As well as being compared against other waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. 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
  • 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
  • Popularity: 1,788 vs 2,100

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$240 - $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)

  • 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

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$467

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

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 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)

  • 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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 380 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
similar age
$144

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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 longer battery life (380 shots vs 280 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs june 2012), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($334.99 vs $748.00) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k 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 $334.99

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months newer
$679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (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
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 380 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
similar age
$832 - $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 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$748 - $749

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
7 months older
$538

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
  • Inexpensive: $538.27 vs $334.99

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4
6 years older
$990

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the TG-4)

  • Supports 24p
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the TG-4)

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

common strengths of the D-LUX 4 and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash

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), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much longer battery life (380 shots vs 210 shots), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps), is older (april 2015 vs january 2017), is thicker (1.2" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (247 g vs 203 g).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$229 - $230

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)

  • 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

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 250 shots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 40x), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen 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)

  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
10 months newer
$277 - $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

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
3 months older
$259 - $349

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the SX710 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
  • 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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), is significantly smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (1.2" vs 4.7") and is slightly lighter (247 g vs 541 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (4x vs 60x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 4x
  • Much 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)

  • Much 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
10 months newer
$215 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly more zoom: 39.1x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 380 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 247 g
  • Inexpensive: $149.99 vs $334.99

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
similar age
$70

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 4x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the TG-4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX410 IS and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 247 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.2"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), has a built-in GPS, is thinner (1.2" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (247 g vs 678 g) and is waterproof.

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 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$325 - $749 (body only)
$390 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the TG-4)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.2"
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and TG-4

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 247 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $334.99

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
3 months older
$484 - $597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.2"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the D5500 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 247 g

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2
similar age
$499 (body only)
$529 - $549 18-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-S2 (vs the TG-4)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the K-S2 (vs the TG-4)

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.2"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (91×123×73 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the K-S2 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (91×123×73 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.2"