• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 advantages over Olympus TG-5

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $449
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    483 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    16 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-5 advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Newer
    4 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • $529
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-5
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $529
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB800F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-5
Samsung WB800F
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB350F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
Olympus TG-5
Samsung WB350F
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-5
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus TG-4
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-4
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
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