Olympus TG-5 Red

MPN: TG-5 RED  |  EAN: 4545350051112  |  Model: TG-5

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as at 26 Apr 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Olympus TG-5 Red - TG-5 RED Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Compact Cameras
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Everyday Life Photography
Wildlife Photography
Events Photography
Landscape Photography
Sports Photography
Event Videos
4K Videos
Underwater Photography
Home Videos
High FPS Videos
Time-lapse Videos
WiFi Connectivity
Underwater Use
Regular Looks
Cute & Pretty Looks
Fun & Funky Looks
Bluetooth Connectivity

Kind of Camera

As someone who just simply wants to point and shoot, this product just works.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Olympus device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the TG-5 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 25  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Olympus TG-5 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The TG-5 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Olympus TG-5 is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (6.16 x 4.60 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Other Video needs

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Olympus's in-built intervalometer

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the TG-5 is a really good choice. 

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Olympus TG-5 comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 6.16 x 4.60 mm(mm) sensor size, the Olympus TG-5, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Olympus, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Olympus is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the TG-5 is a breeze.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 6.16 x 4.60 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Olympus has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

As it comes with a waterproof depth of up to 15 m metres, this camera ticks the box for underwater use.

While out and about taking photos or recording video, you may encounter quite a bit of dust. This could come from various sources such as a construction site or just the natural environment in your location. Being certified as dust-proof, the TG-5 is a great companion to have in these situations.


When you want to stand out from the crowd, the TG-5 uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.

It comes in an unconventional package that stands out from the typical greys and blacks that are common with such devices.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the TG-5 is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Olympus TG-5 Red - TG-5 RED Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Compact
Crash Proof Yes
Dustproof Yes
Freezeproof Yes
Freezeproof Up To -10 °C
International Protection (IP) Code 68
Operating Temperature (T-T) -10 - 40 °F
Product Colour Red
Waterproof Yes
Waterproof Up To 15 m
Aperture Range (F-F) 2.0-4.9
Electronic Compass Yes
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Portrait + Landscape, Hand-held Starlight, Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children , Sport , Candlelight, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Panorama, Live Composite, Backlight HDR
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
Shooting Modes ntelligent Auto (iAUTO), Programme Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Custom1, Custom2, Underwater, Microscope, Scene Mode (SCN)
White Balance Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele) 0.2 - 3.1 m
Flash Range (wide) 0.2 - 7.9 m
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 25
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Face detection, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01 m
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range 1 m
Manual Focus Yes
Normal Focusing Range (tele) 0.1 ‑ ∞ m
Normal Focusing Range (wide) 0.1 ‑ ∞ m
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity 100, 1600, 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max) 12800
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Programme AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes ntelligent Auto (iAUTO), Programme Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Custom1, Custom2, Underwater, Microscope, Scene Mode (SCN)
Light Metering Digital ESP, Spot
Camera Shutter Speed 4 - 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 4 s
4K Video Capable Yes
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type 4K Ultra HD
Max FPS @4K 30
Maximum Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 360, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 10 x
Filter Size 40.5 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 25 - 100 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 4.5 - 18 mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups) 9/7
Maximum Aperture Number 4.9
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 100 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 2
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 25 mm
Optical Zoom 4 x
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Diagonal (metric) 7.6 cm
Display Resolution (numeric) 460000 pixels
Image Sensor Size 1/2.33
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.16 x 4.60 mm
Megapixel 12 MP
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 12.7 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor TruePic VIII
Other Features
Interval Recording 1
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 2
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Connector Type B
USB Version 2.0
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type LI‑92B
Power Source Type Battery
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 31.9 mm
Height 66 mm
Weight 250 g
Width 113 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4000 x 3000640 x 480