As well as being compared against other waterproofs and pro digicams, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Olympus Tough TG-4's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cybershot DSC-RX100) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-870 and the Stylus Tough TG-3)

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/3.5), 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 much 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.

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$457

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
8 months newer

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
3 months older
$100 - $137

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

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$296

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
similar age
$851

Significant advantages of the TG-860 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-860 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-860 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 CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 240 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs june 2012), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs LensSensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
4 years older
$379

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the P300 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year older
$500

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 4 seconds

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
$368 - $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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
3 years older
$473

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S100 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
4 years older
$450

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the TG-4)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the G12 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 380 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$998 - $1,010

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes

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 320 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs august 2012), is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs mid size (119×82×46 mm)) and has a built-in GPS.

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 15.9 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$444 - $448 (body only)
$525 - $548 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

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
7 months older
$467 (body only)
$805 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

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

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

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"

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
1 year older
$449 - $998 (body only)
$499 - $648 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the E-M10 and TG-4

  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.2"
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $474.95
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
2 years older
$606 (body only)
$699 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the NEX-6 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the TG-4)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×90×76 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-GH1 and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
2 years older
$393 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 toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to boutique competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs prosumer size (140×79×88 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.5"), is significantly lighter (247 g vs 635 g), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($474.95 vs $3,295.00).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2 vs f/1.7), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm) and has a significantly shorter battery life (380 shots vs 450 shots).

Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
9 months newer
$3,295 - $3,495

Significant advantages of the X-U (Typ 113) (vs the TG-4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 450 shots vs 380 shots

Significant disadvantages of the X-U (Typ 113) (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (140×79×88 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.5" vs 1.2"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the X-U (Typ 113) and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (april 2015 vs october 2013), is much smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.2" vs 3").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year older
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the TG-4)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the D3300 and TG-4

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 247 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$500 - $548 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the D5300 and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 247 g

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/3.7), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 300 shots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the TG-4)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and TG-4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S9900 and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS