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Olympus Announces Stylus Tough TG-4 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

13 April 2015

Olympus has announced its ruggedized Stylus Tough TG-4, adding Raw capture, new scene modes and faster GPS to the compact model. The TG-4 is waterproof to 50 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees, shockproof from 7.0 feet and dustproof.

Its Raw capture mode is the first in a ruggedized digicam, the company said. The 25-100mm zoom is a fast f2.0 at wide angle and f4.9 at telephoto. The TG-4 includes WiFi, GPS and eCompass and adds Microscope and Underwater scene modes.


Highlights of the Tough TG-4 include:

  • 16-Mp 1/2.3.0-inch BSI CMOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Olympus 4x Optical Zoom f2.0-4.9 Lens
  • 25-100mm (35mm Equivalent) zoom range
  • Water, Crush, Shock, Freeze and Dustproof
  • Full HD 1920x1080p Video Recording
  • Built-In WiFi, GPS and eCompass
  • ISO 6400 and 5 fps Shooting at Full Res.
  • Raw Capture with Live Composite
  • Microscope and Underwater modes


The Stylus Tough TG-4s will ship around May 11 in black or red for $379. It's available for preorder now at Adorama and B&H.

For more information see the news release below.

Olympus Stylus Tough Tg-4: The Ultimate Compact Camera for the Limitless Adventurer

High-Speed f2.0 Lens, Rugged Performance, Raw Capture, Variable Macro System, Built-in WiFi and GPS, Full HD Video, Underwater HDR, Live Composite Technology, AF Target Selection

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Olympus expands outdoor shooting and sharing capabilities with the latest member of the Tough family, the Stylus Tough TG-4. The successor to the Stylus Tough TG-3, this camera boasts improved performance for crisp and clear images in even the most extreme conditions, with a high-speed f2.0 lens, Raw capture, advanced macro capabilities, underwater modes including Underwater HDR, night time Live Composite Mode, integrated WiFi and the Olympus Image Share smartphone companion app for instant sharing, next-generation GPS, multifunction e.Compass and AF target selection.

The Tough TG-4 excels in extreme conditions. The camera is waterproof to 50 feet (15 m), crushproof to 220 lbs. (100kgf), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m), freezeproof down to 14 degrees F (-10 degrees C) and dustproof, making it the ultimate outdoor camera for worry-free shooting, from the slopes to underwater to a variety of other harsh environments that most other cameras can't endure.

The high-speed f2.0 lens allows for high-quality images with reduced blur, perfect for capturing fast action or shooting in low-light conditions. The large aperture enables shooting with minimal noise at a lower ISO speed while snorkeling, exploring dimly-lit areas or capturing shots in poor weather conditions. This lens boasts a wide-angle 25mm to a telephoto 100mm, the optimal range for adventure photography and is finished with a durable scratch-resistant lens coating. The camera's DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) technology boasts a high refractive index and powerful aberration compensation capabilities in a single lens. In addition, HR/HD (High Refractive Index & Dispersion) lenses are used to suppress chromatic aberration.

The Variable Macro System includes a Microscope Mode that can capture subjects just one cm away from the end of the lens at a focal length of 100mm. The lens magnifies subjects up to 44.5x with Super Resolution Zoom. To ensure macro shots are as clear as ever, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 uses a Focus Stacking mode to capture eight different shots continuously while shifting the focus from the foreground to the background. Then, focused areas are extracted and merged to produce a single photo with maximum depth of field.

Share images instantly by configuring the camera's built-in WiFi in seconds. Simply scan the QR code displayed on the camera's screen with an iOS or Android smart device. On subsequent WiFi activations, the camera automatically connects to your smartphone or tablet. Using the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app, you can upload images to social networks, display a Live View from the camera and control the Tough TG-4 remotely all from your smart device.

The camera's on-board GPS can be used to display and record landmark information with every shot. This next-generation system pinpoints your location in under 10 seconds via multiple satellite systems and the Olympus Image Track (OI.Track) app includes GPS data when sharing and uploading images and video from your smart device. In addition, the Tough TG-4's multifunction e.Compass provides barometric pressure, altitude and water depth as it displays direction.

For the first time in Olympus' Tough line, the Tough TG-4 boasts Raw shooting for maximum resolution capture as well as AF Target selection. Advanced users can expand the possibilities of creativity by using the included software, Olympus Viewer 3, to fine-tune exposure, contrast, white balance and color balance when editing Raw images. AF Target selection allows for more convenient shooting. Use the arrow pad to set your preferred focus area to enhance focusing accuracy. Simply frame the shot, select the focus point and capture your subject.

Additional new features on the Tough TG-4 include two custom modes (C1 and C2) on the mode dial for instant access to your favorite settings. Capture beautiful night scenes, star trails and cityscapes with the new Live Composite feature. The brightest areas from multiple sequentially shot images are extracted and composited to capture stunning light displays. For underwater adventurers, the new Underwater HDR corrects color tones and changes the exposure while shooting multiple images to create an underwater HDR photo. This feature creates vivid underwater scenes with enhanced light and shadow.

New to the accessories line-up is the Sport Holder CSCH-123 (sold separately), which can be used to secure the Tough TG-4 to a backpack or belt and easily remove it with a single hand. The Sport Holder includes a carabineer and spiral cord to secure the camera and prevent drops and falls. For ultimate underwater protection, the Underwater Case PT-056 (sold separately) is pressure-resistant down to 45m, featuring a black coating on the polycarbonate body to prevent light beam leakage.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 will be available in black and red beginning in May. Estimated Street Price: $379.99, $399.99 (Canada).

For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus Web site:

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