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The definitive high-image-quality Tough camera. Relive your adventures with the TG-5.

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The definitive high-image-quality Tough camera. Relive your adventures with the TG-5.

Whether it be in the mountains, on the beach, or in the snow, the Tough series can withstand the most punishing environments. The TG-5 is the pinnacle of the Tough series, and its new image sensor and new TruePic VIII image processor deliver significant improvements to image quality. It is equipped with a Field Sensor System which records various field data so you can recreate the shooting experience on your smartphone. Take this camera with you to make outdoor activities, such as mountain climbing and diving, even more fun.

 

Further advanced image quality and Tough performance

 

The TG-5 is equipped with the latest image sensor and image processor, and a bright f/2.0 high-resolution lens for high image quality. Its Tough performance and anti-fog dual-pane protective glass make for worry-free use in the harshest environments.

 

 


High-resolution f/2.0 lens

The TG-5 features both Tough performance and high image quality, along with a high-resolution, 4x optical zoom lens. The bright f/2.0 lens makes it possible to use a fast shutter speed to reduce subject blur even when capturing moving subjects in dark locations.

  • Conventional camera
    f/ value: 3.9, shutter speed: 1/30 sec. (The dark lens prevents use of a faster shutter speed)
  • Camera with a bright f/2.0 lens
    f/ value: 2.0, shutter speed: 1/125 sec. (The bright lens allows use of a faster shutter speed)

Folded optics zoom lens

This model achieves the brightest aperture value, f/2.0, for a folded optics type lens. Lenses developed with advanced optical technology are lavishly used, including a DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens for high image quality.

  • 4.5-18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 25 - 100mm), f/2.0 - f/4.9, 4x zoom
  1. DSA lens: Dual Super Aspherical lens
  2. HR/HD lens: High Refractive Index & Dispersion lens
  3. Aspherical lenses

Bright 4x zoom lens

The TG-5 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens. The lens provides a broad range of photography, from a wide-angle bird's-eye view of scenic landscapes to zoomed-in telephoto close-ups of distant subjects.

  • Wide angle (35mm equivalent: 25mm)
  • Telephoto (35mm equivalent: 100mm)

New image sensor and image processor

To maximise the capabilities of the high-resolution f/2.0 lens, a new high-speed back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and the TruePic VIII image processor used on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II are included on this model. Noise level has been reduced by 1 step for shooting in the standard ISO sensitivity range and also for shooting in darker areas. These improvements result in even higher image quality.

  • Conventional camera
  • TG-5

Image processing that delivers high resolution

The image processing algorithms have been retooled to deliver even higher resolution on the TG-5. They have been modified to provide high resolution for sections with a low difference in contrast particularly when using a low ISO sensitivity setting.

Improved high-sensitivity performance

Maximum ISO sensitivity is now ISO 12800.

RAW photography

The TG-5 allows shooting in RAW format. RAW images can be edited and processed on a computer using the digital workflow software Olympus Viewer 3. Adjust the contrast and sharpness after shooting to achieve the exact results you have in mind.


Tough performance[1]

In addition to being dustproof, waterproof up to 15m deep, shockproof up to a 2.1M drop, crushproof up to 100 kgf, and freezeproof down to -10℃, the TG-5 has anti-fog dual pane protective glass. Such Tough performance provides peace of mind when shooting in punishing environments such as the mountains, ocean, and snow.

Constructed to perform anywhere

This model features hermetic sealing, a floating lens construction, double-lock covers, and dual pane protective glass. It is such construction that makes the TG-5 waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and anti-fog.

  • Hermetic sealing
  • Dual pane protective glass

15 m waterproof[1]

The camera is waterproof up to 15m below the water. Not only does this make it possible to shoot in heavy rain, but it also lets you shoot while snorkeling.

  • Waterproof performance is JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent.

Dustproof[1]

This design features an airtight construction that shuts out sand and dust. Because you can rinse off the camera body with tap water, even if it gets dirty you can simply wash it off.

  • Dust proof performance is JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IPX6) equivalent.

2.1 m shockproof[1]

Even with a large, bright f/2.0 lens, this model can still clear drop tests of up to 2.1m. Olympus know-how has been utilised in every facet, including the lens shape, lens positioning, and the lens drive method, resulting in a high level of shock-absorbing performance.

  • The TG-5 is built with a shockproof construction resistant to 2.1 m (MIL-STD810F standard compliant).

100 kgf crushproof[1]

To protect all inner parts including the lens unit and circuit boards, an interior protective structure which can withstand a weight of 100kgf has been employed. With such crushproof construction, you won't have to worry about accidentally sitting on your camera when carrying it in your back pocket.

-10℃ freezeproof[1]

Operation at low temperatures is guaranteed down to -10℃. With this feature, you can feel confident taking it along on ski and snowboard trips and other winter sport outings.

Anti-fog[1]

The TG-5 introduces a new Tough feature, anti-fog. The dual-pane protective glass provides an airtight seal that protects the lens and minimises condensation on the lens that tends to occur during sudden changes in temperature.

 

The Field Sensor System lets you relive your experiences

 

Data, such as latitude/longitude, temperature, and altitude/depth, recorded by the Field Sensor System during your shoot can be imported to your smartphone using the Olympus Image Track app to realistically recreate the experience of shooting.

 


Automatically acquire tracking data

The Field Sensor System included on the TG-5 can record tracking data such as location information while on the move (latitude, longitude), air temperature/water temperature, altitude (or depth), and shooting direction. Simply switch the lever on the top of the camera to LOG to begin recording.


Equipped with various field sensors

The camera is equipped with built-in field sensors such as a GPS sensor, thermometer, barometer, and compass. The GPS sensor records location information (latitude and longitude) by acquiring information from GPS, GLONASS/QZSS for highly accurate positioning. Transfer GPS assist information to a smartphone ahead of time using the OI.Track smartphone app to significantly shorten GPS positioning time.

1. GPS
2. Temperature Sensor
3. Manometer
4. Compass

 

The Variable Macro System expands macro photography

 

The Variable Macro System consists of four shooting modes for expanded macro photography and two separately available accessories for close-up shooting. This system makes it possible to capture photos of the tiniest details that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

 

1. Microscope mode
2. Microscope control mode
3. Focus stacking mode
4. Focus bracketing mode
 

Microscope Mode

This mode provides amazing macro shooting capabilities with the ability to photograph subjects up to 1 cm away from the end of the lens. Using the optical zoom, it is possible to zoom in on subjects for a view that is almost like looking through a microscope. (35mm equivalent image magnification: 7x)


Microscope Control Mode

The display magnification factor appears on the rear monitor when a subject is 1 cm away from the end of the lens, and it can be switched between 1x, 2x, and 4x with a single touch of the screen. This feature delivers an observation and shooting experience as if switching the objective lens on a microscope. The display magnification factor can be set to a maximum of 44.4x[*] (shooting magnification: 28x).

  • This mode magnifies 1 mm subjects that are 1 cm away from the end of the lens up to 44 mm for display and shooting.

Focus Stacking

This mode composites varying depths of field by capturing multiple images at different focal positions. It lets you take macro photos that are completely in focus from the front to the back. The TG-5 is capable of recording full pixel images, delivering macro photos with higher image quality and a deep level of focus.


Focus Bracketing

Simply press the shutter once to capture up to 30 shots while gradually shifting the focal location in Focus Bracketing. Because the impression of macro photos changes drastically according to the focal location, Focus Bracketing can be used to select the best shots depending on the focal location while checking recorded images. The amount of focal shift can be selected from three different options. (35mm equivalent image magnification: 7x)


Close-up accessories

There are two types of separately available accessories in the Variable Macro System. The LG-1 Light Guide[*] is an accessory that evens out the illumination of the camera's built-in LED light. This makes it possible to light the scene even when the camera casts a shadow on the subject. You can also connect an HDMI cable to the TG-5 to enjoy through images on a 4K-compatible large screen. The FD-1 Flash Diffuser is an accessory that diffuses the camera's built-in flash for using faster shutter speeds. This is useful for freezing the movement of moving subjects.

  • Cannot be used underwater.
  • LG-1 LED Light Guide
  • FD-1 Flash Diffuser

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