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Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010

Portability
62
Imaging
76
Features
86
Overall
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Nikon Z5 front
 
Olympus FE-3010 front
Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Key Specs

Nikon Z5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Expand to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Revealed July 2020
Olympus FE-3010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-108mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 108g - 93 x 56 x 18mm
  • Released January 2009
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Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Nikon Z5 versus Olympus FE-3010, one being a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Ultracompact by competitors Nikon and Olympus. There exists a sizeable gap between the resolutions of the Z5 (24MP) and FE-3010 (12MP) and the Z5 (Full frame) and FE-3010 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizing.

Photography Glossary

The Z5 was revealed 11 years later than the FE-3010 and that is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Nikon Z5 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus FE-3010 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before delving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the Z5 grades versus the FE-3010 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z5 over the Olympus FE-3010

 Z5 FE-3010 
ReleasedJuly 2020January 2009Fresher by 141 months
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3.2"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-3010 over the Nikon Z5

 FE-3010 Z5 

Common features in the Nikon Z5 and Olympus FE-3010

 Z5 FE-3010 
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon Z5 has got external measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") having a weight of 675 grams (1.49 lbs) while the Olympus FE-3010 has proportions of 93mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 108 grams (0.24 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon Z5 versus Olympus FE-3010 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you use during that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the Z5 against the FE-3010.

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Z5 and FE-3010 is 62 and 97 respectively.

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizing simply by looking at specs. The visual below might give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Z5 and FE-3010.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Z5 having a bigger sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF simpler and the Nikon Z5 will give greater detail because of its extra 12MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures more aggressively. The newer Z5 should have an edge in sensor technology.

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z5 Portrait photography information
Olympus FE-3010 Portrait photography information
85
manual focus
MP count decent (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
exports RAW files
26
features face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z5 as a Street photography camera
Olympus FE-3010 as a Street photography camera
74
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
features touch focus
weather sealing
great high ISO (51,200)
heavier than competition (675 grams)
63
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon Z5
Sports photography with Olympus FE-3010
82
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery power (470 shots)
supports phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (4.5 fps)
34
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z5 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus FE-3010 as a Travel photography camera
68
better than average battery power (470 per charge)
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
features touch focus
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
heavier than competition (675g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
57
weather proof
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon Z5
Landscape photography with Olympus FE-3010
86
manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
great high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
better than average battery power (470 per charge)
2 card slots
32
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon Z5
Vlogging with Olympus FE-3010
34
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with mic support
screen isn't selfie friendly
heavier than competition (675 grams)
28
has image stabilization (Digital)
features face detect focus
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic jack
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Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-3010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z5 and Olympus FE-3010
 Nikon Z5Olympus FE-3010
General Information
Brand Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Z5 Olympus FE-3010
Type Advanced Mirrorless Ultracompact
Revealed 2020-07-20 2009-01-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 6 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 6016 x 4016 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 51200 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 273 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 36-108mm (3.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Available lenses 15 -
Crop factor 1 5.9
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 4.5fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 4.00 m
Flash settings Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 675 grams (1.49 lb) 108 grams (0.24 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 93 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 470 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL15c -
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots Dual 1
Cost at release $1,399 $140