Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Canon 5D MIV, which was introduced in August 2016 is a Advanced DSLR camera with a 30.0MP Full frame sensor whereas Olympus TG-860, which was introduced in February 2015 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3' sensor. There is 19 months difference between 5D MIV and TG-860 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger 5D MIV, especially in sensor tech.
Comparing a DSLR camera to a Fixed Lens camera is not an easy task but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon 5D MIV is ranked #10
out of 93 Advanced DSLR cameras with an overall score of 80 whereas Olympus TG-860 is ranked #10
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 50.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon 5D MIV and Olympus TG-860 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon 5D MIV and Olympus TG-860 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.