Nikon D780 vs Olympus TG-4 Overview
On this page, we are looking at the Nikon D780 and Olympus TG-4, one being a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Waterproof by rivals Nikon and Olympus. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the D780 (25MP) and TG-4 (16MP) and the D780 (Full frame) and TG-4 (1/2.3") provide different sensor dimensions.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The D780 was released 4 years later than the TG-4 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Nikon D780 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus TG-4 being a Compact camera.
Before getting straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a short view of how the D780 scores versus the TG-4 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.
Nikon D780 vs Olympus TG-4 Key Specs
- 25MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Tilting Display
- ISO 100 - 51200 (Expand to 204800)
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Nikon F Mount
- 840g - 144 x 116 x 76mm
- Released January 2020
- Earlier Model is Nikon D750
Nikon D780 vs Olympus TG-4 Physical Comparison
When you are planning to carry your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and size. The Nikon D780 has outer dimensions of 144mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs) while the Olympus TG-4 has specifications of 112mm x 66mm x 31mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") and a weight of 247 grams (0.54 lbs).Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are using during that time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the D780 and the TG-4.
Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the D780 and TG-4 is 57 and 90 respectively.
Nikon D780 vs Olympus TG-4 Sensor Comparison
Often, it is very difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing purely by reading technical specs. The graphic underneath will provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the D780 and TG-4.
As you have seen, the 2 cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The D780 because of its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Nikon D780 will offer more detail utilizing its extra 9 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs more aggressively. The fresher D780 should have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.