• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 13.90mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Olympus TG-Tracker

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 1.61 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Olympus TG-Tracker advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • Less expensive
    $229* vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-Tracker
Sony NEX-5N
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Sony NEX-5R
Olympus TG-1
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-1
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony NEX-F3

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-F3
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-Tracker
Sony NEX-F3
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
Olympus TG-Tracker
Canon EOS M
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-5

Sony NEX-5R
Olympus TG-5
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-5
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
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