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Olympus TG-5 Camera

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TG-5
A 12-megapixel camera from Olympus with a 1/2.3 sensor, a 2.9-inch LCD, and an image stabilizer.
Description
A 12-megapixel camera from Olympus with a 1/2.3 sensor, a 2.9-inch LCD, and an image stabilizer.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Image quality

Image quality

Combines several tests, including regular photos, low-light photos, and flash photos as well as color tests, among others.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use is our evaluation of the camera's controls, manual, response time and focusing.

 /  5
Video quality

Video quality

Video quality mostly reflects footage shot in regular and low light, with audio quality also considered.

 /  5
LCD quality

LCD quality

LCD quality is a judgment of images viewed under a number of lighting conditions.

 /  5
Flash photos

Flash photos

Flash photos tests the quality of the built-in flash's light output and evenness of illumination.

 /  5
Image stabilization

Image stabilization

Image stabilization is our evaluation of the camera's ability to compensate for handheld shake.

 /  5
Megapixels

Megapixels

Megapixels is the number of pixels, in millions, on the sensor.

 /  5
Weight

Weight

Weight is with battery, memory card, and strap.

 /  5

About

The Olympus TG-5 is part of the Cameras test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Waterproof/rugged cameras models like the TG-5 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Image quality Combines several tests, including regular photos, low-light photos, and flash photos as well as color tests, among others.

Ease of use Ease of use is our evaluation of the camera's controls, manual, response time and focusing.

Video quality Video quality mostly reflects footage shot in regular and low light, with audio quality also considered.

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