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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera

£269.99
Compact Camera 16MP 4x May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good picture resolution
Does not have a good battery life
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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Five people who bought the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 thought it did not have a good battery life. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Battery Charging System” and gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. They also said “Short Battery Life” in their review. Three years ago website Newegg.com mentioned “Battery life isn't all that great.” in their review of this digital camera but they still gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and zdnet.be this Olympus digital camera has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

This Olympus camera has an average user rating of 87 out of 100 based on 176 user reviews. 60 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.

Good Brand

We checked 4,467 owner and expert reviews (including 212 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras. 88% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Rani mentioned “Great camera with good features” and scored it 80 out of 100. Two years ago S. Porter wrote “Hey, when you stack up the other features this is a great bit of kit” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The camera has so many brilliant features, especially being able to shoot in raw”.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Two years ago Bobby wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “But, again, if you're traveling and want a solid performer in a budget, this is where you should be!”. Terence Kennedy mentioned “Good price” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Trevors Pictures wrote on expert website Amazon “Excellent value”.

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was expensive. Mr. A. Trevarton said on expert website Amazon “It is more expensive and may have a tough body” however despite that they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100. Crazy Seahorse wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is expensive” . Fairy Godmother mentioned “Then neither is it going to pack up because the zoom lens has got dust sucked into it (which some more expensive compacts have issues with” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Design

Good Quality

Fifteen customers thought it was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good quality of video” in their review of this digital camera. Richard Kelly wrote on expert website Amazon two years ago “It's is essentially an excellent quality point and click camera that is also dust” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Matt said on expert website Amazon “It's well made, robust and a pleasure to use” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Easy to Setup

Fourteen customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Trevors Pictures said two years ago “Small durable and fun to use”. Jpindc mentioned also two years ago “The camera itself is a joy to use and the pictures are everything expected from a camera of this high quality” . Diver wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Buttons easy to use”.

Three people considered that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 was easy to use the menus. In April last year Paula Stannett said “Very easy to use and great range of settings such as snow portrait etc”. Amazon Customer wrote “The buttons and settings are very easy” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Fairy Godmother mentioned “11) There is a very good quick shortcut menu for things like exposure compensation, white balance” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to setup. Website Newegg.com mentioned “This projector looks AWESOME The short throw makes a big difference when setting up compared to standard throw projectors (put it on the coffee table”.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Heidi she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Fantastic camera, beautiful clear shots even in low light”. Jane F. Gilgun wrote “Lens is pretty good in that it picks up some detail The auto focus is a problem some of the time” in her review of this digital camera. Fairy Godmother mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It took beautiful photos”.

Average Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 15 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a pretty average waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Dustproof

The Stylus Tough TG-4 is dustproof, as are most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Robust

Fourteen owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Paula Stannett said “Looks good and looks tough”. Richard Kelly mentioned “Rugged point and click”. Mr. M. Lyndon said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Primary driver were the positive reviews for a robust point and shoot” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Twelve customers considered that this digital camera was well made. P. Norman said “Solid functional little camera”. Bobby wrote “It's a solid performer overall” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 review. Smeags said “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”.

Eleven customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Mookie scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote last year “Yes it is waterproof” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs L. said in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon also last year “My only slight reservation was that it is difficult to see the screen clearly when you are underwater and have a mask on” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Mr. Brian Axford wrote “Easy to use underwater” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was May 2016 when this digital camera was released.


Good Picture Resolution

Thirty-seven people considered that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 was able to produce good images. R. Patel wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon two years ago “The camera itself takes great photos” however they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Richard Kelly mentioned on expert website Amazon in the same month “Some of the modes are quite useful if you are into photography” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Mr. A. Trevarton said “This camera can take good photos if you play with”.

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Lots Of Shooting Options” but even so they rated it 1 stars out of 5. Website Bestbuy.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Great Resolution”. S. Porter gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “What about performance? 16 mega pixels is good”.

Four customers who bought it wrote that it was good in low light. L. Cairns wrote “It's great in low light and the underwater functions are excellent, with good quality pictures as a result”.

Two people who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. Bosky Badger wrote on expert website Amazon “Image quality is typical for a small sensor camera, perfect for web use”. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert website Amazon last year “It is quite heavy for its size and it has a very small sensor” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Does Not Have a Good Screen

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Not so tough regarding screen” however despite that they still scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also mentioned “Screen Illegible Outdoors” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that the product did not have a good viewfinder. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Viewfinder Too Dim”.

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Good Video Capture

Seven owners who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert website Amazon “Very good camera both in video & stills” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Loic Griffon said on expert website Amazon “Good time lapse and movie”. Martin Halliday mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The images for video and photos are superb”.

Good Autofocus

Three customers reckoned that the product had a good lens. Two years ago Bobby gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 “The lens is bright.”. Fairy Godmother said on expert review site Amazon in April last year “Partly due to the fast lens” in her review of this digital camera.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Tommy Dooley mentioned on expert website Amazon “It has a good zoom though some commentators have complained of its limitations”. In the same month Bee scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote on expert website Amazon “The picture quality has been excellent, whether using the zoom to focus on distant objects or going into close up mode for flowers” in her review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good autofocus. Website Bhphotovideo.com said two years ago “Great Focus Stacking” . Dave he wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com also two years ago “The portraits are unbelievable, super clear and great focus!”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Blue Bear mentioned “· Really good focus and stabilizer” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also said “· It has some very cool features like night time, low light stabilizer – It takes a number of consecutive pictures” in their review.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus Tough TG-4 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Seven customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Small Compact”. S. Porter said “Then again we have to remember this is a compact and not designed to get close ups of a bird of prey a quarter of a mile away” in their review of this digital camera. Benwabisabi wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “If you need a tough compact, this is certainly worth considering” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people reckoned that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Mr D gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 review on expert review site Amazon “The size of the camera enables the approach to an insect more accessible, more bulky cameras cannot easily get in vegetation”. Trevors Pictures gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Very nice chunky” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote “Great camera, maybe a wee bit heavy”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-4 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Stylus Tough TG-4 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of recently released cameras is 920,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an electronic compass, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera which do not have an electronic compass.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features histogram, as do most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 4.9 to 5.9.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2, the Stylus Tough TG-4 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 2 and the largest is 3.9.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months also have a USB connectivity.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has an HDMI, as do most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus Tough TG-4 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Stylus Tough TG-4 features noise reduction. Most of the other latest cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features voice recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus Tough TG-4 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus usedbhg301188, olympus v104160re000, olympus v104160bu000, olympus v104160be000, olympus olympus, olympus c7116
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00050332189850, 00050332189874, 04046628069179, 04046628614959, 04046628710767, 04046628872571, 04545350049133, 04545350049157

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