Olympus FE-5020 Review

August 24, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |


Image Sensor
Effective pixels 12 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 12.2 Megapixels
Type 1/2.3 '' CCD sensor
Optical zoom 5 x
Focal length 4.3 - 21.5 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 24 - 120 mm
Structure 7 lenses / 6 groups
Aspherical glass elements 3
Maximum aperture 3.3 - 5.8
Digital Zoom
Enlargement factor 4 x / 20 x combined with optical zoom
Resolution 230000 dots
Monitor size 6.9 cm / 2.7 ''
LCD type TFT
Frame assistance Yes
LCD backlight boost Yes
Brightness adjustment 2 levels
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Spot focusing Yes
Face Detection AF Yes
Focus tracking Yes
Standard mode 0.6m - ∞ (wide) / 1.0m - ∞ (tele)
Makro mode 0.15m - ∞ (wide) / 0.6m - ∞ (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 1 cm
Light Metering
Modes ESP light metering, Spot metering
Exposure System
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/500 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Enhancement function Image Stabilisation Mode
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Modes i-Auto, Programme automatic, DIS mode, Scene Modes, Movie
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 14
Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet
Magic Filter
Pop Art  
Pin Hole  
Auto AUTO Automatically selected
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Preset values Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Flourescent 2, Flourescent 3
Internal Flash
Working range (wide) 0.15 - 4.1 m (ISO 800)
Working range (tele) 0.6 - 2.3 m (ISO 800)
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Image Processing
Pixel mapping Yes
Noise reduction Yes
TruePic III Yes
Shading compensation Yes
Distortion compensation Yes
Function Processing
Panorama Yes
Image Editing
Black & White No
Sepia No
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
Shadow Adjustment Yes
Movie Edit
Index Yes
View Images
Index 4, 9, 16, 25 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Slide show Yes
Rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Voice playback Yes
View Movie
Frame by frame Yes
Fast forward Yes
Reverse playback Yes
Voice playback Yes
Still Image Recording
EXIF 2.21
DPS PictBridge
Movie Recording System
Recording format AVI Motion JPEG®
Sound recording Yes , format: WAV
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity (40s with 30fps when xD standard type is used)
640 x 480 / 15 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
320 x 240 / 30 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
Note: maximum file size 2GB
Voice Appendage
Recording format Wave format
Recording length 4 s
Internal memory 48 MB for image data
Image Size
12M 3968 x 2976
5M 2560 x 1920
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1280 x 960
VGA 640 x 480
16:9 1920 x 1080
Menu languages in camera 39 languages (Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (BR + PT), German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese,Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese)
Speaker Yes
DC input No (BPC-05L2 required)
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
Other Features
Advanced Face Detection Technology  
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Self timer 12 s
Menu guide Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 92.7 x 55.8 x 24.7 mm
Weight 107 g (without battery and card)