Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

50% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (3).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm longer).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
2s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a JPEG frame rate of 240fps, however the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (210fps lower).
23.1mm shorter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a height of 65.9mm, however the Sony DSC-H300 is an 89mm tall digital camera (23.1mm taller).
Thinner Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 31.2mm deep, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mm deep digital camera (60.5mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 111.5mm wide, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mm wide digital camera (16mm wider).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are moderately better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an average user review score of 85% based on 75 reviews, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 82% (based on 173 reviews).
7 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

31x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (31x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
90% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 854mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (954mm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
£125 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 costs £125.01 less than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2475 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 4404.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a megapixel count of 16MP, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an optical zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 35x optical zoom digital camera (31x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum aperture of 4.9, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Nine times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 854mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Sony DSC-H300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
£125 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300 by £125.01.
Nine months older
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is older than the Sony DSC-H300 by nine months.
Worse selling
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 4404 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 2475.
11 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (3).
2.2mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length of 27.2mm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm shorter).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 2s maximum shutter speed, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Seven times lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 240fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (210fps higher).
A lot taller Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 89mm tall, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 65.9mm tall digital camera (23.1mm shorter).
Significantly thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mm deep digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 31.2mm deep digital camera (60.5mm thinner).
16mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mm wide digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 111.5mm wide digital camera (16mm narrower).
Less retailers
Only 16 stores sells the Sony DSC-H300, whereas 17 stores sell the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average user rating is 82%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4's is 85% (based on 75 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Red
 Red
Maximum Waterproof Depth
15m Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Shock Resistant Case
 Shock resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
4.9 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length
100mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 18 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.2 - 3.1 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range
0.2 - 7.9 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
240fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Self-Timer
2,12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 495g
Height
65.9mm
BEST
89mm
Depth
31.2mm
BEST
91.7mm
Width
111.5mm
BEST
127.5mm
Weight Including Battery
247g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LI‑92B AA
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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