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Olympus FE-200

We have collected and analyzed 19 expert reviews and 123 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 60/100 and users rate it 68/100. The average review date is Jun 16, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 780569 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 80/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 19, 2014.

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Olympus FE-200 Zoom


The 5x "wide" optical zoom (28mm-140mm equivalent in 35mm photography) makes it easy to get everyone and everything into one shot. The FE-200 captures large family photographs, even when there's no room to back up, as well as vast scenic panoramas. Its...

These new FE-series cameras feature an enhanced Help Guide that makes digital photography simple for users of all levels. A tutorial "shooting guide" educates users on tips for achieving specific effects, such as "shooting into backlight" and...

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Olympus FE-200 Digital Camera Review


The Olympus FE-200 was released in August of this year and is heavily geared towards the fully automatic and preset shooting photographer looking for simplicity and minimal manual control. The FE-200 has a 1/2.5 inch 6 MP CCD, an Olympus 5x optical...

- Utterly simple menus - Clean interface and large buttons - Easy to use - Helpful scene mode menu

- Aggressive flash - User manual only on CD-ROM - No manual controls - Poorly constructed mode dial

The Olympus FE-200 turned out to be an interesting point-and-shoot camera that paired a simplified external design with stripped down automatic shooting, a 5x optical zoom lens, digital image stabilization, a 1/2.5-inch 6 MP CCD, and a 2.

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Olympus FE-200


At 6.6 ounces and just over an inch thick, the FE-200's metal body comfortably slips into a pocket, though it's a bit chubbier than other compact cameras. With so few manual settings, the camera's controls are fairly simple--large, flat buttons and a...

Decent lens; small body.

Poor performance; no white balance controls; exposure problems.

This extremely sluggish shooter is a poor choice when compared to less expensive alternatives.


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Olympus FE-200 Digital Camera Review


The Olympus FE-200 is currently the top of the “easy and fun” FE line of digital cameras.

Good build quality ; Minimal shutter lag, after doing a partial press of the shutter ; Good battery life ; Nice "guide" feature ; Focus assist light

Disappointing, blurry images ; Poor auto-focus performance ; Very stripped down - many "standard" features missing ; No VGA resolution video mode

Packed along with the camera, you'll find the lithium-ion battery with charger, AV cable, USB cable, wrist strap, CD-ROM with Olympus Master software, a CD-ROM with the advanced manual, and a printed basic manual

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Olympus FE-200


For a wider view, reach for the Olympus FE-200. This ultra-compact, metal clad camera features an impressive 5x zoom lens that stretches from wide-angle - great for landscapes - all the way to telephoto. So, no matter where the photographers are, they...

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"not to bad of a camera."


good lens, sturdy case,

hard to navigate, buttons dont work that good

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Bad Choice For Point and Shoot Camera - Do Not Buy!


I traded back this camera to Olympus under their Trade-In/Trade-Up program for the new Olympus SP-550 UZ camera,(Excellent Camera). You can check the major auction internet site to see that Olympus is selling this FE-200 camera reconditioned with a...

Lens Is The Only Good Thing About This Camera

Pictures are Not Good. No Camera Stabilizer. Zoom Lens Not Good

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Owners Opinion: Olympus FE-200 (Advocato, 7 Feb 08)


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Owners Opinion: Olympus FE-200 (Barry Fitzgerald, 28 Oct 07)


Pros: Build decent enough for this class 28mm wide angle and 5x zoom LCD 2.5" 150k, reasonable Easy to use Controls are ok for a compact Metering pretty decent

Cons ; Very limited control of camera, ISO/WB etc ; Anti red eye is not effective at all ; Optics not too bad distortion wise, but soft in corners ; Image quality, average to a bit below (lacks details) ; Low res video capture ; AF sometimes confirms...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus FE-200 (minsik, 25 Jul 07)


(for a friend) i have checked this camera and find it easy to use along point and shoot lines. large lcd display helps get a good picture.

reason why i am checking it is that outside pics are good, inside flash seems overexposed and too bright loosing details as well as intermittent rings or circles appearing on picture. Checking the card they are there too and show much worse on printed...

Product Specifications

It's a wide world. Capture it all. The FE-200's flexible wide-angle optical zoom makes it easy to get everyone in the shot, even when there's little room to maneuver. Combine this with Digital Image Stabilization and a big, bright LCD screen and you've got a very cool camera on your hands. You'll be hard-pressed to find a longer, wider zoom in a camera that's this easy to use. Enjoy 20x total seamless zoom. Capture crisp, clear pictures with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speed. 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.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-12B

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:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti shake / Auction / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Document / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-4.8
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:4.6mm
Optical Zoom:5
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):640
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (64-640)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None