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Olympus FE-4000


$150.00 Released May, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Excellent picture quality at the ~$100 price point - color detailing is rich and true-to-life, with various scene modes offering preset contrast configurations. LCD display functions very well - component is easy to view and incorporates a fairly intuitive menu navigation system. Lithium-Ion battery holds charge very well - users can expect 2-3 hours of continuous shooting throughout the first several months of use.

The Cons:Mirror-like finish shows fingerprints very easy - may cause considerable annoyance amongst users, requiring daily cleaning measures. Video quality is fairly disappointing - seemingly prone to fuzzy/blurry imagery and inconsistent lighting levels regardless of surroundings. Included instruction manual (both physical and software version) is complicated and poorly-arranged - many users report struggling with the text before opting to explore the unit on their own.

The Olympus FE-4000 is a lower-mid range point-and-shoot digital camera, a step above the FE-3000, and with similar but upgraded features. The main differences are in the resolution, which is 12 megapixels (as opposed to 10) and the 4x optical zoom, up from 3.

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The FE-4000 also has autofocus tracking which enables clearer pictures of moving targets. It also has a high ISO mode, at speeds of 1600 ISO and 20 different preset shooting modes, including an automatic mode that selects from these. The FE-4000 does not have a viewfinder and must use the 2.7" LCD screen to take photos. Like the FE-3000, this camera has a compact form factor and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Other features include a "magic filter" mode that adds artistic digital filters to the photo, face recognition, and digital image stabilization.

Features

  • 12 megapixel resolution
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Compact
  • High-ISO (1600) shooting
  • "Magic Filter" artistic mode
  • 20 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

Color Options

  • Pearl White
  • Dark Grey
  • Magenta

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    Excellent picture quality at the ~$100 price point - color detailing is rich and true-to-life, with various scene modes offering preset contrast configurations

  • 1

    LCD display functions very well - component is easy to view and incorporates a fairly intuitive menu navigation system

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    Lithium-Ion battery holds charge very well - users can expect 2-3 hours of continuous shooting throughout the first several months of use

  • 1

    Windows Media Player support is a major selling point - provides an excellent alternative to many similar Quicktime-only units, especially for PC users who want to edit and further adjust their videos

  • 1

    "iAUTO" mode provides an excellent general-purpose shooting option - ideal for inexperienced users and spontaneous image capture

Cons
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    Mirror-like finish shows fingerprints very easy - may cause considerable annoyance amongst users, requiring daily cleaning measures

  • 1

    Video quality is fairly disappointing - seemingly prone to fuzzy/blurry imagery and inconsistent lighting levels regardless of surroundings

  • 1

    Included instruction manual (both physical and software version) is complicated and poorly-arranged - many users report struggling with the text before opting to explore the unit on their own

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