As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-5500 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, ultra compacts, super zooms and travel zooms. The Olympus FE-5500's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 5N and the NEX 5T) and Nikon (such as the D7200)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5500 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (february 2005 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
5 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 4.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the FE-5500)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2200 and FE-5500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the FE-5500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W650 and FE-5500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5500 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1.5"), is slightly lighter (175 g vs 276 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the FE-5500)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5N and FE-5500

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (94×61×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.9"

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the FE-5500)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and FE-5500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (94×61×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5500 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (94×61×24 mm) vs professional size (132×111×78 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (175 g vs 765 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
10 years newer
$709 - $797 (body only)
$999 - $1,097 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 115k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (94×61×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 765 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the D7200 and FE-5500

  • None found

Canon EOS 760D

Canon EOS 760D
10 years newer
$767 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 760D (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 760D (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×111×78 mm) vs Compact (94×61×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 565 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the 760D and FE-5500

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5500 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly larger (compact (94×61×24 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
7 years newer
$197

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the FE-5500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the FE-5500)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and FE-5500

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-5500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (94×61×24 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (175 g vs 510 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the FE-5500)

  • Larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (94×61×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SL300 and FE-5500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (94×61×24 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 175 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Olympus FE-5500 has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the FE-5500)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the FE-5500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH-50 iHS and FE-5500

  • None found