As well as being compared against other waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus Tough TG-4's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-870 and the Stylus Tough TG-3) and Nikon (such as the AW130 and the Coolpix W100)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a built-in flash, has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 320 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs march 2014) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), is slightly larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
8 months newer
$280

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Built-in GPS

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$413

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the TG-4)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much better wide angle: 5 mm vs 25 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in flash
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the Black Edition and TG-4

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$272 - $347

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the TG-4)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-4

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 380 shots

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the TS5 and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 380 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
1 year older
$372

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the TG-4)

  • Shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the TG-3 and TG-4

  • Very wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
3 months older
$449

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 380 shots
  • Built-in GPS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 240 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs may 2014), is thinner (1.2" vs 1.5") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$380 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 380 shots

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
6 months newer
$396 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
7 months older
$585

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the TG-4)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 1.6" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the G7 X and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$429 - $430

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$698

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.6" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year older
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 1.5" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 380 shots

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.9), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much longer battery life (380 shots vs 210 shots), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps), is older (april 2015 vs january 2017), is slightly heavier (247 g vs 203 g) and is slightly more expensive ($379.99 vs $229.00).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$229

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the TG-4)

  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 290 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs january 2014), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$437 (body only)
$370 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A5000 and TG-4

  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 380 shots
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 247 g

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$578 (body only)
$797 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the AW1 and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Waterproof

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 Mark II and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a built-in GPS, has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 250 shots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 40x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
10 months newer
$267 - $350

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
10 months newer
$299 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly more zoom: 35x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
3 months older
$259

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the SX710 HS and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 30 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital).

However, on average it is older (april 2015 vs august 2016).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and TG-4

  • None found