As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-5 is also often compared to waterproofs, boutiques, 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-LX100 II) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix W300 and the Coolpix P900)

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 10 fps), has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 235 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs september 2014).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 months older
$429 - $828

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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
3 years older
$520

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the G16 and Tough TG-5

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 340 shots

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)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 340 shots

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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
8 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (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 Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years older
$544

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 340 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6.5 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the G7 X and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year older
$520 - $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/3.9), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 7 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs super compact (104×58×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1"), is slightly heavier (250 g vs 142 g), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($399.00 vs $210.37).

Nikon Coolpix W300

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similar age
$289 - $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

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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8 months newer
$177 - $200

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)

  • 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"

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$210

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
  • Much 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
2 years older
$108 - $138

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots much slower: 1.3 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
2 years older
$280

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the WG-30 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 340 shots

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), has a built-in flash, has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 5 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
4 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Tough TG-5

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (4x vs 3.1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5 fps) and is newer (may 2017 vs january 2016).

However, on average it 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 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm XF10

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1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the XF10 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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1 year newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 4x
  • Shoots much slower: 11 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Tough TG-5

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 4x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)

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

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
5 years older
$626

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Larger: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)

common strengths of the G1X and Tough TG-5

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 4x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $625.95 vs $399.00

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), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5.9 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 265 shots).

However, on average it 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, has much fewer focus points (25 vs 315) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Fast continuous shooting: 24 fps vs 20 fps

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$399

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

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

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

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

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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similar age
$360 - $379

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

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

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Shoots significantly 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 A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
1 year older
$99 - $137

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots much slower: 1.1 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
1 year older
$338

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (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-HX80 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
1 year older
$109

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 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 significantly 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, is slightly more expensive ($399.00 vs $129.00) 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
9 months older
$129 - $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
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much 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: $129.00 vs $399.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), is much smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 7 fps), is thinner (1.3" vs 7.1") and is much lighter (250 g vs 1,415 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (4x vs 125x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,440k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years older
$475 - $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)
  • Significantly 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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1 year newer
$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
  • Has an external mic jack

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
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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3 months newer
$1,698

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much larger: Large (133×94×145 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.7" vs 1.3"
  • Much heavier: 1,095 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV and Tough TG-5

  • Fast continuous shooting: 24 fps vs 20 fps