Updated 26 Jun 2018

Olympus

Tough TG-5 (with 4.5-18mm lens)

Snapshot: The Olympus Tough TG-5 (with 4.5-18mm lens) compact camera has a manual focus option, is water resistant and can shoot Full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

Tough TG-5 (with 4.5-18mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$747

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Test results

Overall score
52
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good screen.
  • Has a large sensor and a fast f/2.0 lens.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.
  • Is water resistant.

But

  • Just OK image quality.
  • Just OK video quality.
  • Poor flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$747

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
12
Sensor
1/2.3 inch" CMOS
ISO range
100 - 12800
Optical zoom
4
Aperture range
2.0 - 4.9
Zoom range
26 - 104
Shutter range
1/2000 - 1
Dimensions (cm)
118 x 33 x 66
Weight (g)
261
Depth (mm)
33

Features

Water resistant
Yes
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
Yes
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
2.9
Monitor pixels
460,000
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
3840 x 2160
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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