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Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30
Olympus FE-4030 front
 
Olympus Stylus 1s front
Portability
79
Imaging
38
Features
66
Overall
49

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Key Specs

Olympus FE-4030
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.6-5.9) lens
  • 146g - 93 x 56 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Olympus 1s
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 402g - 116 x 87 x 57mm
  • Released April 2015
  • Replaced the Olympus 1
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Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Overview

Let's look more closely at the Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are designed by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the FE-4030 (14MP) and the 1s (12MP) is relatively well matched but the FE-4030 (1/2.3") and 1s (1/1.7") have totally different sensor dimensions.

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The FE-4030 was launched 6 years before the 1s which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus FE-4030 being a Compact camera and the Olympus 1s being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick view of how the FE-4030 grades versus the 1s when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-4030 over the Olympus 1s

 FE-4030 1s 

Reasons to pick Olympus 1s over the Olympus FE-4030

 1s FE-4030 
ReleasedApril 2015January 2010Newer by 64 months
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus FE-4030 and Olympus 1s

 FE-4030 1s 
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Olympus FE-4030 enjoys physical measurements of 93mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Olympus 1s has proportions of 116mm x 87mm x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") having a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the FE-4030 and the 1s.

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the FE-4030 and 1s is 95 and 79 respectively.

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is difficult to envision the difference between sensor dimensions merely by checking specifications. The pic here will offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the FE-4030 and 1s.

To sum up, both cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The FE-4030 because of its tinier sensor will make achieving shallower DOF more difficult and the Olympus FE-4030 will give extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more aged FE-4030 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 Portrait photography details
Olympus 1s Portrait photography details
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
46
manual focus
offers face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 Street photography highlights
Olympus 1s Street photography highlights
48
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
71
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
has focus by touch
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus 1s as a Sports photography camera
35
decent megapixels (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery life (450 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 Travel photography details
Olympus 1s Travel photography details
65
decent megapixels (14MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.6)
64
better than average battery life (450 CIPA)
has focus by touch
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus FE-4030
Landscape photography with Olympus 1s
33
pretty wide (26mm)
decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
53
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (450 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus FE-4030
Vlogging with Olympus 1s
26
pretty wide (26mm)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external mic port
32
rather wide (28mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have mic port
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Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus 1s Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-4030 and Olympus 1s
 Olympus FE-4030Olympus Stylus 1s
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus FE-4030 Olympus Stylus 1s
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-01-07 2015-04-13
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 35
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-105mm (4.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Largest aperture f/2.6-5.9 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 4cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 4.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed - 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 10.30 m (at ISO 1600)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 gr (0.32 lbs) 402 gr (0.89 lbs)
Physical dimensions 93 x 56 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 116 x 87 x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 450 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - BLS-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $130 $699