Author Topic: Olympus TG-4 or Lumix FT-30  (Read 180 times)

Offline SamT

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Olympus TG-4 or Lumix FT-30
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:23:34 pm »

Simply question really.  Heard good and bad about both.  I'm not really a skilled photographer, and dont really know an fstop from a cmos (its all chinese to me so dont bother trying too hard to explain).

Probably going to be using it mostly above ground for family stuff, beach, snorkling etc, in the mountains for climbing/snowboarding antics, and occasional use underground, (but only for evidence/histroric logging, I dont really take photos for fun underground!)

Lumix is about half the price.
TG-4 has the Live composite mode (which might suit as I dont do flashes).

Any thoughts ??




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Re: Olympus TG-4 or Lumix FT-30
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 11:29:02 pm »

Or a coolpix W300 (bit spenny I think).

Rob - was yours a W300 that you used in CoH that time?

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Re: Olympus TG-4 or Lumix FT-30
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 12:13:12 am »
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Re: Olympus TG-4 or Lumix FT-30
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 08:38:02 am »
Rob - was yours a W300 that you used in CoH that time?
I have a Lumix FT-3.

Of those you've suggested, i'd go for the Olympus TG-4.
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Re: Olympus TG-4 or Lumix FT-30
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 08:39:51 am »
I've had both Panny and Olympus tough cameras over the years and generally Olympus seem better. BTW live compo does need everything in shot to to be still (except perhaps water).
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