Olympus TG-5 Red

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

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





Choosist's Ratings

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

Kind of Camera

Compact cameras keeps things simple and is a good companion while capturing memories.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Olympus TG-5 will satisfy your needs.

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

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Olympus TG-5 will satisfy your needs..


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.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 6.16 x 4.60 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

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. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the TG-5.

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.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 6.16 x 4.60 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

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.

Taking photos while taking a dive requires it to fully waterproof. This model will suit your needs as it is fully waterproof up to 15 m metres.

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.


It's an eye-catching package with a bright and refreshing look about it. It could even play the role of an accessory to compliment a specific sense of style.

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