The first photos of the Olympus TG-4 rugged compact camera have been leaked on the web before its official announcement, which is said to take place in the near future.
Olympus has registered a trio of compact cameras on the website of Novocert, a Russian regulatory agency where companies must seek approval before launching a product on the local market. The list included the TG-4, SH-2, and TG-860.
Two of the aforementioned three models are already official, the SH-2 and TG-860, which leaves us with just one: the TG-4. The first two photos of this compact camera have showed up on the web, hence its introduction event is not so far away.
First Olympus TG-4 photos show up online
The Olympus TG-4 photos are not revealing many details about the camera. The design seems to be identical to that of the TG-3, including the autofocus assist light and flash placement in the front.
On the back, the button arrangement is also identical to the one of its predecessor, while the “Wi-Fi” tag can be distinguished below the “Menu” button on the back. This means that the TG-4 will feature built-in WiFi, just like the Stylus Tough TG-3.
The only visible change consists of the writing on the front, just below the “Tough” designation. The writing on the TG-3 is white, while the one on the TG-4 is red, so now it suits the color of the “Tough” writing. Meanwhile, the “Olympus” name is still written in white.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 announcement is imminent
There are no leaked specs, but outdoor photographers should not expect any major changes when compared to the TG-3. This rugged compact camera was unveiled in late March 2014 with a 16-megapixel sensor, 25-100mm lens (full frame equivalent), and a maximum aperture of f/2-4.9.
Olympus TG-3 is a tough camera that withstands freezing temperatures, dust, drops, shocks. This camera can handle your swimming sessions with ease. Judging by the leaked photos, the TG-4 will be the same and it will have similar shockproof and waterproof ratings.
It is worth noting that the TG-3 is shockproof to drops from 2.1 meters or 7 feet, waterproof down to 15 meters or 50 feet, and freezeproof to temperatures down to – 10 degrees Celsius or 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
The black version of the Olympus TG-3 is available at Amazon for about $430 and it is being listed as “discontinued by manufacturer”. This is just another reason to believe that the TG-4 is close to its launch, so stay tuned!