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Olympus Tough TG-5 vs Olympus Tough TG-6

We compare the Olympus Tough TG-5 to the Olympus Tough TG-6: 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 Olympus Tough TG-5 is on the left, the Olympus Tough TG-6 on the right:

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

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

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

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

Tough TG-6

  • Introduced in May 2019
  • 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 32.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
  • 250g (8.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Tough TG-6

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

Memory card for Tough TG-5 and Tough TG-6

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

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

Advantage Olympus Tough TG-5...

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

No advantage of the Olympus Tough TG-5 compared to the Olympus Tough TG-6

...and here's where the Olympus Tough TG-6 has an edge...

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

Tough TG-5

Tough TG-6

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.04

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG-6 are that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 2 points for the Tough TG-6.

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

Tough TG-5

Tough TG-6

Sensor format1/2.33"1/2.33"
Resolution (megapixel)12.0012.00
Speed (frames/second)2020
Sensitivity100 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Almost equal weight250g250g
Almost equal size238cm³242cm³
WiFi
GPS
Environmentally sealed

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

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

Tough TG-5 und Tough TG-6, front viewTough TG-5 und Tough TG-6, front view

...and here we have both Olympus Modelle from above:

Tough TG-5 und Tough TG-6, view from aboveTough TG-5 und Tough TG-6, view from above

Our recommendation

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

Olympus Tough TG-5

Olympus Tough TG-6

0
2

Both digital cameras have an identical or almost identical score. In most cases, choosing the more recent model (the Olympus Tough TG-6) would be a reasonable approach.

Our rating of the Olympus Tough TG-5

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Our rating of the Olympus Tough TG-6

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