- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 64 - 1600
- 640 x 480 video
- 24-120mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
- 137g - 93 x 56 x 25mm
- Revealed July 2009
- Alternative Name is X-935
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus FE-5020 overview
Olympus FE-5020 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first announced on July of 2009. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3968 x 2976. The camera is also known as "X-935" in some regions.
The FE-5020 is scored #198 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #1146 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your customized requirements.
The following is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus FE-5020 family
The Olympus FE-5020 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.
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Olympus FE-5020 Gallery
You can look at the FE-5020 from several angles in the gallery below.
Olympus FE-5020 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Olympus FE-5020 based on criterias which are often viewed as essential in a camera.
Olympus FE-5020 Sensor information
The Olympus FE-5020 is powered by the TruePic III chip. The sensor measurement in the Olympus FE-5020 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the FE-5020's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The FE-5020 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus FE-5020 dimensions
Olympus FE-5020 weighs around 0.30 lbs (137 gr / 4.83 oz) and features outside size of 93mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Olympus FE-5020 is lighter as compared to other rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Down below is a picture of the Olympus FE-5020 alongside a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the FE-5020.
Olympus FE-5020 Lens information
The FE-5020 comes with a fixed lens offering a focal range of 24-120mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be huge but it is going to be helpful in some circumstances.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.3 and that is very sluggish and not great in low light situations and you will find it hard to capture good bokeh. You could also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. At the long end, 120mm comes with f5.8 which is pretty slow and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Olympus FE-5020 Connectivity
The FE-5020 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy photos and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Olympus FE-5020 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Olympus FE-5020 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's standards. You should target a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket which means you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to shop for an alternative model in case you need better audio in your video clips.
Olympus FE-5020 Weather Sealing
Olympus FE-5020 has got weather sealing making it a good choice to use during rough locations. This is particularly handy when you are unsure about the elements you might encounter during outdoor photography.
Olympus FE-5020 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus FE-5020 has a 2.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus FE-5020 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite useful during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus FE-5020 Shutter information
The max shutter speed is 1/500 sec.
Olympus FE-5020 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus FE-5020 includes just built in flash lacking external flash ability.
Olympus FE-5020 Autofocusing information
Olympus FE-5020 includes only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Olympus FE-5020 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is good during low light situations or you want more precise control on focus.
Olympus FE-5020 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest possible (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Olympus FE-5020 for varying kinds of photography
The following diagram presents a analysis of the Olympus FE-5020 for varying kinds of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus FE-5020 Portrait photography highlights
The Olympus FE-5020 has a rating of 21 which is awful, meaning that it is not appropriate to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the option to use external lighting.
Olympus FE-5020 Street photography highlights
With a moderate score of 60, the Olympus FE-5020 is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus FE-5020 Sports photography info
A awful sports photography points tally of 24 indicates the Olympus FE-5020 is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus FE-5020 Travel photography advice
Portability is very crucial when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus FE-5020 gets a nice 65 as a travel camera which is a very decent choice for your holidays.
Olympus FE-5020 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus FE-5020 and it's awful score of 31 for a landscape camera is not appropriate in the current marketplace.
Olympus FE-5020 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Olympus FE-5020 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a awful score of 28.
Olympus FE-5020 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the FE-5020, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart down below offers you a summary of the FE-5020 vs it's highest ranking competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To review a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.