Released January, 2009
The Pros:Fast shutter speed (for a budget camera), never miss a moment. Long battery life, beats out similar products from Samsung and Cannon. Automatic picture settings works well in order to provide an optimal image under every condition.
The Cons:2.7" LCD display is somehwat small by today's standards.
The Olympus FE-3000 is an entry-level point-and-shoot digital camera that focuses on being compact and portable, as well as simple to use. It has a smaller form factor than some of Olympus' other entry-level cameras, in part because it uses a rechargeable battery pack as opposed to AA batteries.
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The FE-3000 has a 3x optical zoom, built-in flash, and 2.7"-diagonal LCD screen to view and take pictures with - there is no viewfinder, so the LCD screen must be used. There are 16 different preset shooting modes, and an automatic mode that selects from these. Also included are face recognition and enhancement, (up to 16 faces per photo) and a video capture mode with YouTube uploading software. Other features include compatibility with both XD and microSD cards (via adapter) and digital image stabilization.
- 10 megapixel resolution
- 3x optical zoom
- 16 shooting modes, including auto
- Built-in flash
- Lithium-ion battery (lasts approximately 170 shots)
- Video capture mode
- YouTube uploading software
- 2.7"-diagonal LCD screen
- Face recognition
- Digital image stabilization
- On-screen tips
User Reviews (1)
Fast shutter speed (for a budget camera), never miss a moment
Long battery life, beats out similar products from Samsung and Cannon
Automatic picture settings works well in order to provide an optimal image under every condition
Reliable camera that can take a few knocks
Strong picture performance from a sub $100 camera, distortions are present, but acceptable
Face recognition and digital image stabilsation are useful features
2.7" LCD display is somehwat small by today's standards
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