Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot D30 vs Olympus TG-4


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Olympus
Model
PowerShot D30
TG-4
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
Need a camera that can keep up with your adventurous lifestyle? The tough and sporty PowerShot D30 is the ideal choice for intrepid types who often find themselves outdoors, underwater or in extreme situations. The PowerShot D30 dives to a full 82 feet for excellent scuba and snorkeling flexibility. Bikers, hikers, skiers and climbers can also confidently pack the PowerShot D30 to document the day's action: the camera is shockproof to 6.5 feet, and temperature resistant all the way from 14° to 104°F*. The camera's built-in GPS** tracker records the location and time of all the images and videos you capture, and the new Sunlight LCD mode makes it easy to see the monitor even on bright, sunny days. Whether you're underwater or on dry land, images are beautifully clear, steady and loaded with detail and natural color thanks to the Canon HS SYSTEM and Intelligent IS. When you're too busy to choose camera settings, Smart AUTO does it for you by automatically recognizing 32 predefined shooting situations, capturing the best quality with every shot.
Whether you go for coral reefs, wrecks or the marine life. With the Tough! TG-4 at your side, you have a waterproof digital camera that performs to the highest level even in the depths of the ocean. Featuring a super-bright maximum aperture of 1:2.0 the high-speed lens delivers breathtaking shots of your diving or snorkelling adventures, with brilliant colours and bright seascapes.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.1 MP
16 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical
Optical Zoom
5 x
4 x

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Size & Weight
Height
2.7 in.
2.6 in.
Width
4.3 in.
4.38 in.
Depth
1.1 in.
1.22 in.
Weight
7.7 oz.
8.7 oz.

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • Made for diving: Compact, good grip, easy one-hand operation even with gloves
  • Takes better pictures than I thought it would very wel compact
  • It is very compact and i find myself using it instead of my more bulky, heavy and expensive S95 setup.
  • Overall good waterproof camera, but it is a little heavy for camera
Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • The size and weight of the camera are just right.
  • Very solid and well built camera. It is not a light weight unit but I like that fact.
  • Light weight, easy to carry in your pocket.
  • It is light weight, easy to use and took great pictures above and below the water.
  • Very light weight and portable!
Imaging
ISO Settings
Auto, 100-3200
100 - 6400
Aperture
f/3.9 (W) - 4.8 (T)
f/2 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
No
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, MOV, MP4, Linear PCM
JPEG, RAW

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • High ISO performance is typical of a point and shoot with a lot of noise.
  • The digital zoom function on this camera is unbelievable. I can stand on a rig floor and zoom in to the crown sheaves at the top of the derrick (0ver 200' away) and clearly see tar buildup and make a decision to go up and take a closer look.
  • The camera performed well and the pics shot in underwater macro mode had excellent resolution.
  • The underwater mode did a great job at taking out the blue cast on both still photos and videos
  • The subaquatic mode (software filter) really WORKS! Kudos Canon, colours pop out as if the camera had a strobe attached; most of my underwater pictures were GREAT without any tweaks, just point that turtle and shoot.
  • If you get it, use the lowest ISO setting, keep the lens dry, and ask Mr Sun to shine down on you!
Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • This camera does a really good job with basic underwater photography, and has some convenient underwater shooting modes that you can adjust to get the best photo.
  • The HDR mode takes some really nice shots, but does flatten to JPG and takes a sec to process, which delays the shooting time a bit. Still worth using though.
  • Microscope mode is incredible.
  • Lots of picture-type options, such as panoramic, pinhole, etc.
  • Photo quality is really just average and doesn't match some of the better point and shoot cameras.
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
461000 dots
460000 dots
Viewfinder
No
No

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • The reason I waited for, and paid more for this camera than the competition or the D20 was the "Sunlight LCD Mode" We live in Florida, and I do a lot of shooting at the beach/pool, and in heavy sun. I have never had an LCD screen that can be clearly seen in the sun.
  • I found the Sunlight LCD mode didn't use much more battery juice but it allowed me to transition very easily from underwater to a white sand tropical beach and still see the subject just fine.
  • There was also water/fogging present in the LCD screen and the lens.
  • I took just a few pictures and the LCD screen went black. I couldn't see what I was shooting, which made the camera useless.
Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • The live view screen is sharp and bright.
  • The lcd screen is very exposed and easily scratched, I strongly suggest tempered glass protector.
  • I really want to love this camera but the biggest problem is the lens fogs up a lot. Also the lcd screen fogs up as well.
  • Back screen is not at all scratch resistant. For a tough camera it showed wear and tear from the first moment I took it in the water.
  • Not the best screen, I often can hardly tell how a photo really looks until I get it on the laptop,
Protection
Dustproof
Yes
Yes
Waterproof
82 feet
50 feet
Freezeproof
14 °F
14 °F
Shockproof
6.5 feet
6.5 feet

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

What customers say about "Protection"
Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • It's waterproof! I don't know how they did it. The quality is good enough for me
  • Highly recommended shockproof and waterproof cam, ive had 3 and this is the best yet!
  • You can only go to 82 feet with the D30, but it's pretty rare these days where we dive deeper than 80 feet.
  • So when I saw that this one was waterproof to 80ft, shockproof from 6 feet and integrated GPS into the photo's, it was a done deal. Excellent build quality.
  • We used this camera at an outdoor summer camp as the thing loaned out to volunteer picture takers. It survived with flare. Mud, dust, dirt, rain, smoke, water, fish, kids, lunch -- it handled everything.
Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • Doesn't need underwater housing unless you dive below 50 ft
  • A few of the pros are its waterproof, takes awesome underwater shots, rugged, small, and easy to use.
  • I bought it for my son because it was shockproof and waterproof. It has good features.
  • I brought this camera for my Hawaii trip and it was worth every penny of it. Dive down to 25 feet snuba with no problem.
  • Just because it's shockproof, crushproof, and rugged doesn't mean that it won't scratch. I was riding on my bike, had my camera sitting in a bike basket and it got scratched up. So be careful and maybe get a pouch for it.
Features
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Auto, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fireworks, Fish-Eye Effect, Handheld Night Scene, Long Exposure, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Portrait, Movie, Poster Effect, Smart Shutter, Snow, Super Slow Motion Movie, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect, Underwater
i-Auto, Programme automatic, Aperture Priority, Custom shooting, Underwater, Microscope, Scene Mode, Art Filter, Panorama, Movie
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater
Cloudy, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Tungsten light, Underwater, Overcast
Extras
Active display
Electronic compass, GPS, Manometer, Built-in Wi-Fi, Eye-Fi Card compatible
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Output(s)
AV Output, HDMI C (Mini)
Combined A/V & USB output, HDMI D (Micro)
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • The GPS feature is handy for figuring out where I was when I took the picture
  • I like the new GPS tagging, it comes in handy (turing GPS and tagging on an off is a bit clumsy, but not awful).
  • only thing that i did not like was the fact that it does not bring integrated WIFI so in order to shar the pics u need to wait to get to a computer or pass it though the memory card
Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • My cellphone still came into play by using the bluetooth connectivity to turn it into a camera remote. That proved useful for taking some nice selfies with the background landscape fully captured.
  • especially love that it has Wifi and will connect to my iPhone so I can deliver photographs directly to my iPhone without having to get out all of the wires and go to my desktop. So handy!
  • The wi-fi on the camera sets the camera itself up as a wi-fi connection that you can select in your phone's wi-fi connections. After you have connected to the camera's wi-fi, you can use the Olympus app on your phone to remote control the camera, edit photos and transfer them to your phone.
  • The GPS, while a bit laggy in acquiring a signal, is quite handy.
  • The connectivity performance via WiFi though is cumbersome. I had hoped moving photos around would be as easy as with my iPhone, but that isn't close to the case. It is always easier to just connect the phone physically to a computer
Power
Battery Model
NB-6LH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Battery life
300 shots
380 shots

Canon PowerShot D30

Olympus TG-4

What customers say about "Power"
Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • Battery life is good. I have taken 250 still shots, about 5 minutes of video, kept the camera on for quite a while between shots, reviewed a lot of photos, and the indicator finally dropped to 2/3 charge.
  • The battery lasts a pretty long time and the pictures and videos came out great - excellent color correction!!
  • Long battery life. I charged mine after six dives just to make sure, but it may have lasted longer.
  • Battery last over a full week of vacation.
Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Digital Camera
  • Battery life is pretty good. I purchased an extra battery and didn't need it.
  • Battery life better than expected. I took several hundred shots and many minutes of video before the indicator dropped off "full".
  • Battery life is short. You need to completely recharge the battery after just a few hours of usage, even when it's not shooting all the time.
  • The camera does not come with a separate battery charger (battery must be charged while in the camera by default), which isn't a big deal if you only have a single battery.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
329.99 $

Price History


Other reviews