Olympus Tough TG-5 Digital Camera (Red)

The Olympus Tough TG-5 is a rugged, go anywhere 4K UHD video capable compact camera. No adventure is to great for the TG-5; with a construction that is 15m waterproof, 2.1m shockproof, 100kg crushproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, you can safely take the camera everywhere you go.Powering the Olympus Tough TG-5 is an all new 12 megapixel high-speed back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and a TruePic VIII image processor. These technologies enables the camera to record 4K Ultra HD video at 30p, record Full HD at 120 fps, 20fps burst shooting, and a light sensitivity of up to ISO 12800 for shooting in dim light.
  • 12MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • TruePic VIII Image Processor
  • Olympus 4x Optical Zoom f/2 Lens
  • 25-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Water, Crush, Shock, Freeze & Dustproof
  • 4K Video Recording and Full HD at 120p
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, GPS, Field Sensor System
  • ISO 12800 and Up to 20 fps Shooting
  • Pro Capture Mode & Variable Macro System
  • TG5, TG 5, Tough 5
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Great image quality: 12MP sensor, TruePic VIII image processor, bright f/2 folded optics zoom lens

Image quality on the Olympus TG5 is simply great thanks to an all new sensor, a powerful TruePic VIII image processor, and bright f/2 folded optics zoom lens.

The powerful sensor and processor combo takes compact camera photography to a new level by reducing image noise levels and expanding light sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 for sharper and cleaner low light shooting.

A bright f/2 folded optics zoom lens makes excellent use of the powerful sensor by incorporating special lens elements to great help provide sharp images. Special lens elements include a Dual Super aspherical lens, a High Refractive Index & Dispersion lens, and several aspherical lenses.

Ready for adventure: 15m waterproof, 2.1m shockproof, 100kg crushproof, dustproof, and freezeproof

Weather you are an adrenaline junkie or an outdoor enthusiast you can relax knowing that the Olympus Tough TG-5 can survive most things that you, or nature, throws at it.

15m waterproof (IPX8 equivalent).

The TG5 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 capture moments while snorkeling.

Dustproof (IPX6 equivalent).

The Olympus Tough TG5 features an airtight construction that blocks out sand and dust. When you want to clean of any dust or mud you can simply rinse off the camera body with tap water.

2.1 m shockproof

Even with a large, bright f/2.0 lens, the TG-5 camera 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.

100 kgf crushproof

To protect all the 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 a rugged crushproof construction, you won't have to worry about accidentally sitting on your camera when carrying it in your back pocket.

-10℃ freezeproof

Operation of the TG5 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.


The Olympus 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.

Ultra HD 4K video recording & high-speed 480fps recording on smaller resolutions

The Olympus Tough TG-5 can record breathtaking 4K UHD videos at a smooth frame rate of 30p and in a high bitrate of 52Mbps. if 30 fps is a bit to slow for your action then you will be happy to know that the TG5 can record at Full HD at 120fps, HD at 240fps, and 640x360 (SD) at 480fps

12 bit RAW image capture

The Tough TG-5 features 12 bit RAW image capture in lossless compression. By capturing RAW files in 12-bit, users will be able to further push post processing for even more accurate colours, wider dynamic range and improve noise reduction.

Versatile 4x zoom lens (25-100mm)

The Olympus Tough TG-5 is one of the few action compact cameras to have a proper zoom lens. Featuring a 4x zoom lens, the TG-5 can shoot not just wide-angle scenes, but also close-ups and macro. The macro capabilities of the TG-5 enables the camera to focus as close as 1cm away from the end of the lens. Focus stacking and focus bracketing functionality helps you to to make the best of the TG-5's close focusing distance.

Equipped with field sensors: GPS, temperature sensor, manometer & compass

The Olympus Tough TG-5 camera is equipped with built-in field sensors such as a GPS, temperature sensor, manometer & compass. This enables tracking data such as the latitude, longitude, movement distance and speed, altitude, depth, etc. to be overlaid on videos or data to be transferred to mobile devices.

Four underwater shooting modes modes

The Olympus TG-5 features 4 underwater shooting modes, each suited to different shooting needs.
Underwater Wide mode optimises various settings such as the flash, auto-focus, white balance, and others for enhanced shots in dark underwater conditions.
Underwater Macro mode optimises settings for close-up shooting of small subjects such as shrimp, crabs, sea slugs, and gobies. Zoom in close on subjects via telephoto and use the flash for sharp and clear images.
Underwater HDR mode captures multiple images at different exposures to dramatically reproduce bright underwater sections and dark underwater sections.
Underwater Snapshot mode uses natural light when shooting in pools and other shallow water, for natural colours of underwater subjects and snapshots.

Capture hard to time shots with Pro Capture

Pro Capture is a sequential shooting mode that captures images at 10 fps from approx. 0.5 seconds before the shutter release is activated. With this mode you can capture scenes that were previously impossible due to camera time lag.

Easy accessible controls even when wearing gloves

The controls on the Olympus Tough TG-5 were designed to be easy to use even for those wearing gloves. The zoom lever is designed so it can be operated even while wearing gloves, the grip has been improved, and the Control Dial is included for changing camera settings. The front of the camera is equipped with an accessory lock button so you don't need to worry about carrying the camera with various accessories attached such as a converter lens and macro shooting accessories.

Shoot remotely and send images over built-in W-Fi

Download the free Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) smartphone app to wirelessly transfer images and shoot remotely. Manual focusing is also available during remote shooting.

Optional accessories for enhanced shooting

The TG-5 offers superb system expansion capabilities thanks to a large collection of optional extra accessories. Make use of converter lenses and macro shooting accessories, camera cases, and other accessories that support creative photography for expanded shooting capabilities.

Other Features:

  • 3-inch 460K dot LCD screen with 7 brightness settings
  • Sensor-shift image stabilisation
  • Battery Life: up to 340 shots or 110 minutes of video
  • 25-point autofocus system with face detect
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting
  • Live Composite shooting
  • Scene Modes
  • Creative filters
  • In-camera time-lapse
  • Olympus Tough TG-5 Digital Camera
  • LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.6V, 1350mAh)
  • F-5AC Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Hand Strap


Pixels12 Megapixel
Sensor1/2.3" CMOS
Bit Depth12-Bit
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Max Resolution4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio4:3
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift
LensEFL: 4.5-18mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-100mm)
Aperture: f/2 (W) - 4.9 (T)
ZoomOptical: 4x
Focus RangeNormal: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100-12800
Shutter1/2 - 1/2000 Second 
4 - 0 Second in Night Scene Mode
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, C1, C2, Intelligent Auto, Movie, Program, Scene Modes, Underwater
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Continuous ShootingUp to 20 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 frames in raw format
Up to 20 fps at 12 MP for unlimited frames in JPEG format
Up to 10 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 frames in raw format
Up to 10 fps at 12 MP for unlimited frames in JPEG format
Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 49 frames in raw format
Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for unlimited frames in JPEG format
Self-Timer12 Sec, 2 Sec
Interval RecordingYes
Flash ModesAuto
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in FlashYes
Built-in Memory55 MB
Memory Card TypeSD
Video RecordingYes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 25 fps
1920 x 1080p: 120 fps, 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
1280 x 720p: 240 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
640 x 480p: 480 fps
Video Clip LengthUp to 29 Min
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Screen3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-FiYes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
Waterproofing49.2' (15.0 m)
Battery1 x LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1350 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 113.0 x 66.0 x 31.9 mm
Weight8.82 oz / 250 g with battery and memory card
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