Olympus FE-5010 Brief Review


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  • 5x Optical zoom
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 12-megapixel resolution
  • 2.7-inch LCD Monitor
  • Smile Shot
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Automated Shooting Modes
  • Release Date: 2009-03-01
  • Final Grade: 79 3.95 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus FE-5010
5x Optical zoom; Dual Image Stabilization; 12-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch LCD Monitor; Smile Shot; Advanced Face Detection; Automated Shooting Modes
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

Olympus' FE 5010 packs a ton of zoom power into a conveniently small package. Outfitted with a surprisingly powerful 5x optical zoom with Dual Image Stabilization and 10-megapixel resolution, the FE 5010 is sure to draw attention. Features like Smile Shot, Advanced Face Detection and automated shooting modes makes sure that nothing ever comes out blurry or darkened. A 2.7-inch LCD monitor makes it easier to take and review your photos.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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