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Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010

Portability
71
Imaging
47
Features
50
Overall
48
Olympus E-620 front
 
Olympus FE-3010 front
Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Key Specs

Olympus E-620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 500g - 130 x 94 x 60mm
  • Introduced July 2009
Olympus FE-3010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-108mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 108g - 93 x 56 x 18mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Overview

Following is a detailed overview of the Olympus E-620 and Olympus FE-3010, former is a Entry-Level DSLR while the other is a Ultracompact and they are both offered by Olympus. The image resolution of the E-620 (12MP) and the FE-3010 (12MP) is fairly close but the E-620 (Four Thirds) and FE-3010 (1/2.3") posses different sensor sizes.

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The E-620 was introduced 6 months after the FE-3010 so they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Olympus E-620 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus FE-3010 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the E-620 matches up vs the FE-3010 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-620 over the Olympus FE-3010

 E-620 FE-3010 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-3010 over the Olympus E-620

 FE-3010 E-620 

Common features in the Olympus E-620 and Olympus FE-3010

 E-620 FE-3010 
AnnouncedJuly 2009January 2009Same age
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Touch display Absent Touch display

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry around your camera, you are going to need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus E-620 has got external measurements of 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") with a weight of 500 grams (1.10 lbs) whilst the Olympus FE-3010 has measurements of 93mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 108 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose at the time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the E-620 against the FE-3010.

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the E-620 and FE-3010 is 71 and 97 respectively.

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to picture the contrast in sensor sizes merely by viewing specifications. The pic below might give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the E-620 and FE-3010.

To sum up, both of the cameras provide the same megapixel count but different sensor sizes. The E-620 provides the larger sensor which will make getting shallow DOF easier.

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-620
Portrait photography with Olympus FE-3010
60
manual focus
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focusing
supports RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
26
features face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-620 Street photography info
Olympus FE-3010 Street photography info
76
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
63
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-620
Sports photography with Olympus FE-3010
48
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with phase detect AF
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (500 shots)
34
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-620 Travel photography highlights
Olympus FE-3010 Travel photography highlights
53
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
missing Timelapse recording
not so great battery pack (500 CIPA)
low megapixels (12MP)
57
weather proof
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-620 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus FE-3010 Landscape photography highlights
53
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
small screen (2.7 inches)
low megapixels (12MP)
not so great battery pack (500 CIPA)
missing Timelapse recording
32
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-620
Vlogging with Olympus FE-3010
18
can't shoot video
28
built in image stabilization (Digital)
features face detect autofocus
wide angle not the best (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing mic jack
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Olympus E-620 vs Olympus FE-3010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-620 and Olympus FE-3010
 Olympus E-620Olympus FE-3010
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-620 Olympus FE-3010
Category Entry-Level DSLR Ultracompact
Introduced 2009-07-06 2009-01-07
Body design Compact SLR Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III+ -
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 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4032 x 3024 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 7 -
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 36-108mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Available lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology HyperCrystal LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.48x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 4.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Fill-in, Manual Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 640x480
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 500g (1.10 lb) 108g (0.24 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 94 x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") 93 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 55 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 536 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID BLS-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $799 $140