The Olympus FE-250 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Olympus FE-250's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio 50)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-250 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×57×22 mm) vs compact (91×61×27 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 4.9 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 200 ISO) and is newer (january 2007 vs february 2005).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Pentax Optio 50

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Significant advantages of the Optio 50 (vs the FE-250)

  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Optio 50 (vs the FE-250)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Optio 50 and FE-250

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (91×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×22 mm)