As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-5 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, digicams and super zooms. The Olympus Tough TG-5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix W300 and the 1 AW1)

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/3.9), has a built-in flash, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 10 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is slightly heavier (250 g vs 179 g) and is slightly more expensive ($399.00 vs $255.20).

Nikon Coolpix W300

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similar age
$339 - $387

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Waterproof

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"

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)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$255

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (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 Hero (2018) and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
2 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the XP80 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Waterproof
  • Thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the XP80 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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8 months newer
$130 - $162

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Significantly 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"

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 months newer
$419

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 an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 30 fps vs 20 fps

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to boutique competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs prosumer size (140×79×88 mm)), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5 fps), is newer (may 2017 vs january 2016), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.5") and is much lighter (250 g vs 635 g).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm) and has a significantly shorter battery life (340 shots vs 450 shots).

Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
1 year older
$3,495

Significant advantages of the X-U (Typ 113) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 450 shots vs 340 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-U (Typ 113) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 20 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (140×79×88 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.5" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the X-U (Typ 113) and Tough TG-5

  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 340 shots
  • Built-in flashes

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 8 fps), is newer (may 2017 vs september 2013), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.3").

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 23.7 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
3 years older
$349 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the AW1 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 201 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
4 years older
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL5 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 250 g

Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Rangefinder vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 23.7 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 20 fps
  • Much heavier: 680 g vs 250 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the M (Typ 262) and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Standard size (139×80×42 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Canon EOS M100

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3 months newer
$439 - $449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots slower: 6.1 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the EOS M100 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 250 g

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and Tough TG-5

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 250 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5.9 fps) and has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 265 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$359 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year older
$222 - $249

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

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

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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similar age
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Shoots much slower: 5.9 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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1 year newer
$515

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 30 mm), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 10 fps) and has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

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)

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

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Shoots significantly 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
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
9 months older
$99 - $157

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

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

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), is much smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 7 fps) and is thinner (1.3" vs 7.1").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (4x vs 125x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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1 year newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year older
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 340 shots
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7.4 fps vs 20 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 250 g