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Olympus FE-5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the lens and screen. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. The responsiveness and performance get less positive comments.

usability, portability, value for money, screen, lens

performance, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus FE-5000


The EF-5000 offers great ease of use, thanks to the methods of automatic detection: detection of scene, detection of the smile or the face. The focus and exposure are held quickly, according to the brightness and the subjects. Audio recording, direct...

Intuitive use


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Olympus FE-5000


A little higher up the price scale than the FE-45, the FE-5000 immediately feels like a much better put-together proposition. Its metal body is solid and cool to the touch, and the dumpy looks of the FE-45 are replaced with something a good deal sleeker.

Olympus redeems itself with this model, but it's still only average.

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Olympus FE-5000


The Olympus FE-5000 is one of the cheaper digital cameras. It offers 5x zoom. This is a shade more than more basic models. This review looks at picture quality, general features and where to find the best deal.

Ease of use - price for a small, compact camera

Photos could be sharper - slow turn on time

Some of my outdoor test shots lacked sharpness. This knocks down the total score for the camera. It is still a reasonable camera in its price range, but you should be able to find better overall picture quality for around the same price.


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Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-5000


alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Olympus FE-5000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, lens, screen, value for money, zoom


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Olympus FE-5000 Compact Digital Camera - Gold (10MP, 5x Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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Olympus FE-5000,Digital camera


Firstly i like the picture sharing feature which made it so easier to view saved pictures because.I remember it used to be hassle bringing up the pictures u took.I like its continuous shooting that to olympus FE-5000 is a point and compact camera. It...

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Product Specifications

The FE-5000 are compact digital cameras designed to offer both high picture quality and easy operation. Taking, viewing, or deleting pictures is now easier than ever. Both cameras feature a 5X optical zoom lens supported by Olympus's advanced dual image stabilization function which combines a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism with high-sensitivity shooting to prevent picture blur due to camera shake or subject movement. Simply setting the mode dial to "i-AUTO", Intelligent Auto automatically analyzes the imaged scene to determine its type and applying optimum settings, making users relax and take pictures without worrying about selecting the right type of scene or setting even in conditions that conventional auto modes find difficult to handle.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:microSD Card / xD-Picture Card/xD-Picture Card/xD-Picture Card / microSD Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

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:Anti shake / Beach/snow / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Smile shot / Sports mode / Sunset/Landscape / Portrait mode / Beach/snow / Night portrait / Self-portrait / Fireworks / Night scene / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Anti shake / Documents / Smile shot/Landscape / Portrait mode / Beach/snow / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Night scene with portrait / Documents / Smile shot


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel/12Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical/Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia/Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None