Here we are comparing two Olympus cameras cameras with different body types: Olympus TG-870, which was introduced in January 2016 is a Ultracompact camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor whereas Olympus TG-4, which was introduced in April 2015 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is only 9 months difference between TG-870 and TG-4 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus TG-870 is ranked #3
out of 152 Ultracompact cameras with an overall score of 49 whereas Olympus TG-4 is ranked #3
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 58.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Olympus TG-870 and Olympus TG-4 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus TG-870 and Olympus TG-4 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.