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Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29
Olympus FE-5010 front
 
Olympus FE-5020 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Key Specs

Olympus FE-5010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-180mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 130g - 96 x 57 x 21mm
  • Launched January 2009
Olympus FE-5020
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-120mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 93 x 56 x 25mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Also Known as X-935
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Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Olympus FE-5010 and Olympus FE-5020, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are sold by Olympus. The image resolution of the FE-5010 (12MP) and the FE-5020 (12MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FE-5010 was revealed 6 months before the FE-5020 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a short view of how the FE-5010 scores against the FE-5020 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5010 over the Olympus FE-5020

 FE-5010 FE-5020 

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5020 over the Olympus FE-5010

 FE-5020 FE-5010 

Common features in the Olympus FE-5010 and Olympus FE-5020

 FE-5010 FE-5020 
LaunchedJanuary 2009July 2009Same generation
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.7"2.7"Same screen measurements
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Olympus FE-5010 has physical dimensions of 96mm x 57mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs) while the Olympus FE-5020 has dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen during that time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the FE-5010 versus the FE-5020.

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the FE-5010 and FE-5020 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its difficult to visualize the gap in sensor measurements just by checking out specifications. The graphic here will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the FE-5010 and FE-5020.

To sum up, both cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of pictures although you should really factor the release date of the cameras into account.

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-5010 Portrait photography features
Olympus FE-5020 Portrait photography features
21
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus FE-5010
Street photography with Olympus FE-5020
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
lighter than competitors in class (130 grams)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
60
weather sealing
lighter than others in class (137g)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-5010 Sports photography advice
Olympus FE-5020 Sports photography advice
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
no shutter priority
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
24
weather sealing
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/500s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus FE-5010
Travel photography with Olympus FE-5020
60
lighter than competitors in class (130 grams)
weather proofing
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
65
lighter than others in class (137g)
weather sealing
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
low resolution (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus FE-5010
Landscape photography with Olympus FE-5020
31
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
31
fairly wide (24mm)
weather sealing
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-5010 Vlogging details
Olympus FE-5020 Vlogging details
28
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (130g)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone support
28
fairly wide (24mm)
lighter than others in class (137g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic port
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Olympus FE-5010 vs Olympus FE-5020 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-5010 and Olympus FE-5020
 Olympus FE-5010Olympus FE-5020
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus FE-5010 Olympus FE-5020
Also referred to as - X-935
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-07 2009-07-22
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 3968 x 2976 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-180mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focusing range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/500 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 4.10 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 130 gr (0.29 lbs) 137 gr (0.30 lbs)
Physical dimensions 96 x 57 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") 93 x 56 x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 ID LI-42B LI-42B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media xD-Picture Card (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required) xD-Picture Card, microSD
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $130 $160