As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Olympus FE-240 is also often compared to compacts. The Olympus FE-240's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A490) and Olympus (such as the FE-230 and the FE-20)

Competitor classes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Olympus FE-230

Olympus FE-230
similar age

Significant advantages of the FE-230 (vs the FE-240)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-230 (vs the FE-240)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-230 and FE-240

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-240 compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (91×55×17 mm) vs compact (94×62×31 mm)) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.2").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 36 mm), is older (january 2007 vs january 2010) and slightly shorter exposures (1/2 of a second vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A490 (vs the FE-240)

  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 1/2 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A490 (vs the FE-240)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (94×62×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×55×17 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the A490 and FE-240

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 175 g vs 145 g

Olympus FE-20

Olympus FE-20
1 year newer

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

  • None found

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

  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the FE-20 and FE-240

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×55×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"