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Olympus FE-5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Olympus FE-5000. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and zoom. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the viewfinder and durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the optics.

usability, portability, price, zoom, design

performance, memory, image quality, durability, viewfinder

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Olympus FE-5000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the performance.

usability, zoom, price, portability, screen


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus C-70Z Digital Camera [7MP, 5x Optical Zoom]Olympus C-70Z Digital Camera [7MP, 5x Optical Zoom]

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : InsideHW (

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Mar, 2010

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Olympus FE-5000 review


A good camera for beginners and occasional users.

Aug, 2009

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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.

Mar, 2009

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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


Jun, 2009

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Olympus Mju 5000


takes good pictures have to get used to a new camera after my previous olympus was damaged beyond repair.

Sep, 2009

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Olympus Mju 5000


We purchased this camera for an elderly relative who had an earlier model of an Olympus camera. He found the transition to a new model very easy.

None so far!

Sep, 2009

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Olympus Mju 5000


ease of use

flat buttons difficult

Aug, 2009

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Olympus FE-5000


It is what it is..and I love it! I can keep it in my bag for those off the cuff moments as its so compact and It does take lovely photos.

Takes a few moments to save the image so multiple shots are out! but that's all that bugs me

Aug, 2009

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Jul, 2009

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Olympus FE-5000


No case/pouch with camera

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LI-42B


Built-in processor:TruePic III
Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Movie, Slide show / Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Playback zoom:1.1
Playback zoom (max):1.1
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports / beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer delay:12
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Magenta / Pink / Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 98.4 / 23.6 - 106.3
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 153.5 / 3.94 - 185


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.1m - ∞ / 0.6m - ∞ / 1.0m - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.1m - ∞ / 0.6m - ∞
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.6 - ∞ / 0.6m - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞ / 0.1m - ∞
Manual focusing range (tele):1.0m - ∞
Manual focusing range (wide):0.6m - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.6 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞
Super Macro focusing range:0.03 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:20 / 25
Digital Zoom:20 / 25 / 4 / 5
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 1.24
Lens structure:8/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/6
Number of aspheric elements:4
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:SPOT


Compatible memory cards:SD, xD / xD
Internal memory:36 / 48

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 7.09
Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 5.6
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:10700000 / 12000000
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.79 x 0.969 x 2.24 / 3.79 x 2.24 x 0.969 / 3.83 x 1 x 2.23 / 3.83 x 2.23 x 1
Effective sensor resolution:10700000 / 12000000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 7.09
Lens system:8/6
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:OLYMPUS Master 2 / OLYMPUS Master 2.
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera / SLR Camera Kit
Image sensor size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736 / 3968 x 2976
Megapixel:10 / 12
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes


Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.969 / 1
Height:2.23 / 2.24
Weight:4.41 / 4.83
Width:3.79 / 3.83