As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-4040 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Olympus FE-4040's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-5020) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix 900S and the D5100)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-4040 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm) and is newer (january 2010 vs july 2009).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift).

Olympus FE-5020

Olympus FE-5020
5 months older

Significant advantages of the FE-5020 (vs the FE-4040)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the FE-5020 (vs the FE-4040)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6

common strengths of the FE-5020 and FE-4040

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (97×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 130 g vs 137 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the FE-4040)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the FE-4040)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and FE-4040

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the FE-4040)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the FE-4040)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and FE-4040

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-4040 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.2 MP), is newer (january 2010 vs october 1998) and is slightly lighter (137 g vs 420 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix 900S

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11 years older

Significant advantages of the 900S (vs the FE-4040)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 900S (vs the FE-4040)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the 900S and FE-4040

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/2.6
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"