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Olympus FE-5020
4.7 out of 10

Olympus FE-5020

Olympus FE-5020 The Olympus FE-5020 is a digital camera Read more

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Create poster-size prints without losing any detail and enjoy superior image quality thanks to a high-resolution, 12 Megapixel CCD.
A 5x super wide-angle optical zoom lens puts you right in the middle of the action—without ever getting in the way. Get closer to the action with this ultra-compact, precision-crafted Olympus lens.
There's a big, bright, 2.7" high-resolution LCD for your viewing pleasure. The Backlight Boost Button gives the LCD enhanced visibility in direct sunlight.
xD-Picture Card compatibility along with an optional adapter for microSD memory cards take the FE-5020 into new realms of electronic storage.
With AF Tracking, the camera automatically tracks moving subjects and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness to capture them sharply with ease.
The camera's Intelligent Auto + Shadow Adjustment technology automatically adjusts the camera's settings based on what it sees to keep both the subject and the background clear and in focus.
Advanced Face Detection tracks up to 16 faces and automatically sets the focus and exposure to optimize the photographic outcome.
With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds, you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images, with less noise, even if you or your subject is moving.
Magic Filters give you the flexibility and creativity to be flexible and creative with your photos by applying filter effects such as Pop Art, Pinhole or Fisheye.
Get into some exciting moviemaking with the camera's Movie with Sound capabilities, and play it back on the big screen or share it with everyone on YouTube™.
Correct shooting mistakes instantly. At the touch of button, lighten up shadows and remove red-eye, so a less-than-perfect shot can still turn out perfect.
Higher ISO sensitivity, faster shutter speeds and a longer working flash range allow you to capture low light backgrounds and fast moving subjects clearly day or night.
Getting the best shot has never been easier using one of 21 preset Shooting Modes which optimize the camera's settings for ideal results.
Developed for the professional Digital SLR, the TruPic III Image Processor delivers superior images with true-to-life color, sharper detail and less noise.
In-Camera Help Guides briefly explain all of the camera's features and functions for you on the LCD with a touch of the button.
Technical Specs
Image Sensor
12 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
4.3 – 21.5mm (24 – 120mm equivalent in 35mm photography) 7 Lenses in 6 Groups, 3 Aspherical Lenses
5x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
f3.3 (W) / f5.8 (T)
2.7" LCD with Backlight Boost, approx. 230,000 dots 2 Steps Brightness Adjustment
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: 23.6" – infinity (0.6m – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed
1/1500 sec. - 1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
White Balance Control
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG; Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
Shooting Modes
21 Shooting Modes
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Assist Functions
Perfect Shot Preview, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
AVI Movie with Sound;
Image Processing
TruePic™ III Image Processor
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment Edit, Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Flash Working Range
Wide: 0.49ft (0.15m) – 13.5ft (4.1m) at ISO 800
12 Seconds
48 MB Internal Memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card™ (16 MB - 2GB, Type M+/M/H/Standard), microSD/microSDHC card (256 MB - 16 GB) via MASD-1 adapter
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C), 30% - 90% humidity
Power Source
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
150 Shots
3.65"W x 2.2"H x 0.97"D (92.7 mm x 55.8 mm x 24.7 mm)
3.8oz (107g) without batteries and media card
Release Date
First seen
11 July 2009