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Olympus FE-140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the storage and responsiveness are different, while there are some less positive views about the zoom and features.

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

battery, viewfinder, features, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 240 reviews)

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Olympus FE-140 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-140

 

A little fatter than an iPod, the Olympus FE-140's solid, rectangular plastic body feels reasonably comfortable in the hand. Plus, its thickness gives the camera enough room to use readily available AA batteries instead of a proprietary rechargeable...

Extremely simple; handy features for newbies.

No manual controls; mediocre image quality.

The Olympus FE-140 is a fine selection if you don't want to make decisions, but it doesn't offer many choices either.

Consumer review by:

"Total junk"

 

A Total Waste of my hard earned money.

None at all

Doesn't work even with new batteries it says the batteries are empty. The batteries can be taken out and put into my Canon and they work fine as does the Canon.

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Total junk

 

A Total Waste of my hard earned money.

None at all

Doesn't work even with new batteries it says the batteries are empty. The batteries can be taken out and put into my Canon and they work fine as does the Canon

Consumer review by:

Olympus FE-140

 

When i bought this camera it was pretty expensive. By the time, there were not so many photo-camera shops. The memory card was really expensive (the camera was about 175 E and the 1GB card was ~ 50 E). Anyway, after 5 years i still use it and it is...

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Olympus FE-140

 

A Total Waste of my hard earned money.

None at all

Doesn't work even with new batteries it says the batteries are empty. The batteries can be taken out and put into my Canon and they work fine as does the Canon

Consumer review by:

"Piece of S***"

 

First of all, my camera BROKE in less than 1 year. The "micro-switch" for the battery cover just disappeared. Which wasn't necessarily a bad thing, because the quality of pictures and the speed at which it takes them is HORRID anyway.

None, the camera just BLOWS

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

Consumer review by:

Olympus FE-140

 

First of all, my camera BROKE in less than 1 year. The "micro-switch" for the battery cover just disappeared. Which wasn't necessarily a bad thing, because the quality of pictures and the speed at which it takes them is HORRID anyway.

None, the camera just BLOWS

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

Consumer review by:

"bad image quality"

 

The image quality of this camera is very poor. The lens has a poor definition and a heavy distortion. The automatic exposure is not completely satisfactory and images very often need to be corrected by software.

wide LCD display

bad image quality, no manual control

Consumer review by:

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

 

we bought the camera in good faith but in less than a year small parts broke and the camera is useless and so is the company cannot get them to replace it and it will cost me $134.67 to fix it i only paid $203 for it so we will buy another camera and...

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

Product Specifications

Take great pictures right out of the box with the FE-140. Its Built-in Help Guide will steer you toward the perfect mode for capturing the perfect results, results you can print in a snap - or rather, a press - with just a touch of the Easy Print button. You can even share pictures and short movies amongst friends and family on the camera's big 2.5" LCD screen, instead of waiting to download them to a PC first. With the press of a Help button, get brief descriptions of each camera's features. Or use the tutorial to help you quickly choose the ideal setting so you get the best results. Connect to any PictBridge-enabled printer and turn those pictures into great-looking prints with the touch of a single button. With this big screen it's even easier to preview, frame, shoot and share pictures, not to mention use the camera's menu when necessary. Take a crisp, clear picture with high sensitivity and fast shutter speed even if your subject is moving.

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:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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-140
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:6Megapixel

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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