As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-5020 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Olympus FE-5020's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VR-370 and the FE-4040) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4800)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5020 compared to other compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm) and is older (july 2009 vs january 2010).

Olympus FE-4040

Olympus FE-4040
5 months newer

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

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the FE-4040 and FE-5020

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5020 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (96×57×21 mm) vs compact (104×60×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (130 g vs 172 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and is older (july 2009 vs january 2013).

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the VR-370 (vs the FE-5020)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-370 (vs the FE-5020)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the VR-370 and FE-5020

  • Very small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Very light: 172 g vs 130 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5020 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (96×57×21 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.9") and is significantly lighter (130 g vs 518 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and is older (july 2009 vs january 2013).

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the FE-5020)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the FE-5020)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S4800 and FE-5020

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.8"