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Olympus FE-5010

We have collected and analyzed 6 expert reviews and 165 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Nov 6, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 1148922 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-5010

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Olympus FE-5010 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability, but there are some less positive opinions about the performance.

usability

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus 5010 Digital Camera - Light Pink (14MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDOlympus 5010 Digital Camera - Light Pink (14MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-5010

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Olympus FE-5010 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the lens.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

lens

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-5010 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Plum)Olympus FE-5010 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Plum)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Derrick Story (pcworld.com)

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

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Derrick Story, Macworld (pcworld.com)

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.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Derrick Story (macworld.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Olympus FE5010

 

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Ehh.

 

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

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (target.com)

Great little camera!

 

I LOVE this camera! It takes fantastic photos, has a long-life rechargeable battery and is very portable! I found the menu options very intuitive and easy to use. I also love the fact that I got a great little camera for a great price. That was...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):180
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LI-42B / LI-50B
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

Built-in processor:TruePic III
Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / slide show, thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing / Resizing, Rotating / Resizing, Rotating, Trimming / Resizing, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia / Black&White, Sepia
Playback zoom:1.1 / 1.1-10
Playback zoom (max):1.1 / 1.1-10
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset / beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer:12
Self-timer delay:12
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver
Material:Glass, Metal, Plastic

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):0 - 90.6 / 19.7 - 98.4 / 23.6 - 82.7 / 5.91 - 192.9
Flash range (wide):0 - 212.6 / 11.8 - 153.5 / 5.91 - 192.9

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face tracking, Spot Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:2.76
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.6 - ∞ / 0.6 -?
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞ / 0.15 - ∞ / 0.15 -?
Normal focusing range:0.6 - ∞ / 0.6 - ∞/1 - ∞ / 0.6 -? / 1.0 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞
Super Macro focusing range:0.03 - ∞ / 0.07 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:25
Digital Zoom:4 / 5
Focal length range (f-f):0.185 - 0.925 / 0.248 - 1.24
Lens structure:7/5 / 8/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/5 / 8/6
Number of aspheric elements:4 / 5
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 1600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / xD
Internal memory:1024 / 48
Maximum memory card size:2

Networking

Network ready: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 5.12 / 1.42 - 7.09
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 6.5 / 3.5 - 5.6
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:12000000 / 14000000
Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/4 / 1/4 - 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/VISTA\nMac OS X 10.3 - 10.5 / Windows 2000/XP/Vista\nMac X 10.3
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.73 x 0.783 x 2.2 / 3.73 x 2.2 x 0.783 / 3.78 x 0.811 x 2.23
Effective sensor resolution:12000000 / 14000000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.02 - 5.12 / 1.42 - 7.09
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V output
Lens system:8/6
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:OLYMPUS Master 2
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2976 / 4288 x 3216
Megapixel:12 / 14 / 14.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920 / 640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3264 x 2448,4288 x 2416,4288 x 3216 / 640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3264 x 2448,4288 x 2416,4288 x 3216
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 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:0.783 / 0.811 / 1
Height:0.811 / 2.2 / 2.23
Weight:4.44 / 4.59
Width:3.61 / 3.73 / 3.78