Olympus TG-5 Field Test Part I: Megapixel sanity meets enthusiast features


posted Friday, June 2, 2017 at 4:20 PM EDT


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To say that we were thrilled when the Olympus TG-5 review sample arrived at our headquarters is an understatement. Ever since they briefed us on this new model on the phone just over a month ago we've been eagerly awaiting its arrival.

The reasons are two-fold: One is that we've very much enjoyed the TG line and its capabilities as a rugged imager, and the second is that the TG-5 sports a wealth of decidedly enthusiast features that really elevate it above the crowd. It has the first control dial on a rugged camera and useful new enthusiast-oriented modes like Pro Capture, which first made its way to photographers via the award-winning E-M1 Mark II.

And, of course, there is the move back to a 12mp sensor, which we found incredibly bold and refreshing. We've now completed our first Field Test with this new rugged enthusiast camera, so dive in for all the details!

1/60s / f/2 / ISO 125 / 18.5mm eq.

[FCON-01 18.5mm eq. fisheye converter attached]

Olympus TG-5 Field Test Part I