Olympus TG-5 First Shots: Lab samples from Olympus’ flagship, lower-resolution rugged camera


posted Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:06 PM EDT

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Earlier this year, Olympus unveiled their refreshed TG-5, their flagship rugged, waterproof, shockproof compact camera. We've already sent it out into the wild some for an initial Field Test, but between outings, it spent time down in our lab for testing. We're now happy to share our standard First Shots set of lab sample images. 

As you may know, the new Olympus TG-5 sports a new 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor, which is much lower in megapixels than the 16MP chip inside the previous TG-4 model. Considering the overall size of this camera's 1/2.3-inch sensor, we think this is a smart move, as it allows for larger individual pixels. Paired with the latest TruePic VIII image processor used in the flagship E-M1 Mark II, and the TG-5 seems like a serious tough-cam.

Click here to see how the Olympus TG-5 performs across its ISO range. As always, we have both RAWs and straight-from-camera JPEGs from the TG-5 to view and download, and you can easily compare lab images side-by-side in our handy Comparometer.

ISO 400: Olympus TG-5 (left) vs. Olympus TG-4 (right)

Olympus TG-5 First Shots