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TG-5 vs Lumix GX800


GX800 vs TG5 ISO 320
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TG5 vs GX800 ISO 640
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Photos taken 15 minutes apart, TG-5 could do with a little more vibrance added. GX800 used with my Oly 12-50mm lens at about 30mm zoom

GX wins I think, but only by a short margin...….....???
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Re: TG-5 vs Lumix GX800

The GX800 looks a little sharper but with the inclement weather across the country I think the TG-5 is rendering the colours a little more accurately.
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Re: TG-5 vs Lumix GX800

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The GX800 looks a little sharper but with the inclement weather across the country I think the TG-5 is rendering the colours a little more accurately.
I think that sums it up well.
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Re: TG-5 vs Lumix GX800

Thanks for comments.....

just strikes me that I am testing the two lenses, as much as the cameras....
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Re: TG-5 vs Lumix GX800

I bought the TG-5 this week as a replacement for my previous tough model, the Ricoh WG-4. I needed it immediately so could not wait for the TG-6 to be in stock with Uk suppliers but also took advantage of a large price drop as dealers clear stocks of the old model.

The GX800 is a great camera, but it doesn’t require any of the design compromises required for a model which has been ruggedised and made highly water resistant.

Had Olympus chosen not to include those features then for the same pricing point they could have incorporated a better lens and better processing hardware. Despite that, I’ve been highly impressed with the few test-shots I’ve taken so far.

In short, instead of comparing apples with oranges you’re comparing apples with coconuts. I need the toughness and water-resistance of the coconut as my TG-5 is going to be used almost exclusively as an underwater camera.
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Re: TG-5 vs Lumix GX800

Agree with you there. The Tough camera is 12mp, thus photos do not crop too well.

Its Tough features are we buy it for...:-)
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Re: TG-5 vs Lumix GX800

To be honest this is an apples and oranges comparison. You should have dunked the GX800 in a bucket of water and then tested how well it performs Action cameras are for recording memories not for winning competitions at the local camera club. I happily take my old TG-3 out on my sailing dinghy or my kayak in full knowledge that it doesn't deliver the performance or IQ of my EM1MkII but, like the camera in a phone, it's good enough to satisfy most people.
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