Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 vs Pentax K-S2

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
Pentax K-S2

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an image stabilizer, however the Pentax K-S2 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

190fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 240fps JPEG frame rate, but the Pentax K-S2 is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (190fps lower).
£100 cheaper
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 costs £100 less than the Pentax K-S2.
Available from 3 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 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3083 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Pentax K-S2 ranks No. 78566.
7 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-S2 is a 20.12MP digital camera. That's 4.12MP higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (20.12MP). 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.

3.62MP more total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-S2 is a 20.42MP digital camera. That's 3.62MP more than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (20.42MP).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Pentax K-S2 is 51,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 44,800 higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (51,200).
87% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Pentax K-S2 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (30s). Read more

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

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-S2 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-S2 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (921,000 pixels).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax K-S2 is 94%, but the average rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 84% (based on 76 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4.12MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Pentax K-S2 is a 20.12MP digital camera (4.12MP 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a total megapixels of 16.8MP, but the Pentax K-S2 is a 20.42MP digital camera (3.62MP more).
7x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, however the Pentax K-S2 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher).
Seven times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Pentax K-S2 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

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

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-S2 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Pentax K-S2 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4's average user rating is 84%, however the Pentax K-S2's is 94% (based on 25 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax K-S2 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-S2 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 190fps lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (50fps).
More expensive by £100
The Pentax K-S2 is £100 more expensive than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Not as many stockists
The Pentax K-S2 is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Pentax K-S2 is 15 months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Less popular
The Pentax K-S2 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 78566 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 3083.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 20.12MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 20.42MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 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
Material
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 18 18 - 135
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Number of Aspheric Elements
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 selective
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 selective
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 51200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

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 Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
0.2 - 3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.2 - 7.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
240fps
BEST
50fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.95x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,3,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.5mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 618g
Height
65.9mm 91mm
Depth
31.2mm 72.5mm
Width
111.5mm 122.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
247g
BEST
678g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LI‑92B D-LI109
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

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
 Self-timer
Housing Material
 Metal
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Metal
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
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