As well as being compared against other waterproofs and pro digicams, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and travel zooms. 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 GoPro (such as the Hero 3+ Black Edition and the HERO3 Black Edition)

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

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
$535

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
$262 - $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

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
$440

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$386

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

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 august 2013), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs compact (98×58×31 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
6 months newer
$399

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"

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$435 - $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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year older
$560

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 380 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S120 and TG-4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" 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 newer (april 2015 vs january 2012), 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 920k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p, 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).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
3 years older
$550

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Larger: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the G1X and TG-4

  • Inexpensive: $549.99 vs $379.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
9 months newer
$2,886 - $3,295

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

  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 3.5" vs 1.2"

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

  • Each has a built-in flash

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), is newer (april 2015 vs september 2013), has a built-in GPS, is thinner (1.2" vs 1.8") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k 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 doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
3 years older
$691 (body only)
$853 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the 5N and TG-4

  • Great battery life: 460 shots vs 380 shots
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very light: 269 g vs 247 g

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$588 (body only)
$479 - $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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$548 (body only)
$582 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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 OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 months newer
$684 (body only)

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the E-M10 II and TG-4

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 247 g
  • Inexpensive: $683.98 vs $379.00
  • 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 much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 250 shots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 35x), 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 have a screen which flips out.

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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
3 months older
$249 - $279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and TG-4

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
similar age
$189

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and TG-4

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
10 months newer
$268 - $349

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the TG-4)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 380 shots

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