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Olympus TG-4

£289.00
Olympus TG-4
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A critically acclaimed and best selling compact camera, with a low price and good features
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Apr 2015
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Olympus TG-4 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Olympus TG-4 number 52 in best selling cameras and number 98 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
177 Reviews
87
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Features
Good Features
81
Age
1 Year Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market. View best selling digital cameras January 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is easy to use and good picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Her you snorkel or surf, ride or ski, bike or hike, or love to shoot outdoors, the tg-4 is up to the challenge. it's waterproof to depths of 50ft/15m, and its rugged inner and outer chassis construction protects the lens assembly from force (crushproof to 220lbf/100kgf) and impact (shockproof to 7ft/2.1m). plus, the tg-4 is freezeproof to 14f/-10c and dustproof, so there's never a reason to leave it at h
captures lifelike images with an unmatched combination of features.<br>for the first time in a rugged compact camera, you can shoot in RAW for the highest possible resolution and maximum creative control. with olympus advanced 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and the truepic VII image processor, you will capture the smallest details and the brightest colors of every exciting mom
Ys be ready to shoot. tg-4's high-speed f2.0 wide-angle lens captures light fast, and the lightning-quick FAST AF technology keeps the focus sharp. nail blur-free shots as quick as the action happens, and shoot crisp, detailed images with minimal noise in low light. plus, the aperture priority mode expands your focus range and shooting control for amazing resu
Lose. in the water. under the stars. advanced shooting modes are readily at your fingertips via the mode dial. powerful macro modes shoot close, like the microscope control mode that provides 44.5x magnification from 1 centimeter away. underwater modes shoot crystal clear, including the underwater HDR mode that uses composite technology to enhance light and shadow. nighttime live composite mode automatically combines multiple images into a single photograph for stunning night scenes and star tra
is equipped with multiple options for capturing epic snowboard runs and mountain bike races, including full HD 1080p video, high-speed movie (for slow-motion playback), interval shooting with customized start time, shot count, and interval settings, and time lapse movie, which automatically combines your interval shots into a short f
your adventure and find your way back! next-gen GPS with landmark recognition pinpoints your location in under 10 seconds, while the e.compass tracks barometric pressure, altitude, and water depth as it points the way home. with built-in wi-fi and the oi.share app, compose your image, control camera settings, and shoot remotely from your smart device, then wirelessly upload and share your shots. plus, use the oi.track app to transfer GPS logs and shooting data to your smartph
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Olympus digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 36 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 39 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 36 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Olympus TG-4?

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

Olympus TG-4 front dimensions
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Olympus TG-4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including dkamera.de and zdnet.be have rated this Olympus camera on average 85 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this camera is one of the better cameras.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 86 out of 100 on average. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

13 people agreed that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

13 people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

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

Best Seller

The TG-4 is one the top selling camera currently available for purchase.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Five people who reviewed it considered 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

We checked 6,556 expert and user reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners wrote in their reviews that 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

Customers Report That it is Robust

13 owners who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable, 12 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was well made and 11 customers wrote in their reviews that the product 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…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people who reviewed the Olympus TG-4 thought it had a good lens, two customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus and two people who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom.

Users Report Nice Design

Three people who reviewed the Olympus TG-4 reckoned that it was good looking.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Two people who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Six people who bought it concluded 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

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £289.00 it is in the cheapest 41% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus 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 $389.00 (£540.52).

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since May 2016.

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus TG-4 of 16MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 40% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus TG-4 of only 4x is in the smallest 10% of all 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus TG-4's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 49% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus TG-4 of 2 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 38% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus TG-4 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus TG-4's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is in the shortest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus TG-4 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus TG-4 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus TG-4 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus TG-4 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus TG-4 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Olympus TG-4 has a shock resistant, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a shock resistant.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus TG-4 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus TG-4 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 84% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus TG-4 has a self-timer. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Olympus TG-4's internal memory of 55MB is bigger than 67% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average internal memory of all cameras is 50MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus TG-4 of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus TG-4 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus TG-4 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus TG-4 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus TG-4's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 58% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Olympus TG-4 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Has an Electronic Compass

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

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the Olympus TG-4 of 15m is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 80% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have waterproof (up to) of between 3m and 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m.

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Waterproof

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus usedbhg301188, olympus v104160bu000, olympus v104160re000, olympus v104160be000

Barcodes:

00050332189850, 00050332189874, 04046628069179, 04046628614959, 04046628710767, 04046628872571, 04545350049133, 04545350049157

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