Olympus TG-5

It was a great morning for a run yesterday, the sun was shining and all was good with the world. But what’s that you say? The photo is slightly out of focus? Look, have you any idea how difficult it is to hold the camera at arm’s length whilst running, looking back and trying to give the impression you are not gasping for breath and in danger of tripping over your own feet? 🙂 With 18 weddings in July and August alone, I need to be fit for those 12 hour days, so, dear wedding couple, please know I’m doing this boot camp for you. 🙂

Olympus TG5 in Use by Barry Page

The camera being used is the Olympus Tough TG-5. For sometime I’ve toyed with idea of a GoPro but settled on the Tough for its 4k video, high ISO capabilities, its durability, stabilization and its amazing microscope mode. It’s more of an all-round camera when compared to the GoPro. It can be mounted on selfie sticks, kayaks and surf boards etc for action videos in the same way as a GoPro but it also doubles as a very capable stills compact.

 

I also chose the Tough because of my familiarity with the Olympus menu system. Alongside my Nikons I’ve been using Olympus micro four thirds cameras since the introduction of the OMD E-M5. Moving to the OMD EM1 MK1 and now the EM1 MK2. The MK2’s menu is deep and complex and rightly has a reputation for being so, in comparison the Tough’s menu is a breeze.

Olympus TG-5 by Barry Page
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