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Olympus Tough TG-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and usability are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but there are some less positive comments about the zoom and screen. Comments about the battery and focus are mixed.

durability, performance, portability, usability, image quality

price, water proof, lens, screen, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hillary Grigonis (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5 review

 

If there's a reason to buy a point-and-shoot, the Olympus TG-5 rugged compact is the most compelling one yet.

Durable body ; Punchy, sharp images ; Incredibly easy light-painting mode ; Action tracking system ; Speedy bursts up to 20 fps

Prone to lens flares ; Log feature drains battery

With a rugged design, solid image quality, unique shooting modes for macro and light painting, and tracking system, the Olympus TG-5 is the ideal adventurers’ camera. It continues to prove that point-and-shoots still have a place, as long as it can go...

Aug, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5

 

The Olympus Tough TG-5 is a go-anywhere camera with a fast lens, speedy response, and 4K video, but it's more expensive than previous iterations.

Tough, waterproof build. Wide aperture lens. Quick focus. Excellent macro capability. 20fps burst shooting. Raw support. 4K video capture. GPS and Wi-Fi.

Expensive. Rear screen can pick up scratches. 460k-dot LCD. 4K footage is cropped. Omits full manual mode.

The Olympus Tough TG-5 delivers a good number of features missing from previous iterations, but also costs $80 more than the last version of the camera, which is no longer in production. For the extra money you get a 12MP image sensor that, while a...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus TG-5

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This page was originally published as a TG-5 PREVIEW, but as of 8/10/17 we've updated it to a FULL REVIEW, featuring additional opinions, testing benchmarks, and photography by Josh Fate.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus Tough TG-5 waterproof digital camera

 

Olympus premium waterproof Tough digital compact camera : Olympus imaging builds on the outdoor shooting and tracking capabilities of the rugged camera series with the new Tough TG-5, a compact camera designed to capture fantastic pictures in the most...

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 rugged camera will be available in red and black beginning in June 2017. The Olympus TG-5 carries an estimated street price of $449.99 USD. Retail prices vary from country to country.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Waterproof Olympus Tough TG-5 camera

 

Rugged Olympus Tough TG-5 camera : Olympus's new waterproof camera has been speculating for a while. According to the latest information coming from the Japanese website Nokishita, the Tough TG-5 will soon be launched as a successor to the two-year-old...

During the launch of the Tough TG-4 two years ago, the suggested retail price was set at €399. The price of the Olympus Tough TG-5 is not known yet, but will probably be similar. The Olympus Tough TG-5 could very well start shipping in June 2017.

May, 2017

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Olympus TG-5 Review

 

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,...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus TG-5 Review

 

These days, the rugged, waterproof segment of the camera market is one of the few areas in which there's a good reason for buying a standalone compact camera. Over the last decade since Apple wowed us with its first iPhone, followed in short order by...

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (tomsguide.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5 Review: The New Underwater Camera King

 

Although it's very pricey for a point-and-shoot, the rugged-and-waterproof Olympus Tough TG-5 provides exceptional features that almost any photography enthusiast would appreciate, yet it includes easy-to-use auto and scene modes that will help novices...

Wide range of versatile features and modes ; Menus, dials and controls offer multiple access points to settings ; Impressive macro features ; Can capture slow-motion video at HD resolution ; Includes ability to capture RAW image files

Struggles in low-light situations ; Menu structure is somewhat confusing ; Zoom mechanism produces noise during video capture

While pricey, Olympus’ waterproof camera has a wealth of shooting options to help you best capture your underwater excursions.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5

 

Olympus Tough TG-5: Price, specs, release date and water resistance

Excellent photo quality ; 4K and slo-mo video recording ; Sensors aplenty ; Virtually indestructible

Limited zoom range ; Pricey for a compact

Despite some fresh 2018 competition, the TG-5 is still the standout among rugged compacts – it packs strong image quality and more features than any other model around.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5

 

Five years since Olympus introduced its original Tough cam, the TG-1, we're presented with the Olympus Tough TG-5. The latest member in the series finally takes over the reins from the two-year old TG-4, with an aim of being the best rugged camera for...

May, 2017

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