Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

The Stylus Tough TG-4 is Olympus’ new flagship rugged compact, the latest in its acclaimed “Tough” range. It’s waterproof to 15 metres, dustproof, shockproof for 2.1-metre drops, and even crushproof and freezeproof!

The $499 TG-4’s high performance F2.0 zoom lens lets you capture clear pictures in natural light, even at night, while there’s New Live Composite shooting mode for long exposures, Autofocus (AF) point selection and improved telephoto macro capabilities.

Underwater the Stylus Tough TG-4 improves imaging with Underwater High Dynamic Range (UW HDR) shooting, a special multi-shot setting assures that details in the dark shadows and bright highlights of high contrast underwater scenes can be clearly captured when they are usually lost in normal exposures. For editing flexibility, the new RAW picture format enables you to further fine tune your photos using Olympus’ Viewer app, available for both Mac OS and Windows. The camera’s dedicated UW shooting mode has a dedicated setting on the TG-4’s mode selection dial; all camera settings including white balance and colour are automatically optimised for clear UW photography at a touch.

Long exposure
Live Composite combines multiple shots taken over a long exposure with the result that dark night skies remain perfectly dark with the bright star trails and firework bursts optimally exposed. The camera’s AF point is now selectable using the 5-way toggle pad for accurate focusing on off-centre subjects.

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4In close
The Stylus Tough TG-4’s powerful Variable Macro System (VMS) helps you photograph the smallest subjects, with a Microscope Mode using sophisticated image stacking for enhanced depth of field, focus bracketing for pin-point subject isolation, and even manual focusing. Close-up pictures can be taken of a subject just 1cm away from the front of the lens. The TG-4 can even be used as a pocket-sized digital microscope with up to 44.4x magnification in its Microscope Control mode.

The Stylus Tough TG-4 has built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, enabling geo-oriented imaging and social picture sharing with smartphones running Olympus OI.Track and OI-Share apps (iOS and Android). GPS accuracy is extremely precise with dual GLONASS and QZSS compatibility. Outdoor multi-functions include an electronic compass, barometer and altimeter. Camera shooting can also be remotely controlled from a smartphone via WiFi with the OI.Share app.

The high-performance 4x aspherical zoom lens of the Stylus Tough TG-4 provides a versatile 25-100mm lens range with bright F2.0-4.7 maximum apertures. Optional waterproof 0.74x fisheye lens (18.5mm) and 1.7x telephoto lens (170mm) converters can be attached to the front of the camera’s lens via a bayonet mount, expanding your shooting range substantially.

Additional key features –

  • Time Lapse Movie12 for fixed-point observation shooting of flowers opening, the movement of people, and the movement of clouds.
  • High-speed movie13 (with high frame rates) for capturing high speed action; with slow motion playback.
  • Seven types of Art Filters for a variety of creative expressions
  • CMOS Shift Image Stabilisation equipped with algorithms of OM-D and PEN series cameras

Olympus Tough TG-4

Price is $499. For more information: www.olympus.com.au