As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless and super zooms. The Olympus Tough TG-4's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix TS5 and the Lumix DMC-TS6) and GoPro (such as the Hero 3+ Black Edition and the Hero 3+ Silver Edition)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly 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).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

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1 year older
$389

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and TG-4

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Panasonic Lumix TS5

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2 years older
$644

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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8 months newer

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

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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 DMC-TS6

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3 months older
$634

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

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1 year older
$650

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

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

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common strengths of the TG-3 and TG-4

  • None found

Nikon AW130

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similar age
$510

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-4

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compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it is significantly 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 0.9"), is slightly heavier (247 g vs 120 g) and is slightly more expensive ($562.22 vs $125.19).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

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1 year newer
$199

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and TG-4

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Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

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7 years older

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

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

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the SD870 IS and TG-4

  • Great battery life: 270 shots vs 380 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

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1 year older
$125

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 247 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and TG-4

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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)), has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 240 shots), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.5"), is significantly lighter (247 g vs 635 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm).

Leica X-U (Typ 113)

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9 months newer
$3,224 - $3,295

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 450 shots vs 380 shots
  • Supports an external flash

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

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

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1 year older
$649

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $649.00 vs $562.22
  • 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/3.5), has a built-in GPS, has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 210 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs february 2014) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 32.2x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

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1 year older
$250

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the TG-4)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2

common strengths of the HX60V and TG-4

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

Nikon Coolpix A900

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10 months newer
$300 - $397

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

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

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and TG-4

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

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1 year older
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and TG-4

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

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SX260 HS and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • 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 image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a much longer battery life (380 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs august 2012), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon 1 AW1

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1 year older
$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

Nikon 1 J2

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2 years older
$616 (body only)
$460 11-2mm 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 toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.1), is significantly smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.2" vs 4.7").

However, on average it has much less zoom (4x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and has a much shorter battery life (380 shots vs 960 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L340

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similar age
$171

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 380 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the TG-4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the L340 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Great battery life: 960 shots vs 380 shots
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the TG-4)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 4x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and TG-4

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