Olympus FE-4030 summary
Olympus FE-4030 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on January of 2010. The camera includes a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The FE-4030 places at #171 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1067 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personal requirements.
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Olympus FE-4030 family
The Olympus FE-4030 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all previous and brand new models as well as main features.
Olympus FE-4030 Gallery
You can see the FE-4030 from several angles in the gallery here.
Olympus FE-4030 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Olympus FE-4030 based on things that are oftentimes regarded as useful in a camera.
Olympus FE-4030 Sensor info
The Olympus FE-4030 houses the TruePic III processor. The sensor dimension in the Olympus FE-4030 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 3216 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and features a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The image below shows the FE-4030's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The FE-4030 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus FE-4030 dimensions
Olympus FE-4030 weighs around 0.32 lb (146 gr or 5.15 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 93mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Olympus FE-4030 is less heavy when compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a photo of the Olympus FE-4030 besides a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will provide the button layout on the FE-4030.
Olympus FE-4030 Lens info
The FE-4030 provides an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 26-105mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be outstanding nevertheless it will definitely be valuable in a few circumstances.
At the widest 26mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.6 which will be kind of slow and not very good in low light occasions and you will probably struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to up the ISO giving you noisy photographs. At the tele end, 105mm comes with f5.9 making it very sluggish and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.
Olympus FE-4030 Connectivity
The FE-4030 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send photos and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Olympus FE-4030 Video info
The highest possible video quality in the Olympus FE-4030 is 640 x 480 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should aim for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means you have got no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to buy a different camera in case you want decent sound in your video clips.
Olympus FE-4030 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Olympus FE-4030 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Olympus FE-4030 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus FE-4030 includes a 2.7" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details regarding Olympus FE-4030 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very useful for bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus FE-4030 Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus FE-4030 Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus FE-4030 has got only built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Olympus FE-4030 Autofocus info
Olympus FE-4030 has got just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Olympus FE-4030 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful for low light or you want more accurate control on depth of field.
Olympus FE-4030 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:
Olympus FE-4030 for specific styles of photography
The following bar chart shows a outline of the Olympus FE-4030 for specific styles of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Olympus FE-4030
The Olympus FE-4030 has a points total of 29 which is horrible, meaning that it is not suitable for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the potential to work with external flash.
Olympus FE-4030 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a reasonable points total of 48, the Olympus FE-4030 is reasonably suited to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus FE-4030 Sports photography highlights
A horrible sports photography points total of 35 suggests the Olympus FE-4030 is not suitable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus FE-4030 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super critical when getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus FE-4030 gets a nice 65 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to take on your trips.
Landscape photography with Olympus FE-4030
When you are planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Olympus FE-4030 and it's horrible grade of 33 for a landscape camera is not suitable in the current market.
Vlogging with Olympus FE-4030
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Olympus FE-4030 is not suitable for vlogging as it receives a horrible score of 26.
Olympus FE-4030 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the FE-4030, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the FE-4030 compared to it's highest rated competitors listed above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may consider as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.