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Olympus FE-130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and value for money are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. The color and memory get mixed opinions, and the lens and viewfinder get critical opinions.

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

responsiveness, low-light, battery, viewfinder, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 119 reviews)

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Olympus FE-130 Zoom

 

The Help Guide on the FE-130 and FE-140 is a built-in manual that explains all of the terminology of specific functions and the pre-programmed scene modes. It's also a tutorial that educates users on how to accomplish specific effects, such as...

The FE-130/140 features an easy-to-use "One Touch" design with individual buttons for shooting, reviewing and deleting images conveniently located on the top of the cameras with icons so that frequently used functions can be accessed easily. The Help...

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Olympus FE-130

 

A little fatter than an iPod, the Olympus FE-130's solid, rectangular plastic body feels reasonably comfortable in the hand. Plus, its thickness allows enough room to use readily available AA batteries instead of a proprietary rechargeable battery. Its...

Attractive images; automatic white-balance setting produces a relatively neutral picture under incandescent lights; simple to use; handy Guide feature.

No manual settings; sluggish performance.

The Olympus FE-130 is a decent choice if you want a camera that doesn't ask too many questions.

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"Slow and unintuitive"

 

This camera was terribly slow and took horrible pictures in low light. It just died and I am off to buy a canon so yay!

sorry but none, it took photos but not great ones.

slow, hard to use, no sound recording in movies just a bad camera.

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Olympus FE-130

 

This camera was terribly slow and took horrible pictures in low light. It just died and I am off to buy a canon so yay!

sorry but none, it took photos but not great ones

slow, hard to use, no sound recording in movies just a bad camera

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Piece of S***"

 

First of all, my camera BROKE in less than 1 ... 

None, the camera just BLOWS

Far too many to list, but I'll put some in the opinion

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"A good camera for a good price"

 

For a camera this price and this simple, the FE-130 is incredibly good quality, specially where the macro function is concerned. FOr most conditions, it makes for an excellent family camera, and is good for hobby photographers too. However, it does...

Easy to use in most light conditions. Good macro.

Slow. Tricky in poor light conditions. Weak blue hues.

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bad image quality"

 

The image quality of this camera is very poor... 

wide LCD display

bad image quality, no manual control

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its not worth it the money especially for one yr."

 

we bought the camera in good faith but in les... 

happy with the pictures functions are easy to get use to

the lens cap would jam and have to pry it open and the cap for batteries would not close right so sit would not take any pictures, in less than a year of little use

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Olympus FE-130

 

For a camera this price and this simple, the FE-130 is incredibly good quality, specially where the macro function is concerned. FOr most conditions, it makes for an excellent family camera, and is good for hobby photographers too. However, it does...

Easy to use in most light conditions. Good macro

Slow. Tricky in poor light conditions. Weak blue hues

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Owners Opinion: Olympus FE-130 (paulwilke, 12 Jun 06)

 

Product Specifications

Light enough to take anywhere and featuring a perfect balance between easy shooting and image quality, the FE-130 lets you take simply brilliant pictures with essentially no effort. With a 5.1-million pixel image resolution, a 3x optical zoom and a large 5.1 cm LCD, this camera truly offers great value for your money.

Battery

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

Depth:1in
Height:2.5in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:FE-130
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.1-5.9
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:5.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 800 / ISO auto (64-320)
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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