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(Pocket-lint) - Olympus has updated its rugged Tough range of portable compact cameras with the TG-5. It borrows much of the same technology as 2015's TG-4, but has a few notable upgrades to make it the ideal companion for adrenaline junkies.

Front and centre of the TG-5 is a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with an f/2.0 wide angle lens and 25-100mm focal length (35mm equivalent). Die-hard fans among you may be quick to notice that's a lower pixel count than the 16-megapixel sensor on the TG-4, but Olympus says thanks to picture processing tech taken from the OM-D E-M1 MKII, pictures will in fact be better than ever before.

The TG-5's durability credentials are the same as its predecessor's, so that means it's shockproof when dropped from a height of up to 2.1-metres, can be submerged up to 15-metres in water without the need for a protective case (you can go down to 45-metres with the optional case add-on), can withstand up to 100kg of weight without buckling and is freezeproof down to -10C. If you're someone who regularly finds yourself 'living life on the edge', the TG-5 is for you.

The most notable upgrade over the TG-4 is the ability to now shoot video in 4K at up to 30fps and full HD recording up to 120fps. The TG-5 also benefits from dual pane anti-fog glass, so you don't need to worry about not being able to see the screen when going in and out of cold water for example.

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You're able to choose from 16 different preset scene modes to help get the best shot, and there are even different art filters to add a little creative flair to your photos without the need for separate editing software. Everything is viewed on the 3-inch LCD screen on the back, and there are glove-friendly control dials and an underwater HDR shooting mode to help you get the best from the camera.

The Olympus TG-5 will be available from mid-June in red or black for £400.

Writing by Max Langridge. Originally published on 17 May 2017.