As well as being compared against other waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-4 is also often compared to boutiques 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 slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a built-in flash, has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 300 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), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
8 months newer
$400

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

  • None found

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

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$386

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and TG-4

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$290

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-4

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
1 year older
$372

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-3 and TG-4

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$364

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 and TG-4

  • None found

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
9 months newer
$130 - $159

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the TG-4)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 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 slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 235 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs august 2013), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($349.00 vs $1,605.73) 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 much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k 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).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$397 - $448

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

  • Significantly 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)

  • 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: $396.69 vs $349.00

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$449

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much 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 Mark II (vs the TG-4)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $349.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
7 months older
$489

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much 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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year older
$490

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

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

common strengths of the S120 and TG-4

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year older
$1,606

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)

  • 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

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 significantly 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 slightly heavier (247 g vs 203 g) and is slightly more expensive ($349.00 vs $175.59).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$176 - $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)

  • 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

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-4 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs prosumer size (140×79×88 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.5"), is significantly lighter (247 g vs 635 g), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($349.00 vs $2,995.00).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2 vs f/1.7), 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.

Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
9 months newer
$2,995 - $3,295

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

  • 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)
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
7 months older
$565 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the TG-4)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Thicker: 2.2" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and TG-4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 247 g
  • Inexpensive: $565.00 vs $349.00

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/3.6), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
10 months newer
$260 - $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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7
3 years older
$178

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ7 (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ7 (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the DMC-SZ7 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
  • Much 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 ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
3 months older
$150

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the TG-4)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the TG-4)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and TG-4

  • None found