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Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020

Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
44
Overall
42
Nikon Coolpix W300 front
 
Olympus FE-5020 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Key Specs

Nikon W300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 231g - 112 x 66 x 29mm
  • Revealed May 2017
Olympus FE-5020
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-120mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 93 x 56 x 25mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Also referred to as X-935
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Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Overview

Here, we will be evaluating the Nikon W300 and Olympus FE-5020, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Nikon and Olympus. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the W300 (16MP) and FE-5020 (12MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The W300 was released 7 years after the FE-5020 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a detailed comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the W300 grades versus the FE-5020 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon W300 over the Olympus FE-5020

 W300 FE-5020 
LaunchedMay 2017July 2009More modern by 96 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution921k230kSharper screen (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5020 over the Nikon W300

 FE-5020 W300 

Common features in the Nikon W300 and Olympus FE-5020

 W300 FE-5020 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Nikon W300 has exterior measurements of 112mm x 66mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") along with a weight of 231 grams (0.51 lbs) while the Olympus FE-5020 has dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select at that moment. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the W300 compared to the FE-5020.

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the W300 and FE-5020 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 top view buttons comparison

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizes just by reviewing specs. The picture below will offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the W300 and FE-5020.

All in all, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Nikon W300 to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The newer W300 will have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 sensor size comparison

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon W300 Portrait photography highlights
Olympus FE-5020 Portrait photography highlights
36
good resolution (16 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon W300 Street photography highlights
Olympus FE-5020 Street photography highlights
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
60
environment proofing
lighter than competitors in class (137g)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon W300 Sports photography features
Olympus FE-5020 Sports photography features
49
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
24
environment proofing
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/500 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon W300 Travel photography factors
Olympus FE-5020 Travel photography factors
73
environment proofing
has bluetooth
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
lighter than competitors in class (137 grams)
environment proofing
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon W300 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus FE-5020 as a Landscape photography camera
48
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
environment proofing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
31
quite wide (24mm)
environment proofing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon W300 Vlogging features
Olympus FE-5020 Vlogging features
33
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
doesn't have external mic socket
28
quite wide (24mm)
lighter than competitors in class (137g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone support
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Nikon W300 vs Olympus FE-5020 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon W300 and Olympus FE-5020
 Nikon Coolpix W300Olympus FE-5020
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix W300 Olympus FE-5020
Also referred to as - X-935
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2017-05-31 2009-07-22
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic III
Sensor type - CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Minimum native ISO 125 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-120mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.9 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 921k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/500s
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.20 m (at Auto ISO) 4.10 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 231 gr (0.51 pounds) 137 gr (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 66 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") 93 x 56 x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 280 images -
Style of battery Built-in -
Battery ID EN-EL12 LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2, 5 and 10 secs) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Onboard + SD/SDHC/SDXC card xD-Picture Card, microSD
Card slots One One
Retail cost $387 $160