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Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
17
Overall
29
Olympus FE-47 front
 
Olympus OM-D E-M1X front
Portability
54
Imaging
62
Features
93
Overall
74

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Key Specs

Olympus FE-47
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-180mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 204g - 98 x 61 x 27mm
  • Released January 2010
Olympus E-M1X
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 997g - 144 x 147 x 75mm
  • Released January 2019
  • Replaced the Olympus E-M1 II
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Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Overview

Here, we are comparing the Olympus FE-47 versus Olympus E-M1X, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Pro Mirrorless and both are produced by Olympus. There exists a significant gap among the sensor resolutions of the FE-47 (14MP) and E-M1X (20MP) and the FE-47 (1/2.3") and E-M1X (Four Thirds) provide different sensor dimensions.

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The FE-47 was brought out 10 years earlier than the E-M1X which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus FE-47 being a Compact camera and the Olympus E-M1X being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick summary of how the FE-47 matches up vs the E-M1X in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-47 over the Olympus E-M1X

 FE-47 E-M1X 

Reasons to pick Olympus E-M1X over the Olympus FE-47

 E-M1X FE-47 
ReleasedJanuary 2019January 2010Newer by 110 months
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1037k230kCrisper display (+807k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus FE-47 and Olympus E-M1X

 FE-47 E-M1X 

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Olympus FE-47 offers outside measurements of 98mm x 61mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Olympus E-M1X has measurements of 144mm x 147mm x 75mm (5.7" x 5.8" x 3.0") with a weight of 997 grams (2.20 lbs).

Examine the Olympus FE-47 versus Olympus E-M1X in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have attached at that time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the FE-47 versus the E-M1X.

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FE-47 and E-M1X is 93 and 54 respectively.

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to picture the difference in sensor dimensions merely by seeing specifications. The image underneath will help give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the FE-47 and E-M1X.

Plainly, each of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The FE-47 featuring a smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF more challenging and the Olympus E-M1X will produce more detail having its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged FE-47 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-47 Portrait photography highlights
Olympus E-M1X Portrait photography highlights
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
77
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus FE-47
Street photography with Olympus E-M1X
47
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
67
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
comes with touch focus
weather proofing
very good high ISO (25,600)
heavier than competition in class (997 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-47 Sports photography advice
Olympus E-M1X Sports photography advice
35
good MP (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
81
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent shutter (1/32,000s)
fast continuous shooting (60.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
better than average battery (870 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-47 Travel photography details
Olympus E-M1X Travel photography details
57
good MP (14MP)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
68
better than average battery (870 CIPA)
weather proofing
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch focus
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
screen is selfie friendly
heavier than competition in class (997g)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-47 Landscape photography information
Olympus E-M1X Landscape photography information
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
80
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
better than average battery (870 per charge)
has double storage slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-47 Vlogging details
Olympus E-M1X Vlogging details
22
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of mic port
68
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect autofocus
high res video (4096 x 2160 resolution)
does have mic port
heavier than competition in class (997g)
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Olympus FE-47 vs Olympus E-M1X Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-47 and Olympus E-M1X
 Olympus FE-47Olympus OM-D E-M1X
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus FE-47 Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Type Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Released 2010-01-07 2019-01-24
Body design Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III Dual TruePic VIII
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.4 x 13mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 226.2mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 1600 25600
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW format
Min boosted ISO - 64
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 121
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 36-180mm (5.0x) -
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6 -
Macro focus range 3cm -
Total lenses - 107
Crop factor 5.9 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 1,037 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.74x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Maximum silent shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shooting speed - 60.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.80 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), manual
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 640x480 4096x2160
Video 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) Yes (USB-PD allows charging by laptop or external power bank)
GPS None Built-in
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 204g (0.45 lbs) 997g (2.20 lbs)
Physical dimensions 98 x 61 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") 144 x 147 x 75mm (5.7" x 5.8" x 3.0")
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 - 870 images
Battery form - Built-in
Battery model 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal -
Storage slots Single Two
Cost at launch $0 $2,999