Olympus Tough TG-4
The Olympus TG-series of waterproof cameras remains a popular choice for enthusiasts looking for a rugged compact camera. The TG-4 retains lens specifications of the TG-3 with a bright 25-100mm F2.0-4.9 lens and 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, but improves on its predecessor with the addition of Raw support, AF target selection, advanced macro features, and additional underwater modes. Wi-Fi and GPS are also built-in features, and the camera also captures air pressure, altitude, and water depth.
The TG-4 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, shockproof from 2.1m/7ft, crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf, and freeze proof to -10C/+14F.
A lineup of optional system accessories are available for the TG-4, including waterproof fisheye and teleconverter lenses, an LED ring light, a "sport holder", and float straps.
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–100 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Storage types||SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||247 g (0.54 lb / 8.71 oz)|
|Dimensions||112 x 66 x 31 mm (4.41 x 2.6 x 1.22″)|
The Olympus Tough TG-4 takes what made its predecessor a winner, including its build quality, fast lens (at wide-angle) and performance, and adds support for Raw shooting. By using Raw photographers can squeeze the very best image quality out of the TG-4, which makes it stand out from its JPEG-only competitions. It's not a perfect camera, though, with limited aperture choices in manual mode and unimpressive video quality.
Good for: Photographers who want a compact camera which can dive further and take an incredible beating while still producing solid image quality.
Not so good for: Video fanatics and those who want more control over depth-of-field.
00:44 (21 Sep, 2015)
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