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

(77)
(40)
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

Top Prices

Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £4.28
In stock
Carmarthen Camera Centre
Out of stock
PC World Business
Out of stock
Wex Photographic
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Currys
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (10 available)
PC World
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (20 available)

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
14% higher maximum waterproof depth Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum waterproof depth of 15m. That's 2m higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (13m). 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.

0.4x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only a 4.6x 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.

7mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum focal length of 21mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (7mm longer).
27MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an internal memory of 37MB, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only a 10MB internal memory digital camera (27MB smaller).
Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 1 review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average expert review score of 80%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an average rating of 78% (based on 37 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 76 reviews, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average user review score of 88%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).
10 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
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).
25% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 35mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (140mm).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

20% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 188g digital camera. That's 36g lighter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (188g). 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.

Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 takes 370.00 shots per battery charge, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300.00 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.

£66 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is £66.20 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has 8 awards, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 1 award.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 16.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
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).
34% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 35mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (140mm).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

36g heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 36g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (188g). 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.

Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 only takes 370.00 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.

£66 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 by £66.20.
Not as many stockists
Only 7 stores sells the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, however 8 stores sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has received 8 awards.
7 Reasons Against
Lower maximum waterproof depth Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only 13m waterproof. That's 2m lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (13m). 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.

0.4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an optical zoom of 4.6x, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 5x 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.

7mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (7mm shorter).
Hugely smaller internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an internal memory of 10MB, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 37MB internal memory digital camera (27MB bigger).
Ten months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 by ten months.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only 78%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 80% (based on 1 review).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 88% (based on 76 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
8 Awards
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 32 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
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

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 White
 White
Maximum Waterproof Depth
15m
BEST
13m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C -10°C
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
 Dust-resistant
Shock Resistant Case
 Shock resistant case
 Shock resistant case

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
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
125 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 30s
BEST
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
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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
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
BEST
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
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
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
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
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Altimeter
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
224g 188g
BEST
Height
64.1mm 67.4mm
Depth
27.6mm 28.9mm
Width
112.9mm 109.2mm
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback