Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Olympus FE-4020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and screen. The usability and image quality also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the storage. Many are critical about the lens and features.

portability, image quality, usability, screen, low-light

viewfinder, zoom, flash, features, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-4020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

See all Olympus Digital Compact Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 153 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 82 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 82 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (5)

Consumer review by:

Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-4020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Olympus FE-4020 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

responsiveness, color

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus 14 Megapixel Fe-4020 Digital Camera- Choose ColorOlympus FE-4020 14 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (White)Olympus FE-4020 14 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Blue)

Consumer review by:

1 Year of worth


You get what you pay for....

The camera overall had great functionality that took some getting use to with the settings

After one year of regular use, the camera ceases to function at all... the lens will not retract and the photos do not load

Consumer review by:

Olympus camera


I will use this camera for festivals and travel mostlyu

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact


Consumer review by:

Great camera for the price!


I bought this for my Spouse, she was traveling when we received - I have not spoken to her since she has taken posession of the camera.

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Small \/ Compact

Spotty Instructions

Consumer review by:

Poor Quality Flash Photos


Cheap and Compact design. Easy to carry around in the pocket of your jeans without being too uncomfortable. Excellent pictures in well lit environments

Whn taking photos in low light or pretty much anywhere indoors... the flash always seems to drown out every picture I take. People always complain to me that the flash was way too bright and judging by the intensely bright pictures I get of people...

Consumer review by:

Great Camera


I wasn't sure about this camera when I bought, but I am glad I did.

This camera weighs next to nothing, it's unbelievably light. Comes with all the features I want, it's super fast, plus I don't need any batteries for it. I couldn't ask for more


Consumer review by:

great for the price


good camera

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Small \/ Compact

Consumer review by:

Bought my second one...


Great camera to carry in yout shirt pocket! More than adequate for most applications.

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Great Zoom","Small \/ Compact

Manual not easy to follow","No Viewfinder

Consumer review by:

FE 4020


camera is slippery, recommend using strap. I have an old Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 thats rated @ juat 4MP but the picture quality is as good or better than on this why is this..hmm

So far, everything worked as advertised


Consumer review by:

Grainy Picture Quality


I am returning for a refund. I really need a quality camera before the holidays.

Light weight, slim, Under $ 100, great LCD and overall visual appeal, easy menu access and control

Picture quality in all settings. Low Light situations were by far the worst for picture quality. However, all various settings in different lighting situations produced several blurry and grainy photographs. The camera was inconsistent with the picture...

Product Specifications

This camera truly stands out from the crowd. It's slim and highly portable, yet doesn't compromise on technology with features like AF tracking and in-camera creative art filters that let you apply fun effects to your photos as you take them. All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 4x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 26mm wide-angle lens lets you capture everything and everyone in your shot.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-70B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Night portrait / Self-portrait / Pet / Fireworks / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Anti shake / Documents


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-5.9
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.7mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Blue/Light pink/Pearl white/Warm gray

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Sensor Resolution:14Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Fisheye / Drawing / Pop Art / Pin Hole
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera