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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010

Portability
65
Imaging
41
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus E-330 front
 
Olympus FE-5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Key Specs

Olympus E-330
(Full Review)
  • 7MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 400 (Raise to 1600)
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 616g - 140 x 87 x 72mm
  • Announced March 2006
  • Other Name is EVOLT E-330
  • Old Model is Olympus E-300
  • Replacement is Olympus E-450
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
  • Revealed January 2009
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Olympus E-330 and Olympus FE-5010, former is a Advanced DSLR while the other is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both created by Olympus. There is a sizable difference among the resolutions of the E-330 (7MP) and FE-5010 (12MP) and the E-330 (Four Thirds) and FE-5010 (1/2.3") feature different sensor size.

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The E-330 was released 3 years prior to the FE-5010 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-330 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus FE-5010 being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the E-330 matches up vs the FE-5010 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-330 over the Olympus FE-5010

 E-330 FE-5010 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5010 over the Olympus E-330

 FE-5010 E-330 
RevealedJanuary 2009March 2006Newer by 34 months
Display dimension2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution230k215kClearer display (+15k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-330 and Olympus FE-5010

 E-330 FE-5010 
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and measurements. The Olympus E-330 has physical dimensions of 140mm x 87mm x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") having a weight of 616 grams (1.36 lbs) whilst the Olympus FE-5010 has proportions of 96mm x 57mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs).

Look at the Olympus E-330 and Olympus FE-5010 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the E-330 and the FE-5010.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the E-330 and FE-5010 is 65 and 96 respectively.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions just by checking out technical specs. The pic here will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-330 and FE-5010.

As you can tell, both of those cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The E-330 featuring a larger sensor is going to make getting bokeh less difficult and the Olympus FE-5010 will provide more detail as a result of its extra 5MP. Greater resolution will let you crop pics much more aggressively. The more aged E-330 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-330 Portrait photography details
Olympus FE-5010 Portrait photography details
54
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (7MP)
21
no manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-330 Street photography information
Olympus FE-5010 Street photography information
60
screen tilts up and down
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
lighter than competition (616g)
no image stabilization
low max ISO (400)
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than competitors in class (130g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-330 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus FE-5010 as a Sports photography camera
40
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with phase detect AF
max fps low (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (7MP)
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-330 Travel photography features
Olympus FE-5010 Travel photography features
50
lighter than competition (616g)
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (7MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
60
lighter than competitors in class (130 grams)
environment proof
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus E-330
Landscape photography with Olympus FE-5010
45
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
screen is small (2.5 inch)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (7MP)
low max ISO (400)
missing Time Lapse mode
31
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-330
Vlogging with Olympus FE-5010
9
no video
28
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (130g)
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external mic socket
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus FE-5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-330 and Olympus FE-5010
 Olympus E-330Olympus FE-5010
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-330 Olympus FE-5010
Otherwise known as EVOLT E-330 -
Category Advanced DSLR Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2006-03-18 2009-01-07
Physical type Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 7 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3136 x 2352 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 400 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 1600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 3 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 36-180mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range - 3cm
Number of lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 215k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.47x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 640x480
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 616 grams (1.36 pounds) 130 grams (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 140 x 87 x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") 96 x 57 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model - LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card xD-Picture Card (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $1,100 $130