Olympus TG-5 summary
Olympus TG-5 is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera originally announced on May of 2017. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The TG-5 comes in at #7 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and over-all #531 out of 1421 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personalized factors.
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Olympus TG-5 history
The Olympus TG-5 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed range underneath.
Olympus TG-5 Gallery
You can check the TG-5 from different angles in the gallery here.
Olympus TG-5 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Olympus TG-5 based on aspects which are usually considered useful in a digital camera.
Olympus TG-5 Sensor info
The Olympus TG-5 features the TruePic VIII chip. The sensor measurement on the Olympus TG-5 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. This ISO can also be extended electronically to 100 to 12800. RAW files are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the TG-5's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The TG-5 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus TG-5 dimensions
Olympus TG-5 has a weight of 0.55 lb (250 grams or 8.82 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 grams and the Olympus TG-5 is more heavy in comparison with various competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a image of the Olympus TG-5 beside a soft drink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the TG-5.
Olympus TG-5 Lens info
The TG-5 is equipped with a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not perfect nevertheless it will definitely be helpful in some cases.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.0 and that's useful in low light situations and getting good bokeh. It would also enable you to go with a much lower ISO in order to get better images. At the tele end, 100mm comes to f4.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-5 Connectivity
The TG-5 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy images and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Olympus TG-5 Video info
The max video resolution on the Olympus TG-5 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p gives a fantastic resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p to get improved results. Be mindful of the large file sizes and ensure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speeds. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you get little control over your audio. It is probably best to buy another model if you need good audio in your videos.
Olympus TG-5 Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-5 has got environment proofing which makes it a great option to use for rough locations. This can be particularly handy in case you are unsure about the elements you might encounter for outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-5 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-5 comes with a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus TG-5 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial for sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus TG-5 Shutter info
Olympus TG-5 continuous shooting rate is 20.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus TG-5 Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus TG-5 includes only integrated flash with missing external flash support.
Olympus TG-5 Autofocusing info
Olympus TG-5 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which can be helpful for taking portraits of people.
The AF system comes with 25 focus points to pick from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Olympus TG-5 supports manual focus if needed for low light situations or you need more accurate control on focus.
Olympus TG-5 Battery life
The battery pack (LI-92B) for the Olympus TG-5 is fashioned to last for 340 photographs as per the CIPA requirements making it higher than the usual ın comparison with its class. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 features the maximum (380) battery life for this group of cameras.
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Olympus TG-5 for varying categories of photography
The following diagram displays a outline of the Olympus TG-5 for varying categories of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-5
The Olympus TG-5 gets a score of 41 which is horrible, and means the camera is not good to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the capability to work with external lighting.
Olympus TG-5 Street photography information
With a above average points tally of 65, the Olympus TG-5 is a good option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus TG-5 Sports photography factors
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 47 indicates the Olympus TG-5 is fairly acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus TG-5 Travel photography details
Portability is pretty important when buying a travel camera. In general, the Olympus TG-5 gets a nice 69 as a travelling camera which is a very decent pick to purchase for your journeys.
Olympus TG-5 Landscape photography details
If you are looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Olympus TG-5 with it's reasonable score of 58 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate in the current market.
Olympus TG-5 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a articulating display, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Olympus TG-5 is not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible score of 34.
Olympus TG-5 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the TG-5, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Waterproof.
The line chart here shows you an overview of the TG-5 versus it's highest ranking rivals mentioned previously.
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