• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD4000 IS advantages over Olympus TG-4

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    174g vs 247g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-4 advantages over Canon SD4000 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.26 vs 0.62 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.1 fps vs 3.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged and waterproof camera body; RAW image capture; fast f/2.0 maximum aperture; fun shooting modes; fast AF speeds for its class.

  • Heavy noise reduction, even at base ISO; no continuous RAW image capture; underwhelming video performance.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX75

Canon SD4000 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX75
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-4
Panasonic DMC-FX75
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon SD4000 IS
Canon ELPH 500 HS
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Olympus TG-4
Canon ELPH 500 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Canon SD4000 IS
Olympus TG-1
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-4
Olympus TG-1
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Canon SD4000 IS
Olympus TG-3
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-4
Olympus TG-3
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Canon SD4000 IS
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-4
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
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