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Olympus FE-5020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews of Olympus FE-5020. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and lens. The price and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory, and there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, portability, price, lens, performance

image quality, durability, energy, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-5020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-5020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Olympus FE-5020 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The portability also gets good views. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the battery and flash.

portability, design

image quality, flash, battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-5020 Digital Compact Camera - Dark Grey (12MP, 5x Wide Digital Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDOlympus FE-5020 Digital Compact Camera - Dark Grey (12MP, 5x Wide Digital Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-5020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Olympus FE-5020 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and lens. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, lens, price

durability, viewfinder

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-5020 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Dark Grey)Olympus FE-5020 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Dark Grey)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus FE-5020 Review

 

The Olympus FE-5020 is anentry-level compact model that is simple to operate, with a low endprice tag. On the down side it lacks inperformance. If you need a quick camera for sporting events, quick snapshots, etc., you may wish to look elsewhere. Image...

Easy to use with Auto Scene Selection; Compact and easy to carry; 2.7-Inch LCD; Manages available light well ; Cons ; Slow performance; Noise at all ISO settings; Short battery life; Image quality is not up to par with competition, with no real "Pop"...

Slow performance; Noise at all ISO settings; Short battery life; Image quality is not up to par with competition, with no real "Pop" in our photos ; Bottom Line ; The Olympus FE-5020 is anentry-level compact model that is simple to operate, with a low...

The Olympus FE-5020 is anentry-level compact model that is simple to operate, with a low endprice tag. On the down side it lacks inperformance. If you need a quick camera for sporting events, quick snapshots, etc., you may wish to look elsewhere. Image...

Jan, 2010

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Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus FE-5020 review

 

The Olympus FE-series digital compact cameras provide an alternative to the ever growing amount of camera phones for the consumer that is looking for an entry-level camera with an affordable price tag. The differences on paper between the average...

Sometimes, against the odds, you find yourself expecting too much from certain entry-level digital cameras. The Olympus FE-5020 is one of those cameras. Olympus has a long history when it comes to photography. Their know-how and experience in the field...

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Olympus FE-5020 Review

 

The Olympus FE-5020 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a 5x super wide-angle optical zoom lens in an ultra-slim body. Providing a versatile focal length of 24-120mm, Digital Image Stabilisation is also available to help prevent blur caused by...

Those looking to get a better quality of image than their current camera phone will allow, whilst retaining a capture device with a small form factor, could do worse than further investigate the 12 megapixel Olympus FE-5020. However, a better overall...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus FE-5020

 

A budget compact with a super-wide zoom lens

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Olympus FE-5020

 

Olympus FE 5020 is a gorgeous 12 megapixel digital camera, with a focal range of 24-120mm. And its 5x super wide-angle zoom and with auto focus tracking system is competent enough to capture long range shots and panoramic views. And mind you, its...

To be precise, Olympus FE 5020 is an amazingly gorgeous and ultra portable digital camera which is especially designed for the people who love travelling and want their cameras to look as good as them. And while offering all such features, FE 5020 is...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Russell Barnes (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus FE-5020

 

Olympus attempts to make feature-rich 12MP compacts more accessible than ever...

Despite its shortcomings the FE-5020 boasts a wide-angle lens and sound 5x optical zoom not usually associated with a camera in its price range

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus FE-5020 review

 

A low-cost camera with a wideangle 5x zoom, the Olympus FE-5020 also boasts 12MP and comes in a range of colours. WDC's Olympus FE-5020 review reveals how it performs

Price, appearance

Build quality, image quality, handling

The Olympus FE-5020 costs little and offers less. Design, build quality, features and image quality are all very disappointing, especially considering this camera comes from the same company that makes the E-620 and Pen E-P1. If you want something that...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus FE-5020

 

The Olympus FE-5020 does a decent job for a cheaper, pocket sized digital camera. As you would expect there are a couple of issues, but on the whole I like this camera.

Ease of use - price for a small, compact camera

Photos could be brighter in places - shutter delay

On the whole the Olympus FE-5020 does the job it sets out to do. Picture quality is suitable for snapshots and ease of use is a major strength. There are one of two compromises made to keep the price down. These include a couple of picture quality...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Digital Camera For The Cash

 

Bigger Memory On The Package Will Be Nice (4gb) ! Other Than That I Like the Camera

Good Mega-pixel capacity ; Smooth When Moving ; Good Control Options

The Strap.. Difficult For me To Put On Lol ; The 40-45mb Memory That it Came With ; Kinda' Wished It Could Be Atleast 1 - 2 gb

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Decent camera, came with no power cord

 

i give it 3 eggs. Olympus customer service saved the day. It gets a 2 egg ding due to the issues with the power cable and I missed the rebate.

I use it for outdoors, takes some great shots. fits in pocket easily. Very easy to make changes in menu. I like the camera and my only issues is listed in the cons

no freaking power cable, ended up calling olympus to have one delivered. Look at other reviews, the whole shipment of cameras was missing power cable. Its a necessity to charge the camera ; Proprietary usb cable ; Battery must have charge to utilize...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LI-42B

Camera

Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Movie, Slide show
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White
Playback zoom:1.1
Playback zoom (max):1.1
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Panorama, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:12
Self-timer delay:12
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Blue / Brown / Grey / White

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):1.0 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.6 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.15 - ∞
Manual focusing range (tele):1.0 - ∞
Manual focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Filter:RGB
Focal length range (f-f):0.169 - 0.846
Number of aspheric elements:3
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:xD
Internal memory:48

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.945 - 4.72
Aperture range (F-F):3.3 - 5.8
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:12200000
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/1000
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.65 x 0.972 x 2.2 / 3.65 x 2.2 x 0.972
Effective sensor resolution:12200000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.945 - 4.72
Interface:USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2976
Megapixel:12
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.972
Height:2.2
Weight:3.77
Width:3.65