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Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
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Olympus FE-5020 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-5 front
Portability
90
Imaging
38
Features
51
Overall
43

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Key Specs

Olympus FE-5020
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-120mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 93 x 56 x 25mm
  • Released July 2009
  • Additionally Known as X-935
Olympus TG-5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 250g - 113 x 66 x 32mm
  • Released May 2017
  • Succeeded the Olympus TG-4
  • Replacement is Olympus TG-6
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Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Overview

Following is a extended analysis of the Olympus FE-5020 versus Olympus TG-5, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Waterproof and both are created by Olympus. The resolution of the FE-5020 (12MP) and the TG-5 (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FE-5020 was announced 8 years earlier than the TG-5 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a complete comparison, here is a brief view of how the FE-5020 matches up versus the TG-5 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5020 over the Olympus TG-5

 FE-5020 TG-5 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-5 over the Olympus FE-5020

 TG-5 FE-5020 
ReleasedMay 2017July 2009More modern by 95 months
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus FE-5020 and Olympus TG-5

 FE-5020 TG-5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus FE-5020 has got outside dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-5 has dimensions of 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus FE-5020 versus Olympus TG-5 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have chosen during that time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the FE-5020 versus the TG-5.

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the FE-5020 and TG-5 is 95 and 90 respectively.

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its difficult to see the contrast between sensor sizes purely by looking at specifications. The pic underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the FE-5020 and TG-5.

To sum up, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact resolution so you can expect similar quality of files but you need to factor the age of the products into consideration. The more aged FE-5020 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-5020 Portrait photography information
Olympus TG-5 Portrait photography information
21
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
39
focusing manually
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-5020 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-5 as a Street photography camera
60
environment proofing
lighter than competition (137 grams)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
64
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
heavier than others in class (250 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-5020 Sports photography advice
Olympus TG-5 Sports photography advice
24
environment proofing
low maximum shutter speed (1/500s)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
46
high fps (20.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proofing
good battery life (340 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-5020 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-5 Travel photography advice
65
lighter than competition (137 grams)
environment proofing
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
68
good battery life (340 CIPA)
weather proofing
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than others in class (250 grams)
low MP (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-5020 Landscape photography info
Olympus TG-5 Landscape photography info
31
fairly wide (24mm)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
57
focusing manually
pretty wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
good battery life (340 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-5020 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus TG-5 as a Vlogging camera
28
fairly wide (24mm)
lighter than competition (137g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic jack
34
pretty wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic support
heavier than others in class (250 grams)
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Olympus FE-5020 vs Olympus TG-5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-5020 and Olympus TG-5
 Olympus FE-5020Olympus Tough TG-5
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus FE-5020 Olympus Tough TG-5
Other name X-935 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Released 2009-07-22 2017-05-17
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III TruePic VIII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3968 x 2976 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max enhanced ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW images
Minimum enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 25
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-120mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.8 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/500 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 20.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.10 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill, manual, off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 640x480 3840x2160
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Built-in
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 137g (0.30 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 93 x 56 x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") 113 x 66 x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 340 photos
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B LI-92B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type xD-Picture Card, microSD SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $160 $449