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Olympus FE-5050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and build quality. The value for money and design are also appreciated. The responsiveness and features get negative opinions.

portability, design, value for money, build quality, usability

image quality, color, features, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-5050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus FE-5050 review


Want a digital camera that offers broader creative flexibility than your phone's tiny built-in lens, yet don't have much more than two beans to rub together? Topping a trio of recently released FE-series point and shoots from Olympus is the attractive...

Affordable, slender pocket sized proportions, attractive finish, decent resolution, 5x optical zoom

Shooting modes inexplicably hidden, variable white balance performance, camera shake and image blur unpreventable, zoom disabled when recording video

There’s not a lot here that we haven’t seen before and done better elsewhere. Still the Magic Filters are fun, the broader than average focal range is useful, the build is more solid than expected and the price is affordable

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Olympus FE-5050


The latest budget ultra-compact from Olympus has 5x wide-angle zoom and a 14MP sensor.

, measuring 92 x 55 x 18.8mm and weighing 114g including battery and memory card. The overall build quality is very good, with tight panel seams and a metal hinge on the battery/card hatch, although the tripod bush is made of plastic. The body shell is...

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Olympus FE-5050 review


The Olympus FE-5050 is a low-cost, 14-megapixel point-and-shoot with a wild side. The camera's punk-effect filter may be an inspired flourish, but image quality is variable and critical sharpness mostly lacking.

Inexpensive ; Truly compact ; High resolution and broader than average focal range ; Robust construction ; Punk 'magic filter

Image quality merely average ; No handgrip, so tricky to hold steady and avoid camera shake

At around £120, the Olympus FE-5050 is a reasonably attractive, low-budget point-and-shoot option. It throws some fun effects filters into the mix, which manage to raise its game slightly, but there are still better digital cameras out there. If you're...


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Olympus FE-5050


This camera won’t dent your pocket – in size or cost At only 19mm deep the Olympus FE-5050 can make a claim for being a truly compact camera. Its height and width are similar to a credit card ...

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Olympus FE-5050 review


The Olympus FE-5050 has a 5x optical zoom and 14Mp sensor and is put to the test by Daniel Bell.

Easy to use; Small and light; 5x optical zoom

Noise evident through the ISO range

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Olympus - FE-5050


The Olympus FE range of compact digital cameras has been designed to be chic, lightweight and practical, and the two latest versions - the FE-5040 and the FE-5050 - continue in the same tradition. The FE-5050 ...

If you already own the FE-5030 you may not feel the need to upgrade, as most changes are minimal apart from the much improved in-display navigation. But if you haven't discovered this series yet, the FE-5050 is cool, lightweight and easy to operate.

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Olympus FE-5050


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Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-5050


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Olympus FE-5050 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-5050 Compact Digital Camera - Starry Silver (14MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDOlympus FE-5050 Compact Digital Camera - Classic Black (14MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3' / 1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-42 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-42 B


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: No
Shutter Priority: No