Designed for the adventurous type, the black Tough TG-5 Digital Camera from Olympus is a durable point-and-shoot with a rugged physical construction and apt imaging capabilities. Utilizing a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the TG-5 offers notable image clarity and low-light performance, to ISO 12800, along with fast 20 fps continuous shooting, 4K/30p video recording, and high-speed Full HD 1080p shooting at 120 fps. Balancing the imaging capabilities is a versatile 4x optical zoom lens, which spans a 25-100mm equivalent range, and has an f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions. Additionally, the Variable Macro System also positions this lens for close-up shooting with subjects just one centimeter away for true macro photography.
Complementing the sensor and optical attributes of the TG-5 is a robust set of features for withstanding the elements, tracking your adventures, and sharing your images. The camera is rated for underwater use, as well as tested to withstand falls and crushing, and is hermetically sealed against dust and moisture for assured use in trying conditions. Making use of these stats, a Field Sensor System incorporates GPS, a manometer, compass, and a thermometer for recording the details of your environment and embedding this data onto your photos and movies. Using built-in Wi-Fi and the OI.Track app, the recording log data and the imagery can be shared to a mobile device for compositing and sharing online.
|Maximum Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Image File Format||JPEG, RAW|
|Focal Length||4.5 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25 to 100mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/2 to 4.9|
3.94" to Infinity / 10 cm to Infinity (Wide, Telephoto)
0.39" to Infinity / 1 cm to Infinity
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 12800|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 to 1/2 Second|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Program|
|Exposure Compensation||-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 20 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 20 fps at 12 MP for Unlimited Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 49 Exposures (Raw)
|Self Timer||2/12-Second Delay|
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/120p
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p/240p
SD (640 x 480) at 480p
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
Viewfinder and Monitor
|Monitor Resolution||460,000 Dot|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill In, Manual, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction|
|External Flash Connection||None|
|Memory Card Slot||1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Internal Memory||55 MB|
|Connectivity||HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|Waterproof||49.2' / 15 m|
|Shockproof||7' / 2.1 m|
|Crushproof||220 lbf / 100 kgf|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 113 x 66 x 31.9 mm|
The TG-5 is designed to withstand a wide variety of conditions, ranging from harsh climates to everyday mishaps:
Also benefitting the camera's use outdoors, the lens has been sealed with double-pane glass to prevent fogging and condensation. The camera body design has also been configured to permit direct operation while wearing gloves, and the zoom lever has been relocated for easier access.
Utilizing a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the TG-5 offers a mixture of speed and sensitivity to suit both photo and video applications. The BSI design of the sensor affords cleaner image quality at higher sensitivities, up to ISO 12800, for working in low-light conditions, and the processor further helps to reduce noise and expand the dynamic range. The processor also avails a 20 fps continuous shooting rate in raw as well as the ability to record 4K/30p video with full pixel readout or high-speed Full HD 1080p video at up to 120 fps.
Spanning wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths, the built-in 4x optical zoom lens covers a 25-100mm equivalent range and has a bright f/2 maximum aperture to suit working in low-light conditions.
Ideal for recording data while shooting in the outdoors, the Field Sensor System includes a GPS module, manometer, compass, and a temperature sensor. This data, along with the photos and movies themselves, can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi where the tracking data can be embedded or overlaid onto the images themselves using the OI.Track app. Additionally, both photos and videos can be searched-for using recorded tracking data.
In addition to wireless transfer, the built-in Wi-Fi also allows you to remotely control the camera from a linked smartphone or tablet.