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Olympus Tough TG-5 1/2.3" Action Camera (2017)

MSRP 449 USDNeoscore 69%

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Product Overview

Olympus Tough TG-5 is a high-end 1/2.3" compact action camera. Introduced by Olympus in 2017, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 12 MP (4000 x 3000) resolution.
The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get you through the day. Professionals and fanboys will be pleased by the extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate that this camera can deliver.
The Olympus Tough TG-5 comes with 25 autofocus points and a built-in GPS. Last but not least, the camera can focus quite close to the subject.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Built-in GPS functionality
  • Extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate
  • Very light
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • Menu not touch-enabled
  • Tiny 1/2.3-inch sensor
  • Poor battery life
  • Very low 12 MP resolution

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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n

Construction

Form Factor
Compact camera with zoom lens
Image Size
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Sensor | Type
BSI-CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
32 mm / 1.26 in
Size | Height
66 mm / 2.60 in
Size | Width
113 mm / 4.45 in
Weight
250 g / 8.83 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Fixed TFT LCD
Resolution
460,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
None

Function

Angle Of View
81.8° Diagonal | 71.5° Horizontal | 51.3° Vertical (wide) ~ 24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2 (wide) ~ f/4.9 (tele)
Autofocus
25 focus points
Crop Factor
5.6
Exposure Compensation
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority
Flash
Built-in
Focal Length
4.5 mm ~ 17.9 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
25 mm ~ 100 mm
GPS
Yes
Image Stabilization
Up to 2.5 stops
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 12800, extendable to 100 ISO ~ 12800 ISO
Processor
TruePic VIII
Touch Screen
No
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom
4x optical zoom, Digital zoom available

Performance

Battery Life
340 shots
Max Burst Rate
20.0 fps
Min Focus Distance
10 mm / 0.39 in
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)

Production

Battery
LI-92B lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2017-05-17

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