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GoPro Hero 6 Black vs Olympus Tough TG-5

We compare the GoPro Hero 6 Black to the Olympus Tough TG-5: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Outdoor & Action category.

Here are both models side by side. The GoPro Hero 6 Black is on the left, the Olympus Tough TG-5 on the right:

Hero 6 Black vs Tough TG-5 - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

GoPro Hero 6 Black vs Olympus Tough TG-5: Specifications at a glance

Hero 6 Black

  • Introduced in September 2017
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 30 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.6 x 32.7mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3")
  • 118g (3.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 6 Black

Tough TG-5

  • Introduced in May 2017
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 12 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-100mm (4x), f2.0-4.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113 x 66 x 31.9mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
  • 250g (8.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Tough TG-5

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero 6 Black and Tough TG-5

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the GoPro Hero 6 Black on the left, the Olympus Tough TG-5 in the right column:

Advantage GoPro Hero 6 Black...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero 6 Black

Tough TG-5

Faster (4, frames/second)3020
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)1000300
Weighs less (2)118g
(3.8 oz.)
250g
(8.1 oz.)
More portable (2)90cm³
(6 cu.in.)
238cm³
(15 cu.in.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 6 Black are that the camera is faster, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Tough TG-5: that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Tough TG-5 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The Hero 6 Black scores 17 points.

...and here's where the Olympus Tough TG-5 has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero 6 Black

Tough TG-5

More AF points (4)01
Sensitivity (4)100 - 1600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.240.46

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG-5 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 12 points for the Tough TG-5.

...and here's what both have in common

Hero 6 Black

Tough TG-5

Resolution (megapixel)12.0012.00
Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
GPS
Environmentally sealed

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; GoPro Hero 6 Black again on the left, Olympus Tough TG-5 on the right:

Front view of the Hero 6 Black and the Tough TG-5...

Hero 6 Black und Tough TG-5, front viewHero 6 Black und Tough TG-5, front view

...and here we see the GoPro and the Olympus from above:

Hero 6 Black und Tough TG-5, view from aboveHero 6 Black und Tough TG-5, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

GoPro Hero 6 Black

Olympus Tough TG-5

17
12

CameraCreativ recommends the GoPro Hero 6 Black.

Our rating of the GoPro Hero 6 Black

No rating available.

Our rating of the Olympus Tough TG-5

No rating available.

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