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