Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera with 3-Inch LCD, Black (V104190BU000)
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- New 12MP Hi-Speed Image Sensor for improved low light performance and noise reduction
- Bright F2.0 high-speed Lens
- Dual Quad Core TruePic VIII Image Processor
- Field sensor system with GPS, Manometer, Compass, and temperature sensors
- Waterproof to 50 feet, F, Dustproof, Crushproof to 220 lbf, Shockproof from 7 feet, Freezeproof to 14 degrees, Anti-Fog lens
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Rugged. Durable. Tough. Now Add Smart.
Get awesome imaging power with the Olympus Tough TG-5. It’s waterproof (50 ft / 15 m), shockproof (7 ft / 2.1 m), crushproof (220 lbf / 100 kgf), freezeproof (14°F / -10°C), and dustproof to survive everything from a grueling hike through mountains to a 5-year-old playing with it by the pool. The TG-5’s rugged design is packed with pro shooting features like an F2.0 high-speed lens, 20 fps burst shooting in RAW, and anti-fog dual pane glass for spectacular images in every environment.
TG-5 shown with optional CSCH-123 Sport Holder.
F2.0 High-Speed Lens
The TG-5 has a blazing-fast F2.0 lens made to capture action and adventure. Shoot bright, detail-rich video and blur-free stills even with fast-moving subjects. It's perfect for shooting at dusk, dawn, around a campfire, or even capturing a coral reef in stunning clarity.
Low Light? No Problem
Take the TG-5 into the world’s most challenging shooting conditions and come back with jaw-dropping shots. Thanks to its specialized image sensor and advanced dual quad core TruePic VIII Processor, you’ll get photos with little noise and increased dynamic range. Even in low light, your shots will be bright and clear.
Insane Shooting Speeds
Freeze fast-moving action with ease. Take RAW shots up to a blazing 20 fps. Nail difficult photos requiring split-second timing with the TG-5’s Pro Capture Mode. It buffers a running series of high-resolution images, then captures an exact moment plus the previous 5 frames with a single button press. Never miss a critical shot again.
Ultra HD 4K Video
Capture your adventures in vivid Ultra HD. The TG-5 shoots video in 4K so you can watch your rafting trip, reef dive, and desert hike in spectacular lifelike resolution. The TG-5 also features Full HD 120 fps high-speed video for slow-motion playback. 4K Time Lapse Video lets you create short videos of long periods of time.
Action Track Sensors
Tell more exciting stories! Record movement and environmental data with built-in Action Track Sensors. You’ll find a GPS for latitude and longitude, a compass for direction, a temperature sensor, and a manometer for altitude and water depth. You’ll always know where you are and have a record where you’ve been.
Data Log Mode
Data Log Mode records tracking data for extended time periods. Use the free Olympus Image Track app to simultaneously view still images and videos with your data on a smart device for an immersive viewing experience. Plus, you can export photos and video with data overlays to relive your adventures.
Immediately share the awesome photos and video you’ve shot. The TG-5’s built-in Wi-Fi instantly transfers video and images to your smart device using the free Olympus Image Share app. Plus, compose images, control the camera’s settings, and shoot remotely all from your smart device.
Powerful Macro Modes
Shoot flowers, insects, and other wildlife in stunning detail. Microscope Mode lets you get as close as 1 cm to your subject, and Microscope Control Mode offers precise magnification in steps up to 44.5x. Focus Bracketing and Stacking Modes produce shots with exquisite sharpness and maximum depth of field.
Deep Water, Starry Nights
Go exploring under the waves with Underwater Shooting Modes, including Snapshot, Wide, and Macro. Underwater HDR Mode combines multiple images to create photos with enhanced light and shadow. After the sun sets, nighttime Live Composite Mode lets you easily shoot amazing cityscapes and star trails.
The TG-5 has been thoughtfully designed so you can operate the camera while wearing heavy gloves. The camera's ergonomic design features an Accessory Lock to secure optional lenses and other accessories, and Custom Modes let you instantly access favorite settings via the main Mode Dial.
Lens Options & Accessories
The waterproof FCON-T01 Fisheye Converter Lens captures ultra-wide shots, and the waterproof TCON-T01 Teleconverter Lens extends the TG-5’s zoom to almost 7x. Get ideal macro lighting with the LG-1 Light Guide or the waterproof FD-1 Flash Diffuser. Use the PT-058 Underwater Housing to take the TG-5 down to 147 feet (45 meters).
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Resolution Maximum||460,000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||RAW, JPEG|
|Flash Memory Type||SDXC|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3|
|Item Dimensions||2.6 x 1.3 x 4.4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.55 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4.9 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Shipping Weight||1.07 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Olympus Li-92B|
|Video Capture Format||4K, HD|
|Video Capture Resolution||other|
|Viewfinder Type||fixed LCD|
|Zoom Type||motorized zoom|
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|Item Weight||0.55 lb||0.54 lb||1.3 lbs||7.68 ounces||6.4 ounces||5.07 ounces|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 megapixels||16 megapixels||16.1 megapixels||12.1 megapixels||8 megapixels||16.1 megapixels|
|Video Capture Resolution||other||—||60p||1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)||other||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Viewfinder||fixed LCD||lcd||fixed LCD||None||lcd||None|
The Olympus Tough TG-5 is built for adventure and packed with professional features that help you nail bright, crisp outdoor shots even in challenging conditions. You’ll find imaging firepower that’s optimized for shooting action like a fast F2.0 Olympus lens, high-resolution RAW stills, and spectacular Ultra HD 4K video. Microscope Macro Modes shoot high magnification stills of small subjects up to 1 cm from the lens, and nighttime Live Composite Mode makes it easy to shoot incredible cityscapes and star trails. Action Track Sensors record location, temperature, direction, and altitude data that bring your images and video to life. The Tough TG-5 is waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freeze proof, dustproof, and features Anti-Fog Dual Pane Lens Glass. No other camera handles so much abuse while producing stunning photography like the TG-5.
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+: Microscope mode is simply amazing. You can focus as close as 1cm and zoom 4X optically. The built in focus stacking will process several images to maximize sharpness. With the LG-1 light guide you get perfect lighting up close. If this isn't enough you can choose digital zoom to magnify zoom by factors of 1X, 2X or 4X. (obviously image quality degrades at these high settings)
+: The camera feels very well built.
+: 4K video, GPS and waterproof are all nice features to have but I haven't used them yet.
+: Std. micro USB data/charging cable vs proprietary cable
-: The biggest disappointment is WiFi. The primitive WiFi only works with cell phones. You cannot use WiFi over a network/PC. I don't know of any photographers that post process and archive their images on a cell phone. My older Panasonics have much better built in WiFi.
-: The user interface is just OK. Some modes and settings are just not very obvious and somewhat cluttered. Having the full user manual is a must and I see that Olympus has finally put it on their US website. (the included Quick Start guide is worthless)
-: While in microscope mode, there is no provision for user tweaks to aperture or program shift. Although focus stacking is great to have, you cannot select the size of the stack. (I think three images is all it can stack but focus bracketing gives you more options if you want to do your own stacking).
P.S. The gear in the images is about .300" O.D. The first image was taken at min. focus distance of about 1 cm using 4X optical zoom and focus stacking. The second image adds 4X digital zoom for a total of 16X.
It won't take poster quality portraits that you could crop the heck out of and still get an useable image.
It won't give you creamy bokeh/ridiculous depth of field like a 50mm will.
It won't let give you the reach and the zoom that you have become used to with your favorite telephoto.
But what it does give you is an amazing rugged camera that you could fit in your pocket, go trek/dive/bang it around and not worry about it.
It can give you a nifty HUD like display you see in video games with your photos/videos.
So all in all, to the pixel peepers out there, in our day and age where most of our works are viewed on a 4 inch display, content and storytelling reigns supreme.
Plus.. show me a $500 camera that can go down ~50ft and take pictures like this.
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