Olympus Tough TG-6 vs GoPro Hero 5 Session Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Outdoor & Action cameras.

Tough TG-6 vs Hero 5 Session - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus Tough TG-6 vs GoPro Hero 5 Session Specs

Tough TG-6

  • Introduced in May 2019
  • 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 32.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
  • 250g (8.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Tough TG-6

Hero 5 Session

  • Introduced in July 2017
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 10 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 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 5 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-6 and Hero 5 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-6 VS GoPro Hero 5 Session Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus Tough TG-6 a better choice

Tough TG-6

Hero 5 Session

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0010.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)2010
Auto Focus points (4)10
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.04
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Tough TG-6 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 that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the built-in GPS.

The Tough TG-6 scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose GoPro Hero 5 Session

Tough TG-6

Hero 5 Session

Longer battery life (3, photos)300500
Weighs less (2)250g
(8.1 oz.)
73g
(2.4 oz.)
More portable (2)242cm³
(15 cu.in.)
52cm³
(3 cu.in.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 5 Session are that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Tough TG-6 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 9 points for the Hero 5 Session.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Tough TG-6

Hero 5 Session

Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Olympus Tough TG-6 VS GoPro Hero 5 Session Dimensions

Look at front view of the Tough TG-6 and Hero 5 Session

Tough TG-6 und Hero 5 Session, front viewTough TG-6 und Hero 5 Session, front view

Top view of cameras

Tough TG-6 und Hero 5 Session, view from aboveTough TG-6 und Hero 5 Session, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus Tough TG-6

GoPro Hero 5 Session

23
9

We recommend Olympus Tough TG-6 as better choice.

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