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Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
14
Overall
25
Olympus FE-45 front
 
Pentax Optio S1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Key Specs

Olympus FE-45
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-108mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 142g - 94 x 62 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Pentax S1
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 157g - 114 x 58 x 28mm
  • Released March 2011
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Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals Olympus and Pentax. There exists a sizeable gap between the image resolutions of the FE-45 (10MP) and S1 (14MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FE-45 was manufactured 3 years prior to the S1 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a detailed comparison, here is a quick overview of how the FE-45 grades vs the S1 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-45 over the Pentax S1

 FE-45 S1 

Reasons to pick Pentax S1 over the Olympus FE-45

 S1 FE-45 
ReleasedMarch 2011January 2009Newer by 26 months
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen size2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Olympus FE-45 and Pentax S1

 FE-45 S1 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to travel with your camera, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Olympus FE-45 offers outer measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Pentax S1 has specifications of 114mm x 58mm x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 157 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you choose at that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the FE-45 compared to the S1.

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FE-45 and S1 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions only by going over a spec sheet. The pic below might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the FE-45 and S1.

Clearly, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Pentax S1 to deliver greater detail due to its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will help you crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more aged FE-45 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-45 Portrait photography factors
Pentax S1 Portrait photography factors
19
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
35
you can focus manually
MP count good (14 megapixels)
no manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-45 Street photography features
Pentax S1 Street photography features
56
has image stabilization (Digital)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-45 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax S1 as a Sports photography camera
26
has image stabilization (Digital)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
39
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-45 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax S1 as a Travel photography camera
51
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse recording
low resolution (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
64
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus FE-45
Landscape photography with Pentax S1
27
has image stabilization (Digital)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no manual mode
low resolution (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
42
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-45 Vlogging advice
Pentax S1 Vlogging advice
25
has image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic support
28
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support
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Olympus FE-45 vs Pentax S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-45 and Pentax S1
 Olympus FE-45Pentax Optio S1
General Information
Brand Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus FE-45 Pentax Optio S1
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-01-07 2011-03-02
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-108mm (3.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT color LCD with Anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.90 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AE bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 142g (0.31 lb) 157g (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions 94 x 62 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 114 x 58 x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 life - 260 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model - D-LI92
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail price $130 $174