As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-47 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus FE-47's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FP3 and the Lumix DMC-ZS7) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS and the Rebel T5i)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Olympus FE-47 has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (98×61×27 mm) vs super compact (99×59×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP3 (vs the FE-47)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP3 (vs the FE-47)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FP3 and FE-47

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
4 months older

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the FE-47)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the FE-47)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and FE-47

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Olympus FE-47 has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2010 vs february 2014) and is slightly heavier (204 g vs 130 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the FE-47)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 204 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the FE-47)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and FE-47

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 204 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the FE-47)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the FE-47)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and FE-47

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 218 g vs 204 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-47 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (98×61×27 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($44.25 vs $539.00), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (204 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the FE-47)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the FE-47)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 204 g

common strengths of the T5i and FE-47

  • None found