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Olympus FE-210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 317 reviews of Olympus FE-210. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Reviews about the flash and performance are mixed. Many are negative about the memory and shutter.

usability, price, image quality, size, screen

battery, color, viewfinder, shutter, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Olympus FE-210 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and zoom. The image quality and performance are also appreciated, but the shutter and durability get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the contrast and low light performance.

usability, performance, image quality, zoom, price

energy, glare, low-light, contrast

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-210 Compact Digital Camera - Silver (7.0 MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5'' LCDOlympus FE-210 Compact Digital Camera - Silver (7.0 MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5'' LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Olympus FE-210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus FE-210 7MP Digital Camera with Digital Image Stabilized 3x Optical ZoomOlympus Stylus FE-210 7MP Digital Camera with Digital Image Stabilized 3x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus FE-210 review

 

Sometimes you just don't want to agonize over whether you should choose the soup or the salad, the Coke or the Pepsi, the PC or the Mac. Olympus realizes just how hard choices can be, which is why it makes the FE series of digital cameras. They're...

Extremely simple to use.

Shoddy incandescent white balance and complete automation mean severely yellow indoor photos; soft images; sluggish performance.

With poor indoor white balance, soft images, and sluggish performance, it's best to give this camera a pass.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus FE-210 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-210 Zoom Specifications Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5" (1cm) CCD Lens 6.3 - 18.9mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups Zoom 3x Optical + 4x Digital...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Anthony Losanno (laptopmag.com)

Olympus FE-210

 

Lag time between shots plague an otherwise excellent bargain camera.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera Full Review

 

The Olympus FE-210 is the most entry level of Olympus' four new entry level FE digital cameras.  It still packs in 7.1 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and a 2.5 inch LCD.  Plenty of built-in help features – a guide menu system and plenty of...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus FE-210 review

 

Olympus's entry-level digital camera makes a good first impression thanks to its 2.5in screen and straightforward controls.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus FE-210

 

Available online for less than £100, Olympus' FE-210 is the least expensive of the budget offerings we've looked at recently. And there's very little to give away this budget price tag in its exterior, with its sleek styling and robust plastic...

This lack of manual overrides notwithstanding, the Olympus proves quite a nifty performer, and it's a bargain at less than £100. If your budget stretches only to £90, this may be the snapper for you.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Olympus FE-210

 

With poor indoor white balance, soft images, and sluggish performance, it's best to give this camera a pass.

Extremely simple to use

Shoddy incandescent white balance and complete automation mean severely yellow indoor photos ; Soft images ; Sluggish performance

The Olympus FE-210 is a compact, inexpensive little camera that tries to be foolproof. Unfortunately, its completely automated modes, disappointing white balance, and mediocre image quality mean all of your non-flash indoor shots will come out soft,...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus FE-210

 

Feels far more expensive than it is

A stylish design makesthe FE-210 look more expensivethan it is, but sluggish performancedetracts from the package

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus FE-210

 

If you want good image quality in an attractively designed body, then Nikon's L10 could be the answer

May, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus FE-210

 

The Olympus FE-210 is aimed fairly and squarely at people on a budget. This is one of the cheapest cameras you will find by a known brand. It is a simple, easy to use digital camera with seven megapixels and a three times optical zoom lens.

Design ; Ease of use

Indoor lowlight photos ; Shutter delay ; Minimal memory

Although the Olympus FE-210 is relatively inexpensive I would not say it offered good value for money. It struggles indoors and also suffers from shutter lag. If you can squeeze a few more pounds into your budget you can find a better camera.

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Alkaline / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Camera

Scene modes:Candlelight, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset / Candlelight, Documents, Fireworks, party (indoor), self-portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:12
Self-timer delay:12
Start-up time:15
White Balance:Auto

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):154000

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / auto, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):23.6 - 82.7
Flash range (wide):3.94 - 153.5

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.6 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.6 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞
Super Macro focusing range:0.05 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4
Filter:RGB
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 0.744
Optical Zoom:3

Memory

Compatible memory cards:xD
Internal memory:9

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.5 - 4.49
Aperture range (F-F):3.1 - 5.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000 – 4
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac 10.3
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.54 x 1.2 x 2.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.5 - 4.49
Interface:USB 2.0, DC
Lens system:6 / 5 / 6 x 5
Light exposure type:+/- 2 EV / 1/3
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Megapixel:7.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
I/O ports:1 x USB\n1 x Video\n1 x DC
PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:15
Video Frame Rate:15
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 2.46
Height:1.2 / 2.46
Weight:4.3
Width:3.54