Olympus Tough TG-4 Price in USA

Olympus Tough TG-4 Price in US

The rugged cameras produced by Olympus and part of the TG series have been among our favorites, and the TG-2 and TG-3 have both been given silver medals. The reasonably fast lenses (at wide-angle), decent photo quality (by small camera standards), GPS and compass, and limited manual options are the aspects of these two cameras that have pleased us the most. These cameras are able to withstand a lot of abuse, living up to their ‘Tough’ label in the process.

In spite of the fact that it is visually identical to its predecessor, the TG-4 is a substantial improvement over its predecessor due to the addition of Raw support. Other new features include Olympus’ innovative “Live Composite mode,” a pair of user-definable setting places on the mode dial, and extra underwater shooting modes.

Olympus Tough TG-4 Price in USA

One can’t help but picture an advertising for the Tough TG-4 in which a large truck drives up to a dirty construction site, and out steps a person wearing it fastened onto their belt. This might be a guy or a woman. The TG-4 looks the part, thanks in large part to its exposed screws, firm plastic grip, and robust metal frame, and when you actually hold it in your hand, it gives you the impression that it could easily survive a plunge of seven feet.

In connection with drops, the TG-4 is not only capable of withstanding a drop from 2.1 meters (7 feet), but it is also dustproof, crushproof to 100 kilograms (220 pounds), freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius (+14 degrees Fahrenheit), and waterproof up to 15 meters (50 feet). A pair of sealed doors, one for the USB and HDMI ports and the other for the battery and memory card slots, keep the elements outside of the enclosure where they belong.

The build quality of the camera is far superior to the ergonomics of the camera. The front grip and the back thumb rest are both composed of slick plastic (it would be preferable if it was rubberized), the rear controls are packed closely together, and the zoom lever requires some practice before it can be used comfortably.

On paper, the lens found in the TG-4, which is also included in the Pentax WG-4 and WG-5, is the finest that its category has to offer. Because it has a maximum aperture of F2.0 at the broad end of its zoom range (25mm), this lens is fantastic for low-light and underwater photography. At the telephoto end of the lens, when the aperture is an F4.9, the lens takes on a much more traditional appearance. The impacts of camera shaking may be mitigated with the use of a sensor-shift image stabilization technology, which appeared to be effective throughout our time working with the camera.

The TG-4 is distinguished from other action cameras by its capacity to accept fisheye and telephoto conversion lenses, both of which are impervious to water. A LED Light Guide, which costs forty dollars and may be utilized for close-up photography, is also available (the minimum focus distance on the TG-4 is 1cm). Other noteworthy attachments include an underwater enclosure that protects the camera to depths of up to 45 meters (150 feet), as well as an underwater strobe that can be remotely controlled by the TG-4. Both of these accessories are available for purchase separately.

When composing your images, you’ll utilize a very fine 3″ LCD that has 460k dots and has extremely high visibility in both bright sunshine and gloomy environments because to its anti-reflective coating.

The TG-4 features two menus: one is a function (shortcut) menu that comes out from the right side of the screen, and the other is a more regular menu. Both are responsive and easy to browse, but one thing to keep in mind is that Raw can only be switched on in the shortcut menu.

Olympus Tough TG-4 Specifications

MSRP$379
Body typeCompact
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorTruePic VII
ISOAuto, 100-6400
Boosted ISO (maximum)12800
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW
Focal length (equiv.)25–100 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2–4.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Normal focus range10 cm (3.94″)
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39″)
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.90 m (at ISO 1600)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off, LED
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264, Motion JPEG
Videography notesHigh speed up to 480 fps + interval timer
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage included55MB
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes (waterproof to 15m, shockproof to 2.1m, crushproof to 100kgf, freezeproof to -10C)
DurabilityWaterproof, Shockproof
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLI-92B lithium-ion battery & USB power adapter
Battery Life (CIPA)380
Weight (inc. batteries)247 g (0.54 lb / 8.71 oz)
Dimensions112 x 66 x 31 mm (4.41 x 2.6 x 1.22″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSBuilt-in
GPS noteswith GLONASS, e-compass, landmarks
8.5Expert Score
Good

The Olympus Tough TG-4 adds support for Raw shooting to the features that made its predecessor such a success. These features include the camera’s build quality, quick lens (at wide-angle), and performance. Photographers are able to coax the TG-4 into producing images of the highest possible quality by switching to Raw, which distinguishes it from competitors that only support JPEG. However, it is not a flawless device, since there are few aperture options available in the manual mode, and the video quality is mediocre.

Build quality
9
Ergonomics & handling
7.5
Features
7.5
Image quality
9
Performance
8.5
Connectivity
8
Value
8
Pros
  • Wide aperture f/2 lens.
  • Waterproof up to a depth of fifty feet.
  • A quick autofocus system.
  • 5fps burst capture.
  • Microscope macro mode.
  • Compatible with conversion lenses and other accessories for macro lighting.
  • Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi.
  • Help for shooting in its rawest form.
  • Defendable against the elements, including dust, falls, and crushing.
Cons
  • The quality of the JPG output may be improved.
  • Does not come with an external charger for the battery.
  • The video clip has some shakiness.
  • The music of the video is overpowered by the noisy lens.
  • Short zoom range.

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