Tough TG-5

Best rugged, outdoor camera in the industry - Perfect for adventure.

Looking for adventure? So is the Tough TG-5. Designed to travel. The Tough TG-5 is packed with pro features that capture those bright, crisp outdoor shots in challenging conditions. You’ll find imaging firepower like a fast F2.0 Olympus lens, high-resolution RAW stills, and spectacular Ultra HD 4K video, that make this camera optimized for shooting action. Bring your images and video to life with Action Track Sensors that record location, temperature, direction, and altitude data. As with all Tough cameras, it’s waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof, and dustproof. No other camera handles so much use and abuse while producing stunning photography like the TG-5.

  • 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 20fps Seq. Shooting (Electronic)
  • Microscope Modes
  • Action Track Sensors
  • Sensor Shift Image Stabilization
  • Shockproof to 7 ft / 2.1 m
  • Freezeproof to 14°F / -10°C
  • Anti-Fog Lens Glass
  • Ultra HD 4K Video
  • High-Speed F2.0 Wide Angle Lens
  • RAW Capture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Waterproof to 50 ft / 15 m
  • Crushproof to 220 lbf / 100 kgf
  • Dustproof


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The TG-5 has the imaging power you need to never miss a shot. Its specialized image sensor and dual quad core TruePic™ VIII Processor reduces noise to produce sharp shots in all light conditions, including underwater and in low light. It captures fast moving subjects without blur thanks to the bright F2.0 lens, and it will shoot continuously up to 20 frames per second in full res RAW. You can use Pro Capture Mode to capture those perfect shots that require split second timing. It will even buffer a running series of high-resolution images, and captures a precise moment plus the previous 5 frames with a single button press.


When you're on an adventure, you're focused on getting the best shots. Capture the complete picture with TG-5’s built-in Action Track Sensors. A GPS, compass, temperature sensor, and a manometer for altitude and depth track and record data about your movement and environment. Use the free Olympus Image Track app on a smart device to view the tracked data synced with your photography. Easily export stills and videos with data overlays to share your adventures. And with the TG-5’s built-in Wi-Fi, you can control camera settings, compose images, and shoot remotely all from your smart device.


Whether you’re shooting on a rafting trip or in a snowboard park, you’re focused on getting awesome shots. Your camera should take care of itself. The TG-5 is self-sufficient – no protective housing needed. It’s waterproof up to 50 ft (15 m), crushproof up to 220 lbf (100 kgf), and shockproof from 7 ft (2.1 m). It works great even at a bone-chilling temps of 14°F (-10°C) and is dustproof. Temperatures can change quickly when you’re on the go. That’s why the TG-5’s lens is equipped with Anti-Fog Dual Pane Protective Glass. It stops the moisture from getting in. We’ve even designed the knobs and buttons for easy operation while it’s cold and you’re wearing heavy gloves.


With TG-5, incredible still shots are half the story. Turn the TG-5’s Mode Dial to the movie icon to record Ultra HD 4K video with spectacular detail – the colors in a sunset, the coral on a reef, a skier carving a mountainside-just as you remember it. Besides jaw-dropping 4K, you can also shoot video in Full HD 1080 or HD 720. Get creative with TG-5’s Full HD 120 fps High Speed Video for playback in slow motion. The 4K Time Lapse feature lets you easily create short videos of extended periods of time for longer adventures.


An exotic flower, a multi-colored seashell, an insect on a leaf are just some of the photos you can take. The TG-5 makes incredible detailed macro photography easy. Turn the Mode Dial to the microscope icon and get as close as 1 cm from your subject. Microscope Control Mode provides magnification in precise steps up to 44x. Easily create images with maximum depth of field and razor sharp focus by using the Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking Modes. Add the optional LG-1 Light Guide to illuminate still subjects up close and evenly and the optional FD-1 Flash Diffuser to freeze moving tiny subjects at fast shutter speeds.


The TG-5's ergonomic design has an Accessory Lock to secure optional lenses and other accessories. The waterproof TCON-T01 Teleconverter Lens helps boost the TG-5’s optical zoom to nearly 7x. The waterproof FCON-T01 Fisheye Converter Lens produces distinctive ultra-wide photos, perfect to capture tight spaces. Shoot well lit macro shots with help from the LG-1 Light Guide and waterproof FD-1 Flash Diffuser. Use the CSCH-123 Sport Holder to keep your TG-5 conveniently strapped to a backpack or chest harness. You can also dive deeper – up to 147 feet (45 meters) – using the PT-058 Underwater Housing.



Key Specs
  • Sensor Effective Resolution / Size: 12 Megapixel BSI-CMOS 1/2.3
  • Processor: TruePic VIII™
  • Waterproof: 50ft (15m) - IPX8
  • Shockproof: 7ft (2.1m)
  • Crushproof: 220lbf (100kgf)
  • Freezeproof: 14°F (-10°C)
  • Dustproof: Yes - IP6X
  • Rear Monitor: 3.0” LCD (460K Dots)
  • Video: 4K 30p 4K Timelapse Video FHD 120fps High Speed Video
  • Special Features: Action Track Sensor System, Zero-lag Pro Capture Mode, RAW Capture, Night Time Live Composite Mode, Microscope Modes
  • Sensor Type: 1/2.3" BSI CMOS SENSOR
  • Effective Pixels: 12 million
  • ISO Sensitivity: AUTO ISO: 100 ‐ 1600 with customizable upper limit from 100 to 12800 Manual ISO: 100 - 12800 (adjustable)
  • Processor: Olympus TruePic™ VIII
Touch Capabilities
  • Waterproof: IPX8 - Waterproof to depths of 50 ft / 15 m
  • Dustproof: IP6X
  • Freezeproof: Freezeproof to 14°F / -10°C
  • Crushproof: Crushproof to 220 lbf / 100 kgf
  • Shockproof: Shockproof from 7 ft / 2.1 m
  • Lens Cover Glass: Anti-fog dual pane
  • Focal Length (35mm Equiv.): 4.5mm - 18mm (25mm - 100mm)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) - f/4.9 (tele)
  • Focus Range: Wide/Tele: 3.9in/10cm to infinity Super Macro Mode: 0.4in/1cm to infinity, focal length 30 - 100mm (equivalent)
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2 - 1/2000 sec. (Night Scene, A mode: up to 4 sec.)
  • Optical Zoom: 4x
  • Image Stabilization: 2.5 EV* (Focal length set to 18mm. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 100mm) *Based on CIPA measurement conditions
Focusing System
  • AF System Type: CMOS Contrast Detection System
  • Focusing Points: 25
  • AF Focus Modes: Single AF (S-AF) / AF Tracking / Manual Focus (MF)
  • AF Illuminator: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Manual Focus Assist: Focus knob rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
  • Peaking Function: Yes; Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync. (1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL)~1/64), Flash Off
  • Flash Intensity Control Method: TTL Auto, Manual
  • Flash Intensity Control: Up to ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps selectable
Rear Monitor
  • Monitor Type: Color LCD
  • Monitor Size: 3.0" (Aspect Ratio 3:2)
  • Monitor Resolution: 460k Dots
Rear Monitor
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Monitor Brightness Adjustment: ±7 levels
  • Live View: Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line.Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off.
Image Recording
  • Removable Memory Type: SD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 *1 UHS-I compatible *2 Not compatible with Endless Memory
  • Recording Format: DCF2.0, Exif2.3
  • Still Image FileFormat: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
  • Recording Image Size: [RAW] 4000 x 3000 [JPEG] 4000 x 3000 - 640 x 480
  • One Touch Tele-converter: x2 / x4* *Microscope Control mode only
Shooting Modes
  • Mode Dial: Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Custom1, Custom2, Underwater, Microscope, Scene Mode
  • Sequential Shooting: [Sequential shooting H]*: approx. 20 fps with selectable 10/20 fps [Sequential shooting L]: approx. 5 fps [Pro Capture]*: approx. 10 fps *Electronic Shutter
  • Sequential Shooting Maximum Recordable Frames: [Sequential shooting H] RAW: Max. 14 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full [Sequential shooting L] RAW: Max. 49 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
  • Maximum Recordable Frames Prior to Full Shutter Press (Pro Capture Mode): 5 frames (fixed)
Creative Features
  • Picture Modes: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Art Filters
  • 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 *6 images are automatically captured and combined into a single image composite
  • Art Filters: Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.) Soft Focus ( - / c.e.) Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f.) Light Tone ( - / d.f.) Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h) Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.) Diorama ( I,II / d.) Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f.) Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.) Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h) Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.) Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.) Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i) Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
  • Detail of Art Effect: a. Soft Focus Effect b. Pin-Hole Effect c. White Edge Effect d. Frame Effect e. Star Light Effect f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right) g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green) i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
  • Color Ring for Partial Color: 18 Selectable Colors
  • Live Composite: 0.5sec - 4.0 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
  • Interval Mode: Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 hours, max 299 frames. Available when automatically creating Time-lapse video.
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2 adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
Video / Audio
  • Video File Format: MOV (MPEG-4AVC / H.264)
  • Video Modes [MOV] 3840x2160 (4k) / 30p, 25p (Bit rate: Approx. 102 Mbps) 1920x1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p / IPB (SF,F,N) 1920x1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF,F,N) 1280x720 (HD) / 30p,25p / IPB (SF,F,N)60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fpsFHD IPB (SuperFine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps)HD IPB (SuperFine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps) *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used. *Speed Class 10 SD card is recommended for shooting movies. *UHS-I Speed Class 3 SD card must be used for 4K video and high speed movie.
  • Maximum Video Recording Time: [MOV] Approx. 29 min
  • Art Filter for Movie: Yes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
  • Time Lapse Movie: [MOV] 3840×2160 (4K) / 5fps 1280×720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
  • High Speed Movie: 1920x1080 (FHD) / 120fps 1280x720 (HD) / 240fps 640x360 (SD) / 480fps
  • Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone
  • Speaker: Built-in mono speaker
  • Live View Output via HDMI: Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)* *Info display is not shown on the camera while recording
Connectivity / Power Requirements
  • WiFI: Built-in (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
  • Action Track Sensors: GPS (GLONASS, QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, accelerometer
  • PC Connectivity: USB 2.0 (Micro-B)
  • HDMI: Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • PictBridge Easy Print: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
  • Battery Type: LI-92B Li-ion battery
  • Battery Life: Approx. 340 images Approx. 50 minute* video (under standard JEITA testing) Approx. 110 minute video (when zoom and other operational functions are not used) *When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes
Additional Information
  • Self Timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (wait time: 1-30sec., number of shots: 1-10, shot interval: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3sec.)
  • Languages: 34 selectable languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Weights/Dimensions/Bundled Items
  • Dimensions: W: 113 mm H: 66 mm D: 31.9 mm (based on CIPA standards, excludes protrusions) W: 4.43 in H: 2.6 in D: 1.23 in
  • Weight: Approx. 250 g (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards) (0.55 lb / 8.72 oz)
  • Bundled Items: Body, USB cable, Hand Strap, Quick Start Guide, Warranty card, LI-92B Li-ion battery, F-5AC Li-ion battery charger


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