As well as being compared against other waterproofs and pro digicams, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to travel zooms and mirrorless. 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 Coolpix A900)

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Built-in GPS

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
  • Very large 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
$476

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
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 380 shots

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
similar age
$250

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"

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

  • Very large 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 significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 265 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs september 2014), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($329.99 vs $679.00) 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 1,228k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months newer
$679 - $717

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 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

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
7 months older
$500

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: $500.00 vs $329.99

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year older
$700

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

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

common strengths of the G16 and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 380 shots

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
6 months newer
$426 - $430

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $425.69 vs $329.99

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 slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), 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 record movies in 24p.

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
10 months newer
$353 - $397

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly 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
  • 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

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

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
similar age
$209 - $215

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year older
$238 - $292

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and TG-4

  • 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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs september 2013), 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 slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$597 - $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
  • 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

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F
9 months newer
$945 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,299 17mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN-F (vs the TG-4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PEN-F (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 427 g vs 247 g

common strengths of the PEN-F and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (125×72×37 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"