As well as being compared against other waterproofs and pro digicams, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to 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 Nikon (such as the AW130 and the 1 AW1)

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 5 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 a screen which flips out.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
8 months newer
$279

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$249 - $347

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • 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)

  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-4

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 380 shots
  • Built-in GPS

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$456

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
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the Black Edition and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
1 year older
$366

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$249 - $305

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 380 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
similar age
$275

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots

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 significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs february 2014), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($329.99 vs $812.09) 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$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
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 380 shots
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $329.99

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
7 months older
$649

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

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the G7 X and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
similar age
$812 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (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
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

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

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Much 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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

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

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the TG-4)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 340 shots vs 380 shots

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
1 year older
$390

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the P340 and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $389.99 vs $329.99

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 april 2014), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a much 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 20.7 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$656 - $797 11-2mm lens

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much 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

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)
$598 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

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

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 247 g
  • Inexpensive: $548.00 vs $329.99

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
similar age
$463 - $497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the TG-4)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 1 J5 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
1 year older
$249 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J4 (vs the TG-4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J4 (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the J4 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×60×29 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 192 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 1.1" 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/3.5), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs january 2015) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 32.2x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
similar age
$448

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

  • More zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year older
$340

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the TG-4)

  • More zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and TG-4

  • Built-in GPS
  • 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 - $278

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

  • More zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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 SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
10 months newer
$271 - $329

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

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
  • More zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly 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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year older
$333

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

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • More zoom: 32.2x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much 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