Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Olympus FE-4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and value for money also get good comments. The shutter and flash get less positive comments, while opinions are divided on the image quality.

portability, value for money, usability, screen, design

performance, focus, responsiveness, flash, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

See all Olympus Digital Compact Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 230 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 45 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 45 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (53)

Consumer review by:

Olympus FE-4000


I bought the Olympus FE-4000 recently as I needed a simple point and shoot. A slim good looking camera, with impressive specs. I couldnt believe what a bargain I had scored. That is, I'm sorry to say until I switched it on.

My main problem was with pretty extreme shutter lag ; I found that it was even slower with the flash turned on ; Another issue I had was with the flash. On all flash settings the flash would go twice, causing most of the subjects of my photos,...

Consumer review by:

Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-4000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Olympus FE-4000 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, image quality, value for money, usability, screen

performance, focus

43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-4000 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Magenta)Olympus FE-4000 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Dark Grey)Olympus FE-4000 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Pearl White)

Consumer review by:

Blurred screen


Would not recommend


Very bad quality. Being a reconditioned product i could not return it


Consumer review by:

Ok camera, good for the price


buy a camera case, i suggest the polypropylene: the large screen and the metal case tend to get dirty very fast...

I bought it on sale for $64, so no complaints there ; It's small, got a good metal feeling, very nice clear screen ; This camera is the perfect pocket camera, being very slim

difficulties to focus on low light, even with the low night preset. Not so fast in saving 12mp pictures and to recharge the flash

Consumer review by:

Recertified: OLYMPUS FE-4000 Dark Gray 12.0 MP 2.7" 230K LCD 4X Optical Zoom Wide Angle Digital Camera


Sleek camera ; Well worth the value ; It was my Dad's gift and he is so happy

nothing till now..Will let you know once I get one

Consumer review by:

Reliable as always!


Cameras work great! I bought 2, one for me and one for GF, so we can interchange batteries, mem cards, etc.

Shipped same day as ordered and arrived the next day...sort of! I'll explain below. But Olympus cameras are intuitively simple and easy to use...I've owned several Olympus cameras and I would be hesitant to use another brand. Works like a new...

For the 1st time in years... UPS delivered to wrong house and I actually got box the following day. Not Eggs fault

Consumer review by:



I jumped to buy since it was a refurb on special sale and because it was an Olympus (i like Olympus) figured i can't go wrong......I was wrong! and there's no refund. $70 ill spent. I didn't follow my rule to "read the reviews first" and got burned....

Nice size, good big display, compact, cool case, menus are ok. it will take pictures. it will take movies But

The pictures are really awfull. not a good lens. pictures are not sharp, their grainy, and just fuzzy. they look just as bad on the computer as they do on the camera. a guy said his phone takes better pictures and he was right, i know my 1M camera...

Consumer review by:

Terrible Camera


If I hadn't have bought it at Thanksgving I might have made the 30 day return policy. Oh well, the kids can use it.

Large screen. rechargeable Lion battery. Auto focus is ok

Miserable pictures. Blurry, poor flash. Camera is only good for day pictures. No matter what setting you use, the pictures come out grainy and poor. Plus the lag between pictures is so frustrating, you want to throw it away ; I got better pictures from...

Consumer review by:



It sort of defeats the purpose to make a small, sleek, attractive camera with a video feature if the focusing is so bad that it can't take a decent picture. I own a number of cameras, mostly SLRs and DSLRs and wanted something last minute to use as a...

Price ; size ; design/ease of use ; has video capability

takes horrendous pictures

Consumer review by:

excellent camera


good camara

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Short Lag Time","Small / Compact

Product Specifications

These affordable models are sure to be a hit with users who want high image quality regardless of their budget. The 12-megapixel FE cameras boast up to 5x super wide optical zoom for great panorama shots or close-ups of distant subjects. The three top models look especially striking thanks to a double layered crystal shell finish. In addition, they all offer a practical AF tracking feature which ensures that even moving subjects are in focus at all times. Also on board are advanced Face Detection technology and the i-Auto mode, which automatically identifies five commonly-encountered types of scenes and adjusts settings accordingly. Two of the FEs even offer innovative Magic Filters for a new level of creativity.


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:1/2.33''
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: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

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
Shutter Priority: No