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Olympus FE-20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and screen. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas the low light performance and battery get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the build quality and flash.

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

features, lens, flash, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus FE-20

 

The FE-20 is similar to some of 2007-2008 slim FE models in that it has a similar control layout on the rear-albeit with no mode dial on the FE-20 and a plastic body instead of rthe metal body (the FE-240 has the latter). The interface is quitre...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Olympus FE-20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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

lens, features, screen, connectivity

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus FE-20 - Digital camera - compact - 8.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: xD, xD Type H, xD Type M, microSD - blackOlympus FE-20 - Digital camera - compact - 8.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: xD, xD Type H, xD Type M, microSD - blackOlympus FE-20 - Digital camera - compact - 8.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: xD, xD Type H, xD Type M, microSD - silver

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Problems with fe-20

 

While on vacation, this camera was purchased to replace a lost camera. I have had a couple of problems with it.

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Not the greatest...

 

I ventured out to buy this camera because I wanted to update my Sony Cyber-shot I have had for 5 years. I figured the price...

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Re: No sound in movies

 

There is an option in the Menu to turn the sound (mic) on and off.

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Broken LCD screen

 

For the price it took ok pictures- some came out well, some came out badly. But the LCD screen broke after less than 5 months...

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confusing

 

My children bought this for me. I tend to take awhile to catch on to electronic equip. but the instructions are vague and confusing. I...

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Practical and Powerful Olympus FE-20

 

Could choose from.. the included Olympus Master Software also makes easy photo handling on computer.. either for setting the brightness, cropping, or sizing, it's very easy.. With all those good experience with this camera, I didn't regret the money I...

DIS, face detection, 16 scene modes, movie and sound

None for this

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it's like

 

Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes The Olympus FE-20 unites strength and simplicity. The power of its 3x optical zoom and 8 megapixels is always at your fingertips with this sleek and compact camera measuring just 21.5mm in depth. But don't let its...

Lcd

No

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Olympus FE-20 $ $ $

 

Olympus FE-20 configuration of the eight million-pixel CCD, 3 optical zoom lens and 2.5-inch HD LCD screen, ultra-thin models will give the user a brand-new shooting experience. Its configuration of facial recognition technology and high sensitivity...

2.5-inch high-definition LCD display ; advanced facial recognition technology

Do not support an external flash

Product Specifications

The Olympus FE-20 unites strength and simplicity. The power of its 3x optical zoom and 8 megapixels is always at your fingertips with this sleek and compact camera measuring just 21.5mm in depth. But don't let its looks and features fool you - the FE-20 is fun and easy to use. Face Detection technology makes it simple to capture your friends and family with optimal focus and exposure settings. And with digital image stabilization, ISO values of up to 1000 help prevent blur, so you can always be sure that your pictures will come out crisp and clear. This stylish, powerful camera's LCD makes framing and reviewing your shots a cinch.

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.35''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-50 B

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Shutter Priority: No
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