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Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ

Portability
98
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24
Olympus FE-25 front
 
Olympus SP-600 UZ front
Portability
69
Imaging
35
Features
27
Overall
31

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ 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 SP-600 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 455g - 110 x 90 x 91mm
  • Revealed February 2010
  • Earlier Model is Olympus SP-590 UZ
  • Updated by Olympus SP-610UZ
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Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ Overview

Below is a complete comparison of the Olympus FE-25 and Olympus SP-600 UZ, former being a Ultracompact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both offered by Olympus. The resolution of the FE-25 (10MP) and the SP-600 UZ (12MP) is very comparable and both cameras have the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FE-25 was revealed 13 months prior to the SP-600 UZ making them a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus FE-25 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus SP-600 UZ being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the FE-25 grades versus the SP-600 UZ with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-25 over the Olympus SP-600 UZ

 FE-25 SP-600 UZ 

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-600 UZ over the Olympus FE-25

 SP-600 UZ FE-25 
RevealedFebruary 2010January 2009More recent by 13 months
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Display size2.7"2.4"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution230k112kCrisper display (+118k dot)

Common features in the Olympus FE-25 and Olympus SP-600 UZ

 FE-25 SP-600 UZ 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ Physical Comparison

If you're planning to lug around your camera, you should factor in its weight and proportions. The Olympus FE-25 features outside measurements of 93mm x 62mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") and a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) while the Olympus SP-600 UZ has measurements of 110mm x 90mm x 91mm (4.3" x 3.5" x 3.6") and a weight of 455 grams (1.00 lbs).

See the Olympus FE-25 and Olympus SP-600 UZ in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the FE-25 vs the SP-600 UZ.

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FE-25 and SP-600 UZ is 98 and 69 respectively.

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to imagine the gap in sensor measurements purely by going through specifications. The visual below may provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the FE-25 and SP-600 UZ.

To sum up, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You can expect to see the Olympus SP-600 UZ to show more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics way more aggressively. The older FE-25 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus FE-25
Portrait photography with Olympus SP-600 UZ
19
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
27
manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Street photography features
Olympus SP-600 UZ Street photography features
48
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
low maximum ISO (0)
36
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Sports photography details
Olympus SP-600 UZ Sports photography details
16
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
31
long zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Travel photography highlights
Olympus SP-600 UZ Travel photography highlights
61
has built in flash
very good max aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse recording
low resolution (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
51
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
very long zoom (420mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus FE-25
Landscape photography with Olympus SP-600 UZ
27
very good max aperture (f)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.4 inch)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
low maximum ISO (0)
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
29
manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-25 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus SP-600 UZ as a Vlogging camera
9
no video shooting
20
pretty wide (28mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone socket
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Olympus FE-25 vs Olympus SP-600 UZ Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-25 and Olympus SP-600 UZ
 Olympus FE-25Olympus SP-600 UZ
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus FE-25 Olympus SP-600 UZ
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-01-07 2010-02-02
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Highest resolution 3648 x 2768 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO - 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 143
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 28-420mm (15.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.5-5.4
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.4" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 112 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 1/2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.10 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 - 455 grams (1.00 pounds)
Physical dimensions 93 x 62 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 110 x 90 x 91mm (4.3" x 3.5" x 3.6")
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
Self timer - Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $15 $189