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Olympus Tough TG-5 vs Panasonic DMC FT5

We compare the Olympus Tough TG-5 to the Panasonic DMC FT5: 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 Panasonic DMC FT5 on the right:

Tough TG-5 vs DMC FT5 - Side by side

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

Olympus Tough TG-5 vs Panasonic DMC FT5: 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

DMC FT5

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-128mm (5x), f3.3-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.2 x 67.4 x 28.9mm³ (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1")
  • 188g (6.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FT5

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 DMC FT5

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 Panasonic DMC FT5 in the right column:

Advantage Olympus Tough TG-5...

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

Tough TG-5

DMC FT5

Faster (4, frames/second)2010
Sensitivity (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG-5 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the superior video recording.

The Tough TG-5 scores 10 points.

...and here's where the Panasonic DMC FT5 has an edge...

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

Tough TG-5

DMC FT5

Higher resolution (5, megapixel)12.0016.00
Longer battery life (3, photos)300370
Weighs less (2)250g
(8.1 oz.)
188g
(6.1 oz.)
More portable (2)238cm³
(15 cu.in.)
213cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FT5 are the higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Tough TG-5. Another advantage over the Tough TG-5: the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the DMC FT5.

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

Tough TG-5

DMC FT5

Sensor format1/2.33"1/2.33"
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Monitor resolution (megapixel)0.460.46
WiFi
GPS
Environmentally sealed

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Olympus Tough TG-5 again on the left, Panasonic DMC FT5 on the right:

Front view of the Tough TG-5 and the DMC FT5...

Tough TG-5 und DMC FT5, front viewTough TG-5 und DMC FT5, front view

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

Tough TG-5 und DMC FT5, view from aboveTough TG-5 und DMC FT5, view from above

Our recommendation

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

Olympus Tough TG-5

Panasonic DMC FT5

10
12

Both digital cameras have an identical or almost identical score. In most cases, choosing the more recent model (the Olympus Tough TG-5) would be a reasonable approach.

Our rating of the Olympus Tough TG-5

No rating available.

Our rating of the Panasonic DMC FT5

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