As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-20 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms, ultra compacts and pro digicams. The Olympus FE-20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 and the Lumix DMC-FS42) and Olympus (such as the D-435 and the Stylus 1s)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-20 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs compact (101×52×35 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4"), is slightly lighter (128 g vs 173 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 33 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), is older (august 2008 vs april 2009) and significantly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Olympus D-435

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the D-435 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-435 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Larger: Compact (101×52×35 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the D-435 and FE-20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 128 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the FE-20)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 33 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and FE-20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Samsung TL100

Samsung TL100
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the TL100 (vs the FE-20)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TL100 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×61×37 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 219 g vs 128 g

common strengths of the TL100 and FE-20

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670
3 years newer
$141

Significant advantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W670 and FE-20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180
9 months newer
$180

Significant advantages of the DSC-W180 (vs the FE-20)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W180 (vs the FE-20)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W180 and FE-20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-20 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is significantly lighter (128 g vs 214 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (3x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 920k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
5 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 214 g vs 128 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and FE-20

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 214 g vs 128 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), is thinner (0.9" vs 7.1") and is significantly lighter (128 g vs 1,415 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 125x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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10 years newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 3x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 128 g
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and FE-20

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
6 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 154k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the FE-20)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 538 g vs 128 g

common strengths of the L840 and FE-20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 128 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 0.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the FE-20)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 543 g vs 128 g

common strengths of the S4200 and FE-20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 128 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.9"

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
6 years newer
$441

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the FE-20)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 154k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1s and FE-20

  • Very small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.2" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 402 g vs 128 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-20 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm) and is newer (august 2008 vs january 2007).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs ultra compact (91×55×17 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Casio Exilim EX-Z85

Casio Exilim EX-Z85
similar age

Significant advantages of the EX-Z85 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z85 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

common strengths of the EX-Z85 and FE-20

  • None found

Olympus FE-240

Olympus FE-240
1 year older

Significant advantages of the FE-240 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-240 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-240 and FE-20

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (128 g vs 352 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 922k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the FE-20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the FE-20)

  • None found

common strengths of the G15 and FE-20

  • Each has a built-in flash