LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-4 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-4 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus TG-4 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately TG-4 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus TG-4 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Olympus TG-4 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Olympus TG-4's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, TG-4 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus TG-4, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus TG-4 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. You can also consider its successor, the Olympus TG-5 which features 4K video recording.
TG-4 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus TG-4 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Olympus TG-4 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our TG-4. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect TG-4 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus TG-4 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 380 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Olympus TG-4 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 is the longest battery life Waterproof camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Panasonic TS6 with its 370 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Olympus TG-4 vs Panasonic TS6 or take a look at Longest battery life Compact cameras list.
Olympus TG-4 Features Compared to Main Competitors