Olympus Tough: 4K photo & movie camera for adventure
Olympus launches a compact, portable digital camera called ‘Olympus Tough’ , that can withstand a push. The Tough! TG-5 is resistant to all weather conditions and has a 12MP sensor that can also record 4K videos.
In this article I will describe the attributes and distinctive characteristics of this camera:
The Olympus Tough! TG-5 is the successor to the rugged TG-4. Like its predecessor, this photo and movie camera is intended for adventurers and athletes who need a camera that can bump into all weather conditions.
Opposite the TG-4, the sensor and imaging chip were renewed while maintaining the super bright 25-100mm (35mm eq.) Lens. Remarkably, the TG-5 has a lower resolution cmos sensor: 12MP versus 16MP at the older TG-4.
But Olympus says that the image quality goes on in a wider range of light conditions on the windshield, thanks to the backlight of the CMOS sensor and the latest TruePic VIII image processor (same as in the previously tested DiskIdee Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II system camera ). Also, the TG-5 has a wider dynamic range than its predecessor.
The lens now has a double glazing that prevents them from following extreme temperature shifts. The TG-5 can shoot at 4K at 30fps and in Full HD at 120fps for slow motion videos.
The TG-5 adds the temperature to the field sensor system, including GPS, compass and manometer. This data is transferable along with photos and videos via Wi-Fi to the free Olympus OI-Track app.
The camera is also easier to operate, for example, when wearing gloves. This allows you to set important features using a handy dial. The “Pro Capture” feature allows you to select the best recording from a series.
The Olympus Tough! TG-5 camera is waterproof up to 15m, shock resistant to 2.1m, pressure-resistant up to 100kg and frost resistant to -10 ° C.a.
There are various accessories available for this rugged camera, ranging from a flash diffuser and fish eye converter, to a sports holder and an underwater housing that can capture photos and videos to a depth of 45m.
The Olympus Tough! TG-5 camera costs € 479 or $566.24.