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Olympus FE120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but the manual image adjustments and focus get less positive opinions. Views about the memory and performance are mixed.

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

responsiveness, shutter, viewfinder, focus, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Olympus FE-120 Zoom

 

The Olympus FE-120 is an entry-level 6.0-megapixel digital camera that packs a 3x optical zoom and 1.8-inch color LCD into a compact and lightweight body. The FE-120 features a built-in Help Guide so you don't have to consult a manual; easy printing direc

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FE-120 Digital Camera

 

You might assume that a budget camera like the $230 (as of 2/6/06) Olympus FE-120 takes subpar photos. But you'd be wrong: In our tests this 6-megapixel unit delivered very attractive photos, earning top points from our jury of reviewers, who were...

LCD is small, at 1.8 inches Buttons are well placed, allowing one-ha

Lacks manual focus Starup is slow, around 4.5 seconds

Though all of these issues are fairly small, in the end this camera will appeal mostly to people who are happy with automatic modes. Experienced photographers would likely find the lack of manual controls frustrating

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Olympus FE-120

 

Budget camera sacrifices features, but takes great photos in automatic mode.

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Olympus FE-120

 

Solid image quality; robust burst mode; simple operation; bounty of scene modes.

No manual controls; slow autofocus; long shutter lag; LCD difficult to view in bright light; motion-picture clips limited to 320x240.

The Olympus FE-120 offers decent 6-megapixel picture quality and a capable burst mode, but its lack of manual controls makes it strictly a snapshooter's mainstay.

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Olympus FE-120 camera

 

In the end, the Olympus FE-120 will appeal mostly to people who are happy with automatic modes. Experienced photographers would likely find the lack of manual controls frustrating.

Inexpensive; accurate color and exposure; light, slim body; comfortable to operate

Images a little soft; small, low-resolution LCD screen; no manual controls; no video out for TV viewing

The FE-120’s case resembles a bar of soap, with rounded edges and recessed buttons. At just over 1.4 inches thick, it’s slim enough to fit into a coat pocket or handbag, and at just over 5 ounces, it won't weigh you down. Its 3X zoom lens telescopes...

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Olympus FE-120 Digital Camera

 

Long battery life, picture quality is good, and the price is right

Auto focus is slow, picture quality could have been better, and overall performance is slow

Easy to use, cheap, but not a lot of features...

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"Reliable and sturdy"

 

I've had this camera for over a year and really love it as an all-around picture taker. It takes great shots and has a variety of preset optiosn. The downsides - it lacks adjustable professional settings and is slow with a 1GB high speed chip. On a...

Very durable and compact design

Lacks professional features

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"COol good price for a student like me"

 

I love this camera. it was my second. My first camera the Polariod PCDC 5070 did not possess optical zoom so as u can guess this camera was a immediate breathtaker. This camera is for anybody out there who needs wonderful pic, is not a professional...

Light, Saves Batteries and takes those vivid pic that u always want

It dictakes to u and doesn't really allow u to do what u want

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"Great Picture Quality, Great Product"

 

This was my second camera I have purchased prior to the Kodak EasyShare C300. Overall, this is a great camera. There are many great features about this camera. First off, I like to get close to my subjects in photos. You can be only an inch away from...

Excellent picture quality; Good Zoom; Great Close-Up Pictures

Very Slow Auto Focus in Dim/Dark areas

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Great Picture Quality, Great Product

 

This was my second camera I have purchased prior to the Kodak EasyShare C300. Overall, this is a great camera. There are many great features about this camera. First off, I like to get close to my subjects in photos. You can be only an inch away from...

Excellent picture quality; Good Zoom; Great Close-Up Pictures

Very Slow Auto Focus in Dim/Dark areas

Product Specifications

Combining 6.0 million pixels and ease of use, the FE-120 is ideal as an introductory digital camera for those on a budget - but who want more than just the basics. The large 4.6cm LCD monitor makes it easy to frame the shots you want, while 16 scene modes and a movie recording function let you experiment.

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA/AA / CR-V3

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.4in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.2lbs/4.9oz
Width:4.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Available light portrait / Beach / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:FE-120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
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:6Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (50-320)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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