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65points

Olympus Tough TG-6

55points

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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Olympus Tough TG-6 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
65
points
Olympus Tough TG-6
55
points
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Why is Olympus Tough TG-6 better than Sony Alpha NEX-5R?

  • 2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    20fpsvs10fps
  • 10shots longer battery life
    ?

    340shotsvs330shots
  • Has AF tracking
    ?
  • Weather-sealed
    ?
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
    ?
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?

Why is Sony Alpha NEX-5R better than Olympus Tough TG-6?

  • 13.06x larger sensor
    ?

    23.5 x 15.6mmvs6.17 x 4.55mm
  • 34.17% more megapixels (main camera)
    16.1MPvs12MP
  • 74 more focus points
    ?

    99vs25
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    25600 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/4000svs0.0005s
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
    ?
  • 35g lighter
    218gvs253g

Price comparison

Olympus Tough TG-6

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Design

1.Weather-sealed
?

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
2.Has a built-in focus motor
?

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.has an optical viewfinder
?

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Optics

1.focus points
?

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

25

99

2.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.sensor size
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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

6.17 x 4.55mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
?

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

12800 ISO

25600 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

2160 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

For example

Fujifilm X-T30 + Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.Has timelapse function
?

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

For example

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

2

2

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

340shots

330shots

2.battery power
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

1350mAh

2200mAh

3.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
2.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has dual card slots
?

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Olympus Tough TG-6
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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