- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 64 - 1600
- Digital Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 36-108mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
- 108g - 93 x 56 x 18mm
- Released January 2009
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- Size Comparison
Olympus FE-3010 overview
Olympus FE-3010 is Olympus's Ultracompact camera initially launched on January of 2009. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3968 x 2976.
The FE-3010 is scored #114 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1161 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal factors.
Here is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus FE-3010 family
The Olympus FE-3010 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can look at all previous and brand new models alongside main specifications.
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Olympus FE-3010 Gallery
You can check the FE-3010 from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus FE-3010 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Olympus FE-3010 based on criterias that are often seen as essential in a camera.
Olympus FE-3010 Sensor specifications
The sensor specification on the Olympus FE-3010 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels and aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Digital). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The image below displays the FE-3010's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The FE-3010 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus FE-3010 dimensions
Olympus FE-3010 is 0.24 lb (108 gr or 3.81 oz) and the volume of the camera is 93mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Olympus FE-3010 is lighter in comparison with various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a photo of the Olympus FE-3010 alongside a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button design on the FE-3010.
Olympus FE-3010 Lens specifications
The FE-3010 offers a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 36-108mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all great nevertheless it may be valuable in certain situations.
At the widest 36mm, it provides an aperture of f3.1 which is kind of slow and not the best in low light conditions and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also have to increase the ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. Towards the tele end, 108mm comes at f5.9 making it really sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Olympus FE-3010 Connectivity
The FE-3010 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer photos and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Olympus FE-3010 Video specifications
The highest video resolution on the Olympus FE-3010 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should go for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone port which means you have little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look into an alternative camera if you need good sound in your video clips.
Olympus FE-3010 Weather Sealing
Olympus FE-3010 comes with weather sealing making it a excellent pick to use in tough conditions. This can be particularly handy when you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Olympus FE-3010 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus FE-3010 has got a 2.7" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus FE-3010 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful in bright outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus FE-3010 Shutter specifications
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus FE-3010 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus FE-3010 has got only built in flash lacking external flash ability.
Olympus FE-3010 Autofocusing specifications
Olympus FE-3010 doesn't have Auto focusing. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which makes it handy for taking photos of people.
Olympus FE-3010 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be useful in low light scenarios or you need more precise focus control.
Olympus FE-3010 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Olympus FE-3010 for varying categories of photography
The following graph provides a overview of the Olympus FE-3010 for varying categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Olympus FE-3010 Portrait photography details
The Olympus FE-3010 has a points total of 26 which is bad, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support in addition to the potential to use off-camera flash.
Olympus FE-3010 Street photography details
Coming in at a above average rating of 63, the Olympus FE-3010 is a very decent choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus FE-3010 Sports photography details
A bad sports photography score of 34 suggests the Olympus FE-3010 is not really very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus FE-3010
Portability is extremely important in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Olympus FE-3010 gets a decent 57 for a travel camera which makes it fairly appropriate to purchase for your vacations.
Olympus FE-3010 Landscape photography factors
If you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Olympus FE-3010 with it's bad grade of 32 as a landscape camera is not really very good in the current market.
Olympus FE-3010 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Olympus FE-3010 is not really very good for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 28.
Olympus FE-3010 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the FE-3010, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The line graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the FE-3010 compared to it's top rated competitors mentioned previously.
These are some more cameras you might consider as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.