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Olympus FE-370


$180.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Optical and digital image stabilization. Affordable price. Easy to use.

The Cons:Poor performance in low light. Battery life is a bit short. Basic point and shoot camera.

The FE series from Olympus focuses on slim design, ease of use, and competitive pricing.  The FE-370 is one of the premium models, offering 5x optical zoom and a raft of features designed to help you get the perfect shot every time.

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Product Shot 2  This model is unique in its use of an LI-60B battery, which has a higher capacity than the LI-42B used by most of the FE-3xx lineup.  Also unique among this group of cameras is the FE-370's Sensor Shift Image Stabilization, which physically moves the CCD sensor to cancel out camera motion and vibration during image capture.  Combined with the automatic shutter speed and ISO control of Digital Image Stabilization, this greatly reduces the chance of photos being blurred by camera movement.  The 19 shooting modes are easy to use thanks to iAuto, which analyzes a scene and selects the appropriate mode for the subject.  Smile Shot fires off a series of photos when your subject smiles, and in-camera editing helps you salvage photos that didn't turn out quite right.  Native light sensitivity is a respectable 1600 equivalent ISO, but when shooting at lower resolutions (e.g. 2,048 x 1,536) the camera takes advantage of multiple sensor cells per pixel and doubles the maximum sensitivity to 3200.

Features

  • 8.0 megapixel CCD sensor -- up to 3264 x 2448 resolution
  • 5x optical zoom (36 -- 180 mm equivalent)
  • 2.7" display
  • Digital Image Stabilization and Sensor Shift Image Stabilization
  • Face recognition
  • 15 scene modes
  • 1/2000 sec. -- 1/2 sec. shutter speed (up to 4 sec. in Sunset mode)
  • 30 fps video capture
  • Sensitivity to ISO 1600 (3200 at 3 megapixels)
  • Supports xD-Picture Card natively; microSD memory with MASD-1 adapter
  • Uses LI-60B Li-ion Battery
  • Charger, USB cable, A/V cable, wrist strap, MASD-1 adapter, Olympus Master 2 Software included
     

User Reviews (3)

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Pros
  • 2

    optical and digital image stabilization

  • 2

    affordable price

  • 2

    easy to use

  • 2

    5x optical zoom - superior to most cameras in this price segment

  • 1

    includes adapter for more affordable, higher capacity micro SD/SDHC cards

  • 1

    screen is quite viewable in sunlight

  • 1

    dual memory support gives you a choice on which media to buy

  • 1

    very fast first-shot time! No more than 3 secs

  • 1

    seamless transfers from the camera to the computer

  • 1

    super macro is nice, letting you get as close as 1"

  • 1

    the iAuto is pretty smart

  • 1

    well placed and simple buttons

  • 1

    the camera takes a second or two to focus, but seems to find focus consistently

  • 1

    Connects to my computer and my tv for easy viewing and sharing

  • 1

    good for taking pics of people - recognized up to 16 faces and has smile detection

  • 1

    sleek and compact design

  • 1

    records video with sound

Cons
  • 2

    poor performance in low light

  • 2

    battery life is a bit short

  • 1

    basic point and shoot camera

  • 1

    average picture quality

  • 1

    utilizes more expensive, lower capacity xD memory

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    I'd like to turn off the image preview that comes up right after you take a picture

  • 1

    digital stabilization resulted in very poor image quality, so I turned that off

  • 1

    only moderate adjustments that you can make (ISO, White Balance, Exposure compensation)

  • 1

    normal mode shot seem a little grainy in low light situations w/o the flash

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    only 8 megapixels

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    no burst mode

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ME: #olympus_fe_370 I need a USB cable for a Olympus Fe 370 camera that will down load my pictures. Having trouble finding a replacement that will work. Can someone suggest where I might find a cord? Help will be greatly appreciated. ME May 24, 13
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