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Olympus Tough TG-4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 760 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-4. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The durability and performance also get good views, but views about the memory and exposure are mixed. Some have doubts about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Tough TG-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas the design and price get critical views.

durability, usability, portability, performance, image quality

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Tough TG-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and durability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the portability.

usability, durability, performance, screen, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus Tough TG-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-4 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Review

 

We review the latest Olympus Tough camera, the TG-4, the waterproof shockproof camera with raw shooting and advanced macro modes.

Aug, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-4

 

Olympus didn't add much to the Tough TG-4 camera aside from Raw shooting support, but it's as fine a rugged compact as its predecessor.

Wide aperture f/2 lens. Waterproof to 50 feet. Protected against freezing, dust, drops, and crushing. Speedy autofocus. Microscope macro mode. 5fps burst capture. Raw shooting support. Works with conversion lenses and macro light accessories. Built-in...

JPG output could be better. Short zoom range. Noisy lens overwhelms video soundtrack. Some shakiness to video footage. Doesn't include external battery charger.

Conclusions The Olympus Tough TG-4 isn't without issue, but it's still the best waterproof point-and-shoot that we've tested. Its wide aperture lens means that it won't have to use high ISO settings as often as competing models, and its close focus...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review

 

While most of the rugged cameras we covered in last year's roundup have received minor upgrades, the Olympus Tough TG-4 brings something big to the table: Raw support. Does adding Raw put the TG-4 at the top of its class? Read more

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus adds raw to rugged Tough TG-4, tunes up 10.7x f2.8 Stylus 1s

 

Though it doesn't change much from the TG-3, the TG-4 should remain the rugged camera choice for enthusiasts, while the Stylus 1s brings a couple design tweaks and feature updates.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Tough TG-4

 

The Olympus Stylus TG-4 is a fantastic camera for the adventurous types, as well as any household with a pool or children. Its image quality is not what you would find on standard digicams in this price range, buts its other features are what make it...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Outstanding macro shooting mode with LED light ; Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof, Crushproof and Freezeproof...

Low ISO images were blotchy, not as sharp as we hoped ; Some noise in all images / which is typical with most smaller 16-megapixel image sensors ; Screen can be hard to see underwater ; Weak built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus TG-4 is a fantastic camera for the adventurous types, as well as any household with a pool or children. Its image quality is not what you would find on standard digicams in this price range, buts its other features are what make it...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

 

Olympus Tough TG-4 adventure camera : Olympus introduces the Stylus Tough TG-4 digital camera. It's not only extreme sports fans who appreciate rugged cameras and the new Olympus Tough TG-4 flagship will resonate with anyone who spends a lot of time...

For people who do want to edit their images on a Personal computer, the Olympus Tough TG4 offers RAW file support. They will appreciate the realism, intense colours and low noise of images taken in low light with low ISO settings and fast shutter...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Olympus adds raw to rugged Tough TG-4, tunes up 10.7x f2.8 Stylus 1s

 

Instead of doing full-on overhauls of its Stylus compact cameras, Olympus has been concentrating on subtle improvements. That was the case with the Stylus SH-2 earlier this year and now the Tough TG-4 and Stylus 1s.

The good news is all of these features will be bundled up in a firmware update for the Stylus 1, adding some new life to the original model, which is great because the Stylus 1s will set you back $700 (around £480 or AU$900) when it arrives in mid-April.

Apr, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Olympus TG-4 Review

 

The Olympus TG-4 is part of the Tough range of cameras which offer full protection against water, sand, cold and accidental dropping. Other desirable features include GPS and wifi built-in, a bright f/2 25-100mm lens, 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor,...

Although the basic specs are similar to a point and shoot compact and the camera can be used as such in everyday life, in terms of whether it represents value for money the Olympus TG-4 is probably best when viewed as a specific tool for a specific...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus TG-4 Review

 

The Olympus Tough TG-4 adds RAW image capture and multiple fun shooting modes, helping it leap to the front of the pack of rugged compact cameras. Imaging performance is solid for its class, but where this camera separates itself is through its...

Rugged and waterproof camera body; RAW image capture; fast f/2.0 maximum aperture; fun shooting modes; fast AF speeds for its class

Heavy noise reduction, even at base ISO; no continuous RAW image capture; underwhelming video performance

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Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Brent Rose (thewirecutter.com)

The Best All-Around Waterproof Camera

 

After more than 180 hours of research and testing, we found the Olympus Tough TG-4 is the best waterproof camera for most people.

If you want a camera that you can take on a scenic mountain-bike ride, a white-water rafting trip, snorkeling in the Bahamas, or trekking through the snow, you want the $380 Olympus Tough TG-4 . Not only does it take some of the best photos of any...

May, 2017

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