Olympus TG-4 Review

October 5, 2015 | Gavin Stoker |


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