Olympus Tough TG 5Simon Vetterli
After my mouths of debating to my I finally decided to buy the Olympus Tough TG 5 and I am not disappointed.
The TG-5 retains a lot of the same design elements from the TG-4, and for good reason: They just work. For instance, the TG-5 uses the same dual-latch design on its two compartment doors — one for the battery and memory card, and the other for the ports (micro HDMI and micro USB). Each ensures you don’t damage the camera by accidentally flooding those sections with water. While I felt the latch systems on both the Nikon Coolpix W300 and Olympus adequately secured the compartments on each camera, the Olympus seemed a little more intuitive. The locking system on the Nikon, while inventive, initially seemed a tad more difficult to understand.
- Wide range of versatile features and modes
- Menus, dials and controls offer multiple access points to settings
- Impressive macro features
- Can capture slow-motion video at HD resolution
Includes ability to capture RAW image files
- Struggles in low-light situations
- Menu structure is somewhat confusing
- Zoom mechanism produces noise during video capture
Here are a few pictures I have taken bearing in mind am learning to use the camera and not the best of photographers.