Olympus Tough TG-4

Announced Apr 13, 2015 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 100 mm (4×)
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Announced Apr 13, 2015

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.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-6400
Focal length (equiv.) 25–100 mm
Max aperture F2
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
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)
GPS Built-in

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Our review

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.

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