Olympus FE-5050 - Test Shots – Zoom, Colour and Contrast



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”


The wide angle is equivalent to 26mm.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 130mm.


The small sensor limits dynamic range in high-contrast situations.


Colour rendition is a little muted, but detail is very clear.


Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Design & Features 7
  • Image Quality 7
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 5x
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD
Optical focal length 4.7 - 23.5mm in 35mm film terms
Shutter speed 4secs - 1/2000
Auto focus TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Manual focus No
Max output resolution 4288x3216
Other resolutions 3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480. 1920x1080
Focus range 0.6m to infinity (wide), 1.0m to infinity (tele), 15cm macro
Exposure control Program auto, iAuto, 13 scene programs
Exposure metering ESP light metering
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV/ 1/3 steps
Image Stabilisation Digital
ISO settings Auto, 64-1600
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch, 230k
Viewfinder No
Flash range Wide: 0.15 to 4.8m, Tele: 0.6 to 2.1m (ISO 800)
Flash modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
White balance modes Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1,2,3, Auto
Drive modes Single-shot only
Image formats JPEG, AVI, Motion JPEG
Picture adjustments Digital filter effects
Video (max res/format) 640x480, 30fps
Movie length Max file size 2GB
Self timer 2/12 secs
Memory card slot SD/SDHC
Supplied memory 92MB
Batteries supplied 74mAh Li-ion rechargeable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL, NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual Basic printed guide, 6 pages in English, full manual on CD

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 92mm
Depth (Millimeter) 55mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 114g including memory card and batterieskg