Olympus Tough TG-5 camera preview

Olympus Tough TG-5 camera black front

Olympus is a market leader in ruggedised compact cameras, and the next in line, the Olympus Tough TG-5, is soon to join the ranks.

How tough is the TG5? It is:

  • waterproof down to depths of 15 metres
  • dustproof, shockproof to 2.1 metres
  • crushproof to 100 kgf
  • freezeproof down to -10 ºC

Additionally for the outdoor-inclined, its field sensor system packs in:

  • GPS
  • Manometer (altitude and water depth, based on atmospheric pressure and water pressure information)
  • Temperature sensor (minimising the effects of heat generated in the camera)
  • Compass

Inside it shares the TruePic VIII image processor used in the Olympus flagship OM-D E-M1 camera. It has a high speed f/2.0 lens, and focal length coverage from 25mm to 100mm.

For those shooting video, the Olympus Tough TG-5 shoots in 4K at 30 frames per second, and Full HD high-speed at 120fps. The HDMI connectivity allows easy viewing on a television, and it has inbuilt wi-fi and smartphone connectivity.

Price and availability

The Olympus Tough TG-5 will be in stores in June 2017, at an RRP of $649. Colour choice will be red or black.

It is also accompanied by a range of optional extras – see the list and pricing for these below.

Olympus Tough TG-5 camera red front angle

Olympus Tough TG-5 accessories

  • Underwater Case, PT-058 — $49
  • Silicone Jacket, CSCH-126 — $149
  • Fisheye Converter, FCON-T01 — $59
  • Protection Filter, PRF-D40.5 PRO — $129
  • Tele Converter, TCON-T01 — $29
  • Converter Lens Adapter, CLA-T01 — $59
  • LED Light Guide, LG-1 — $69
  • Flash Diffuser, FD-1 — $699
  • Underwater External Flash, UFL-3 — $599
  • Underwater Wide Converter Lens, PTWC-01 — $249
  • Underwater Macro Converter Lens, PTMC-01 — $49
  • Mesh Camera Case, CSCH-121 (Blue, Red, Black) — $59
  • Sport Holder, CSCH-123 (Light blue, Orange) — $49