Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

8 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 number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm longer).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
2s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a slowest 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 motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 240fps, however the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (210fps lower).
Expert reviews are significantly better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an average expert review score of 80% based on 1 review, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are moderately better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an average user review score of 84% based on 76 reviews, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 82% (based on 176 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
90% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 954mm maximum focal length. That's 854mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (954mm).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
£159 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H300 costs £159 less than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2248 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 3083.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a megapixel 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 number Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 4.9 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Nine times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 100mm. That's 854mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, however the Sony DSC-H300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
£159 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H300 by £159.
Fewer sellers
Only 6 retailers sells the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4, but 12 retailers sell the Sony DSC-H300. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 3083 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 2248.
9 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum aperture number of 3. That's 1 larger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (3).
2.2mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.2mm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm shorter).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Shorter slowest 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 motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 30fps JPEG frame rate, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 240fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (210fps higher).
Four months older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 by four months.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4's is 80% (based on 1 review).
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 84% (based on 76 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Red
 Red
Waterproof Up to
15m Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof Up to
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant
 Shock resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
1 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 Number
4.9 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
100mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 18 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) 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 (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
240fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 89mm
Depth
31.2mm 91.7mm
Width
111.5mm 127.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
247g
BEST
590g

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries 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

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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