Olympus FE-5000

Olympus FE-5000 is a 10 megapixels compact digital camera features 5x optical zoom (36-180mm equivalent in 35m) with dual image stabilization, intelligent auto, advanced face detection, smile shot and a 2.7″ (6.9cm) LCD with Backlight Boost, approx. 230,000 dots 2 Steps Brightness Adjustment. The camera measures 3.8″W x 2.2″H x 0.79″, with lens 1.0″D (97.4mm x 56.6mm x 20.1mm, with lens 25.5mm) and weighs 4.8oz (137g) without batteries and media card
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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Olympus FE-5000 Reviews

Cameras.uk reviews the Olympus FE-5000 and writes;
“If they were I would say the Olympus FE-5000 offers very good value for money. I like the fact it has a bit more zoom and a larger LCD screen than is standard. Ease of use is also a big plus point.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Olympus FE-5000 User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus FE-5000 Press Release

London, 7 January 2009 – The new additions to the FE line-up might not cost the earth, but they certainly look a million dollars! Designed with Olympus’ ‘One button, one function’ design principle in mind, the FE-5000, FE-3010, and FE-45 combine good looks and user-friendliness with great new features such as Advanced Face Detection Technology, and Intelligent Auto Mode, which analyses the photo being taken and automatically selects which of the five most commonly-used scenes it matches. The new FE’s are ideal for people shopping on a budget who won’t compromise on quality. Whatever they are after – whether that’s a 5x optical zoom, 12 Megapixel CCD, or Dual Image Stabilisation – there’s bound to be a model to suit. Each of the new cameras is available in a choice of colours.

At the heart of the 10 Megapixel FE-5000 is a compact 5x optical zoom (36-180mm*) that’s great for taking group photos and landscapes as well as zooming in on the action. Some people can find it difficult to hold zoom lenses steady and this can lead to pictures being blurred by ‘camera shake’. Luckily the designers of the FE-5000 have this covered. Dual Image Stabilisation attacks the problem on two fronts: First, it uses high ISO settings to ensure faster shutter speeds. Second, tiny gyro sensors inside the FE-5000 detect inadvertent camera movement and adjust the position of its CCD to compensate.

Other features that safeguard image quality include Advanced Face Detection Technology, which can detect up to 16 faces in a photo and set the focusing and exposure with them in mind, and Intelligent Auto Mode which automatically recognises which of the five most commonly-used scenes the photo being taken matches. The FE-5000 can even tell when subjects are smiling using its Smile Shot feature, and take the picture at just the right moment. Composing and reviewing photos is also a breeze on the large 6.9cm/2.7” LCD, and Perfect Fix can even be used to correct minor faults in photos after the shot has been taken. The metal-bodied FE-5000 is available in black or gold.


- Precision 5x optical zoom (36-180mm*) in a compact metal body to capture landscapes through to exciting close-ups
- Avoids blur thanks to Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical and digital image stabiliser)
- 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 prints up to poster-size
- 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 Smile Shot) 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

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