Olympus TG-4 – Best Water Proof Camera
Time to review what many call the best water proof camera! It goes by the name of Olympus TG-4, we took it our for a spin, check out our waterproof digital camera review below.
Unbelievably realistic underwater images
The Olympus TG-4 is quite possibly the No. 1 most impressive waterproof camera on the market today. It is rugged, quite easy and practical to use, as well as loaded with features securing longevity on all fronts. But perhaps most importantly – the TG-4 is capable of taking breathtaking underwater photos with top-level clarity and sharpness.
Pictures that are taken with this cam also boast deep color saturation that looks very vibrant, even in the harsh underwater conditions. Some waterproof cams capture images that give an unnatural yellowish or blue tint, but the images captured by TG-4 keep that water soft blue and naturally bright, meaning that the underwater photo quality is essentially unmatched by other cameras of the given price range.
When it comes to capturing land photos, this camera is realistically not as good as in the underwater environment, as images are not quite as color-accurate and razor sharp. The device features a 16-megapixel image sensor, with an ISO ranging between 100 and 6400, all of which is quite standard for best underwater cameras. It’s the same with another important factor – shutter speed, which ranges from half a second to 1/2,000th of a single second.
You shouldn’t do it by any means, but you can pretty much drop device all you want and it will work just fine.
The Olympus TG-4 is sturdy and strong piece crafted from metal, which is a rarity in the market dominated by plastic casings. It’s a tad heavier than the majority of cameras as well, hence you ought to make sure you have it properly strapped to your body underwater. It will sink if you drop it, and you don’t want that. Apart from that, the item is super durable and capable of withstanding a full-on drop from 2 meters (which is 7 feet). Finally, this underwater digital camera can dive all the way down to 15 meters (which is 50 feet).
The TG4 camera has all the cool features that you can think of, such as face detection, or image stabilization and focus that can keep your photos free of any kind of motion blur. This fella captures videos in full 1080p resolution and has a string of nifty photo effects to add to your images.
One of the absolutely most impressive features of this champ is the built-in Wi-Fi and GPS option. If you download the accompanying OI Share app, your smartphone becomes a remote control for the cam. Additionally, you can upload pictures directly from the camera to the smart device of your choice.
The cam has a lithium-ion battery which allows you snap up to 380 photos on just a single charge, meaning that once it is fully charged the battery can last a very long time. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about recharging in the middle of having fun. Good stuff!
Price: $ 349.00