As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Tough TG-5 is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques, travel zooms, super zooms and digicams. The Olympus Tough TG-5's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix W300 and the Coolpix AW110) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-870 and the Tough TG-850 iHS )

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 slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 8 fps) and has a much longer battery life (340 shots vs 240 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs compact (104×67×26 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.3" vs 1").

Nikon Coolpix W300

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similar age
$299 - $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

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
4 years older
$199

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a GPS
  • 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"

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
2 years older
$159

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

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"
  • Lighter: 179 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (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: 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
$149 - $150

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"

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70
3 years older
$159

Significant advantages of the XP70 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"
  • Lighter: 179 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the XP70 (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 XP70 and Tough TG-5

  • Each has a built-in flash

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 fps), has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 240 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs january 2013).

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 G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year older
$497 - $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

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3
4 years older

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

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

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 340 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps

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

  • None found

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 6 fps), is newer (may 2017 vs february 2015), is slightly smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs standard size (139×80×42 mm)) and is thinner (1.3" vs 1.8").

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k 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
$459 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
  • Shoots slower: 15 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the AW1 and Tough TG-5

  • Fast continuous shooting: 15 fps vs 20 fps
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Very light: 201 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)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Larger: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • 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

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
5 months older
$425 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the X-A10 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"

Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
1 year older
$4,995 (body only)

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 much 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

  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
2 years older
$1,095 (body only)
$1,367 12-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 II (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 469 g vs 250 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-M5 II and Tough TG-5

  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.3"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years older
$425 - $548 (body only)
$517 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 11 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the A6000 and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.3"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (113×66×32 mm) vs prosumer size (140×79×88 mm)), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5 fps), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.5"), is slightly lighter (250 g vs 635 g) and is slightly less expensive ($449.00 vs $3,495.00).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm).

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
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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"

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
  • Built-in flashes

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/3.5), 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 significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly 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.

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 SX730 HS

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similar age
$311 - $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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Inexpensive: $310.89 vs $449.00

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
1 year older
$90

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

  • Inexpensive: $89.99 vs $449.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (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 DSC-HX90V and Tough TG-5

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $449.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
1 year older
$110 - $149

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots much slower: 0.8 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and Tough TG-5

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $449.00

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
3 years older
$522

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2

common strengths of the HX60 and Tough TG-5

  • None found

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 (130×94×119 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5.9 fps) and has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 205 shots).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 83.3x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a slightly 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.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and Tough TG-5

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 250 g

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)
  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the Tough TG-5)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 340 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.9 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Tough TG-5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (113×66×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 250 g

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year older
$339 - $399

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 much 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 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 doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly more expensive ($449.00 vs $119.95) 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)

  • Significantly 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
$120 - $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)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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