Olympus TG-4 Review

October 5, 2015 | Gavin Stoker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


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, aperture-priority shooting mode, Raw file support and 1080p Full HD movies. The Olympus TG-4 is available in red or black and costs around £349 / $379.

Ease of Use

Olympus’ toughened series of shock proof/freeze proof/water proof digital compacts was memorably launched a few years back by a TV ad in which, after giving it a kick about, a young lad of 4 or 5 shoved a muddied camera under an outside tap to give it a rinse; a simple yet effective pitch that any customer could comprehend. These days, with the rise in market popularity of the ‘action camera’, you’re more likely to see the latest ‘Toughs’ glamorously associated with alpine skiers or scuba divers. The 16 megapixel, Raw file capturing Olympus TG-4 looks the part; it’s more Monaco than Margate, whether in its bright red livery or more subtle black with red detailing we had in to play with. We talk about the styling because that’s how this model is largely being pitched: as a lifestyle accessory as much as a photographic tool. Official dimensions are 65.9x31.2x111.5mm, with the camera weighing 247g including battery and removable SD media card.

Admittedly a large part of the appeal is the Olympus TG-4’s supposed ability to prevent ingress of anything nasty. The specifications here are water proofing to 15 metres without additional casing, freeze proofing to minus 10°C, shock proofing against drops of 2.1 metres in height plus claimed crush proofing, able to withstand 100kg in weight. Additionally there is dust proofing too.

In practical terms both battery/card and output port compartments are protected by double lock doors – said battery being charged in-camera; there’s no standalone mains charger provided, just a USB cable, mains lead and AC adapter that sits in between to hook the battery up to the mains. The lens – here sporting a usefully bright f/2 maximum aperture – with an internal zoom mechanism so that at no point does the lens actually protrude from the body, is also well protected. The featured zoom is, incidentally, the equivalent of 25-100mm on a 35mm film camera, with macro shots up to 1cm from the subject achievable. Built in Wi-Fi and GPS not only allows for wireless image sharing but also for the TG-4 to be controlled via a smartphone if you’ve downloaded the relevant Olympus OI Share app. On paper at least the TG-4 would seem to offer pretty much everything we’d expect it to at this point in time.

With no eye level viewfinder, images are composed via a 3-inch, 460K dot LCD at the rear which is sufficiently clear for a camera of its ilk. This also features a protective panel, perhaps just one of the reasons why touch screen control isn’t offered on this model (though tap control is – more on which later). Max image resolution is 16 effective megapixels from a 16.8MP backlit, standard sized 1/2.3-inch CMOS chip, handheld shooting supported by sensor shift image stabilisation, whilst, surprisingly, Raw shooting is offered alongside JPEG. Less surprisingly there is also Full HD 1080p video, saved in easy-to-access and display Motion JPEG format. Exposure compensation is modest at +/- 2EV, as is light sensitivity, here running from ISO100 to ISO6400, with detail noticeably falling off and smudging at ISO3200 and above.

This being an Olympus camera we also get a smattering of Art Filter digital effects to try out – seven in all, including our favourite of ‘dramatic tone’ alongside pop art, ‘sparkle’ and fish eye settings – which helps to further differentiate this from your run-of-the-mill snapper. One of our only initial gripes upon picking it up and playing with it is the small controls at the camera’s rear. That’s typical for Olympus – even its top-end OM-D seem to squeeze controls in – but more fiddly than normal to use if you’ve wet hands. That’s where the tap control facility comes in handy (forgive the pun!), which is probably at its most effective when working underwater, or if wearing large protective ski gloves gloves.

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Front of the Olympus TG-4

The Olympus TG-4 retails at a manufacturer’s suggested £349 SRP in the UK. While one may initially baulk that it feels a little pricey for what is at its core is a ‘mere’ point and shoot – we did find street prices already shaving sizeable chunks off that at the time of writing. Hoping to broaden its appeal further, there are a host of optional camera specific accessories offered by Olympus for the TG-4. These include underwater housing to enable extended use up to 45 metres, a macro light, hard case with ‘carabiner’ hook plus fisheye or tele-converters to widen or extend the existing lens reach.

From the front, the TG-4 looks seriously contemporary and muscular. It’s all hard edges and is almost industrial in its design. Despite the bog standard image sensor, there is no mistaking that this is a viable alternative than your smartphone or iPad for taking snaps at the beach or on the ski slopes. In other words, and this is important, it actually has a reason to exist independently.

The camera arrives boxed with a very basic manual which tells us how to insert the battery and take care of and clean the camera, plus separate set up CD with the full manual on it – which isn’t much use for those of us with a latest generation iMac, omitting any optical drive. As noted earlier we don’t get a standalone charger either, which is fairly typical with lower priced cameras these days – so, unless you invest in a spare, the camera is tied up when you want to replenish a spent battery. Power lasts for around 300 shots from a full charge.

Examining the front of the Olympus TG-4 – complete with a couple of screw heads to signify industrial levels of strength – reveals that the camera’s reinforced lens is further protected by virtue of it being encircled by a raised metal surround or lens ring; this can be unscrewed and removed to allow for supplementary attachments. Lens aperture runs from f/2 at the wideangle end to f/4.9 at the telephoto end (maximum zoom), with closest focusing distance being a very respectable 1cm.

Olympus Tough TG-4
Rear of the Olympus TG-4

Top right of the lens is recognizably an integral flash and combined AF assist/self timer/LED lamp window, the flash being controlled via a dedicated setting on the standard four-way control pad at the rear of the TG-4. Flash settings wise, we get the standard auto and forced flash/fill-in option, along with a red eye setting and one that activates the fairly blinding LED lamp (in conjunction with a holding down of the shutter release button), for when you need that extra ‘oomph’ in the illumination department – perhaps for shooting a short video clip.

One operational quirk we immediately found with the Olympus TG-4, which is in fairness true of all units that feature an internally stacked zoom mechanism, was that it is all too easy for a fingertip to stray into the corner of your shot without you noticing. It’s quite easy for this to happen as, unusually here, the lens isn’t extending beyond the reach of your grip (or indeed compact, marginally roughened camera grip), as it is with a regular zoom. Yes it’s easy enough to delete the shot – again via the four-way control dial at the rear – but you have to first realize there’s a problem before the subject or the moment has moved on.

The top of the latest Stylus Tough presents another industrial looking collection of controls, with the large, raised shutter release being the most prominent. This doesn’t feature a roughened surface to aid wet fingers, but the smaller on/off power button on a raised slope to its side thankfully does. Mirroring this at the other side of the shutter release button is a ridged and raised zoom lever, which we found a little fiddly to operate even in the dry. A more prominent lever still, encircling the shutter release button perhaps, would have been a more elegant/less awkward solution in our humble opinion.

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The Olympus TG-4 In-hand

Still, squeeze the on/off button and the Olympus TG-4 is powered up ready for action in just over a second, which is as quick as we could hope for, the rear LCD blinking into life and the lens audibly adjusting. Squeeze the shutter release half way and the camera almost instantly locks on a target. Press the shutter release button down fully and image capture is also commendably swift, the screen freezing for barely two seconds – even when shooting JPEG and Raw files simultaneously – as we were doing for our test period. For a point and shoot camera, you couldn’t really hope for a better response – and of course if you are going to be using the TG-4 for action photography or even those fleeting moments, then every second does indeed count.

Staying with the top of the camera for a moment and it’s equally noticeable the built-in GPS/Wi-Fi module sits dead centre of proceedings, whilst slots housing the on-board stereo microphone sit to its left (if viewing the camera from the back).

Moving to the backplate, the function of the controls is again obvious. Here we get a dedicated video record button top right, located where it ergonomically falls under the thumb, activated with a direct press of the thumbnail, with a dime sized shooting mode wheel located sitting just below, ready for a spin. On said dial we get a Program and Aperture Priority mode, but not a dedicated shutter priority or manual option – although there are two available custom settings adjacent for quick and easy access to preferred choices. Seeing as this camera is made for splashing about with, there is also a dedicated underwater setting that even includes a HDR option among its menu choices. Sitting next to this is the microscopic mode, which as we’ve indicated previously allowed us to rest our lens against a subject and still be able to grab a clear shot. It will even pick up the grain in the page of a book, which is pretty amazing.

Next up is scene mode and here there is the usual smattering of pre-optimised choices, selectable from the toolbar that runs down the right side of the LCD screen no matter which shooting mode you are in. Included here are several portrait and landscape options, for both day and night time shooting, along with beach and snow, sunsets and a panoramic option. Also found here is an interesting interval shooting mode, which allows the creation of time-lapse movies and the creation of a live composite image in camera. In all there are 19 pre-loaded scene options to select from. Along with the above we also get a iAuto (intelligent Auto) setting on the dial for when we do just want to point and shoot and let the camera decide what how to best handle the conditions or subject at the time; like any digital camera these days it’s consistently accurate enough for most people to not want to deviate from this setting.

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Top of the Olympus TG-4

The smaller lozenge-shaped buttons on the back plate to the right of the LCD, of which there are three, not counting the four-way control pad with its central OK button, likewise fall under the thumb of the right hand when gripping the camera. From the top these buttons are marked ‘info’, playback and menu, the latter of which also doubles up as the Wi-Fi activation button. Pressing info will not only bring up a nine square compositional grid for practicing of the rule of thirds (complete with live histogram), but also, with a further press, displays and electronic compass, which is cool. A press of ‘menu’ meanwhile brings up two folders worth of brief stills camera settings, along with a separate folder/screen’s worth of video options plus three screen’s worth of set up options, the mots interesting of which is the option to activate ‘tap control’ – whereby, for example, the user the tab through the menu toolbar merely by tapping the right hand side of the camera, which is potentially useful if you’re wearing chunky skiing gloves.

Featuring on the four way control pad near the base of the camera back, for tabbing through menu settings, are further settings for adjusting exposure compensation (here the modest +/- 2EV), selecting flash setting and also self timer/burst shooting options. As well as two or 12 seconds for the self-timer, we also get a custom setting, plus there are sequential ‘High 1’ and ‘High 2’ burst shooting options.

Whilst the right hand side of the camera features a chunky lug for attaching an equally chunky strap, the opposite panel is where we find the camera’s output ports located- mini DMI and USB – again hidden beneath a double locking door to prevent ingress of undesirable elements. The base of the Olympus TG-4 meanwhile affords us a centrally located screw thread for attaching the camera to a tripod, adjacent to which is the door protecting the joint battery and SD card compartment, which again offers a double locking mechanism. Responsive as a point and shoot camera, this also feels trustworthy as a toughened model. We stuck the TG-4 is freezing water with the aid of ice cubes for half an hour with the back screen active, and, on plucking it out again and drying it off, the camera was still functioning as new. Whereas on most claimed waterproof compacts we often find a few tiny beads of water or moisture have penetrated the seals, happily that wasn’t the case here – though we were only using a bucket of water, not the ocean itself.

While reasonably impressed with the Olympus TG-4’s construction and feature set, then, how do the pictures measure up? Is it worth paying a premium for this snapshot camera’s versatility?

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 16 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 6Mb.

Whilst by virtue of the small-ish 1/2.3-inch sensor at its heart, the Olympus TG-4 is a snapshot camera, the pictures delivered impress none-the-less, with the regular natural colour menu option able to be boosted to a more dynamic in appearance vivid colour via the camera’s built-in menu toolbar. Inevitably perhaps there’s some visible curvature to the edges of the frame when shooting at default maximum 25mm equivalent wideangle setting, and some fall-off of detail towards the very edges of the frame if examining closely. But, whilst the regular close up/macro mode is OK for taking pictures of flowers and the ilk, the microscopic mode lets you put the lens so close you’re almost touching the subject and still get areas of the image in focus, which is useful a feature worth having. Detail is sufficient to pick up lines on the skin, so would be perfect for capturing skittish underwater critters hiding in rock crevices. At telephoto end of the zoom images are clear too, with a digital zoom option if you feel you need to get in closer still and don’t want to bother with simply cropping the image later.

In terms of low light shooting, as with pretty much any compact camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor, ideally you do want to stray above ISO800 or ISO1600 at a push. With the Olympus TG-4 detail is noticeably breaking up/softening and colour draining at ISO3200 and above, with ISO6400 only really an option if you’re particularly desperate to achieve any shot at all, whatever the cost.


There are 7 ISO settings available on the Olympus TG-4. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting for both JPEG and RAW.



ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Olympus Tough TG-4 has a 4x optical zoom which starts at 25mm and zooms out to a modest 100mm.



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Although we only used a standard sharpening amount in order to test the JPEG files, we found that, while very sharp on there own, the Olympus TG-4 does benefit from a little boost in an editing suite. However, if there's a lot of noise in the picture, this can have a tendency to exacerbate and reduce the overall quality of viewing.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Chromatic Aberrations

The Olympus TG-4 exhibited some purple fringing effects in high-contrast situations, as shown below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)



The Olympus Tough TG-4 has a Supermacro mode on its command dial which you need to switch to in order to focus down to 1cm. We found that the main issue with this mode is getting enough light between the lens and the subject. If you don't use the Supermacro mode, the closest that the TG-4 will focus to is 10cm, which isn't a useful close focusing result. However, it has to be noted that the camera can focus to 10cm even at full zoom, which is very useful for sending backgrounds out of focus.


Macro (100% Crop)

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With the flash turned off, the Olympus TG-4 doesn't show any obvious signs of vignetting at wide-angle or full zoom. However, it does occur when the flash is on. Certainly at wide-angle, at least. It's less so at full zoom, but on a plain white wall, it's still noticeable.

Off - Wide Angle (25mm)

Fill-in - Wide Angle (25mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Off - Telephoto (100mm)

Fill-in - Telephoto (100mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64


The Olympus TG-4 has a dedicated Night scene mode in the Scenes setting on the command dial. The advantage of using this mode is that the camera is allowed to select a longer shutter speed than when in Program mode. The latter meaning you have to select a higher ISO in order to get a balanced exposure. The camera will also assume you're resting the camera, so will choose a low ISO.


Night (100% Crop)

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Olympus TG-4 camera, which were all taken using the 16 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Olympus TG-4 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Olympus RAW (ORF) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 44 second movie is 138Mb in size.

Product Images

Olympus Tough TG-4

Front of the Olympus TG-4

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Side of the Olympus TG-4

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Rear of the Olympus TG-4

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Rear of the Olympus TG-4 / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Olympus TG-4 / Main Menu

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Top of the Olympus TG-4

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Side of the Olympus TG-4

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Side of the Olympus TG-4


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Front of the Olympus TG-4

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Memory Card Slot

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Battery Compartment


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 task. You’re not going to be considering buying this unless you definately want a camera to throw about a bit and not have it break. Whilst the type of person who would shoot Raw files might not typically be the person who would be buying a camera of this type, it’s a nice little bonus.

That said, with its comparably weeny sensor, the Olympus TG-4 isn’t going to challenge an Olympus OM-D or PEN for picture quality. So its chief appeal remains in the ability to get pictures in conditions that would have lesser compacts weeping digital tears. And in the case of the TG-4, look reassuringly robust whilst doing it. Build quality is right up there with the best of the toughened models we’ve experienced to date. If the ability to actually get a picture of some shape or form over-rides the need for ultra high resolution and ultra high detail, then the latest Olympus TG-4 has got to be a near perfect contender for purchase as the schools break up and the travel season gets underway.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 3.5
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 4
Value for money 3.5

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus TG-4.

Canon PowerShot D30

The Canon PowerShot D30 is an action compact camera that's waterproof to an impressive 25m, as well as being dust, freeze and shock proof. The Canon D30 also offers12 megapixels, a 5x zoom, 1080p HD video, built-in GPS and a 3-inch screen. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot D30 review now...

Nikon Coolpix AW130

The Coolpix AW130 is Nikon's latest all-action compact camera. The 16 megapixel Nikon AW130 features a 5x zoom lens, 3 inch OLED 921K-dot screen, built-in GPS. NFC and wi-fi, 8fps burst shooting and can record full 1080p video. Read our Nikon Coolpix AW130 review to find out if it's the right tough camera for you...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a new freeze, shock, water and dust proof camera. The well-appointed Panasonic FT5 also features built-in GPS, wi-fi and NFC functionality, a compass, altimeter and barometer, 4.6x zoom, 1920x1080 full-HD movie recording and a 16 megapixel sensor. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review to find out if this is the best do-it-all camera for your family....

Pentax Optio WG-3

The Pentax Optio WG-3 is a new shock, freeze, dust, water and crush proof compact camera. The Pentax WG3 offers 16 megapixels, a 3-inch LCD, a 4x zoom lens, Full HD movie recording and built-in LED macro lights. Available for £279.99 / $299.95, read our in-depth Pentax Optio WG-3 review now...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus TG-4 from around the web.

digitalversus.com »

The new TG-4 steps in as the only top-end rugged compact to offer shooting in RAW. It joins Olympus' Tough range as the TG-3's logical successor. No other major changes, as all the specifications remain the same as the TG-3's. So, will the addition of RAW revolutionise the waterproof compact market?
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uk.pcmag.com »

Olympus hasn't done much to tweak the design of its flagship TG series since the introduction of the TG-1 in 2012. Features have been added bit by bit, and the newest Tough TG-4 ($379.99) is essentially the TG-1 with a higher resolution 16-megapixel sensor, a more ambitious 50-foot depth waterproof rating, in-camera Wi-Fi, and—the latest addition—Raw shooting support.
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uwphotographyguide.com »

The Olympus Tough TG-4 compact camera sits in a class by itself. The 16MP camera is waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof and dustproof.... oh, and it even has a dive housing for serious underwater photography. This combination makes the Olympus TG-4 a great camera for those who put their cameras through demanding topside and underwater use but don't want the bulk and expense of larger systems. Highlights include microscope mode, which lets you shoot scary-close to your tiny subject, and RAW image recording for complete post-processing control.
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Image Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    16 Megapixels

  • Filter array

    Primary colour filter (RGB)

  • Full resolution

    16.8 Megapixels

  • Type

    1/2.3'' CMOS


  • Optical zoom

    4x (WIDE)

  • Focal length

    4.5 - 18.0mm

  • Focal length (equiv. 35mm)

    25 - 100mm

  • Structure

    9 lenses / 7 groups

  • Aspherical glass elements


  • Maximum aperture

    2.0 - 4.9

  • Filter diamater


Digital Zoom

  • Enlargement factor

    4x / 16x combined with optical zoom

  • Super Resolution Zoom

    2x / 8x combined with optical zoom


  • Monitor type


  • Monitor size

    7.6cm / 3'' (3:2)

  • Resolution

    460000 dots

  • Brightness adjustment

    +/- 2 levels

  • Frame assistance


  • Protection panel


Focusing System

  • Method

    TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection

  • Modes

    • iESP
    • Face Detection AF
    • Spot
    • AREA
    • AF Tracking
  • Selective Target


  • Standard mode

    0.1m - ∞ (wide) / 0.1m - ∞ (tele)

  • Super Macro Mode

    Closest focusing distance: 1cm

  • Microscope Mode

    Zoom capability while being in Super Macro Mode

  • AF lock


  • AF illuminator


Light Metering

  • Histogram in shooting mode


  • Modes

    • ESP light metering
    • Spot metering

Exposure System

  • Shutter speed

    1/2 - 1/2000s / < 4s (Night scene)

  • Exposure compensation

    +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps

  • Enhancement function

    Mechanical Image Stabiliser (Sensor shift)


    Advanced Face Detection Technology


    Shadow Adjustment Technology

  • Modes

    • i-Auto
    • Programme automatic
    • Aperture priority
    • Custom shooting
    • Underwater
    • Microscope
    • Scene Modes
    • Art Filter
    • Panorama
    • Movie

Scene Modes

  • Number of scene modes


  • Modes

    • Portrait
    • e-Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Interval shooting
    • Live Composite
    • Hand-held Starlight
    • Night Scene
    • Night Scene with portrait
    • Sports
    • Indoor
    • Self-portrait
    • Sunset
    • Fireworks
    • Cuisine
    • Documents
    • Beach and Snow
    • Snow
    • Panorama
    • Backlight HDR
    • Underwater Snapshot
    • Underwater Wide 1
    • Underwater Wide 2
    • Underwater Macro
    • Underwater HDR
    • Microscope
    • Focus Stacking
    • Focus Bracketing
    • Microscope Control

Art Filter

  • Modes

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Dramatic Tone


  • Auto

    AUTO / High AUTO

  • Manual

    ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400

White Balance

  • AUTO WB system


  • Preset values

    • Overcast
    • Sunlight
    • Tungsten
    • Underwater
    • Flourescent 1
  • One-touch white balance

    1 custom settings can be registered

Internal Flash

  • Modes

    • AUTO
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Fill-in
    • Off
  • Working range (wide)

    0.2 - 7.9m (ISO 1600)

  • Working range (tele)

    0.2 - 3.1m (ISO 1600)

  • Flash compensation


External Flash Control

  • Wireless flash control


Sequence Shooting

  • Reduced resolution

    60fps / 100 frames (in 3MP mode)


    15fps / 100 frames (in 3MP mode)

  • Full resolution

    5fps / 100 frames (Full Image Size)

  • Interval shooting


Image Processing

  • Pixel mapping


  • Noise reduction


  • Engine

    TruePic VII

  • Distortion compensation


  • Shading compensation


View Images

  • Modes

    • Single
    • Index
    • Zoom
    • Slide show
    • Event
  • Index

    5 x 4 frames

  • Zoom

    Yes 1.1 - 10x

  • Auto rotation


  • Image protect mode


  • Histogram in playback mode


View Movie

  • Modes

    • Frame by frame
    • Fast forward
    • Reverse playback

Still Image Recording

  • DCF


  • EXIF


  • PIM


  • DPS


  • DPOF


Movie Recording System

  • Recording format

    MOV (H.264) / HS Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)

  • Image Stabilisation Mode

    Multi-motion Movie IS

  • HD Movie quality

    1080P Recording time: 29min.


    720P Recording time: 29min.

  • Movie quality

    VGA Recording time: Up to card capacity


    Note: maximum file size 4GB


    When shooting 1080P/720P movies, use SDHC / SDXC class 6 or higher.

Movie Specialties

  • High-Speed Recording

    QVGA / 240fps 20sec.


    VGA / 120fps Recording time: 20sec.

  • Time lapse

    720p (AVI Motion JPEG®)

  • Magic Filter

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Dramatic Tone

Sound Recording System

  • Voice Playback


  • Sound recording

    Yes , format: PCM

  • Internal microphone


  • Image footage


  • Speaker



  • Removable Media

    SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I class supported)

  • Internal memory


  • Eye-Fi Card compatible


Image Size

  • RAW


  • 16M

    4608 x 3456

  • 8M

    3264 x 2448

  • 3M

    2048 x 1536

  • VGA

    640 x 480

  • Aspect ratio

    4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1


  • Menu languages in camera


Tough Features

  • Shock resistant

    Shock-proof from heights of up to 2.1m *

  • Waterproof

    Waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent to 15m depth **

  • Freezeproof

    Freezeproof down to -10°C ***

  • Crushproof

    Crushproof up to 100kg ****

  • Dustproof



    * Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)


    ** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8


    *** According to Olympus test conditions


    **** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX6

Other Features

  • Tap Control


  • GPS


  • Electronic compass


  • SNS upload


  • Manometer


  • Perfect Shot Preview


  • Panorama function

    In-Camera Panorama

  • Self timer

    Delay: 2 / 12s / Custom

  • Menu guide


  • Date imprint


  • LED Illuminator


  • Level Gauge


Customisation Options

  • My Mode

    2 settings storable

Power Supply

  • Battery

    LI-92B Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Internal Charging



  • HDMI™

    Yes Micro connector (Type D) *

  • Wireless connectivity

    • WiFi
    • Eye-Fi Card compatible
    • FlashAir
  • DC input


  • Combined A/V & USB output


  • USB 2.0 High Speed



    * "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.


  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    111.5 x 65.9 x 31.2mm

  • Weight

    247g (including battery and memory card)


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