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Questions :

Question :
What differentiates the TG-4 from the TG-3?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
TG-4 TG-3
Effective Pixels 16 million pixels, 1/2.3 CMOS
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD
Optical Zoom 4x
Digital Zoom 4x
Super-Resolution Zoom 8x
  • * From Wide to Zoom, including optical zoom range
Image Processor True Pic VII
Focal Length 4.5 mm - 18.0 mm (25 mm - 100 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
Image Stabilization Still Pictures: CMOS-shift
Movies: Electronic
SCN (Scene) Mode Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Interval Shooting, Live Composite, Hand-Held Starlight, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach&Snow, Snow, Panorama, Backlight HDR Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Interval Shooting, Hand-Held Starlight, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach&Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide1, Underwater Wide2, Underwater Macro, Snow, Panorama, Backlight HDR
Underwater Modes Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide1, Underwater Wide2, Underwater Macro, Underwater HDR Not available
Microscope Mode Available
Microscope, Focus Stacking, Focus BKT, Microscope Control
(Shooting range: from 1cm to 30cm)
Available
Microscope, Focus Stacking, Focus BKT, Microscope Control
(Shooting range: from 1cm to 10cm)
Art Filter 7 art filters
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&ight Color, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Fish Eye, Sparkle, Reflection, Fragmented, Art Filter
Photo Story Not available Available
Custom Mode 2 custom mode settings (C1 / C2) 1 custom menu setting ( C )
Image Size (Still Pictures) 16M+RAW, 16M, 8M, 3M, VGA
(Aspect rate is selectable from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1)
16M, 8M, 3M, VGA
(Aspect rate is selectable from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1.)
Image Size (Movies) 1080p, 720p, VGA, HS120fps, HS240fps
Built-in Wi-Fi Available
Compatible Smartphone Application OI.Share
Remote Control function, Import Photos function, Add Geotag function, Easy Setup function

OI.Track
Update A-GPS data, Import GPS logging information, Easy Setup function
GPS Available (GLONASS, QZSS)
Electronic Compass Available
Logging Function Available
Internal Memory 55 MB 36 MB
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, Eye-Fi cards
Waterproof 15 m
Shockproof 2.1 m
Crushproof 100 kgf
Freezeproof -10℃
Underwater Housing PT-056 (sold separately)
Conversion Lens Fisheye Converter Lens FCON-T01 (sold separately) *1
Teleconverter Lens TCON-T01 (sold separately) *1
LED Light Guide LG-1 (sold separately)
Tap Control Available
HDMI Available (TypeD)
Battery LI-92B (bundled) *2
Number of Shots per Charge Approx. 380 shots
Dimensions 111.5 mm (W) x 65.9 mm (H) x 31.2 mm (D) /
4.4" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.2" (D)
Weight (Battery and Media Card Included) 247g
Color Black, Red
Release Date May 2015 June 2014
Refer to the Product Page  TG-4 TG-3

Question :
What additional items are packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

  • TG-4 camera
  • Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-92B)
  • USB cable (CB-USB8)
  • USB-AC adapter (F-2AC)
  • Strap
  • Olympus Setup CD-ROM: OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software (Windows/Mac)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Lens ring (attached to the camera)

Question :
What are the compression rates and size of the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

【 Still Pictures 】
The compression rate in Fine mode (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.
Image Size
( Aspect Rate is 4:3 )
Compression Number of Storable Pictures
without Sound
File Size
( Approx. )
55 MB Internal Memory 4 GB SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
16M+RAW
( 4608 x 3456 )
Fine - 110  37.2 MB
Normal - 130  31.5 MB
16M
( 4608 x 3456 )
Fine 6 450  9.1 MB
Normal 14 990  4.1 MB
8M
( 3200 x 2400 )
Fine 14 1,020  4.0 MB
Normal 29 2,030  2.0 MB
3M
( 1920 x 1440 )
Fine 40 2,770  1.5 MB
Normal 77 5,300  0.8 MB
VGA
( 640 x 480 )
Fine 290 20,340  0.2 MB
Normal 480 30,510  0.1 MB

【 Movies 】
Image Size / Aspect Ratio Storable Recording Time
55 MB Internal Memory 4 GB SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
with Sound without Sound with Sound without Sound
1080P
(1920 x 1080 / 16:9)
17 sec. 17 sec. 20 min. 20 min.
720P
(1280 x 720 / 16:9)
32 sec. 32 sec. 38 min. 38 min.
VGA
(640 x 480 / 4:3)
55 sec. 55 sec. 69 min. 69 min.
HS 120fps
(640 x 480 / 4:3)
- 6 sec. - 7 min.
HS 240fps
(320 x 240 / 4:3)
- 11 sec. - 13 min.

Regarding the Movie Recording Time:
  • Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.
  • When recording in 1080P and 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
  • When recording in HS 120fps and HS 240fps format, the maximum recording time per movie is 20 seconds.
Note:

The amounts of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.


Question :
Can I use the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery LI-92B on cameras that use LI-90B, and vice versa?

Answer:
Yes, you can use the LI-92B battery on cameras that use the LI-90B and use the LI-90B on LI-92B supported cameras.
The LI-92B increased capacity from 1270 mAh (LI-90B) to 1350 mAh (LI-92B). Its shape is same as the LI-90B.

LI-92B
(Capacity: 1350 mAh)
LI-90B
(Capacity: 1270 mAh)

Question :
Why do the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1 have a removable lens ring?

Answer:
The lens ring, which is attached to the front of the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 camera, is removable so that the converter lens adapter CLA-T-1 (sold separately) or LED light guide LG-1 (sold separately) can be attached to the camera.


The converter lens adapter CLA-T01 is required when using a converter lens or lens filter.
Refer to the following question for more information:

* How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?

* I would like to shoot pictures using the LED light guide (LG-1). What should I do?

Note:

The lens ring has no effect on the waterproof and dustproof performance of the camera.
Waterproof and dustproof performance of the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1 is not affected even if the lens ring is detached from the camera.


Question :
I would like to shoot pictures using the LED light guide (LG-1). What should I do?

Answer:
You can avoid uneven LED illumination using the LED light guide (LG-1, sold separately). The LG-1 enables the camera to illuminate the subject evenly when shooting from close distance.

The following explains how to attach the LED light guide (LG-1) to the camera and how to activate the built-in LED.


Attaching the LED light guide (LG-1) to the camera

Before attaching the LED light guide (LG-1) to the TG-4/TG-3/TG-2/TG-1, remove the lens ring from the camera.

How to remove the lens ring:

How to attach the LED light guide (LG-1):



The following picture demonstrates what the camera looks like with the LED light guide (LG-1) attached:



Activating the built-in LED

For shooting pictures using the LED light guide (LG-1), the built-in LED of the camera is required for illumination.
Activate the built-in LED from the function menu.
Once activated, the built-in LED turns on when you take images.

Setting for TG-4, TG-3 and TG-2
Select icon (LED On) in flash mode, and press the [OK] button.



Setting for TG-1
Select icon (S-Macro LED) in Macro mode, and press the [OK] button.



Note:
  • The LED light guide (LG-1) cannot be used underwater.
  • When the LED light guide (LG-1) is attached, do not utilize the flash.

Question :
How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?

Answer:
Converter lens adapter CLA-T01:


The converter lens adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required to attach theTeleconverter TCON-T01 or Fisheye converter FCON-T01 to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1. You can also use the converter lens adapter CLA-T01 to attach a 40.5 mm lens filter that is 6 mm thick or less.

Before attaching the CLA-T01 to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1, remove the lens ring from the camera.


How to attach or remove the lens ring:



How to attach or remove a conversion lens / filter:



If it is difficult to remove the converter adapter CLA-T01 from the camera, hold the adapter firmly and then rotate the camera as in the following image.



Caution:
  • When a filter that is 6 mm thick or more is attached, vignetting may occur in the corners of the images.
    In this case, use a thin circular-type polarizing filter.
  • Filters cannot be attached directly to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 camera.
  • The image quality when using a filter is not guaranteed.
  • A filter and a Fisheye converter FCON-T01 cannot be used simultaneously.
Note:

The lens ring has no effect on the waterproof and dustproof performance of the camera. Waterproof and dustproof performance of the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 is not affected even if the lens ring is detached from the camera.


Question :
What are the features of teleconverter lens TCON-T01?

Answer:
TCON-T01 is a dedicated teleconverter lens for TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
This lens enables you to shoot long-distance landscapes or subjects, while retaining the brightness of the lens. You also have the ability to emphasize a specific subject using the background blur enabled by the long focal length. With its waterproof function, you can shoot tele photo images underwater, without the need of moving closer to the subject. Fogging, which may occur due to temperature differences inside the lens, is prevented by filling the lens with nitrogen gas. You can also attach or detach the converter lens underwater.


The converter adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required to attach the TCON-T01 to the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1. Refer to the following question for more information:

* How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?


TCON-T01 Specification

Lens Construction 3 lenses in 2 groups + front and rear cover glass
Maximum Image Magnification 1.7x
Mounting Method Screwing (φ40.5 mm)
Waterproof Equivalent to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Available in 20 m depth of water
Dustproof IEC standard publication 529 IP6X
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Lens Filter Diameter φ40.5 mm
Dimension
(Largest Diameter x Length) 
φ46.2 x 43.3 mm
Weight 97g
Bundled Items Lens Cap, Rear Cap, Instruction Manual

The Focal Length, Angle of View and Shooting Distance when using the TCON-T01 on TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1
When the TCON-T01 is attached to the Tele position of the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 (CLA-T01 is required)

Focal Length 30 mm
(170 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography)
Angle of View 14°
Shooting Distance 30 cm - ∞
* The distance from the front of the TCON-T01 lens
Angle of View in Water 11°
Shooting Distance in Water 40 cm -
* The distance from the front of the TCON-T01 lens

Camera settings when using the TCON-T01 on the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1
To use the TCON-T01 on the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1, change the setting of your camera.
Press the [Menu] button and select (Camera Menu 2). In Accessory Settings, select Conversion Lens and press the [OK] button. Select TCON-T01 and press the [OK] button.

Regarding the TCON-T01:
  • The conversion lens CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required for attaching the TCON-T01 to the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
  • The use of the zoom on Tele position is recommended.
  • For using a lens filter, attach the filter to the front of the conversion lens.

Question :
What are the features of fisheye converter lens FCON-T01?

Answer:
FCON-T01 is a dedicated fisheye converter lens for TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
This lens enables you to shoot wide-angle shooting while retaining the brightness of the lens. With its waterproof function, you can shoot wide images underwater where the angle of view tends to be narrowed. Fogging, which may occur due to temperature differences inside the lens, is prevented by filling the lens with nitrogen gas. You can also attach or detach the converter lens underwater.


The converter adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required to attach the FCON-T01 to the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1. Refer to the following question for more information:

* How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?


FCON-T01 Specification

Lens Construction 3 lenses in 3 groups
Maximum Image Magnification 0.74x
Mounting Method Screwing (φ40.5 mm)
Waterproof Equivalent to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Available in 20 m depth of water
Dustproof IEC standard publication 529 IP6X
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Dimension
(Largest Diameter x Length) 
φ65 x 27.2 mm
Weight 125g
Bundled Items Lens Cap, Rear Cap, Instruction Manual

The Focal Length, Angle of View and Shooting Distance when using the FCON-T01 on TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1
When the FCON-T01 is attached to the Wide position of the TG-4 / TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 (CLA-T01 is required)

Focal Length 3.4 mm
(19 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography)
Angle of View 130°
Shooting Distance 6 cm - ∞
* The distance from the front of the FCON-T01 lens
Angle of View in Water 86°
Shooting Distance in Water 8 cm - ∞
* The distance from the front of the FCON-T01 lens

Camera settings when using the FCON-T01 on the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1
To use the FCON-T01 on the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1, change the setting of your camera.
Press the [Menu] button and select (Camera Menu 2). In Accessory Settings, select Conversion Lens and press the [OK] button. Select FCON-T01 and press the [OK] button.

Regarding the FCON-T01:
  • The conversion lens CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required for attaching the FCON-T01 to the TG-4, TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
  • The use of the zoom on Wide position is recommended.
  • The FCON-T01 cannot be used simultaneously with a lens filter. If a lens filter is attached to the CLA-T01, detach the filter before attaching the FCON-T01.

Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
This model is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi cards.

Note:

To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:

* Compatibility table for Media Card ( TG-Series )


Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the manual online. You can either read it online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:

* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I get my camera repaired or serviced?

Answer:
Please contact the Olympus authorized distributor or service center in your country.
See the OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors List to find the nearest distributor or service center.

* OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors List ( PDF )


Question :
What differentiates the LED Light Guide LG-1 from the Flash Diffuser FD-1?

Answer:
What differentiates the LED Light Guide LG-1 from the Flash Diffuser FD-1?


Question :
How do I attach the FD-1 to the camera and what settings are required?

Answer:
How do I attach the FD-1 to the camera and what settings are required?


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