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Advantages of the GoPro Black Edition

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Shoots very high resolution 4K (4096x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
5 mm vs 25 mm
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5x better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Much smaller
60×42×30 mm vs 112×66×31 mm
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3x smaller
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Weight
Much lighter
74 g vs 247 g
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3.3x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-4

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the TG-4's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.99 vs $459.58
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Olympus TG-4.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Good movie support Help
Black Edition4K @ 12fps
TG-41080p @ 30fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
Black EditionNone
TG-4
  1. Sensor shift

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
Black Editionf/2.8
TG-4f/2
Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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Olympus Tough TG-4 GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

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GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
Hero 3+ Black Edition
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Olympus Tough TG-4
Tough TG-4
Olympus

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