Conclusion: If you *thought* of saving a few more bucks by going for the FE3010, Iâ€™d advise you to rethink your decision. The Olympus FE3010 is more than just a 3X zoom version of the FE5010 (which has a 5X lens), itâ€™s a huge step down in many ways. Both cameras have a few things in common: 12 megapixels of resolution, a nice 2.7 inch LCD, simple point-and-shoot operation, VGA movie mode and built-in help tooltipsâ€¦ but the differences end there.
Pros: Easy to use; Intelligent Auto picks a scene mode for you, 2.7 inch LCD with good visibility, Perfect Shot Preview and in-camera help tooltips
Cons: No manual controls, Crummy battery life, No real image stabilization, Soft, noise images; lots of color fringing, No burst mode, So-so movie mode, memory card requirement, Below average low-light focusing
Excerpt: The menu system of the FE3010 is attractive and easy to use. The sub-menus drop down into more detailed lists which make it easier, not that the 3010 has much to offer. The FE 3010 continues to use the xD cards like in its older models, so the memory storage can reach a maximum of only 2GB. Olympus, however, have provided a tiny adaptor to use the micro SD cards as well.
Excerpt: Thumbs up: Deadly design; tough in build; vivid colors; good white balance; not much in weight; not a complicated device to use; not at all expensive. Thumbs down: Images are not sharp; sloppy in performance. Inside the trunk: Resolution: 12 megapixels ; Color Support; CCD Optical Sensor; Total Pixels: 12,700,000 pixels; Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,000,000 pixels; 4x digital zoom; 3x optical zoom electronic image stabilizer; Built-in flash; auto focus adjustment;...
Excerpt: La fotocamera digitale Olympus FE-3010 racchiude in un corpo compatto e colorato un sensore CCD da 12 megapixel di risoluzione, che permette di ottenere fotografie con una risoluzione massima di 3968x2976 pixel. Le altre caratteristiche includono uno zoom ottico 3x, uno zoom digitale 4x e un display LCD da 2,7 pollici e da 230.000 pixel.