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Olympus Tough TG-5 vs Olympus Tough TG Tracker

We compare the Olympus Tough TG-5 to the Olympus Tough TG Tracker: 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 Tracker on the right:

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

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

Olympus Tough TG-5 vs Olympus Tough TG Tracker: 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 Tracker

  • Introduced in May 2016
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 7 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 38.00mm (1.5") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 14mm, f2.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 93.2 x 56.5 x 35mm³ (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.4")
  • 180g (5.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Tough TG Tracker

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 Tracker

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 Tracker in the right column:

Advantage Olympus Tough TG-5...

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

Tough TG-5

Tough TG Tracker

Higher resolution (5, megapixel)12.007.20
Faster (4, frames/second)202
Sensitivity (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.12

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG-5 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution.

The Tough TG-5 scores 20 points.

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

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

Tough TG-5

Tough TG Tracker

Longer battery life (3, photos)300480
Weighs less (2)250g
(8.1 oz.)
180g
(5.8 oz.)
More portable (2)238cm³
(15 cu.in.)
184cm³
(12 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG Tracker are that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Tough TG-5 and the more compact size.

Yields 7 points for the Tough TG Tracker.

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

Tough TG-5

Tough TG Tracker

Sensor format1/2.33"1/2.33"
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
GPS
Environmentally sealed

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

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

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

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

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

Our recommendation

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

Olympus Tough TG-5

Olympus Tough TG Tracker

20
7

CameraCreativ recommends the Olympus Tough TG-5.

Our rating of the Olympus Tough TG-5

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Our rating of the Olympus Tough TG Tracker

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