  • Replaced: Tough TG-3
  • Replaced by: Tough TG-5

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Olympus Tough TG-4 Overview


First introduced in April, 2015, Olympus Tough TG-4 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus TG-3 with Tough TG-4. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus TG-4 with Olympus TG-3

Olympus replaced Tough TG-4 with Olympus TG-5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus TG-4 with Olympus TG-5


Olympus TG-4 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Olympus Tough TG-4

Sensor resolution of Olympus TG-4 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Olympus TG-4 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus TG-4 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus Tough TG-6 Olympus TG-6 2019 12MP 100 - 12800 253g 113 x 66 x 32mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 2017 12MP 100 - 12800 250g 113 x 66 x 32mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 2015 16MP 100 - 6400 247g 112 x 66 x 31mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 2014 16MP 100 - 6400 247g 112 x 66 x 31mm
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Olympus TG-2 iHS 2013 12MP 100 - 6400 230g 111 x 67 x 29mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus TG-4


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus Tough TG-4 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Timelapse Recording
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Stacking
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
RAW Support
380 shots Long Battery Life
2.0 Lens at Wide
Environmental Sealing
25 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Type Scores

Olympus Tough TG-4 has an Overall Score of 60/100 and ranked #67 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #306 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Olympus TG-4 Scores
Imaging score
36
Features score
64
Value for money score
75
Portability score
94
Overall score
60
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Olympus TG-4


Olympus Tough TG-4 weighs 247g and has external dimensions of 112 x 66 x 31mm (4.41 x 2.6 x 1.22"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Olympus TG-4 is 51 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-4
247g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Olympus TG-4
31mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus Tough TG-4 with the dimensions:

Olympus Tough TG-4

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Tough TG-4 Dimensions Tough TG-4
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 247 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 250 g 247 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 Olympus TG-870 221 g 247 g 113 x 64 x 28 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 247 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-860 224 g 247 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Panasonic TS6 214 g 247 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 247 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Canon PowerShot D30 Canon D30 218 g 247 g 109 x 68 x 28 mm 112 x 66 x 31 mm

Specifications of Olympus Tough TG-4


General
Brand Olympus
Model Tough TG-4
Announced April, 2015
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.90
Flash Modes Auto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off, LED
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-92B
Physical
Weight 247 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 66 x 31 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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