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Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1

Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
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Olympus FE-3010 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 front
Portability
54
Imaging
75
Features
84
Overall
78

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 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
  • Released January 2009
Panasonic S1
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1021g - 149 x 110 x 97mm
  • Announced February 2019
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Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Olympus FE-3010 and Panasonic S1, one is a Ultracompact and the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by rivals Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap among the resolutions of the FE-3010 (12MP) and S1 (24MP) and the FE-3010 (1/2.3") and S1 (Full frame) come with totally different sensor dimensions.

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The FE-3010 was manufactured 11 years before the S1 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Olympus FE-3010 being a Ultracompact camera and the Panasonic S1 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go in to a full comparison, below is a short summary of how the FE-3010 grades against the S1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-3010 over the Panasonic S1

 FE-3010 S1 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S1 over the Olympus FE-3010

 S1 FE-3010 
AnnouncedFebruary 2019January 2009Newer by 122 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3.2"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution2100k230kClearer screen (+1870k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus FE-3010 and Panasonic S1

 FE-3010 S1 
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Olympus FE-3010 enjoys outer measurements of 93mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 108 grams (0.24 lbs) whilst the Panasonic S1 has sizing of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") accompanied by a weight of 1021 grams (2.25 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the FE-3010 vs the S1.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FE-3010 and S1 is 97 and 54 respectively.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is difficult to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by checking out specifications. The picture below may give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the FE-3010 and S1.

Plainly, each of these cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The FE-3010 due to its smaller sensor will make getting shallow depth of field trickier and the Panasonic S1 will show more detail due to its extra 12 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots far more aggressively. The more aged FE-3010 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic S1 Portrait photography highlights
26
has face detection focus
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
85
focusing manually
flash sync is higher than normal (1/320 seconds)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
has face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic S1 as a Street photography camera
63
has image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
70
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
offers focus via touch
environment proof
great high ISO (51,200)
heavier than average (1,021 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Sports photography details
Panasonic S1 Sports photography details
34
has image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
has tracking focus
environment proof
bad battery power (380 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic S1 as a Travel photography camera
57
environment sealing
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
59
environment proof
supports bluetooth
offers focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
bad battery power (380 CIPA)
heavier than average (1,021 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic S1 as a Landscape photography camera
32
has image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
81
focusing manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
no low pass filter
great high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW files
environment proof
2 card slots
bad battery power (380 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic S1 as a Vlogging camera
28
has image stabilization (Digital)
has face detection focus
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
32
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes mic support
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
heavier than average (1,021g)
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Olympus FE-3010 vs Panasonic S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-3010 and Panasonic S1
 Olympus FE-3010Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus FE-3010 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
Type Ultracompact Pro Mirrorless
Released 2009-01-07 2019-02-01
Physical type Ultracompact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3968 x 2976 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 1600 51200
Highest boosted ISO - 204800
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 225
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Leica L
Lens focal range 36-108mm (3.0x) -
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Available lenses - 30
Focal length multiplier 5.9 1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 2,100 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 5,760 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.78x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate - 9.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/320s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 640x480 3840x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 108 grams (0.24 lbs) 1021 grams (2.25 lbs)
Dimensions 93 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 95
DXO Color Depth score not tested 25.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 14.5
DXO Low light score not tested 3333
Other
Battery life - 380 shots
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal -
Card slots Single Dual
Launch cost $140 $2,498