Olympus FE-5020 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
The Olympus FE-5020 is pretty much one of the last digital cameras with support for the xD Picture card, or at least, it really begins to look like that. xD lost the battle for market share some time ago, and now that ally Fujifilm has also thrown in the towel, Olympus is on its own. SDHC is the winner and seems to leave every rival far behind, now that SDXC has arrived with a maximum storage capacity of 2TB. By the way, Olympus includes a standard microSD adapter with the FE-5020, which is a smart way to expand the storage capacity of 2GB (xD Picture) via a microSDHC to 32GB.
Olympus FE-5020 supports JPEG file format
The 12 Megapixels of resolution are stored in JPEG format. RAW file format is not found on the Olympus FE5020, which is quite logical since this format is more likely to serve both the enthusiastic photographer and the pro. The Olympus FE-5020 provides Fine and Normal compression, so the file size is easy to adjust. Memory card prices are relatively low; hence storage should not be a problem. As a result, we really can't find a reason to opt for lesser quality. Count on a minimum of 1GB storage capacity.
Video Resolution - VGA - 640x480 pixels - 30 fps - 9 min 28 sec
Video Resolution - VGA - 640x480 pixels - 15 fps - 18 min 56 sec
Video Resolution - QVGA - 320x240 pixels - 30 fps - 25 min 49 sec
Video Resolution - QVGA - 320x240 pixels - 15 fps - 51 min 38 sec
Olympus FE-5020 equipped with USB Hi-Speed interface
The Olympus FE-5020 camera has been equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. It transfers pictures at a high speed. The speed of the Olympus FE5020 camera is stable and fast. If you want to make things simple for yourself, and don't want the hassle of working with a cable all the time, you might want to purchase a fast USB 2.0 High Speed card reader, which does not require connecting the camera. It's fast, easy and saves battery capacity.
Olympus FE5020 uses 3,7V 950mAh Li-Ion battery
The Olympus FE-5020 uses a small Li-Ion battery, the Li-42B. An old acquaintance, since several Olympus compact cameras use the same battery, which in itself is an advantage for users switching cameras. The 3.7 V 950mAh battery has to be inserted in the same compartment at the bottom as the small xD card. The battery is properly kept in place by a safety catch, keeping it inside the compartment when changing the memory card for example In practice, we were able to capture approximately 220 pictures in varying weather conditions, which is a relatively average performance for this battery/camera combination.