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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

£289.00
A critically acclaimed and 2 year old compact camera, great for sports photography
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Apr 2015
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 number 223 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 85% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, is easy to use and good picture quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small optical zoom
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Stylus Tough TG-4 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 94 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 108 in portrait photography cameras, but good for landscape photography, ranking number 90 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4?

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 111.5mm wide and 65.9mm tall. It is 31.2mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 size in context

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and zdnet.be. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Olympus camera is in the top 14%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, Stylus Tough TG-4 owners rated this camera 86 out of 100. 59 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

13 customers who purchased the product wrote that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

37 customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images, three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light and three owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. two customers agreed that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Five people reckoned that it had good features.

  • · The optional · Long Exposure Time Laps and Art Filters features are good to have…
    Blue Bear (Amazon) - August 2015
  • · It has some very cool features like night time, low light stabilizer – It takes a number of consecutive pictures…
    Blue Bear (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Great camera with good features…
    Rani (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Hey, when you stack up the other features this is a great bit of kit…
  • The camera has so many brilliant features, especially being able to shoot in raw…

Olympus Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 6,224 expert and user reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people thought it had a good screen.

  • My only slight reservation was that it is difficult to see the screen clearly when you are underwater…
    Mrs L. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • It takes very good pictures underwater and you have various settings depending on what you are taking pictures of and the screen is very clear which makes it easy to change settings…
    Smeags (Johnlewis.com) - September 2016
  • You should also be aware that the viewing screen sits proud of the camera body so you will need a screen cover to prevent scratches…
    Boarder1 (Amazon) - September 2015

Users Report it is Robust

13 people said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 was strong and durable, 12 people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well made and 11 people who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress.

  • It could be a little bit sharper when using under water.
    Aimo (Amazon) - May 2016
  • It feels and looks rugged…
    FLB (Amazon) - July 2015
  • My only slight reservation was that it is difficult to see the screen clearly when you are underwater and have a mask on…
    Mrs L. (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Solid functional little camera…
  • It's well made, robust and a pleasure to use…
    Matt (Amazon) - August 2015
  • But, again, if you're traveling and want a solid performer in a budget, this is where you should be!
  • It's a solid performer overall…
  • It takes very good pictures underwater and you have various settings depending on what you are taking pictures of…
    Smeags (Johnlewis.com) - September 2016
  • It has a built in red filter so no need to buy one of these again like some of the other underwater camera's need…
    Smeags (Johnlewis.com) - September 2016
  • If you need a tough compact, this is certainly worth considering…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens, two customers who purchased it thought it had a good autofocus and two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three customers considered that the product was good looking.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Two owners who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Six customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 reckoned that it was compact.

  • It is quite heavy for its size…
  • The size of the camera enables the approach to an insect more accessible, more bulky cameras cannot easily get in vegetation…
    Mr D (Amazon) - July 2015
  • If you need a tough compact, this is certainly worth considering…
  • Great heavy duty camera, very resistant…
  • No issues so far seems a solid if slightly heavy unit…
  • You'd be hard pushed in isolation to be overcritical of this or any other similar priced compact…
    Helenj (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Cracking little robust compact that hard to find serious fault with…
    Helenj (Amazon) - February 2016
  • It is compact has some excellent functions plus the sturdy robust build…
  • Best underwater compact camera series there is…
    Ed (Amazon) - November 2015
  • You should also be aware that the viewing screen sits proud of the camera body so you will need a screen cover to prevent scratches…
    Boarder1 (Amazon) - September 2015

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £289.00 it is cheaper than 53% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 and the United Kingdom price of £289.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $377.41 (£490.44).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 of 16MP is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-4's optical zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 of 2 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Stylus Tough TG-4's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is quite short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-4 is dustproof. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a shock resistant, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has an electronic compass, unlike 98% of digital cameras which do not have an electronic compass.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is waterproof, unlike 92% of cameras which are not waterproof.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Stylus Tough TG-4's maximum aperture number of only 4.9 is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Stylus Tough TG-4 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that 96% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4's closest focusing distance of only 0.01m is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Stylus Tough TG-4 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Stylus Tough TG-4 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of digital cameras range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m. The waterproof up to of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 of 15m is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only Four Aspherical Lenses

Most of the other cameras only have one aspherical lens, however the Stylus Tough TG-4 has four aspherical lenses.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-4 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus Tough TG-4 in April 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olycamdsctg4rd
Barcodes 00050332189850, 00050332189874, 04046628069179, 04046628614959, 04046628710767, 04046628872571, 04545350049133, 04545350049157

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