IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-4 TOUGH
In terms of sheer reach, the TG-4 Tough falls behind the rest of the group as it only offers a zoom range of 25-100 mm (35mm equivalent), but we did take advantage of the underwater capabilities by half submerging it in water to get unique images from that perspective. This is also where the tap capabilities came in handy as we wouldn’t have had an easy way to change settings otherwise. Images in bright sunlight do tend to exhibit a bit of purple fringing though, and it seems to lack the micro-contrast and sharpness exhibited by some of the competition. The camera is best kept at the base ISO of 100 though, as detail loss starts from as early as ISO 400 and becomes unrecoverable from ISO 1600 onwards.
Images from the TG4 Tough have slightly less detail compared to the others.
At ISO 1600, fine detail turns to mush.