Olympus unveils TG-5 ‘Tough’ camera with new Sensor and 4K video
Olympus have announced the successor to their popular TG-4 rugged cam, the TG-5.
If you're reading this, you're probably in the market for a camera that can go places other ones can't, so let's get the important stuff out of the way first. The TG-5 is capable of withstanding a drop from a height of 2.1 meters, a crushing weight of 100 kg, temperatures as low as -10°C, and 15 meters of water, so it should handle just about anything you can throw at it - accidentally or otherwise.
There's some interesting accessories available as well, including a Fisheye Converter lens for 130° field of view, a Teleconverter lens for 170mm focal length, and even a LG-1 LED Light Guide and FD-1 Flash Diffuser for better macro photography lighting. And if you fancy taking it deep, the optional PT-058 underwater casing, sold separately, and will allow it to survive up to 45 meters under water. Pretty impressive for a unit that weighs just 247g.
There's other interesting accessories available as well, including a Fisheye Converter lens for 130° field of view, a Teleconverter lens for 170mm focal length, and even a LG-1 LED Light Guide and FD-1 Flash Diffuser for better macro photography lighting.
Featuring a 25-100mm equivalent f/2.0 lens, the TG-5 does have a lower megapixel count than its predecessor, (from a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor to a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor), but it smartly borrows the same TruePic VIII image processor from Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 flagship, to offer higher quality pictures and videos.
Unlike the TG-4, the TG-5 is capable of recording video at 4K at 30 fps only. It can also do high-speed 120 fps videos for slow motion at 1080p. The camera also uses its built-in Field Sensor System to track movement and environmental data using a GPS sensor, manometer (pressure sensor for tracking altitude and water depth), compass, and temperature sensor.
The TG-5 is available for preorder now and will set you back $649. More information from Olympus.