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Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5

Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
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Olympus TG-320 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-5 front
Portability
90
Imaging
38
Features
51
Overall
43

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Key Specs

Olympus TG-320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Olympus TG-5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 250g - 113 x 66 x 32mm
  • Announced May 2017
  • Succeeded the Olympus TG-4
  • Newer Model is Olympus TG-6
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Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Olympus TG-320 versus Olympus TG-5, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are offered by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the TG-320 (14MP) and the TG-5 (12MP) is very similar and they come with the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TG-320 was released 6 years before the TG-5 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a in-depth comparison, below is a simple summation of how the TG-320 grades against the TG-5 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-320 over the Olympus TG-5

 TG-320 TG-5 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-5 over the Olympus TG-320

 TG-5 TG-320 
AnnouncedMay 2017January 2012More modern by 65 months
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-320 and Olympus TG-5

 TG-320 TG-5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you will want to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus TG-320 has exterior measurements of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") having a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and 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).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have during that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the TG-320 against the TG-5.

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-320 and TG-5 is 94 and 90 respectively.

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizes purely by reading a spec sheet. The image below will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-320 and TG-5.

As you can see, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You can expect to see the Olympus TG-320 to deliver more detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos a little more aggressively. The more aged TG-320 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-320 Portrait photography highlights
Olympus TG-5 Portrait photography highlights
34
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
39
focusing manually
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-320 Street photography factors
Olympus TG-5 Street photography factors
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
lighter than competition in class (155g)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
64
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (250 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-320 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-5 as a Sports photography camera
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proof
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (150 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus
46
fast shooting (20.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
good battery (340 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-320 Travel photography information
Olympus TG-5 Travel photography information
67
lighter than competition in class (155 grams)
weather proof
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
terrible battery pack (150 shots)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
68
good battery (340 CIPA)
weather sealing
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than competitors (250 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-320
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-5
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
weather proof
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
terrible battery pack (150 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
57
focusing manually
relatively wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
good battery (340 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-320 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus TG-5 as a Vlogging camera
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (155g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic support
34
relatively wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone port
more heavy than competitors (250g)
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Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-320 and Olympus TG-5
 Olympus TG-320Olympus Tough TG-5
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-320 Olympus Tough TG-5
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2012-01-10 2017-05-17
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ TruePic VIII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 25
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 20.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill, manual, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155g (0.34 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 113 x 66 x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 150 photos 340 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots One One
Retail price $0 $449