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Olympus TG-5 vs Pentax K-1 II

The Olympus Tough TG-5 and the Pentax K-1 II are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in May 2017 and February 2018. The TG-5 is a fixed lens compact, while the K-1 II is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (TG-5) and a full frame (K-1 II) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 12 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 36.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Olympus TG-5   VS Pentax K-1 II
Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
25-100mm f/2.0-4.9 Pentax K mount lenses
12 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 36.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-12800 ISO 100-819200
No viewfinder, LCD framing Optical viewfinder
3.0" LCD, 460k dots 3.2" LCD, 1037k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fully flexible screen (no touchscreen)
20 shutter flaps per second 4.4 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Waterproof body (nom)Weathersealed body
340 shots per battery charge670 shots per battery charge
113 x 66 x 32 mm, 250 g 137 x 110 x 86 mm, 1010 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus Tough TG-5 and the Pentax K-1 II? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Olympus TG-5 and the Pentax K-1 II is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The TG-5 can be obtained in two different colors (black, red), while the K-1 II is also available in two color-versions, but different ones (black, silver).

Size Olympus TG-5 vs Pentax K-1 II
Compare TG-5 versus K-1 II top
Comparison TG-5 or K-1 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax K-1 II is considerably larger (102 percent) than the Olympus TG-5. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments. More than that, the TG-5 is water-proof up to 15m and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the TG-5 has a lens built in, whereas the K-1 II is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the TG-5 gets 340 shots out of its LI-92B battery, while the K-1 II can take 670 images on a single charge of its D-LI90 power pack. The power pack in the TG-5 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, just use the right or left arrows in the table to switch to the respective camera. Alternatively, you can also navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from the full list of cameras there.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Olympus TG-5» 113 mm 66 mm 32 mm 250 g 340 Y May 2017 449iOlympus TG-5
 
Pentax K-1 II« 137 mm 110 mm 86 mm 1010 g 670 Y Feb 2018 1,999 iPentax K-1 II
 
Canon G9 X Mark II« » 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 529 iCanon G9 X Mark II
 
Canon SX730« » 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 300 g 250 n Apr 2017 399iCanon SX730
 
Fujifilm XP130« » 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 n Jan 2018 229iFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W300« » 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Olympus TG-6« » 113 mm 66 mm 32 mm 253 g 340 Y May 2019 449 iOlympus TG-6
 
Olympus E-M1 II« » 134 mm 91 mm 67 mm 574 g 440 Y Sep 2016 1,999iOlympus E-M1 II
 
Olympus TG-4« » 112 mm 66 mm 31 mm 247 g 380 Y Apr 2015 379iOlympus TG-4
 
Olympus E-PM1« » 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 265 g 330 n Jun 2011 499iOlympus E-PM1
 
Olympus XZ-1« » 111 mm 65 mm 42 mm 275 g 320 n Jan 2011 499iOlympus XZ-1
 
Olympus E-5« » 142 mm 117 mm 75 mm 873 g 750 Y Sep 2010 1,699iOlympus E-5
 
Panasonic S1R« » 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 iPanasonic S1R
 
Panasonic GH5« » 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 725 g 410 Y Jan 2017 1,999 iPanasonic GH5
 
Panasonic LX7« » 111 mm 68 mm 46 mm 298 g 330 n Jul 2012 499iPanasonic LX7
 
Pentax K-1« » 137 mm 110 mm 86 mm 1010 g 760 Y Feb 2016 1,799iPentax K-1
 
Sony A99 II« » 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 iSony A99 II
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The TG-5 was launched at a lower price than the K-1 II, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

 

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Olympus TG-5 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Pentax K-1 II a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the K-1 II is 2979 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 1.0. The sensor in the TG-5 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the K-1 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Olympus TG-5 and Pentax K-1 II sensor measures

With 36.2MP, the K-1 II offers a higher resolution than the TG-5 (12MP), but the K-1 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.88μm versus 1.53μm for the TG-5) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the K-1 II is a somewhat more recent model (by 9 months) than the TG-5, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the K-1 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Pentax K-1 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the K-1 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 36.8 x 24.6 inch or 93.5 x 62.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 29.4 x 19.6 inch or 74.8 x 49.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 24.5 x 16.4 inch or 62.3 x 41.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus TG-5 are 20 x 15 inch or 50.8 x 38.1 cm for good quality, 16 x 12 inch or 40.6 x 30.5 cm for very good quality, and 13.3 x 10 inch or 33.9 x 25.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

Unlike the TG-5, the K-1 II has the capacity to capture high quality composite images by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Olympus Tough TG-5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-1 II are ISO 100 to ISO 819200 (no boost).

TG-5 versus K-1 II MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Olympus TG-5 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p........Olympus TG-5
 
Pentax K-1 II Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60i........Pentax K-1 II
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.552265Canon G9 X Mark II
 
Canon SX730 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p........Canon SX730
 
Fujifilm XP130 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-6 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p........Olympus TG-6
 
Olympus E-M1 II Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.712.8131280Olympus E-M1 II
 
Olympus TG-4 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........Olympus TG-4
 
Olympus E-PM1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i21.010.349952Olympus E-PM1
 
Olympus XZ-1 1/1.7 10.1 3664 2752720/30p18.810.411734Olympus XZ-1
 
Olympus E-5 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.610.551956Olympus E-5
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100Panasonic S1R
 
Panasonic GH5 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.913.080777Panasonic GH5
 
Panasonic LX7 1/1.7 10.0 3648 27361080/60p20.711.714750Panasonic LX7
 
Pentax K-1 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60i25.414.6328096Pentax K-1
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792Sony A99 II

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the TG-5 provides a higher video resolution than the K-1 II. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/60i.

 

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the K-1 II has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the TG-5 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Olympus TG-5, the Pentax K-1 II, and comparable cameras.

Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
'000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
('000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
Camera
Model
 
Olympus TG-5none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 20.0 Y Y Olympus TG-5
 
Pentax K-1 IIoptical Y 3.2 1037 full-flex n 1/8000s 4.4 n Y Pentax K-1 II
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y Canon G9 X Mark II
 
Canon SX730none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y Canon SX730
 
Fujifilm XP130none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-6none n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/2000s 20.0 Y Y Olympus TG-6
 
Olympus E-M1 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y Olympus E-M1 II
 
Olympus TG-4none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y Olympus TG-4
 
Olympus E-PM1optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y Olympus E-PM1
 
Olympus XZ-1optional n 3.0 614 fixed n 1/2000s 2.0 Y Y Olympus XZ-1
 
Olympus E-5optical Y 3.0 920 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y Olympus E-5
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y Panasonic S1R
 
Panasonic GH53680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y Panasonic GH5
 
Panasonic LX7optional n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y Panasonic LX7
 
Pentax K-1optical Y 3.2 1037 full-flex n 1/8000s 4.4 n Y Pentax K-1
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y Sony A99 II

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The TG-5 has one, while the K-1 II does not. While the built-in flash of the TG-5 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The Olympus TG-5 and the Pentax K-1 II both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the TG-5 and the K-1 II write their files to SDXC cards. The K-1 II features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the TG-5 only has one slot. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

 

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Olympus Tough TG-5 and Pentax K-1 II and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Olympus TG-5-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus TG-5
 
Pentax K-1 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y--Pentax K-1 II
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YYYCanon G9 X Mark II
 
Canon SX730-stereomono--micro2.0YYYCanon SX730
 
Fujifilm XP130-monomono--micro2.0Y-YFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W300
 
Olympus TG-6-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus TG-6
 
Olympus E-M1 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y--Olympus E-M1 II
 
Olympus TG-4-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus TG-4
 
Olympus E-PM1Ystereomono--mini2.0---Olympus E-PM1
 
Olympus XZ-1Ymononone--mini2.0---Olympus XZ-1
 
Olympus E-5Ystereonone--mini2.0---Olympus E-5
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-YPanasonic S1R
 
Panasonic GH5YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-YPanasonic GH5
 
Panasonic LX7Ystereomono--mini2.0---Panasonic LX7
 
Pentax K-1YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y--Pentax K-1
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYYSony A99 II

It is notable that the K-1 II has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The TG-5 does not feature such a mic input.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Pentax K-1 II (unlike the TG-5) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that both cameras feature internal geolocalization sensors and can record GPS coordinates in their EXIF data.

The K-1 II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Pentax. In contrast, the TG-5 has been discontinued (but it can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the TG-5 was succeeded by the Olympus TG-6. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Pentax websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Olympus TG-5 and the Pentax K-1 II? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Olympus Tough TG-5:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (20 vs 4.4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the K-1 II requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (113x66mm vs 137x110mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the K-1 II).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Water-proof: Is rugged and sealed and can thus be used for underwater photography (up to 15m).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in May 2017).

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Arguments in favor of the Pentax K-1 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (36.2 vs 12MP), which boosts linear resolution by 77%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1037k vs 460k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (670 versus 340) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (9 months) more recently.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the K-1 II is the clear winner of the contest (21 : 10 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

TG-5 10:21 K-1 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus TG-5 and the Pentax K-1 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the TG-5 and the K-1 II in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Olympus TG-5+ +..4/5o4/5 May 2017 449iOlympus TG-5
 
Pentax K-1 II..79/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,999 iPentax K-1 II
 
Canon G9 X Mark II..75/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 529 iCanon G9 X Mark II
 
Canon SX730+..4/5..4/5 Apr 2017 399iCanon SX730
 
Fujifilm XP130o..3.5/5..4/5 Jan 2018 229iFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W300+..4/5..4/5 May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Olympus TG-6+ +..4/5..4/5 May 2019 449 iOlympus TG-6
 
Olympus E-M1 II+ +85/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Sep 2016 1,999iOlympus E-M1 II
 
Olympus TG-4+79/1004/54/54/5 Apr 2015 379iOlympus TG-4
 
Olympus E-PM186/10071/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Jun 2011 499iOlympus E-PM1
 
Olympus XZ-1..74/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2011 499iOlympus XZ-1
 
Olympus E-5..75/1004/5..4.5/5 Sep 2010 1,699iOlympus E-5
 
Panasonic S1R..89/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 iPanasonic S1R
 
Panasonic GH5+ +85/1004.5/55/55/5 Jan 2017 1,999 iPanasonic GH5
 
Panasonic LX7+ +75/1004/55/54.5/5 Jul 2012 499iPanasonic LX7
 
Pentax K-1..84/1005/54.5/55/5 Feb 2016 1,799iPentax K-1
 
Sony A99 II..85/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 iSony A99 II
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Olympus TG-5 vs Pentax K-1 II

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 25-100mm f/2.0-4.9 Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2017 February 2018
    Launch Price USD 449 USD 1999
    Sensor Specs Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels 36.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels 7360 x 4912 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.53 μm 4.88 μm
    Pixel Density 42.74 MP/cm2 4.20 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100-12800 ISO 100-819200 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic VIII PRIME IV
    Screen Specs Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0 inch 3.2 inch
    LCD Resolution 460k dots 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fully flexible screen
    Shooting Specs Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
    Autofocus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/2000/s 1/8000/s
    Continuous Shooting 20 shutter flaps/s 4.4 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Geotagging GPS built-in GPS built-in
    Body Specs Olympus TG-5 Pentax K-1 II
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (15m)Weathersealed body
    Battery Type LI-92B D-LI90
    Battery Life (CIPA)340 shots per charge670 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 113 x 66 x 32 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in)
    137 x 110 x 86 mm
    (5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 in)
    Camera Weight 250 g (8.8 oz) 1010 g (35.6 oz)

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