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Olympus FE-240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and value for money. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Views about the viewfinder and lens are different. Some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and storage.

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

responsiveness, performance, shutter, storage, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus FE-240 Zoom

 

The FE-240 is one of several additions to Olympus' FE series of entry-level point-n-shoot models for 2007. These four new FE-series models combine slim design and easy operation to deliver impressive image quality without a steep learning curve -...

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Olympus FE-240 (black)

 

The attractive, compact FE-240 measures 0.8 inch thick and weighs less than five ounces. Its small metal body fits comfortably in most pockets. Despite its small size, the camera's various controls are easy to manipulate, with buttons large enough for...

Decent pictures; small and light.

Very slow performance; no manual settings.

The Olympus FE-240 is slow and doesn't have any manual settings, but at least it takes good pictures.

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Olympus FE-240 Digital Camera Full Review

 

The Olympus FE-240 is another 7.1 megapixel model in Olympus' latest line-up of four digital cameras in the FE line.

5x optical zoom ; Slim, metal body ; Good construction

Grainy LCD (low pixel count) ; Slow card access times ; Not a speed demon

If you have your eye on a new Olympus FE model and have a bit more to spend than you would on the FE-230, I would point you towards the FE-240, with its 5x optical zoom.  They're essentially identical cameras, except for the lens.  While camera speed...

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Olympus FE-240

 

Olympus's FE-240 is a sleek looking camera-it has a stainless steel body and is impressively slim- only 17.5mm thick and it's got a a 5x optical zoom (38mm- 190mm 35mm equivilant)-which for a slim camera is brilliant. When released in 2007, Olympus...

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Olympus FE-240 (silver)

 

The bottom line with this camera, as with any camera you buy, once you get used to it, you either love it or hate it and look for the next wave of cameras on the market. This camera doesn't disappoint one bit! I took loads of pictures in the late...

Quick, easy, fun, compact, and good for the price

Not as many features as I thought initially

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Olympus FE-240 (silver)

 

If you are looking for a point and shoot to carry around with you to have at all times like I was, this camera is perfect. It is small, sturdy and easy to use. It takes good pictures, I would recommend it to anyone. The only complaints I have are the...

Compact, easy use, good pics

Grainy LCD screen

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Owners Opinion: Olympus FE-240 (Cparker1986, 1 Aug 07)

 

I had read quite afew different reviews and they varied from it being a very bad camera, being alright, to a great buy. Unfortunately I paid more attention to the god reviews and bought one. One thing that annoyed me with it, is that unless you turn...

Bad Noise on dark objects in photos ; Uses flash unnessesarily ; Not very sharpimages

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Olympus FE-240 (silver)

 

I recently returned from Japan. While I was there I purchased the FE-240. This camera takes amazing stills and has ridiculous video quality. Absolutely no lag on the videos(records with sound). Perfect for recording short movies, or long ones, all...

Great for action shots, Amazing auto focus, Great for manual adjusments, Guided shots tells you how to set the camera to take certain shots

Making it touchscreen could have added a little flare

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Olympus FE-240 (silver)

 

I think the editors review might be a little harsh. You should always use the right tool for the job. If you are a professional photographer you are probably not going to like the FE-240, but you probably arent looking for a point & shoot digital...

Small, Good Image Quality, 5x Optical Zoom

Doesnt adjust well for florescent lighting

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Olympus FE-240 (silver)

 

Some people want literally everything out of a digital camera these days. You have to consider what you're buying and why you bought it to begin with. The FE-240 is a well-built, solid little camera in a tiny package. It's rugged and fits easily into a...

Small, light, solidly built, and a 5X lens

Slow and no manual controls

Product Specifications

A super-slim camera packing a powerful punch. It's hard to believe this ultra-slim camera packs a powerful 5x optical zoom. Even more unbelievable is that the FE-240 also packs Bright Capture Technology, and a host of other features, in its sleek and compact frame.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

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:0.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.1oz
Width:3.7in

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 / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:FE-240
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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:7.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1000 / ISO auto (50-400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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