Olympus Tough TG-5 vs GoPro Hero Session Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Outdoor & Action cameras.

Tough TG-5 vs Hero Session - Side by side

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Olympus Tough TG-5 vs GoPro Hero Session Specs

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

Hero Session

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 8 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 2560 x 1440 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • mm (0.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 38 x 38 x 36mm³ (1.5" x 1.5" x 1.4")
  • 73g (2.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero Session

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Tough TG-5 and Hero Session

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

Olympus Tough TG-5 VS GoPro Hero Session Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus Tough TG-5 a better choice

Tough TG-5

Hero Session

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.008.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)2010
Auto Focus points (4)10
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.46
Better Video (2)3840 x 21602560 x 1440
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG-5 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the built-in GPS.

The Tough TG-5 scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose GoPro Hero Session

Tough TG-5

Hero Session

Longer battery life (3, photos)300500
Weighs less (2)250g
(8.1 oz.)
(2.4 oz.)
More portable (2)238cm³
(15 cu.in.)
(3 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero Session 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 Hero Session.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Tough TG-5

Hero Session

Environmental sealing
Olympus Tough TG-5 VS GoPro Hero Session Dimensions

Look at front view of the Tough TG-5 and Hero Session

Tough TG-5 und Hero Session, front viewTough TG-5 und Hero Session, front view

Top view of cameras

Tough TG-5 und Hero Session, view from aboveTough TG-5 und Hero Session, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus Tough TG-5

GoPro Hero Session


We recommend Olympus Tough TG-5 as better choice.

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