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Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47

Portability
62
Imaging
76
Features
86
Overall
80
Nikon Z5 front
 
Olympus FE-47 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
17
Overall
29

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Key Specs

Nikon Z5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Launched July 2020
Olympus FE-47
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-180mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 204g - 98 x 61 x 27mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47, one being a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Nikon and Olympus. There is a sizeable difference between the image resolutions of the Z5 (24MP) and FE-47 (14MP) and the Z5 (Full frame) and FE-47 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The Z5 was announced 10 years later than the FE-47 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Nikon Z5 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus FE-47 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight to a full comparison, here is a simple view of how the Z5 matches up vs the FE-47 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z5 over the Olympus FE-47

 Z5 FE-47 
RevealedJuly 2020January 2010More recent by 129 months
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3.2"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-47 over the Nikon Z5

 FE-47 Z5 

Common features in the Nikon Z5 and Olympus FE-47

 Z5 FE-47 
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera frequently, you need to consider its weight and size. The Nikon Z5 has got external dimensions 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-47 has specifications of 98mm x 61mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilising at that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the Z5 compared to the FE-47.

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the Z5 and FE-47 is 62 and 93 respectively.

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to visualise the gap between sensor measurements only by looking at a spec sheet. The photograph underneath should offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Z5 and FE-47.

As you can see, both of these cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The Z5 having a bigger sensor will make shooting bokeh simpler and the Nikon Z5 will give greater detail with its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop pictures way more aggressively. The fresher Z5 is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z5 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus FE-47 as a Portrait photography camera
85
focusing manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
28
decent MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z5 Street photography information
Olympus FE-47 Street photography information
74
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
offers touch focus
environment proofing
good high ISO (51,200)
more heavy than others (675 grams)
47
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z5 Sports photography advice
Olympus FE-47 Sports photography advice
82
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has tracking autofocus
environment proofing
good battery life (470 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (4.5 frames/s)
35
decent MP (14MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon Z5
Travel photography with Olympus FE-47
68
good battery life (470 shots)
environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
offers touch focus
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
more heavy than others (675 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly display
57
decent MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z5 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus FE-47 as a Landscape photography camera
86
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon Z mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
good high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
good battery life (470 shots)
has dual storage slots
28
decent MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z5 Vlogging features
Olympus FE-47 Vlogging features
34
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone jack
does not contain selfie friendly display
more heavy than others (675g)
22
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
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Nikon Z5 vs Olympus FE-47 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z5 and Olympus FE-47
 Nikon Z5Olympus FE-47
General Information
Make Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Z5 Olympus FE-47
Class Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2020-07-20 2010-01-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed 6 TruePic III
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 858.0mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6016 x 4016 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 51200 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 273 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 36-180mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Amount of lenses 15 -
Crop factor 1 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 4.5 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 3.80 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, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 675g (1.49 lbs) 204g (0.45 lbs)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 98 x 61 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 shots -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL15c 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 2 Single
Price at release $1,399 $0