Displaying and Editing Images
Rugged Design: The Olympus Tough TG-5 is a rugged camera, designed for
The camera's durable construction is built to the following standards:
- Shockproof: designed to withstand a 7-foot fall, drop or other
mishap (MIL-STD-810F standard)
- Waterproof: innovative waterproof seals and gaskets allow you to
take underwater movies and pictures in the pool, lake, or ocean, up to
50-foot (15 meter) depths for one hour (IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX8)
- Dustproof: dustproof to an IEC standard 529 IP6X
- Crushproof: can withstand up to 220 foot-pounds of pressure
- Freezeproof: camera can withstand temperature extremes down to
14° F (MIL-STD-810F standard)
Double Lock Mechanisms: The battery compartment and
connector cover doors both have double lock mechanisms to prevent accidental
exposure to moisture and dust. Rubberized seals on the doors help make the
compartments watertight to protect the battery, memory card, and connector
Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS
image sensor. The sensor has approximately 12.71 million pixels and 12 million
effective pixels. Images are processed by the TruePic VIII image processor.
Optics: The TG-5 is equipped with a bright
F2.0-4.9 lens to let you capture shots in low light or situations when a flash
cannot be used. The 4x optical zoom lens has a focal length of 4.5-18.0mm (equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm photography).
Optional Lens Converters: The ring around the lens is
removable, allowing you to add optional converter lenses. You can extend the
zoom to nearly 7x with the optional
TCON-17x package, or get wide-angle shots with the optional
FCON-T01 fisheye converter lens package. Also, the
LED Light Guide can be added to illuminate objects for extreme closeups.
Note: The needed CLA-T01 converter adapter is included
with the TCON-17x and FCON-T01 Tough Lens packages.
3.0" Monitor: The camera is equipped with a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor with approximately
460,000 dots. The monitor
features several protective coatings to reduce glare and to prevent scratches.
Like the lens, a special water-repellent coating prevents water from remaining
on the monitor. The TG-5 offers a 15-level monitor brightness adjustment (-7 to
+7) in the menu.
Wi-Fi: The TG-5 has Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) for remote camera operation and
easy file sharing. It has its own built-in Wireless LAN, so you don't have to
connect to a network. Using the free Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app on your
smartphone, you can easily share still images and movies to iOS and Android
mobile devices. GPS location information can be used to geotag photos. From a
compatible mobile device, you can remotely take pictures and choose the settings
for the self-timer, white balance, exposure (ISO, shutter speed, aperture),
shooting and drive modes, and AF area.
Note: Olympus Image Share is available for Android
mobile devices (Android 4.4 - 7.1) from Google Play, and for iPhone, iPad,
and iPod touch with iOS 9.0 - 10.3 from the Apple App Store.
GPS: The TG-5 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System)
receiver, which can record location information onto your photos and movies.
Using applications such as Olympus Viewer 3 or OI. Track, you can view the location of
your photos on a map. The logging function lets you track the route taken on
e.Compass: You can use the TG-5 as an electronic compass to
calculate your location and direction. Holding the Info button while the
shooting screen is displayed brings up an electronic compass, along with your
Latitude and Longitude coordinates, atmospheric pressure, altitude or water
depth, and current date and time.
Recording Media: The Olympus Tough TG-5 digital camera
records still images or movies onto
optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory Cards. Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
Movies are recorded in MOV (H.264) with sound. When recording movies, you should
use an SD card with a Speed Class of 10 or higher. If recording 4K movies, a UHS-I
card with a UHS speed class of 3 or better is recommended.
EyeFi: The TG-5 is compatible with commercially available
EyeFi cards. These cards have a Wireless LAN function to enable you to
connect the camera to a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or PC to view or import images
from the card.
Image Stabilization: The camera utilizes Sensor-shift
Image Stabilization, so you can capture sharp,
blur-free images, even if your subject is moving.
The focus range for the normal shooting mode is 3.9" to infinity (W-T). In the Microscope mode, you can record images from
0.39" to 3.9" away.
White Balance: The Tough TG-5 offers the following White
Balance presets: WB Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Underwater, and Flash. You can also set and store four custom white balance settings
(One Touch 1, 2, 3, and 4) based on an actual scene, and choose from color
temperatures of from 2000 to 14000K.
AF Illuminator: The camera has an AF illuminator
that can assist in Auto Focusing, or illuminate the scene in closeup situations.
It can be turned on or off manually in the menu, or set to automatically
illuminate when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Flash: The camera's built-in flash operates in the following
- Flash Auto: The flash fires automatically in low light or
- Fill-in: The flash fires regardless of the available light.
- Red-eye: This emits pre-flashes for red-eye
- Red-eye Slow: Combines slow sync with red-eye
- Slow Sync: Slow shutter speeds are used to brighten
dimly-lit backgrounds. A tripod is recommended as the shutter speed becomes
- LED On: Turns on the LED illuminator for close up
- Remote Control: Allows you to take pictures with a
wireless flash by remote control. The camera's built-in flash communicates
between the camera and the remote flash.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
Self-Timer: You can take pictures of yourself using the
12-second built-in self timer. The 2-second self-timer also aids in preventing
camera shake. You can also customize the self-timer by setting the delay (1-30
seconds), number of pictures (1-10), and the interval between multiple pictures
(1, 2, or 3).
Interval Shooting: You can sequence of photographs at a
set interval in the Scene Mode to illustrate the passage of time. You can set
the number of frames (1-299), the start waiting time (0:00:00 to 24:00:00), and
the interval time between shots (0:00:01 to 24:00:00). The camera will save the
shots individually, or you can opt to also generate a time lapse movie from the
sequence of frames. If a movie is selected, you can choose the movie resolution
and frame rate.
Live Composite: While mounted on a tripod, the camera
automatically shoots multiple images, takes newly bright areas only, and
composites them into a single image. With normal long exposures, an image of
light trace, such as star trails with bright buildings, tends to get too bright.
Live Composite lets you capture them without over exposing them.
Power Requirements: The Tough TG-5 operates on the supplied
rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.6V, 1350mAh). An AC adapter (F-5AC-1) is supplied to
charge the LI-92B in the camera or operate the camera on AC power. The camera can take up to approximately
340 photos or 110 minutes of continuous video with a
fully charged battery. Charging time is approximately 3 hours. The camera can
also charge while it is connected to a computer via USB.
Still Image Shooting: The Tough TG-5 records JPEG still
images in a 4:3 aspect ratio in one of three sizes: Large (4000 x 3000), Medium
(3200 x 2400), and Small (1280 x 960). Four image quality (compression)
settings can be selected for still images: Super Fine, Fine, Normal, and Basic.
After recording, you can change the aspect ratio to 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, or 3:4 as
needed. You can also record images in RAW
format using unprocessed image data, in 4:3 at 4000 x 3000 resolution. The
aspect border for recorded RAW images can be set to other aspect ratios, if
desired. The JPEG+RAW setting records both a JPEG and RAW image simultaneously.
Movie Recording: The TG-5 can record movies in three frame
sizes 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), Full HD (1920 x 1080), and HD (1280 x 720). For FHD
and HD, you can choose from three Bit Rates (compression ratios): Super Fine,
Fine, and Normal. The frame rate can be set to 60p (FHD only) or 30p (or 50p/25p
for PAL system). High Speed recording is available (for smooth slow motion
playback) for FHD (1920 x 1080 / 120 fps), HD (1280 x 720 / 240 fps), and SD
(640 x 360 / 480 fps).
Shooting Modes: The rear-mounted Mode Dial lets you choose
between several shooting modes:
- iAuto: The camera automatically selects the optimal shooting mode
for the scene.
- Program: The camera automatically sets shutter speed and
aperture, but allows you to make changes to a wide range of other settings,
such as exposure compensation, white balance, etc.
- A Mode (Aperture Mode): When an aperture value is set,
the camera automatically sets an appropriate shutter speed.
- Custom: In Custom modes 1 or 2, you can store shooting settings
for later use.
- Microscope: Images can be taken from up to 1 centimeter
(0.39") away. Sub modes include: Focus Stacking, Focus Bracket, and
- Underwater: You can shoot underwater by selecting one
of the sub-mode settings: Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide, Underwater
Macro, or Underwater HDR.
- Scene: Lets you select from the following pre-programmed
- People: Portrait, e-Portrait, Portrait+Landscape,
- Nightscapes: Nightscape, Portrait+Landscape, Handheld Starlight,
Fireworks, Live Composite
- Motion: Sport, Children
- Scenery: Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Panorama, Backlight HDR
- Indoors: Candlelight, Portrait, e-Portrait, Chidren, Backlight
Picture Modes: You can apply various picture modes to
produce unusual images. Picture Modes include: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted,
Portrait, Monochrome, Custom, e-Portrait, Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color,
Light Tone, Grainy
Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line,
Watercolor, Vintage, and Partial Color.
Sequential Shooting: The camera can take one frame at a
time, or a sequence of pictures at a time by holding down the shutter button.
During sequential shooting, the focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed
when the first frame is shot. You can choose from the following:
- Sequential High: You can choose a frame advance rate of
10 fps or 20 fps. Maximum number of frames is 14 for RAW images, or until
card is full for JPEG.
- Sequential Low: Photos are taken at about 5 frames per
second. Maximum number of frames is 49 for RAW images, or until the card is
full for JPEG.
- Pro Capture: Sequential shooting begins when you press
the shutter button halfway. Once you press the button all the way down,
recording to the card begins, including those captured during the halfway
press (up to 4). Frame rate is approximately 10 fps.
The higher the ISO value, the greater the camera's light sensitivity and better
its ability to shoot in low light. The Tough TG-5 can automatically set the
camera's sensitivity according to the conditions around the subject. To minimize
blur caused by a moving subject or camera movement, the camera can automatically
use a higher sensitivity (compared to Auto). Manual settings include ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, and 12800 equivalents.
Focusing Modes: There are two Focusing Modes: Automatic (AF)
and Manual (MF). In AF mode, the camera focuses automatically when the shutter
button is pressed halfway. The camera focuses continuously during movie
recording. When MF is selected, you can manually focus on a subject anywhere in
the frame by using the Up/Down arrow buttons or the control dial.
Exposure Compensation: In some
situations, you may get better results by adjusting the exposure slightly using
compensation. You can adjust from -2.0 to + 2.0 EV in
1/3 stop increments.
and Editing Images
Image Playback: Once still images or movies have been
captured, the camera gives you several options for playing them back:
- Manual Playback: view images manually one-by-one
- Close-Up Playback: In manual playback, you can zoom in
2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, or 14x to get a close-up view of the image. When zoomed in, you can use
the arrow buttons to scroll around the image.
- Slide Show: play still images back as a slide show. You
can select to include all, or images from a single event, or in a specific
collection created with PC software. The interval between photos can be set
to between 2 and 10 seconds. Background music can be turned on, if desired.
- Index View: For
viewing multiple images at once, you can create an index display of 25
- Calendar View: In Calendar View, you can select a date
on the displayed calendar to view the images and movies recorded on that
Outputs: The Tough TG-5 is equipped with an HDMI Micro
Connector (Type D) for connecting the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV.
The output can be set to 4K, 1080p, 720p, or 480p/576p. If the connected HDTV is
compatible with HDMI Control, you can set the camera to be controlled by the
TV's remote control. The camera also includes a Micro-B USB port for use with
the supplied USB cable for connecting the camera to your computer for
downloading photos and movies. The USB port is also used for charging the
battery using the supplied AC adapter.
Editing Pictures: If a picture you have taken turns out
less-than-perfect, you can edit it using one of the following:
- Image Size: You can save a high-resolution image as a separate
image with a smaller size to use in e-mail attachments or other
applications. You can choose 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, or 320 x 240.
- Cropping: You can zoom in using the cropping frame, and create a
- Aspect Ratio: Change the aspect ratio from 4:3 to 3:2,
16:9, 1:1, or 3:4. After changing the aspect ratio, you can use the arrow
buttons to move the trimming frame.
- Adding Sound: You can add up to 30 seconds of audio to
an existing image using the built-in microphone.
- Shadow Adjust: You can brighten areas that are dark due to
backlighting of other reasons
- Black & White / Sepia: Changes the color to B&W or
Sepia toned images.
- e-Portrait: The camera can make corrections to the
subject's skin tones.
- Image Overlay: You can create a new image by overlaying
2 or 3 RAW photographs.
Erasing/Protecting Images: Unwanted
images can be erased one at a time or all at once. You can protect important
images to avoid accidentally erasing them. Once an image is protected, it cannot
be erased during a single-frame erase or all-frame erase function. Protected
images are erased when the memory is reformatted.
PictBridge Printing Capability:
Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
PictBridge-compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to
connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer
and make prints, regardless of brand.
Downloadable Software: The Tough TG-5 does not come with
camera software in the box. It is recommended that you download OLYMPUS Viewer 3
software for importing images and videos taken by the TG-5, and to view, edit,
and manage them easily. You can organize your photos and movies into folders,
albums, people, and timelines. You can also edit and process your images, and
print them from your computer. The OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software is compatible with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 10
- Mac OS X v10.8-v10.11, macOS v10.12
Mass Storage Device: When the camera is used as a Mass Storage device,
you can connect it to computers running the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 10
- Mac OS X v10.8 - v10.11, macOS v10.12