Olympus Tough TG-5 prices and specs
The Tough TG-5 belongs to the category of point and shoot cameras. Its main benefit is a very small size: the photographer can take it anywhere with himself easily. The Tough TG-5 is equipped with different automatic modes but you won't get pictures of the same high quality in comparison to large sensor compact cameras.
The Tough TG-5 can make pictures at 12 megapixels highest resolution. But if you want to get better photo quality the more important thing is a sensor size. This model has a 1/2.3' (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor which means that the Tough TG-5 will take pictures with not so high quality as cameras with bigger sensors but instead it has more portable size. And if you want to make pictures of the professional quality pay attention to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246).
The Tough TG-5 has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec. It is an average shutter speed that will be enough for making action pictures of a satisfactory quality. The lens is built into the Tough TG-5 and the photographer won't be able to switch it. The lens provides 4x optical zoom.
Also this model has Wi-Fi which means that you can very easy send shots to the phone or tablet for example. The Tough TG-5 even has built-in GPS that will allow the photographer to record the location at which the pictures were captured. The Tough TG-5 battery life will be enough to shoot approximately 340 pictures.
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Physical & Battery
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Boosted ISO (minimum)
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Custom white balance
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Manual exposure mode
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- 12 megapixels
- 4000 x 3000
- 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
- TruePic VIII
- 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
- Auto, 100-12800
- Yes (4 slots)
- Up to 2.5 stops
- Super fine, fine, normal, basic
- 4 sec
- 1/2000 sec
- Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill, manual, off
- 20.0 fps
- Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
- ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
- TFT LCD
- MPEG-4, H.264
- 25–100 mm
- Contrast Detect (sensor)
- Face Detection
- Live View
- Yes (2X-4X)
- 10 cm (3.94″)
- 1 cm (0.39″)
- 250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz)
- 113 x 66 x 32 mm (4.45 x 2.6 x 1.26″)
- Battery Pack
- LI-92B lithium-ion battery & charger
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
- USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
- Yes (micro HDMI)
- Yes (via smartphone)
- GPS, compass, manometer, thermometer
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Rating 8.00 from 10
- Gavin Stoker, 2018-06-21
The Olympus TG-5 is best viewed as a take-anywhere, shoot anything travel and action camera combined. Olympus has – for the most part, at least – taken the old ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach to this latest generation of ‘toughened’ model, which features mostly identical specification, give or take, to its TG-4 model from a couple of years earlier, whilst the newer model adds £50 to the original price tag. Whilst it’s still a capable camera of its type and therefore worth investigation if you’re not already an existing Olympus Tough model owner, we can’t really see why previous owners would want to apply here, even if this new model is fractionally faster, in our opinion, as regards its operational response times. This is partly due, no doubt, to its latest generation processor.
The Olympus TG-5 is certainly one of the better toughened-construction cameras we’ve used and one that hasn’t been unduly compromised by the fact that it has indeed been reinforced. Whether you think it’s worth spending £400 on what is largely a point and shoot digital camera, albeit one ready for battle, will depend on your specific requirements. But it is a capable, consistent performer, despite the small sensor.Read more
- Michael Topham, 2018-06-25
- Excellent photo quality
- 4K and slo-mo video recording
- Sensors aplenty
- Virtually indestructible
- Limited zoom range
- Pricey for a compact
Why you should buy the Olympus Tough TG-5?
It’s the rugged waterproof camera that offers the best all-round blend of image quality, flexibility and features. Yes, it’s expensive, but if you want more than just a tough compact – you want a compact that delivers on the performance front, as well as survive a white-water-rafting session – then we can’t think of a better model.
The only advantage other models have over the Tough TG-5 are screen resolution and slightly longer zoom reach, but Olympus’ mixture of performance, features and design remains the gold standard in this category.
Still the standout among rugged compacts, packing strong image quality and more features than any other model around.