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Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020

Portability
98
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24
Olympus FE-25 front
 
Olympus FE-5020 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Key Specs

Olympus FE-25
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 0
  • No Video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 93 x 62 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Olympus FE-5020
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-120mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 93 x 56 x 25mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Also Known as X-935
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Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Overview

Here, we are comparing the Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020, one being a Ultracompact and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both produced by Olympus. The resolution of the FE-25 (10MP) and the FE-5020 (12MP) is very close and both cameras boast the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FE-25 was released 6 months before the FE-5020 and they are both of a similar generation. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus FE-25 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus FE-5020 being a Compact camera.

Before delving into a more detailed comparison, here is a brief summation of how the FE-25 scores versus the FE-5020 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-25 over the Olympus FE-5020

 FE-25 FE-5020 

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5020 over the Olympus FE-25

 FE-5020 FE-25 
Display size2.7"2.4"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution230k112kClearer display (+118k dot)

Common features in the Olympus FE-25 and Olympus FE-5020

 FE-25 FE-5020 
LaunchedJanuary 2009July 2009Same generation
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus FE-25 comes with outer measurements of 93mm x 62mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) whilst the Olympus FE-5020 has dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the FE-25 compared to the FE-5020.

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the FE-25 and FE-5020 is 98 and 95 respectively.

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizing simply by viewing specifications. The graphic here will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the FE-25 and FE-5020.

To sum up, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Olympus FE-5020 to result in greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop images a good deal more aggressively.

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Portrait photography info
Olympus FE-5020 Portrait photography info
19
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Street photography advice
Olympus FE-5020 Street photography advice
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
low maximum ISO (0)
60
weather proofing
lighter than competition (137 grams)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus FE-25
Sports photography with Olympus FE-5020
16
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
24
weather proofing
low maximum shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-25 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus FE-5020 as a Travel photography camera
61
has built in flash
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
65
lighter than competition (137g)
weather proofing
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
no Timelapse recording
low MP (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus FE-25
Landscape photography with Olympus FE-5020
27
fast maximum aperture (f)
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.4 inch)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low maximum ISO (0)
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse function
31
pretty wide (24mm)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus FE-25
Vlogging with Olympus FE-5020
9
lack of video recording
28
pretty wide (24mm)
lighter than competition (137 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
no microphone support
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Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus FE-5020 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-25 and Olympus FE-5020
 Olympus FE-25Olympus FE-5020
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus FE-25 Olympus FE-5020
Also called as - X-935
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-01-07 2009-07-22
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Full resolution 3648 x 2768 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO - 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 24-120mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.3-5.8
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.4 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 112 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/500 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 4.10 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
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)
Max video resolution None 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight - 137 grams (0.30 lb)
Physical dimensions 93 x 62 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 93 x 56 x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - xD-Picture Card, microSD
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $15 $160