Olympus FE-47 overview
Olympus FE-47 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on January of 2010. The camera includes a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The FE-47 comes in at #203 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #1124 out of 1431 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Olympus FE-47 family
The Olympus FE-47 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
Olympus FE-47 Gallery
You can check the FE-47 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus FE-47 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Olympus FE-47 based on criterias which are usually viewed as necessary in a camera.
Olympus FE-47 Sensor details
The Olympus FE-47 features the TruePic III processor. The sensor measurement on the Olympus FE-47 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the FE-47's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The FE-47 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus FE-47 dimensions
Olympus FE-47 weighs around 0.45 lb (204 grams / 7.20 oz) and the volume of the camera is 98mm x 61mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Olympus FE-47 is heavier in comparison with other rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a image of the Olympus FE-47 with a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show the button arrangement on the FE-47.
Olympus FE-47 Lens specs
The FE-47 is equipped with a built in lens and it has a focal range of 36-180mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not exceptional however it would certainly be handy in some conditions.
At the widest 36mm, it will have an aperture of f3.5 and that's very slow and not good in low light circumstances and you will find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase the ISO setting leading to noisy pictures. At the tele end, 180mm comes to f5.6 making it really sluggish and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Olympus FE-47 Connectivity
The FE-47 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and usually alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus FE-47 Video specs
The maximum video quality on the Olympus FE-47 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should really go for a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone jack which means you have little control over your audio. It is probably best to buy an alternative model in case you want good audio in your video clips.
Olympus FE-47 Weather Sealing
Olympus FE-47 doesn't include weather proofing so rainy conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Olympus FE-47 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus FE-47 includes a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Olympus FE-47 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus FE-47 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus FE-47 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus FE-47 boasts only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Olympus FE-47 Autofocusing specs
Olympus FE-47 boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Olympus FE-47 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful for low light occasions or you need more accurate focusing control.
Olympus FE-47 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest possible (470) battery life for this class of cameras.
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Olympus FE-47 for various kinds of photography
The following bar chart presents a analysis of the Olympus FE-47 for various kinds of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus FE-47 Portrait photography information
The Olympus FE-47 receives a points total of 29 which is horrible, meaning that it is not appropriate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files together with the potential to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Olympus FE-47
Getting a moderate points tally of 47, the Olympus FE-47 is fairly suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Olympus FE-47
A horrible sports photography points tally of 35 indicates the Olympus FE-47 is not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus FE-47 Travel photography highlights
Portability is very crucial in picking a travel camera. All round, the Olympus FE-47 gets a average 58 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably adequate to take on your trips.
Olympus FE-47 Landscape photography factors
For anybody who is planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus FE-47 with it's horrible grade of 29 for a landscape camera is not appropriate within the current market.
Olympus FE-47 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Olympus FE-47 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a horrible rating of 22.
Olympus FE-47 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the FE-47, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph underneath shows you a summary of the FE-47 vs it's highest ranking rivals shown earlier.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.