Olympus FE-5020 Review

August 24, 2009 | Gavin Stoker | |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus FE-5020.

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

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The Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS (also know as the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS) is a new entry-level IXUS compact camera. Available in a wide range of colours, the classically designed Canon IXUS 95 IS features a 3x zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD screen and 12 megapixel sensor. Gavin Stoker discovers if the $229 / £249 / €299 IXUS 95 IS / SD1200 IS is the perfect pocket compact camera.

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

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The Canon PowerShot A1100 IS is a brand new 12 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens. Offering a focal range of 35-140mm, the A1100 offers Optical Image Stabilization and motion detection technology to help combat camera shake. There’s a 2.5 inch LCD screen on the back with a wide viewing angle, plus a traditional optical viewfinder, new Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology for true point-and-shoot operation, and a veritable wealth of Face Detection options. Available in silver, grey, blue, pink and green, the Canon A1100 IS won’t be available until early-April, but that hasn’t stopped us from already reviewing this $199.99 / £219.00 / €259.00 camera.

Casio EX-Z1

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The Casio EX-Z1 (also known as the Casio EX-S5) is a budget point and shoot camera that's super-slim, light-weight and good to look at. Primarily aimed at the beginner, but also making a good pocket camera for the more experienced user, the 10 megapixel Casio Z1 features a 2.7 inch screen, 3x zoom lens and a wealth of auto and scene modes. Competitively priced at just £149.99 / $159.99, is the Casio EX-Z1 a wise investment? Read our expert review to find out...

Olympus Mju 7010

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The Olympus 7010 is the newest member of the now extensive Mju / Stylus range of Olympus compact cameras. Called the Mju 7010 in Europe and the Stylus 7010 in the US, this 12 megapixel camera boasts a 7x optical zoom lens covering a focal range of 28-196mm. The Olympus Mju 7010 also offers i-Auto mode for beginners, a 2.7 inch LCD screen, Dual Image Stabilisation and AF tracking, plus a range of new Magic Filters to enhance your images. Available in three colours for £249 / $199, Gavin Stoker tests the Olympus Mju 7010 in the World's first review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40

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The Panasonic DMC-FX40 (also known as the DMC-FX48) is a small, slim and stylish 12 megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens. The FX40 features a 25mm, 5x Leica lens offering a focal range of 25-125mm and F2.8 brightness. Other standout highlights of the Panasonic FX40 include Face Recognition, Venus Engine V processing engine, Panorama Assist mode, and 350 shot battery life. Available in black, red or silver for £259 / $349.95, Gavin Stoker discovered if the Panasonic FX40 / FX48 is worth considering.

Pentax Optio P70

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The Pentax Optio P70 is an affordable point-and-shoot camera that's super-slim, light-weight and good to look at. Firmly aimed at the beginner, the 12 megapixel Pentax P70 features a 2.7 inch screen, 4x zoom lens with wide-angle 27.5mm setting, and a wealth of auto and scene modes. Competitively priced at £179.99 / $199.99, does the Pentax P70's performance match its good looks? Read our expert review to find out...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is a new slim and stylish digital camera with a large 3 inch touch-screen LCD. The 12.1 megapixel Sony T90 features a Carl Zeiss branded 4x optical zoom lens complete with optical image stabiliser. HD video is recorded at 1280x720 pixels at 30fps in the MPEG4 format. Available in silver, black, pink, blue and brown for around $300 / £289, Gavin Stoker discovers if the Sony Cyber-shot T90 picture quality matches its good looks.

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