As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-190 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus FE-190's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS) and Kyocera (such as the Finecam S3)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-190 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), is much smaller (super compact (91×59×19 mm) vs compact (30×87×55 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 3.1 MP), is newer (august 2006 vs march 2001) and is thinner (0.7" vs 2.2").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kyocera Finecam S3

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the S3 (vs the FE-190)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3 (vs the FE-190)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (30×87×55 mm) vs Super compact (91×59×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.2" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the S3 and FE-190

  • Very small: Compact (30×87×55 mm) vs Super compact (91×59×19 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 150 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-190 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (91×59×19 mm) vs super compact (95×56×21 mm)).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), is older (august 2006 vs january 2013) and slightly shorter exposures (1/2 of a second vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
6 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the FE-190)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 1/2 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the FE-190)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and FE-190

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (91×59×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 150 g