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Olympus FE-100 / X710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the memory and portability. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and screen. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and lens.

usability, value for money, image quality, portability, memory

performance, battery, responsiveness, screen, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-100 / X710 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 257 reviews)

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Olympus FE-100 Zoom


The Olympus FE-100 and FE-110 are 4.0-, and 5.0-megapixel models that pack more than just high resolution into compact and light bodies - they take the work out of digital photography so you can focus on having fun. The cameras feature a built-in Help Gui

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Olympus FE-100


I've had this camera for over a year now. It is a good camera, great for daytime photo's, hanging out with friends, that kind of stuff.

Easy to use, pictures generaly good, small and light, great starters camera, inexpensive

Horribly slow autofocus, small LCD, no viewfinder, noisy images in low light pics, no manual controls, poor battery life, no sound with video, flash doesn't impress me

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Owners Opinion: Olympus FE-100 (1ply, 22 Dec 06)


I've only owned this little thing for about a week or so and have only taken about 40 shots with it so far in various conditions. For well lit stills it's a great little camera, unfortunately the long lag between you pressing the shutter and the actual...

1. Weak flash. The subject must be either externally well lit or very close ; 2. Slow startup. You can't just turn it on and snap a picture - not very fast anyway


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Olympus FE-100


i don't know why they say that the image quality is bad, it's actually really good and i love this camera

great image quality

no manual features, video w/o sound

Consumer review by:

Olympus FE-100


Before buying any product do come up with list of expectations on the product you are about to buy. If your expectation is as below then this will best suite for you.

Easy to use, simple functions, details description displayed when selecting modes, so no need to remember the icons. Quality is good

If you are not a beginners and photo savy then this is not even close to you

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Olympus FE-100


This has been a very good camera, you need to download the firmware update however as this fixes problems with the AF. One drawback is no viewfinder so you have no way of conserving battery life. It also takes a "long" time between pictures around 5 secs.

Inexpensive, ease of use

no view finder, slow

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Olympus FE-100


We bought this camera after our Kodak digital died (won't ever buy one of those again!). So, far is has been exactly what we need as a family. It's quick to use, no long delays, good picture quality. For those who need a simple camera for simple use,...

quick snap n shoot, no long delay between shots, good picture quality

just basics, no professional settings

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Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-100 / X710


alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Olympus FE-100 / X710 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, image quality, battery, low-light

performance, responsiveness

61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-100 4MP Digital Camera with 2.8x Optical ZoomOlympus FE-100 4MP Digital Camera with 2.8x Optical Zoom

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Olympus FE-100 Digital Camera


This is a fantastic basic camera and has never really given me too many problems. For those who are not big fans of learning how to use new gadgets, this is heaven sent. It's very user friendly.

The battery life is terrible, because this little bad boy siphons power out of batteries like it was water. This is particularly annoying when I’m not around an area where I can purchase replacement batteries. I’ve tried several brands of batteries and...

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Good First Digital


I first received this product as a Christmas present, and subsequently took it on several vacations, including my honeymoon. It had plenty of features, and, since I never had a digital camera to compare it to, it seemed like a pretty neat camera....

takes pictures quickly, portable, easy link to computer, quick start-up, fits in a man's hand

blurry image, uncontrollable flash, poor zoom quality, requires AA batteries

Product Specifications

A one-touch design, Built-in Help Guide, and an easy to use shooting mode dial will make you feel like you've been taking fantastic pictures with a digital camera for as long as you can remember.


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0-5.0
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:2.8
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (64-400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None