As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-4030 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus FE-4030's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus SZ-16 iHS) and Kodak (such as the LS633)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-4030 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.2"), is significantly smaller (super compact (92×56×22 mm) vs compact (114×55×31 mm)), is newer (january 2010 vs march 2003) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.2").

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

Kodak LS633

Kodak LS633
6 years older

Significant advantages of the LS633 (vs the FE-4030)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the LS633 (vs the FE-4030)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (114×55×31 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×22 mm)
  • Smaller screen: 2.2" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the LS633 and FE-4030

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-4030 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the FE-4030)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the FE-4030)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-16 iHS and FE-4030

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.6