Olympus TG-4 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Olympus Tough TG-4? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Olympus makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the TG-4 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Olympus Tough TG-4 below.
In any case, the TG-4 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on April 13th, 2015, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2836 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Olympus TG-5 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Olympus's instruction manual for the TG-4
The camera's instruction manual is 121 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the TG-4 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Olympus's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Olympus Tough TG-4
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your TG-4 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Olympus TG-4 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Olympus TG-4 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the TG-4.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the TG-4?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Olympus equipped the TG-4 with the TruePic VII image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the TG-4?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Olympus Tough TG-4 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Does the Olympus TG-4 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Olympus TG-4 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the TG-4 use?
Does the Olympus Tough TG-4 support geotagging?
The TG-4 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Olympus Tough TG-4.
|Camera Model||Olympus TG-4|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||25-100mm f/2.0-4.9|
|Launch Date||April 2015|
|Launch Price||USD 379|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||15.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 608 x 3 456 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.33 μm|
|Pixel Density||56.73 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 6 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||TruePic VII|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||460k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||5 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Waterproof body (15m)|
|Battery Type||LI-92B power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||380 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
112 x 66 x 31 mm
(4.4 x 2.6 x 1.2 in)
|Camera Weight||247 g (8.7 oz)|
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