Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010

Portability
85
Imaging
45
Features
66
Overall
53
Nikon 1 V2 front
 
Olympus FE-5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
36
Features
20
Overall
29

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Key Specs

Nikon 1 V2
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 278g - 109 x 82 x 46mm
  • Released October 2012
  • Superseded the Nikon 1 V1
  • New Model is Nikon 1 V3
Olympus FE-5010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-180mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 130g - 96 x 57 x 21mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Overview

Following is a in depth analysis of the Nikon 1 V2 and Olympus FE-5010, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Nikon and Olympus. The image resolution of the 1 V2 (14MP) and the FE-5010 (12MP) is very well matched but the 1 V2 (1") and FE-5010 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor measurements.

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The 1 V2 was launched 3 years after the FE-5010 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Nikon 1 V2 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus FE-5010 being a Compact camera.

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a short overview of how the 1 V2 scores against the FE-5010 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon 1 V2 over the Olympus FE-5010

 1 V2 FE-5010 
IntroducedOctober 2012January 2009More modern by 47 months
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5010 over the Nikon 1 V2

 FE-5010 1 V2 

Common features in the Nikon 1 V2 and Olympus FE-5010

 1 V2 FE-5010 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to think about its weight and measurements. The Nikon 1 V2 provides physical dimensions of 109mm x 82mm x 46mm (4.3" x 3.2" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 278 grams (0.61 lbs) and the Olympus FE-5010 has proportions of 96mm x 57mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the 1 V2 versus the FE-5010.

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the 1 V2 and FE-5010 is 85 and 96 respectively.

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 top view buttons comparison

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizes just by reading through specifications. The picture here will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the 1 V2 and FE-5010.

To sum up, both the cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The 1 V2 because of its larger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF easier and the Nikon 1 V2 will give you extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The younger 1 V2 will have a benefit in sensor tech.

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 sensor size comparison

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon 1 V2 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus FE-5010 as a Portrait photography camera
67
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports face detect focus
exports RAW formats
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon 1 V2
Street photography with Olympus FE-5010
64
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
lighter than others in class (130 grams)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon 1 V2 Sports photography highlights
Olympus FE-5010 Sports photography highlights
64
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
34
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
no shutter priority
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon 1 V2
Travel photography with Olympus FE-5010
63
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
60
lighter than others in class (130 grams)
weather proofing
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon 1 V2 Landscape photography advice
Olympus FE-5010 Landscape photography advice
64
you can focus manually
change lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
decent megapixels (14MP)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
missing Time Lapse mode
32
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon 1 V2 Vlogging factors
Olympus FE-5010 Vlogging factors
29
supports face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
missing mic port
28
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (130 grams)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external microphone port
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Nikon 1 V2 vs Olympus FE-5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon 1 V2 and Olympus FE-5010
 Nikon 1 V2Olympus FE-5010
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon 1 V2 Olympus FE-5010
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-10-24 2009-01-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed 3A -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3072 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 6400 1600
Lowest native ISO 160 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 73 -
Lens
Lens support Nikon 1 fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 36-180mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Number of lenses 13 -
Crop factor 2.7 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting speed 15.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 278 gr (0.61 pounds) 130 gr (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 82 x 46mm (4.3" x 3.2" x 1.8") 96 x 57 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 50 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 403 not tested
Other
Battery life 310 images -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL21 LI-42B
Self timer Yes Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card xD-Picture Card (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $599 $130