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Olympus FE-230

Style and ease of use characterize the affordable Olympus FE-230. At just 16.5mm, its smart stainless metal body cuts a great figure wherever it's tak...

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“The Picture Perfect Camera!”

published 03/10/2007

Pro7.1mp, small, light, fab looking, great functions,...

Conssmall time delay, pricey XD cards - but I'm nit pi...

I chose this camera initially because of the weight. I looked around at different cameras in the below £150 section on a nuber of websites, paying particular attention to John Lewis (one of my favourite stores), and this one was simply the lightest. I ventured further in my research before...

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Procompact, lightweight, easy to use

Consshort video clips and battery life

Yes, it is true and I will be the first to admit it.... I am a flasher! I have been flashing for a while now and this little gadget is making it easier to do so in so many more places! What? What? You didn't think that I... Oh my, perhaps I phrased my opening statement incorrectly!! Olympus FE...

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Excellent

ProSmall (just 16.5mm depth), Looks Great, Quality Pi...

ConsUses the more expensive XD card instead of SD

Great camera, great features and at a great price. I bought this camera from amazon at £93.90 delivered with a free case (worth £9.99). The first thing about this camera is the size - its so small (think its 16.5mm to be exact) and easily fits in any pocket, bag etc. The next thing you notice is...

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Excellent

ProNice size, looks brilliant, good battery life and ...

ConsSmall internal memory

This is a great little camera. I bought it from Argos for £130, a little overpriced compared to the price of Amazon however i needed it on very short notice and i was not dissapointed. The camera uses the xd memory card which isn't quite as cheap as the sd card range but nevertheless very much...

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Excellent

“brill camera”

published 08/04/2007

Pro small, slim, easy to use

Cons too many functions?

i must admit that what first attracted me to this camera was its look and its price. its reasonably cheap and it looked so cute as well as being quite slim! from my perspective anyway! but when i started using it properly, i found all the cool functions it had. as well as being a 7.1megapixel...

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ProLight, compact, easy to use, brilliant quality of ...

Conscan be a slight time delay for pictures to take

I received this camera as a Christmas present from my Mum and Dad and have been absolutely delighted with it. I takes very clear pictures and the automatic focussing and flash is great for someone, like me, who is not great at photography. There are so many functions available on this camera that...

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Excellent

Proseveral functions, and high quality results

ConsNo view finder for taking photos in bright sunligh...

This camera looks stylish, sleek as a result of the rechargable battery. Additionally the huge 2.5 inch screen allows for precise pictures to be taken and enables easy viewing of photos afterwards. There is an incredible range of settings and functions on this camera, which are all extremely...

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Product Information : Olympus FE-230

Manufacturer's product description

Style and ease of use characterize the affordable Olympus FE-230. At just 16.5mm, its smart stainless metal body cuts a great figure wherever it's taken. Its easy operation makes capturing photos a snap and 7.1 megapixels guarantee top-class pictures that will leave any mobile phone camera in the dust. The large 6.4cm LCD ensures framing becomes an accurate affair and viewing the results a sheer pleasure.

Product Details

Product Description: Olympus FE-230 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Sensor Resolution: 7.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 18.9 mm - f/3.1-5.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 740 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.1 cm x 1.7 cm x 5.5 cm

Weight: 105 g

General

MPN: 9465, FE-230, N2918492, 225935

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 7.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 7,400,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 7,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO auto (50-1250)

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night portrait, self-portrait, fireworks, panorama assist, sports mode, sunset, indoor, cuisine, candle, behind glass, auction, underwater macro, underwater wide 2, underwater wide 1, documents

White Balance: Automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 18.9 mm - f/3.1-5.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 114mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Macro Focus Range: 5-60cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 6 elements

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3.8 m, 0.1 m - 3.9 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 12sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, digital image stabilization, resizing an image, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), built-in help guide

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 115,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Master

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows 2000 Professional

Peripheral Devices: USB port, USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable

Body Material: Metal

Battery

Battery Type: Olympus LI-42B

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 740 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 20 MB

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Supported Memory Cards: xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M

Image Storage: JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080

Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.1 cm

Depth: 1.7 cm

Height: 5.5 cm

Weight: 105 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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