Olympus FE-5000 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Olympus FE-5000: 10 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, XD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Ian, Royton

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
No case/pouch with camera
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The build quality is not what I expected, the plastic case feels cheap. the item I bought had a fault with the optics. It was not easy to make changes to the camera settings.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Build Quality 3.0
Value for money 3.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Size. Ease of start up use. Good flash card as part of package.
Bad points:
Manual on disk. Some feature e.g. panorama function not obvious
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2009

KENNETH, KENT

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
PURCHASED FOR MY WIFE.EASY TO USE FOR MOST SUBJECTS.
Bad points:
NON FOUND YET
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2009

Chazersham, England Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It is what it is..and I love it! I can keep it in my bag for those off the cuff moments as its so compact and It does take lovely photos.
Bad points:
Takes a few moments to save the image so multiple shots are out! but that's all that bugs me
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Large viewing area - good natural colours
Bad points:
No eye level viewfinder, so its difficult to take certain snaps when sunlight on viewing screen.
When auto set for scene, camera will revert to "P" after close and reactivate.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2009

Don, Forres

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Just feels good and solid also looks good and does what it says it does overall good value for money i dont belive there would be an equall to this for the same price
Bad points:
only bad point i can find is that you have to remove the bty from the camera to charge it this would be much better if you could plug in a phone type charger to the camera case
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 137
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 56.6x97.4x25.5
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
In-built memory (Megabytes) 48
Release date 2009-01-16
Height in mm 5.7
Width in mm 97.4
Depth in mm 2.6
Serial Shot Mode No
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 180
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36
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Manufacturer's Description

  • Precision 5x optical zoom (36-180mm*) in a compact metal body to capture great scenes through to exciting close-ups
  • Avoids blur thanks to Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical and digital image stabilisation)
  • The easy way to perfect images – Intelligent Auto Mode detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically
  • Advanced Face Detection of up to 16 persons for perfectly focused and exposed faces
  • 10 Megapixels to make poster-size prints if you want to
  • See and share images more easily on the 6.9cm/2.7" LCD (230,000 dots)
  • 14 shooting modes (e.g. Night Scene with Portrait and Fireworks) ensure the camera has the right settings for different situations
  • “One button, one function” design principle and in-camera help guide and for easy operation
  • Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound (up to VGA resolution at 30fps)
  • xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible

The Olympus FE series is back and better than ever, with three new cameras joining the updated line-up. They bring you the best of both worlds, uniting user-friendliness and surprising power, making them ideal for hobby photographers on a budget who don’t want to compromise on image quality. The latest additions to the FE series offer up to 5x optical zoom and up to 12 Megapixels. The top model even includes Dual Image Stabilisation. Moreover, all new models incorporate helpful attributes such as Advanced Face Detection Technology and the innovative Intelligent Auto Mode which automatically recognises the five most commonly-used scenes and adjusts settings accordingly. In addition to internal memory, photos can be stored to xD-Picture Card, or – thanks to an included attachment – to a microSD Card.

Each of the new FE models follows a ‘one button, one function’ design principle to ensure easy operation straight out of the box. The FE-5000 and FE-45 will become available in late January, and the FE-3010 in early March 2009.

With its 5x optical zoom and treasure trove of advanced features, the metal-bodied FE-5000 is the leader of the FE-series pack. Dual Image Stabilisation ensures pictures will always come out crisp and blur-free. And with additional integrated features such as Smile Shot, which detects smiles on subjects’ faces before shooting, and Perfect Fix, which allows the photographer to instantly correct minor mistakes after taking a shot, the 10 Megapixel FE-5000 is a convenient tool to have on-hand anytime. Framing compositions and reviewing images and video is also a breeze on the 6.9cm/2.7” LCD. Advanced Face Detection Technology, which can detect up to 16 faces, and Intelligent Auto Mode round out the list of photo-enhancing inclusions. Available in black and gold, the FE-5000 is a great hybrid of high-tech and user-friendliness.
*Equivalent to a 35mm camera


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