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Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120

Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43
Olympus Tough TG-5 front
 
Olympus VG-120 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
24
Overall
32

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Key Specs

Olympus TG-5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 250g - 113 x 66 x 32mm
  • Introduced May 2017
  • Earlier Model is Olympus TG-4
  • Later Model is Olympus TG-6
Olympus VG-120
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 120g - 96 x 57 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Olympus TG-5 versus Olympus VG-120, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact and both of them are built by Olympus. The image resolution of the TG-5 (12MP) and the VG-120 (14MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras posses the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TG-5 was launched 6 years after the VG-120 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus TG-5 being a Compact camera and the Olympus VG-120 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the TG-5 matches up versus the VG-120 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-5 over the Olympus VG-120

 TG-5 VG-120 
IntroducedMay 2017January 2011More modern by 78 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus VG-120 over the Olympus TG-5

 VG-120 TG-5 

Common features in the Olympus TG-5 and Olympus VG-120

 TG-5 VG-120 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-5 offers exterior measurements of 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) while the Olympus VG-120 has proportions of 96mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 120 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the TG-5 against the VG-120.

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-5 and VG-120 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to envision the contrast in sensor sizes merely by checking out specs. The pic underneath should give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-5 and VG-120.

As you can plainly see, both cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Olympus VG-120 to produce extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images way more aggressively. The more recent TG-5 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-5 Portrait photography features
Olympus VG-120 Portrait photography features
40
has manual focus
has face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
34
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-5
Street photography with Olympus VG-120
65
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than competitors in class (250g)
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus TG-5
Sports photography with Olympus VG-120
47
high fps (20.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
good battery life (340 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
27
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
low battery power (160 shots)
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-5 Travel photography factors
Olympus VG-120 Travel photography factors
68
good battery life (340 shots)
weather proofing
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competitors in class (250g)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly display
63
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low battery power (160 CIPA)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-5 Landscape photography factors
Olympus VG-120 Landscape photography factors
57
has manual focus
relatively wide (25mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
good battery life (340 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
37
pretty wide (26mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
low battery power (160 CIPA)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-5 Vlogging highlights
Olympus VG-120 Vlogging highlights
34
relatively wide (25mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does not feature selfie friendly display
no mic jack
heavier than competitors in class (250 grams)
28
pretty wide (26mm)
includes face detect focus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic port
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Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus VG-120 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-5 and Olympus VG-120
 Olympus Tough TG-5Olympus VG-120
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus VG-120
Category Waterproof Ultracompact
Introduced 2017-05-17 2011-01-06
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VIII TruePic III
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 12800 1600
Max boosted ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 25 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-4.9 f/2.8-6.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 20.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 4.40 m
Flash modes Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill, manual, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 250 gr (0.55 lb) 120 gr (0.26 lb)
Physical dimensions 113 x 66 x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") 96 x 57 x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 340 photos 160 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-92B LI-70B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $449 $190