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Olympus Tg-4 16 Mp Waterproof Digital Camera With 3-Inch Lcd (Black)

olympus tg 4 16 mp waterproof digital camera with 3 inch lcd black

Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • 4X wide-angle optical zoom with fast f2.0 high speed lens
  • Waterproof to depths of 50 feet, Freeze proof to 14 degrees F, Shockproof to 7 feet, Crushproof to 220 lb.
  • RAW capture, Live Composite, Underwater modes with Underwater HDR
  • Wi-Fi / GPS / e. Compass
  • 1080P HD video

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Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 4.3
ListPrice : US $499.99
Price : US $499.99
Review Count : 652

olympus tg 4 16 mp waterproof digital camera with 3 inch lcd black
olympus tg 4 16 mp waterproof digital camera with 3 inch lcd black
olympus tg 4 16 mp waterproof digital camera with 3 inch lcd black

Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

  • I am not an experienced photographer whatsoever, but I have recently become interested in at least understanding the basic concepts and the art of photography. I have done a lot of research and have a decent understanding of camera controls and how changing certain settings controls exposure or focus. I bought this camera as a (relatively) inexpensive way to get started with basic photography, but also as a way to get some beach/underwater shots, as those places are a common vacation spots. This is one of the best waterproof cameras out there and it makes for a decent point and shoot as well. I did a lot of research on underwater cameras and this was clearly the best option available.First use was at a concert that I played in. Gave it to a (non-photographer) friend who took pictures during the show. I think I could have gotten a couple better pics if I had control of the settings during set. It took OK pics. Nothing all that great, but nothing worse than you\'d find in most point and shoot cameras. It\'s very difficult to capture good concert photos without a nice DSLR where you can go manual and have full control over the shot, as the lighting usually fools the camera. In solid lighting, the TG-4 takes pretty good pictures.Took it to the beach over the weekend and it held up well. It rained the whole time, but I still got some decent pictures on the beach. So it survived the rain as well as the pool and ocean. The lens did fog up when it started raining (due to the cold rain mixed with the humid air) but it did clear up after about 15 minutes. That is to be expected with these cameras and is a common issue. The ocean here on the east coast is brown so no underwater ocean pics, but I got some really nice shots in the pool. Clear pics and good colors. No internal leakage or any issues with the toughness. I was very careful to lock the doors on the camera securely beforehand and follow the procedures to rinse the camera and open it in the correct way after it dried. If you\'re using it in or around the water a lot, I\'d recommend getting a floating strap (I got the Nordic Flash strap, it does the job well) as it will save it in case you happen to drop it. I shot mostly in aperture priority mode and got some good shots. I manually adjusted the exposure compensation and ISO setting as it was various degrees of cloudy throughout the day. FYI, shutter speed is automatically set. You can fiddle with the other important settings (ISO, Fstop, exposure compensation, etc) to change it, but you cannot manually control the setting. It\'s got a pretty fast shutter speed (up to 1/2000) in decent light and with the right settings, however.I got some really cool shots at night with the live composite mode; I would definitely recommend trying that one out on a tripod. Get creative.I\'m going to Hawaii later this year and am looking forward to seeing what this camera can do in the crystal clear waters there. So far, this has been an investment/product that has been definitely worth the purchase.
  • Here\'s my experience.I bought this camera before I went on vacation to a tropical location. I didn\'t want to haul the DLSR and underwater housing around, I just wanted to keep things simple and portable. For this purpose, I\'m quite happy. Really happy actually.Good:The macro mode (microscope) is spectacularly good. And I have a good lens/flash setup for my DLSR, which probably cost 5X more than this entire camera, and I\'m extremely impressed by what this thing is capable of. The only negative is an extremely short working distance but I didn\'t find that too restrictive for my application (vacation photos). I ended up with more than a few macro shots that just blew me away, including some I took underwater! Impressive.RAW image quality is reasonable overall and provides good headroom for post processing.Underwater photos are pretty darn good right out of the camera!Photos taken in a lot of light are pretty darn good right out of the camera.Camera takes a pretty good beating to no ill effect.Bad:Chromatic aberration at the edges of wide angle photos is quite bad. It\'s probably largely correctable with post processing, but I haven\'t bothered as most photos are more than \"good enough\".You have to be judicious with the use of GPS. If the signal is poor, like when you are underwater a lot while skin diving, it will suck down the battery life like crazy. I found it best to turn it off when I knew the signal would be weak. After I did that, battery life was quite good.The display illumination is linearly polarized! I found this extremely annoying since I wear polarized sun glasses. What this means is that in portrait orientation the display will appear to be blank. More than a few times I thought the camera was off and ended up messing with the \"on\" button trying to resolve the problem. Come on Olympus, put a 1/4 wave plate in front of the display!Low light performance isn\'t great.Controls, like zoom, are a little wonky. Not terrible though.Recorded video isn\'t great, they contain a fair amount of digital artifacts. But, again, not terrible.I was disappointed with the built in panorama mode. It did a fairly good job of stitching but the resulting image was massively sub-sampled and the source photos are erased. At least preserve the original source images so I can stitch them later! I should\'ve paid more attention to this, I missed out on some potentially spectacular high resolution panoramas.Conclusion:I\'m really happy with this thing. Image quality is pretty good overall and it\'s a nice light package for both land and sea. Exactly what I wanted.

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