As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-5010 is also often compared to super zooms. The Olympus FE-5010's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus 5010 and the Stylus 850 SW) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix Z808EXR)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5010 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), is slightly lighter (130 g vs 158 g), is slightly less expensive ($349.90 vs $599.99) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.5"), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (january 2009 vs january 2010) and is not waterproof.

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z808EXR (vs the FE-5010)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z808EXR (vs the FE-5010)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Z808EXR and FE-5010

  • Very small: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 130 g

Olympus Stylus 5010

Olympus Stylus 5010
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 5010 (vs the FE-5010)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 5010 (vs the FE-5010)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 5010 and FE-5010

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Very light: 126 g vs 130 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Olympus Stylus 850 SW

Olympus Stylus 850 SW
1 year older
$600

Significant advantages of the 850 SW (vs the FE-5010)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the 850 SW (vs the FE-5010)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 176 g vs 130 g

common strengths of the 850 SW and FE-5010

  • Very small: Super compact (94×61×21 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 176 g vs 130 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5010 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×57×21 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)), has image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (130 g vs 455 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and is older (january 2009 vs february 2010).

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the FE-5010)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the FE-5010)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 455 g vs 130 g

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and FE-5010

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"