Olympus FE-5030 Review
Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus FE-5030.
The Canon Digital IXUS 210 (also called the Canon Powershot SD3500 IS) joins the small but growing band of cameras that offer a graceful touch-screen interface rather than a cluttered collection of external controls. Almost every aspect of the IXUS 210's operation can be controlled by interacting with the massive and high-res 3.5 inch LCD screen that dominates the rear of the camera. Other standout features include 14 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 24mm wide-angle setting, and 720p HD movie recording. Mark Goldstein gets all touchy-feely with Canon's second touch screen camera in our Canon Digital IXUS 210 review.
The Casio EX-Z550 is an inexpensive yet well-specified digital camera, offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 4x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Available in a variety of colours, the EX-Z550 costs a mere £149.99 / $169.99 - read our in-depth Casio EX-Z550 review to find out if makes the grade.
The slim and stylish Fujifilm FinePix Z70 is aimed squarely at the teenage market, with easy uploads to YouTube and Facebook, point and shoot operation, a sliding lens cover, and a range of bright metallic colours. The Z70 also makes a great family camera, with a robust metal body, 5x zoom, 2.7 inch LCD, high-definition movie recording, and a very attractive price-tag of £129.99 / $149.95. Read our expert Fujifilm FinePix Z70 review.
The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a very interesting OLED screen. The S70's large 3.5 inch monitor offers a touch-sensitive interface, featuring a Touch Shutter function that allows you to focus on and photograph a subject by simply touching it on the camera’s display. Other key features of the Nikon S70 include a 5x zoom lens with optical vibration reduction, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System. The Nikon Coolpix S70 officially costs £339 / €379 / $399.95 - we find out if it's worth it in our latest expert review.
The DMC-FX60 (known as the FX65 in the US) is the latest addition to Panasonic's extensive range of small and stylish compact cameras. Successor to the FX40 / FX48 model, the 12 megapixel Panasonic FX60 / FX65 features a faster auto-focus, larger LCD screen, longer battery life and improved anti-shake system. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 review to find out if this is the right camera for you.
The Samsung PL150 improves on the innovative dual-screen technology of last year's ST500 / 500 cameras and makes it much more affordable for the masses. The PL150 (also known as the TL210) has a smaller LCD on the front as well as the 3 inch rear screen, which is very useful for composing self-portrait stills and now video too. The stylish 12 megapixel Samsung PL150 has a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, can record HD video and only costs £179.99 / $229.99.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 24-140mm 5x lens, complete with fast f/2.8 aperture, ISO 3200 and SteadyShot anti-shake system. The W380 has a raft of auto features aimed at improving your pictures, from the Easy shooting mode for complete beginners to the Sweep Panorama mode that never fails to impress. Heavily based on the WX1 camera that we enthusiastically reviewed at the end of 2009, does the Sony W380 succeed in bringing a similar feature set to a wider audience? Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 review to find out...