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Olympus TG-4 Tough Ultra-rugged Camera Review

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Olympus TG-4 Tough is the new compact camera that’s not only weather-sealed, but able to take freezing sub-zero temperatures to -10C, crushproof to 100kgf, and waterproof to 15m. In short, it’s well capable of following you on a dive trip, a trip to the Antarctic, or even a trek in the Sahara.

Perhaps as a result of this, the body is more ruggedly designed than the rest, and even the zoom levers have been built to accommodate use by gloved fingers. In practice, this translated to just a touch more damping on the controls as compared to the others.

The camera features GPS capabilities that are faster than the previous version, being able to acquire a signal in less than 10 seconds, which makes geotagging pictures less of a hassle. Complementary to this is the integrated e.Compass that gives you readings like direction, longitude, latitude, altitude and barometric pressure at a press of a button.

All that means is that you could potentially use the camera to navigate your way home, which can definitely come in handy when you’re overseas.

Olympus TG-4

Olympus TG-4

Tap control is another handy feature, as it allows you to call up different functions like image playback just by tapping the sides of the camera, which helps when you can’t easily reach the buttons. Like when you’re managing your buoyancy under water, for instance. so it’s certainly great for the rugged traveler, but add to that a highly impressive Super Macro function (that gets you up to just 1 cm for extreme close-up shots), a high-speed movie function with capture rates of 120fps or 240fps, and a super resolution zoom feature (that boosts the optical zoom to twice the range with minimal image quality loss), and you have a great camera for capturing stills and video overall.

Pros
– Ultra-rugged design for every condition.
– Focus is fast and accurate.

Cons
– Image quality isn’t great in low-light condition.
– Video quality isn’t great

Highlight

  • 4X wide-angle optical zoom with fast f2.0 high speed lens
  • Waterproof to depths of 50 feet, Freeze proof to 14 degrees F, Shockproof to 7 feet, Crushproof to 220 lb.
  • RAW capture, Live Composite, Underwater modes with Underwater HDR
  • Wi-Fi / GPS / e. Compass
  • 1080P HD video

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