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Olympus TG-4

Olympus TG-4

MPNs: 36000846 and V104160RA000
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10 reviews
Dana F

Dana FSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 19 reviews

Tough little thing!


I've been known to drop and destroy cameras and so I picked up one of these puppies and I'm really happy with it. I have been using it for nearly two years now and on our last holiday I dropped it down a rocky cliff face - sure that it wouldn't survive the fall. It did. Still works like brand new. The only criticism would be that the little black dial thingy (I believe that is the tech term) falls off from time to time.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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Doesn’t work in water


Condensation has been a problem from the start. None of my underwater photos are clear as the lens fogs up so quickly. I carry this camera on walks so I don’t have to worry about damaging it if it gets knocked around. The rear screen has a bloom effect on it which Olympus say is a scratch but it’s a bloom on the screen. I don’t know what would cause that but they won’t repair it. It hasn’t effected the photos I take.

Date PurchasedOct 2016


Don't buy this camera or its underwater housing


I bought the camera 1 year and 2 months ago and the underwater housing a month later. The underwater housing began fogging on my most recent vacation, so I used the camera out of the housing, but the camera leaked. Now neither the camera nor the underwater housing work. I am stuck with $600 of useless junk that will cost almost $300 to fix because I missed the warranty period by 2 or 3 months. Also, my snorkeling vacation was ruined because I couldn't take underwater pics. DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA.

Date PurchasedMar 2017
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DirkSamford Village

  • 3 reviews

Olympus TG-4 is a great under-water camera

Date PurchasedDec 2016
Johnathan Garrett

Johnathan GarrettSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews

Handy easy to live with camera


This the third in the Olympus TG Tough waterproof cameras that I have owned and I cannot speak highly enough about my experience using it.

It does everything that it is supposed to, and gives excellent results considering the limitations of this type of camera. The GPS tracking and WiFi work beautifully.

Very happy Partner and I both own one.

Date PurchasedFeb 2015

AusEvSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Doesn't go close to advertised use. Olympus service appalling.


We own both a TG2 and TG4. The cameras do not go close to any of the marketed material with respect to its capability for quality pics underwater and in no way stands up to ANY element of 'go anywhere / tough'. It's unconscionable how far from advertised use the product is. When we had a small issue with the first shock that the camera came to, Olympus customer service spent a great amount of time pointing to a warranty which was substantially different to their marketing campaign and tried to up sell us to more products with no satisfactory fix offered! It was appalling, do not waste your time. we have gone back to the equivalent Lumix.

Paul C.

Paul C.AU

  • 17 reviews
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Lives up to expectations



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Great for the first 3 days but camera locks up



  • 9 reviews

Best underwater camera around!

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  • 2 reviews

Tough, cute and takes great pictures


I upgraded from a cellphone camera because low light photography was appalling. The salesman put me onto this one as it suited my lifestyle. I have 2 kids so they always play with my things and drop them. If I buy anything nice it will only last about a week before it is completely destroyed. This camera is drop proof and still takes absolutely amazing pictures. It is also waterproof so there is no issue with swimming or rain photography. I don't really use it for this feature though.

Video is as simple as pressing one button too. No need to play around with settings or anything! It's brilliant.

The main drawcard was the ruggedness, picture quality and ease of use.

High recommended.

Questions & Answers



My camera wont turn on. the on light is flashing but it wont turn on. battery is fully charged. Any ideas?

1 answer

Sorry, I have no idea.

Sue G

Sue Gasked

Condensation is terrible despite opening and drying out the camera each time I use it. My photos are always blurred by the condensation in the lens. I’ve given up using it in water. Any suggestions?

2 answers

Lens fogging will occur when the camera is subjected to a change in temperature, and insufficient time is allowed for the temperature to normalise. For instance, leaving the camera in the sun, then jumping into the water = fogging. Leaving the camera in cold air-conditioning, then taking it into the sun = fogging. So try to avoid rapid changes in temperature. In the sun, keep the camera covered by a towel for instance. Leaving a cold room, give it time to adjust to the hotter temperature. The only time I get fogging is leaving a very cold air-conditioned area and going into a warm environment. 20 minutes in a shaded area in the new, warmer environment, addresses the fogging. Good luck. Dirk.

Sue G
Sue G

Thanks those are very helpful suggestions

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CategoryCompact Cameras
Price (RRP)$449
Waterproof RatingIPX8
Optical Zoom4x
ManualDownload manual

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  • MPN: 36000846 and V104160RA000
  • GTIN12: 503321898436

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