As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-5 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, digicams, super zooms, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Olympus Tough TG-5's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and the PowerShot SD4000 IS) and Sony (such as the SLT A57 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 8.2 fps), has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 265 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs march 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 months older
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 340 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 8.2 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
7 months older
$898 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
2 years older
$480

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the TG-4 and Tough TG-5

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 340 shots

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
3 years older
$372

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the TG-3 and Tough TG-5

  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 340 shots

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS
7 years older

Significant advantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3.7 fps vs 20 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SD4000 IS and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year older
$544 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 8 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Tough TG-5

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 10 fps), has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 280 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs january 2013).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 5x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs compact (110×65×25 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Nikon Coolpix W300

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similar age
$299 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Popularity: 39 vs 34

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
4 years older
$561

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the AW110 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
4 years older
$1,273

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the TS5 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very long battery life: 370 shots vs 340 shots

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 months newer
$494

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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8 months newer
$160 - $179

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Popularity: 40 vs 34

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 12 fps), has slightly more focus points (25 vs 15), is newer (may 2017 vs march 2012), is much smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs professional size (132×98×81 mm)) and is much less expensive ($379.00 vs $1,966.71).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
5 years older
$1,967 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A57 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A57 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots much slower: 12 fps vs 20 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×98×81 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SLT A57 and Tough TG-5

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 20 fps

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 10 fps), has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 240 shots) and is slightly less expensive ($379.00 vs $1,198.00).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Shoots slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
9 months older
$119 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $119.00 vs $379.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fast continuous shooting: 24 fps vs 20 fps

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Shoots slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 340 shots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), is significantly smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 64.6x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
2 years older
$1,151

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the 1s and Tough TG-5

  • Very small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.2" vs 1.3"
  • Very light: 402 g vs 250 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
3 years older
$461

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 628 g vs 250 g
  • Inexpensive: $460.94 vs $379.00

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years older
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the P900 and Tough TG-5

  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $379.00

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year older
$333 - $339

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 250 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 3.5 fps) and is newer (may 2017 vs january 2014).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year older

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the E-M10 II and Tough TG-5

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 years older
$480 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3.5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the A5000 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 2.5 fps), has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 295 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs january 2015).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (4x vs 30x), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is slightly heavier (250 g vs 182 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 243 g vs 250 g

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year older
$202 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much more zoom: 25x vs 4x
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 182 g vs 250 g