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

A comparison between the two action and tough cameras, the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Olympus Tough TG-5.

6 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • Bigger field of view with Superview on the GoPro, 170degrees FOV compared to the 130degrees
  • Bigger burst rate of 30fps compared to the 20fps of the Olympus
  • Much longer battery length of over double the 30minutes advertised by the TG-5
  • A touch screen for different control
  • Voice control so you can work with the camera hands free
  • Weighs nearly half that of the Olympus TG-5 at only 118grams

6 Advantages of the Olympus Tough TG-5 Action Camera

  • A newer camera which was released in mid 2017
  • Optical zoom so you can zoom in and out using the glass lens
  • Without a housing they can both be taken underwater but the Olympus TG 5 can go to 15m deep, perfect for snorkeling
  • Solid aluminium built body
  • 3" diaganol screen so a bigger view of what you have recorded or looking at
  • Minimum focus distance of 1cm, so if you want some super duper macro close up shots, this is perfect
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
76/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$450
Release Date
1 year 5 months ago
Replaced by
 
Field of View
130 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
20fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
Yes
Optical Zoom Distance
4x
Aperture
 
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
240fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
30 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
Remote
 

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
3.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Weight
250grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
 
Shape
 
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
Yes
Colours
 
Storage Devices
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