Olympus Tough TG-5 User Reviews

Announced May 17, 2017 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 100 mm (4×)
Keithpictures
 

I love the sea. Some people consider mountains the most sublime, but for me it's the ocean. Every time I'm at the beach, my first inclination is to take pictures, to capture the vastness of powerful, mysterious water stretching out to the distance. Usually I'll take a couple rushed shots upon immediate arrival, overwhelmed with the scene. Then I'll walk to the shore, slow down and get a horizon shot. I'll bask in the sun, taking it all in visually, capture what I can, maybe record an ...

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I like to bring it with me during open air sport and credit card travels. It's compact enough to fit in my jeans or jacket pocket or just hang in a little bag to my belt loop, it's tough and quality and versatility are far better than my phone. I don't need an underwater camera, but I like water and dust resistance. The lens is fast and very wide on the wide end, quality is good and consistent and I can shoot raw. I bought the fisheye FCON-T01 too, it's great fun and quality is far better ...

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There's a lot to like about this camera, not least the waterproofing. But it seems to suffer terribly when shooting against the light.

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I take lots of photos of mushrooms and tiny insects and the in-camera focus stacking let's me get very close to the subjects and capture them with decent depth of field. For a compact, the optics are decent (though not as sharp as the ones on my Lumix LX-7).

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Hi, This is my full review after using the camera for 10 days in the Greek islands. Initially I wasn't expecting much after having tried and returned the TG4 a year ago. This summer, I decided to give the TG series another try combining it also with the fish-eye lens. Pros: 1) UW AW balance and colors are most of the times very good, better than myself editing the RAW!! 2) The fish-eye lens is a must for UW photography compromising the small sensor low resolution vs a larger sensor camera ...

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As a beginner underwater photographer I found this camera incredibly useful. I typically will use it with it's housing since I go past 15 metres a lot and it is great. It is very easy to use and takes very good photos under the water even when I was stupid and didn't put it in underwater mode.  In my experience both the housing and camera itself are sturdy as the housing has survived being dropped on a boat deck and being attacked by a very determined blue groper (a 1.2 metre long fish). The ...

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TEN64
 

After researching and watching many youtube videos and reading many reviews on underwater cameras I opted to purchase the TG-5. I am just a guy that likes to take photos and have an Olympus point and shoot that I really liked, so I stuck with the brand. We had planned a vacation to Belize and I wanted a camera to take underwater photos on vacation and at our lake home in northern Minnesota , plus the ability to have accessories. I purchased the camera a good few months prior to our vacation ...

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For as long as I can remember, which is getting shorter as I get older, I've wanted a camera that met some specific criteria, believing that the best camera is the one you have in your hand. small enough and compact enough form factor to schlep around pretty much all the time. some measure of manual control or override, not full auto all the time. rugged enough to survive a trip to the beach, falling down, etc. IQ that's not an embarrassment. I've tried a lot of choices, including a Nikon T35 ...

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The Olympus TOUGH TG-5 could be the best everyday camera at the moment. It's lightweight, small and tough as a tank. You can drop it, crush it, use it in freezing winter, under heavy rain and snow. You dont have to worry about scratching or breaking it. Drop it in your bag or put it in your coat and go. The sensor is small, yes, but the quality is there and all the options make it way better than your phone camera. I'm using a Fujifilm X-T20 everytime i can, but on my work commuting I dont ...

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agatek
 

I own TG-2 that after long time and pretty extensive use started to malfunction in image stabilization. As I was generally happy with TG-2, TG-5 was a natural choice so I bought it. Unfortunately I consider this move a mistake. I don't see any significant/practical improvements comparing to the 3 generation back model. The camera is a bit lighter and smaller but it feels cheap - the metal housing was replaced by some plastic. The GPS performance and its ergonomy is actually worse than of TG2. ...

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