GoPro Hero 5 Black vs Olympus Tough TG-4 Spec Comparison

Spec and feature comparison of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Olympus TG-4 action cameras.

6 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • The GoPro is almost 1 year newer
  • A much larger field of view at the standard 170degrees
  • Burst rate at 30fps compared to the 5fps of the Olympus
  • Much better video recording resolutions and frame rates, this includes 4K and up to 120fps slow mo
  • External mic for recording better audio
  • Much lighter than the Olympus

6 Advantages of the Olympus TG-4 Tough Camera

  • A much smaller minimum focus distance of 1cm compared to the 30cm of the GoPro
  • Bigger photo resolution at 16mp
  • A much better claimed battery life of 120minutes compared to the 80 minutes of the GoPro
  • Slightly better waterproof properties at 15m deep without an extra underwater housing
  • Made with an aluminium body and is drop proof, hence the tough properties
  • Optical zoom and a better lens for shooting better quality photos
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$310
Release Date
2 years ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
1080p 30fps
1080p 60fps
1440p 30fps
1440p 60fps
2.7k 30fps
2.7k 60fps
720p 30fps
720p 60fps
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
83/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$450
Release Date
3 years 6 months ago
Replaced
 
Field of View
 
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
5fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
Yes
Optical Zoom Distance
4x
Aperture
F2.00
Minimum Focus Distance
1cm

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
30fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
15metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
 
Phone App
No
Sensors
Remote
No

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
3.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Weight
247grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
 
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
Yes
Colours
Storage Devices
Firmware Downloads & Updates
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