Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher maximum waterproof depth Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 15mm waterproof. That's 2m higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (13mm). Read more

This is the maximum depth that the manufacturer recommends taking the camera underwater.

A higher the maximum underwater depth allow you to use the camera for scuba diving as well as snorkelling.

A bit bigger optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5xx, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only a 4.6xx optical zoom digital camera (0.4x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum focal length of 21mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (7mm longer).
Hugely bigger internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an internal memory of 37MBMB, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only a 10MBMB internal memory digital camera (27MB smaller).
3.3mm shorter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a height of 64.1mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 67.4mmmm tall digital camera (3.3mm taller).
1.3mm thinner Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 27.6mmmm deep, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 28.9mmmm deep digital camera (1.3mm thicker).
Expert reviews are slightly better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average expert review score of 80% based on 1 review, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an average rating of 78% (based on 37 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average user review score of 88% based on 76 reviews, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Moderately smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
7% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (3.3).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 140mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 35mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (140mmmm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 188gg digital camera. That's 36g lighter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (188gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 109.2mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 112.9mmmm wide digital camera (3.7mm wider).
Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 370 shots, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Seven more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has 8 awards, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 1 award.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Marginally bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
6% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (3.3).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 105mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 35mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (140mmmm).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
17% heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224gg digital camera. That's 36g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (188gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A little wider Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 112.9mmmm wide, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 109.2mmmm wide digital camera (3.7mm narrower).
Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 only takes 370 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has received 8 awards.
9 Reasons Against
2m lower maximum waterproof depth Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 13mm waterproof digital camera. That's 2m lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (13mm). Read more

This is the maximum depth that the manufacturer recommends taking the camera underwater.

A higher the maximum underwater depth allow you to use the camera for scuba diving as well as snorkelling.

A little smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an optical zoom of 4.6xx, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 5xx optical zoom digital camera (0.4x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

25% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 21mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (7mm shorter).
Three times smaller internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an internal memory of 10MBMB, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 37MBMB internal memory digital camera (27MB bigger).
3.3mm taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 67.4mmmm tall, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 64.1mmmm tall digital camera (3.3mm shorter).
1.3mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 28.9mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 27.6mmmm deep digital camera (1.3mm thinner).
Ten months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 by ten months.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5's average expert rating is only 78%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 80% (based on 1 review).
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5's average user rating is 80%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 88% (based on 76 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 960
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 960
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPS
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPS
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Orange
 Orange
Maximum Waterproof Depth
15m
BEST
13m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C -10°C
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Scratch Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Pressure Resistance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Freezeproof
1 1
Crash Proof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
4.6x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
105mm 140mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
3.74 - 18.7 4.9 - 22.8
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.3x
Lens Structure
10/8 10/8
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.30 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.1 - 2.5 0.3 - 3.1
Flash Range
0.12 - 4 0.3 - 5.6

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
37MB
BEST
10MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Children
 Panorama
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Children
 Panorama
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
224g 188g
BEST
Height
64.1mm
BEST
67.4mm
Depth
27.6mm
BEST
28.9mm
Width
112.9mm 109.2mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 214g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LI-50B Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Viewer 3 PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 PE,Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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