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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3

Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
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Olympus FE-3010 front
 
Olympus Stylus SH-3 front
Portability
88
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Key Specs

Olympus FE-3010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Olympus SH-3
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-600mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 271g - 109 x 63 x 42mm
  • Revealed February 2016
  • Superseded the Olympus SH-2
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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Overview

Here is a complete comparison of the Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3, former being a Ultracompact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are manufactured by Olympus. There is a sizable difference between the sensor resolutions of the FE-3010 (12MP) and SH-3 (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FE-3010 was revealed 8 years before the SH-3 and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus FE-3010 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus SH-3 being a Compact camera.

Before diving into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple summation of how the FE-3010 grades vs the SH-3 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-3010 over the Olympus SH-3

 FE-3010 SH-3 

Reasons to pick Olympus SH-3 over the Olympus FE-3010

 SH-3 FE-3010 
RevealedFebruary 2016January 2009Fresher by 86 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus FE-3010 and Olympus SH-3

 FE-3010 SH-3 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus FE-3010 offers physical measurements of 93mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 108 grams (0.24 lbs) while the Olympus SH-3 has sizing of 109mm x 63mm x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the FE-3010 vs the SH-3.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the FE-3010 and SH-3 is 97 and 88 respectively.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizing just by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph underneath will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the FE-3010 and SH-3.

Clearly, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but different MP. You can anticipate the Olympus SH-3 to resolve greater detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The older FE-3010 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Portrait photography details
Olympus SH-3 Portrait photography details
26
comes with face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
44
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Street photography information
Olympus SH-3 Street photography information
63
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
70
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
provides touch focus
lighter than average (271g)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus FE-3010
Sports photography with Olympus SH-3
34
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
51
incredible zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
great battery (380 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Travel photography info
Olympus SH-3 Travel photography info
57
environment sealing
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
74
great battery (380 per charge)
lighter than average (271g)
provides touch focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
great reach (600mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Landscape photography features
Olympus SH-3 Landscape photography features
32
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
55
reasonably wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
saves RAW formats
great battery (380 shots)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Vlogging details
Olympus SH-3 Vlogging details
28
built in image stabilization (Digital)
comes with face detection focusing
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic port
35
reasonably wide (25mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than average (271g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of external microphone socket
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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus SH-3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-3010 and Olympus SH-3
 Olympus FE-3010Olympus Stylus SH-3
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus FE-3010 Olympus Stylus SH-3
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-01-07 2016-02-08
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic VII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3968 x 2976 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 64 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-108mm (3.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.0-6.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 11.5fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 8.30 m (at ISO 3200)
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
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) 3840 x 2160 (15 fps), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 3840x2160
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 108 grams (0.24 lbs) 271 grams (0.60 lbs)
Physical dimensions 93 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 109 x 63 x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 380 shots
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - LI-92B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $140 $579