Home » Olympus » Olympus TG-5 Reviews Roundup

Olympus TG-5 Reviews Roundup

By on

Here are the first Olympus TG-5 reviews, samples and hands-on videos that surfaced on the web.

The Olympus Tough TG-5 is a brand new tough compact digital camera designed to capture images in the most challenging conditions. The rugged shooter uses a new sensor but the resolution has dropped to 12MP in order to improve image quality. On the other hand TruePic VIII image processor is the same as the one found in the E-M1 Mark II.

The Stylus Tough TG-5 is waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freeze-proof, and dust-proof. According to the company users can take it 15 meters / 50 feet underwater or to places where the temperatures drop down to -10 degrees Celsius / 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Moreover, it can withstand 100kg / 220 pounds of force and drops from 2.1 meters / 7 feet.

Available in black and red color options, the camera retails for a price of  and $449.99. Now let’s head over to the first Olympus TG-5 reviews and samples.

First Olympus TG-5 Reviews, Samples and Hands-on Videos

From CameraLabs test :

There isn’t a better rugged waterproof compact around than the Olympus TOUGH TG-5. Like all great cameras it gets the basics right – a bright, good quality 25-100mm f2 – 4.9 lens paired with a quality 12 Megapixel sensor and high performance TruePic VIII processor. It builds on that with a great set of features and shooting modes, including Pro capture continuous shooting, 4K video, RAW support, and superb macro modes. Finally, it provides the control you need to make the most of those features, whatever the environment. The only downside is the poor performance of the movie continuous AF.

From Photographyblog review :

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.

First impressions from Trusted Reviews :

Although I’m yet to spent a huge amount of time with the camera, its wake-up and general response times do seem slightly faster than the TG-4’s.

The only thing I’m slightly skeptical of is the new zoom lever. How well this will perform when it’s subjected to sandy conditions is yet to be known, and like the new sensor, it’s something we’ll keep a close eye on throughout testing.

Overall, first impressions of the TG-5 are very promising. It looks set to be one of the most popular tough compact options for adrenaline junkies or those who simply want a go-anywhere, shoot-anything camera.

More Olympus Though TG-5 sample images can be found at Imaging Resource website.

Hands-on Videos

Olympus TG5 Hands-On Review TOUGHEST CAMERA EVER MADE | 4K

Red35 Review: The Olympus Tough TG-5

Olympus TG-5 – Review and Sample Footage

Lumix LX10 vs LX100 vs GX85 vs Olympus TG-5