Olympus Tough! TG-5

Here’s our concise review of the Olympus Tough! TG-5 tough compact camera…

Olympus Tough! TG-5

Olympus Tough! TG-5

The T stands for tough! If you still need more to base your purchase on, then you’ll find a 1/2.3in 12MP BSI sensor, and 35mm equivalent 25-100mm f/2-4.9 lens, which is an impressively wide aperture.

The ISO ranges from 100-12,800, though we’d stick below ISO 800 for best results. It also shoots RAW image files, and sports a compass, GPS and a thermometer – ideal if you find yourself shipwrecked!

If you’re looking to delve into video, it features 4K and Full HD 120fps, which opens up a world of underwater possibilities. For stills, there’s also Pro Capture, which records images at 10fps for 0.5 seconds before depressing the shutter. It also features macro and HDR mode, and includes a flash.

Although the specs and included features are very impressive, as is the image quality from the 12MP sensor, it’s the rugged design which really elevates this camera. It’s waterproof up to 15 metres, freeze-proof down to -10°C and crush-proof up to a sizeable 100kg.

Find out more at the Olympus website.

Pros
Survival tools
10fps speed
4K video

Cons
Low-resolution screen
Shorter zoom than rivals

Spec
Weight: 250g
WxHxD: 113x66x32mm
Battery: 340 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 25-point contrast detect