LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-5 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-5 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Olympus TG-5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 20.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately TG-5 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus TG-5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Macro shooters will love Olympus TG-5's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, TG-5 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus TG-5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps with bit rates up to 102 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Olympus TG-5 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It has a Mono speaker but no built-in microphone.
Olympus TG-5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus TG-5 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our TG-5. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus TG-5 is powered by LI-92B battery which provides a shooting life of 340 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, Olympus TG-5 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus TG-5 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Olympus TG-5 is $449.00