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Olympus Tough TG-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and usability. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but there are some less positive opinions about the zoom and screen. There are mixed reviews on the battery and focus.

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus TG-5 review

 

Rough, rugged and ready to shoot 4K video

Great image quality ; 4K video recording ; Expandable design

Expensive compared to rivals ; Limited zoom reach

Pricey, but outdoorsy types will appreciate the TG-5’s versatile skill set

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation

 

Olympus has announced its latest Tough camera, the TG-5. Following the family of Tough cameras before it, the new Olympus model is everything you expect

May, 2017

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5 review

 

The best rugged, waterproof compact you can buy

Travel-proof design ; Records raw files ; 4K video ; GPS/action tracking ; Vibrant daytime images ; Recharges via micro USB

User interface is confusing ; Expensive for a compact ; Fiddly apps ; Average battery life

It's not perfect and it's not for everyone, but the Tough TG-5 is the best ‘tough' camera around. However, at its high price, it absolutely should be

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Olympus Tough TG-5 review

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The latest entrant in the TG series, the Olympus Tough! TG-5 promises improved image quality in a compact and rugged form. It has fast shutter speed, and a bright f/2.0 lens, plus it includes a raft of useful features, such as built-in GPS and wi-fi....

Aug, 2017

Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Tough TG-5 Review

 

We review the waterproof Olympus Tough TG-5 - a compact camera with 4K video and high speed shooting.

The Olympus Tough TG-5 builds on the TG-4 before it, adding a new 12mp sensor, that not only improves noise performance, but in combination with a new image processor, offers high-speed shooting, 4K video, and improved image quality. You can also...

Jul, 2017

DT Recommended Product

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

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