Olympus FE-25

Olympus FE-25 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 0
  • No Video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 93 x 62 x 24mm
  • Launched January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Olympus FE-25 summary

Olympus FE-25 is Olympus's Ultracompact camera first revealed on January of 2009. It includes a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3648 x 2768.

The FE-25 is rated #148 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #1255 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your custom factors.

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Here is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.

Olympus FE-25 family

The Olympus FE-25 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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FE-25 vs FE-3010
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Olympus FE-25 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Olympus FE-25 based on aspects that are usually regarded as necessary in a camera.

has built in flash
very good maximum aperture (f)
very good minimum ISO (100)
can't change focal length (()mm)
can't shoot video
does not have selfie friendly display
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
has no phase detect AF
has no RAW support
lack of image stabilization
lack of manual focus
low max ISO (0)
no aperture priority mode
no external flash support
no external microphone port
no HDMI port
no headphone port
no manual exposure
no moving screen
no shutter priority mode
no Timelapse recording
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen has low resolution (112 thousand dot)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
tiny screen (2.4")
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Olympus FE-25 Sensor features

The size of the sensor on the Olympus FE-25 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2768 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 to 0. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below shows the FE-25's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The FE-25 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Olympus FE-25 dimensions

Olympus FE-25 weighs around 0.00 pounds ( gr / 0.00 oz) & the physical size of the camera is 93mm x 62mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Olympus FE-25 is less heavy as compared with various rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the Olympus FE-25 beside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.

Olympus FE-25 dimensions scale

The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the FE-25.

Olympus FE-25 topview buttons dials

Olympus FE-25 Lens features

The FE-25 offers a built-in lens having a fixed focal length of ()mm meaning that you have no luxury to zoom.

At it's widest ()mm, it has an aperture of f which is incredibly good for low light circumstances and getting good bokeh. It will also make it easier to choose a much lower ISO to get clearer files.

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Olympus FE-25 Connectivity

The FE-25 has the following connectivity:

    Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer photos and usually change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

    A few apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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    Olympus FE-25 Video features

    Olympus FE-25 does not capture video. If you are looking for a camera to shoot just images, it is not an issue.

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    Olympus FE-25 Weather Sealing

    Olympus FE-25 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions could damage the camera.

    Olympus FE-25 Display and Viewfinder

    The Olympus FE-25 includes a 2.4 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 112 thousand dots.

    Please note that the screen has no touch support.

    Olympus FE-25 screen and viewfinder Photography Glossary

    The View Finder specifications for Olympus FE-25 are the following:

    • ViewFinder None

    Viewfinders are quite useful for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

    Olympus FE-25 Shutter features

    The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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    Olympus FE-25 Flash and Hot shoe features

    Olympus FE-25 has just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

    Olympus FE-25 Autofocusing features

    Olympus FE-25 has only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact as compared with Contrast Based focusing.

    Olympus FE-25 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good for low light occasions or you require more accurate depth of field control.

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    Olympus FE-25 Battery life

    The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the best (320) battery life for this range of cameras.

    Underneath is a list of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:

    Olympus FE-25 for varying types of photography

    The following graph shows a outline of the Olympus FE-25 for varying types of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

    Olympus FE-25 Portrait photography highlights

    The Olympus FE-25 receives a points tally of 19 which is bad, and means the camera is just not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.

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    manual focus not available
    no manual mode
    external flash not possible
    MP count low (10MP)
    sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
    has no RAW files

    Street photography with Olympus FE-25

    Getting a moderate rating of 48, the Olympus FE-25 is somewhat suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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    screen is fixed
    no image stabilization
    very small sensor (1/2.3")
    doesn't have RAW files
    max ISO too low (0)

    Olympus FE-25 Sports photography information

    A bad sports photography points tally of 16 indicates the Olympus FE-25 is just not good for photographing sports. A camera really should have great tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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    focal length is fixed (()mm)
    lack of shutter priority mode
    does not have image stabilization
    sensor resolution low (10MP)
    very small sensor size (1/2.3")
    lacks phase detect auto focus

    Olympus FE-25 Travel photography details

    Portability is super critical when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Olympus FE-25 gets a above average 61 as a travelling camera which is a very decent fit to buy for your journeys.

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    built-in flash
    fast max aperture (f)
    does not have Timelapse function
    low MP (10 megapixels)
    display is not selfie friendly

    Olympus FE-25 as a Landscape photography camera

    If you are planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus FE-25 at it's bad score of 27 for a landscape camera is just not good within the current market.

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    good max aperture (f)
    manual focus not available
    fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
    can't change focal length (()mm)
    screen is small (2.4")
    manual mode not possible
    no image stabilization
    low megapixels (10MP)
    small sensor size (1/2.3")
    maximum ISO low (0)
    no RAW files
    no Time Lapse recording

    Olympus FE-25 Vlogging factors

    A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Olympus FE-25 is just not good for vlogging as it delivers a bad score of 9.

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    can't record video

    Olympus FE-25 Alternatives

    If you want alternatives to the FE-25, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Ultracompact.

    The graph below will give you a bird's eye view of the FE-25 vs it's top ranking rivals listed previously.

    Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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    General Information
    Model type
    Olympus FE-25
    Body design
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Sensor size
    Sensor measurements
    6.08 x 4.56mm
    Sensor surface area
    Sensor resolution
    Anti alias filter
    Max resolution
    3648 x 2768
    RAW data
    Max native ISO
    Lowest native ISO
    Focus manually
    AF touch
    AF continuous
    AF single
    Tracking AF
    AF selectice
    AF center weighted
    Multi area AF
    Live view AF
    Face detect AF
    Contract detect AF
    Phase detect AF
    Lens support
    fixed lens
    Lens zoom range
    Crop factor
    Range of display
    Fixed Type
    Display sizing
    Resolution of display
    112 thousand dot
    Selfie friendly
    Touch friendly
    Viewfinder Information
    Viewfinder type
    DXO scores
    DXO Overall rating
    not tested
    DXO Color Depth rating
    not tested
    DXO Dynamic range rating
    not tested
    DXO Low light rating
    not tested
    Minimum shutter speed
    Fastest shutter speed
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Expose Manually
    Custom WB
    Image stabilization
    Built-in flash
    Hot shoe
    WB bracketing
    Multisegment exposure
    Average exposure
    Spot exposure
    Partial exposure
    AF area exposure
    Center weighted exposure
    Video features
    Max video resolution
    Video data format
    Motion JPEG
    Microphone jack
    Headphone jack
    Environment seal
    Water proofing
    Dust proofing
    Shock proofing
    Crush proofing
    Freeze proofing
    Physical dimensions
    93 x 62 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9")
    Time lapse shooting
    Storage slots
    Price at release