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Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010

Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41
Fujifilm XF1 front
 
Olympus FE-5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Key Specs

Fujifilm XF1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 33mm
  • Introduced September 2012
Olympus FE-5010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-180mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 130g - 96 x 57 x 21mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Overview

Here, we will be evaluating the Fujifilm XF1 and Olympus FE-5010, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm XF1 (12MP) and the FE-5010 (12MP) is pretty well matched but the Fujifilm XF1 (2/3") and FE-5010 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm XF1 was manufactured 3 years after the FE-5010 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a complete comparison, here is a simple summary of how the Fujifilm XF1 scores vs the FE-5010 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XF1 over the Olympus FE-5010

 Fujifilm XF1 FE-5010 
RevealedSeptember 2012January 2009More modern by 45 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5010 over the Fujifilm XF1

 FE-5010 Fujifilm XF1 

Common features in the Fujifilm XF1 and Olympus FE-5010

 Fujifilm XF1 FE-5010 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XF1 offers outside dimensions of 108mm x 62mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") along with a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs) and the Olympus FE-5010 has dimensions of 96mm x 57mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm XF1 and Olympus FE-5010 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at the time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm XF1 vs the FE-5010.

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm XF1 and FE-5010 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to imagine the difference between sensor sizes purely by checking a spec sheet. The image underneath may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm XF1 and FE-5010.

Clearly, both the cameras feature the identical megapixels albeit different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm XF1 has got the bigger sensor which is going to make getting bokeh easier. The more modern Fujifilm XF1 should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XF1 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus FE-5010 as a Portrait photography camera
43
you can focus manually
includes face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (2/3")
21
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XF1 Street photography advice
Olympus FE-5010 Street photography advice
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
no moving screen
small sensor size (2/3")
more heavy than average (255 grams)
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lighter than competitors (130g)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XF1 Sports photography features
Olympus FE-5010 Sports photography features
32
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (2/3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XF1 Travel photography highlights
Olympus FE-5010 Travel photography highlights
60
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average (255 grams)
resolution not great (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
60
lighter than competitors (130 grams)
environment proofing
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XF1 Landscape photography advice
Olympus FE-5010 Landscape photography advice
54
you can focus manually
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (2/3")
no Timelapse function
31
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
low MP (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XF1 Vlogging information
Olympus FE-5010 Vlogging information
34
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not contain selfie friendly display
no microphone port
more heavy than average (255 grams)
28
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (130g)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic support
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus FE-5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XF1 and Olympus FE-5010
 Fujifilm XF1Olympus FE-5010
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Olympus
Model type Fujifilm XF1 Olympus FE-5010
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-09-17 2009-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type EXRCMOS CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 36-180mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 7.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 255 grams (0.56 lb) 130 grams (0.29 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 62 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") 96 x 57 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 49 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.2 not tested
DXO Low light rating 199 not tested
Other
Battery ID NP-50 LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC xD-Picture Card (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Card slots One One
Retail cost $380 $130