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Olympus FE-5010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-5010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus FE-5010


Handy, easy-to-activate backlight boost for LCD ; Good image stabilization and face detection ; Lightweight design that's easy to use

Feature set a little spartan ; Nonstandard USB cord

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Olympus FE-5010 Point-and-Shoot Camera Review - PCWorld


5x optical zoom

Spartan feature set

The FE-5010 takes good pictures and is easy to use. If that's all you're looking for in a camera, you'll likely be satisfied.

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Olympus FE-5010 Zoom Review


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 7, 2009 - If two is company and three is a crowd, you'll want to invite all your friends to the party and capture every enjoyable moment with three crowd-pleasing, smart and stylish FE series digital compact cameras from...


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Review: Olympus FE-5010 digital camera


The Olympus FE-5010 takes good pictures and is easy to use. And if that's all you're looking for in a compact, then you'll probably be satisfied with this camera.

Taking pictures with the FE-5010 is straightforward. You choose from one of four basic modes: Program Auto, iAuto, Scene, or Movie. Then set the zoom and click the shutter. The FE-5010 takes it from there, employing technologies such as dual image...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-5010


alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Olympus FE-5010 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

lens, features

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Great Olympus Camera!


Wonderful product, service, and delivery as I've become accustomed to when I go through Newegg! (Ordered this camera Monday morning, was taking pictures with it by lunch on Tuesday!)

12 megapixels ; Great zoom (both optical and digital) ; Light and slim design ; Excellent owner's guide and software included ; Battery charger (and battery of course) included were a definite plus

no viewfinder (advertised as such, just used to having one on other cameras I've had) ; Battery length is OK, but get a backup for long trips

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Awesome zoom!


I say 4.5 egss, because I wish the battery life was better. I am use to the Canon SLR cameras, which have awesome battery life. Of course they cost 4 times the price of this camera. As far as the color choices on pictures, I just want my camera to take...

Maybe made of plastic, but I haven't had any problems. I have taken this camera to amusement parks, MLB games, etc. and packed it in my purse or bag along with water bottles, keys, and much more. It still looks brand new. The zoom is fantastic. We were...

Need to practice with it to see which is your best setting for the amount of light you have and for clarity. The camera tries to do a lot of focusing for you. Sometimes it focuses on something you weren't after. I would say that this is a good camera...

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Pretty poor buy. I wouldnt recommend this to anyone, a cheaper camera would be a better buy as long as it isnt plastic.

Cheap for the specs, good zoom

Plastic, very slow shutter, very poor color. This has very few lighting options and the colors are not great

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New to the Digital Camera


This is your standard digital camera that can be used for everything. light. 12 megapix

Does not have many shooting features. no black and white or other color changing modes. plastic feels like it could break at anytime

Product Specifications

Don't let its size fool you. Olympus has packed tons of advanced features into the easy-to-use FE-5010. It has everything you need to take razor-sharp photos, from Dual Image Stabilization technology to Smile Shot. Get 60-percent closer to the action than 3x with this ultra-compact, precision-crafted Olympus lens.

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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

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


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

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Type: None