Olympus FE-4000 overview
Olympus FE-4000 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally released on July of 2009. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3968 x 2976. The camera is known as "X-925" in other regions.
The FE-4000 stands at #219 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #1147 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Olympus FE-4000 history
The Olympus FE-4000 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.
Olympus FE-4000 Gallery
You can check the FE-4000 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus FE-4000 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Olympus FE-4000 based on aspects which are often seen as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus FE-4000 Sensor details
The Olympus FE-4000 features the TruePic III processor chip. The sensor measurement in the Olympus FE-4000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath shows the FE-4000's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The FE-4000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus FE-4000 dimensions
Olympus FE-4000 weighs in at 0.30 pounds (136 grams / 4.80 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Olympus FE-4000 is lighter when compared to other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Olympus FE-4000 beside a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the FE-4000.
Olympus FE-4000 Lens specs
The FE-4000 includes an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 26-105mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which might not be significant however it is going to be very helpful in a few situations.
At the widest 26mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.6 and that's really slow and not very good in low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to raise the ISO setting producing noisy photos. Towards the tele end, 105mm comes with f5.9 which is very slow and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Olympus FE-4000 Connectivity
The FE-4000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy files and usually change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Olympus FE-4000 Video specs
The highest video quality in the Olympus FE-4000 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should try to get a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means you have little control over your audio. It is perhaps best to find another model in case you want decent audio in your videos.
Olympus FE-4000 Weather Sealing
Olympus FE-4000 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.
Olympus FE-4000 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus FE-4000 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder specs regarding Olympus FE-4000 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Olympus FE-4000 Shutter specs
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus FE-4000 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus FE-4000 boasts only integrated flash with no external flash ability.
Olympus FE-4000 Autofocusing specs
Olympus FE-4000 boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Olympus FE-4000 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful during low light or you want more exact focusing control.
Olympus FE-4000 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:
Olympus FE-4000 for varying types of photography
The following graph presents a summation of the Olympus FE-4000 for varying types of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Olympus FE-4000
The Olympus FE-4000 has a rating of 21 which is low, meaning that it is not good for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & ability to use off-camera flash.
Olympus FE-4000 Street photography information
With a decent rating of 55, the Olympus FE-4000 is reasonably suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus FE-4000 Sports photography factors
A low sports photography rating of 18 means the Olympus FE-4000 is not good for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus FE-4000 Travel photography features
Weight is really critical in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Olympus FE-4000 gets a very good 62 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent option for your vacations.
Olympus FE-4000 Landscape photography factors
For anyone who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Olympus FE-4000 and it's low score of 28 for a landscape camera is not good compared to its competitors.
Vlogging with Olympus FE-4000
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Olympus FE-4000 is not good as a vlog camera as it receives a low score of 28.
Olympus FE-4000 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the FE-4000, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart below offers you a summary of the FE-4000 vs it's top ranking competitors suggested earlier.
There are more cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.