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Which would you choose-Go Pro 7 or Olympus TG5?

Discussion in 'GoPro Video' started by Funinthesun2, May 14, 2019.

  1. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

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    I'm certainly not an underwater pro. Everything I've done to this point is gopro, and it's "OK" but you will outgrow it QUICKLY. I own 6 different go pro setups and absolutely love them and use them for motorsports and a slew of other things. That said, for underwater they are rather limited in my opinion. If you're not in a hurry, the TG6 seems a worthy upgrade! I just watched the backscatter review that uncfnp posted and I'm sold on it. Old housing and accessories will work, and the camera itself is relatively affordable. Unfortunately for me, I just pulled the trigger on a TG5 that I haven't even used yet and will continue to enjoy it for a while longer. Taking it to Roatan in a few weeks.

    Few GoPro pics because photo threads are always better with pics.

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  2. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Location: Houston, TX
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    The biggest negative of the TG5/6 is the need for that wide angle lens, which alone can cost more than a Gopro.
     
  3. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    I wanted my cake and eat it too so I put my camera for stills and micro on my gopro tray with video lights then Eric made me an aluminum crossbar that spans the light arms to mount my gopro.

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  4. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seal Beach, CA
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    Mehhh.... For the ultra wide, sure it's a bit spendy but it is certainly not "needed" and the air lens is amazing, gives the best of both worlds and is priced right! Uncfnp, totally stealing that idea!!! RAD setup!!!

    Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens Review - Underwater Photography - Backscatter
     
  5. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Location: Houston, TX
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    Sweet! The whole setup will still come in double the Gopro cost but offers much better photo capabilities. I might get a TG6 setup later this summer. But it will be a tough call when for a bit more I can get a compact 1" sensor like an RX 100 VI or Lumix LX-10.
     
  6. FezUSA

    FezUSA Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Hiram, OH, USA
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  7. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    Are you using this? When I narrowed down to the two I mentioned a few months ago, that was because the LX100 was older technology. The LX 100 II is about $300 more than the LX10 with similar specs. The Ikelite housing for the LX100 II is another $300 more than the one for LX10. So that's $600 more for very slight difference that I see.

    I could go with the GH5 for an even better camera. Quality versus cost. Where does one draw the line? #FirstWorldProblems
     
  8. victorzamora

    victorzamora Solo Diver

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    I think you'd have to draw the line no farther than a Red DSMC2 as a recreational photographer/videographer.
     
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  9. EvilOtter

    EvilOtter Nassau Grouper

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    As FezUSA stated, the LX100 series uses a micro four thirds sensor, which provides superior image quality and greater dynamic range over the 1” sensor used in the LX10. It has effectively the same guts as a GH4 in a point and shoot format with a fixed lens and at half the cost. I have been using an original LX100 in an Ikelite housing for the past two years and am very happy with it.
     
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  10. Funinthesun2

    Funinthesun2 Angel Fish

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