As well as being compared against other waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus Tough TG-4's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-3 and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX100 and the Lumix TS5)

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 significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 300 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 5 mm), is slightly larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs super compact (104×58×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
1 year older
$372

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-3 and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
8 months newer
$967

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$606

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 and TG-4

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$462

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and TG-4

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
3 months older
$120 - $148

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS
1 year older
$343

Significant advantages of the TG-850 iHS (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-850 iHS (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-850 iHS and TG-4

  • None found

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), is newer (april 2015 vs june 2012), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year older
$550

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the G16 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 380 shots

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$424 - $448

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 380 shots
  • Inexpensive: $423.89 vs $389.00

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), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (380 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs compact (93×59×26 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is thicker (1.2" vs 1"), is slightly heavier (247 g vs 203 g) and is slightly more expensive ($389.00 vs $149.00).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$149 - $150

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

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
7 years older

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the TG-4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SD870 IS and TG-4

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs september 2014), is thinner (1.2" vs 2.2"), is slightly lighter (247 g vs 393 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2 vs f/1.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
7 months older
$579 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 247 g
  • Inexpensive: $578.66 vs $389.00

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 250 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs february 2014), has a built-in GPS and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
7 months older
$594 (body only)
$730 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL7 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL7 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the E-PL7 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 309 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
similar age
$385 - $429 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the M3 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$472 (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

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8
1 year newer
$449 (body only)
$549 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL8 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL8 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the PEN E-PL8 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 357 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$400 - $448 (body only)
$470 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A6000 and TG-4

  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 380 shots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 247 g

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
2 years older
$397 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the J2 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

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 210 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs february 2011) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 40x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
10 months newer
$274

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

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
4 years older
$249

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SX230 HS and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • 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), is slightly more expensive ($389.00 vs $119.00) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$119 - $157

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

  • None found

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

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

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×67×38 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"