New Olympus Tough! model upgrades video capabilities to 4K and Full HD 1080p at 120fps

If you’re looking to capture action footage on location, on water or even underwater Olympus may have the answer with its rugged new Tough! TG-5 4x zoom camera that offers 4K video and Full HD shooting at up to 120fps.

The TG-5’s predecessor, the TG-4, offered 1080p video shooting but this has been significantly enhanced with the arrival of 4K video at up to 30p and Full HD video at 120fps for capturing high-speed and offering slow-mo possibilities. Live View output is possible via HMDI.

Movie recording system
The TG-5’s movie recording system uses the MOV (MPEG‑4AVC/H.264) format and the 4K movie quality is 3840×2160 at 30p or 25p (at approximately 102Mbps). Full HD 1080p movies can be recorded at 120fps, 60p and 30p, whilst HD 720p movies can be recorded at 240fps, 60p or 30p.

Both 1080p and 720p have a maximum recording time of 29 minutes. Olympus recommends using a Speed Class 10 SD card for shooting movies and says a UHS‑I Speed Class 3 SD card ‘must’ be used for 4K video and high-speed movies.

New sensor
The TG-5 incorporates a newly developed 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor that helps to deliver high-speed performance and high-sensitivity. It is said to give better image quality than before with less noise and improved image detail and delivers natural-looking, high-resolution movies.

The camera’s super bright 25-100mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.0 lens is married to the all new sensor and the latest TruePic VIII image processor; thus helping to deliver significant improvements in speed and image quality in all conditions.

Waterproof and underwater
The TG-5 is claimed to be shockproof to a height of 2.1 metres, crushproof to a weight of 100kg, freezeproof down to -10°C, dustproof, and waterproof to a depth of 15 metres without any underwater housing. With a separate PT-058 underwater casing images and movies can be captured in depths of up to 45 metres beneath water level.

Find out more…
The new Tough! TG-5 will be available in red or black bodies from mid-June 2017 at £399.99. To discover more about the Olympus Tough! TG-5 click on the play button in the video window at the top of this article or just click here.