• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Olympus TG-4 advantages over Canon 80D

  • Less expensive
    $379* vs $1149
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 53 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon 80D advantages over Olympus TG-4

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.8 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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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.

  • Very good image quality; Better RAW high ISO performance than predecessor; Improved buffer depth; Very fast AF; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is excellent; f/8 AF support; 1080/60p video; Headphone jack; Very good battery life.

  • New kit lens isn't very sharp; No 4K video; No clean HDMI out; 29:59 minute video recording limit; Phase detect AF not as sensitive in low-light as expected (Dual Pixel AF is better in low-light).

The Competition

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Olympus TG-4
Olympus TG-3
  • $415
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon 80D
Olympus TG-3
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Sony A77 II

Olympus TG-4
Sony A77 II
  • $415
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon 80D
Sony A77 II
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Olympus TG-4
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $415
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon 80D
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon D7200

Olympus TG-4
Nikon D7200
  • $415
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Olympus TG-5

Olympus TG-4
Olympus TG-5
  • $415
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $439
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon 80D
Olympus TG-5
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $439
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
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