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OLYMPUS FE-3010

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 102 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 67/100 and users rate it 66/100. The average review date is Sep 30, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 782004 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 25, 2014.

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Olympus FE-3010 (Black)

 

What's worse in a sub-$130 camera: slow performance or mediocre photo quality? With the Olympus FE-3010 you don't have to decide because you get both. All joking aside, for me, it's about performance, and more specifically shutter lag, as cameras...

Nice design, build quality; very good color, white balance.

Slow performance; soft photos.

The Olympus FE-3010 is a good-looking ultracompact camera that takes pictures--eventually.

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Review Of The Olympus FE-3010 Camera

 

The menu system of the FE3010 is attractive and easy to use. The sub-menus drop down into more detailed lists which make it easier, not that the 3010 has much to offer. The FE 3010 continues to use the xD cards like in its older models, so the memory...

Deadly design; tough in build; vivid colors; good white balance; not much in weight; not a complicated device to use; not at all expensive

Images are not sharp; sloppy in performance

The mild way of putting this would be; this camera is something that you've got to steer clear of. The 12 megapixel resolution in the camera is not helping any manner. If you need to click pictures of mountains and other such motionless land-scapes or...

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Olympus FE3010

 
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"Ssssllllllooooooowwwwww!!!!!"

 

If you like shooting old timey photos were the people have to sit still for 5 minutes this is your camera. If you have kids and any kind of movement, get something else. If your subject does not move and the camera is on a tripod you can get awesome...

It does decent video. I thought it had long battery life between charges.

Painful slow. Ours started to eat memory cards too; like make them unreadable and lose pics. On some settings it is faster, but still takes 3-4 seconds between shots. In bright sunlight everything comes out white and ghost like.

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"Ssssllllllooooooowwwwww!!!!!"

 

If you like shooting old timey photos were th... 

It does decent video. I thought it had long battery life between charges

Painful slow. Ours started to eat memory cards too; like make them unreadable and lose pics. On some settings it is faster, but still takes 3-4 seconds between shots. In bright sunlight everything comes out white and ghost like

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Light weight at budget price but poor photo quality.

 

Very portable - very light and compact. The camera is priced attractively low. The camera has a nice design backed by the Olympus brand

Picture noise and distortion are so severe that you will be disappointed picture after picture

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HORRIBLE CAMERA!

 

Right out of the box this camera would not take an clear picture. All of the pictures were completely out of focus. I tried every mode, and made sure that the room was well lighted. Truly horrible camera.

Can't think of one

slow shutter, horrible focus

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worst camera ever!!!!

 

For that money I'm sure you can find a better option.

None

I regret buying it, and I wish somebody could have told me how bad it is before ; 95% of all pictures taken are out of focus, you go out with your camera trying to capture precious moments and you can't trust this camera for that

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"Light weight at budget price but poor photo quality."

 

Very portable - very light and compact. The camera is priced attractively low. The camera has a nice design backed by the Olympus brand.

Picture noise and distortion are so severe that you will be disappointed picture after picture.

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Olympus FE-3010 (black)

 

If you like shooting old timey photos were the people have to sit still for 5 minutes this is your camera. If you have kids and any kind of movement, get something else. If your subject does not move and the camera is on a tripod you can get awesome...

It does decent video. I thought it had long battery life between charges

Painful slow. Ours started to eat memory cards too; like make them unreadable and lose pics. On some settings it is faster, but still takes 3-4 seconds between shots. In bright sunlight everything comes out white and ghost like

Product Specifications

Leading the FE series in terms of resolution, the FE-3010 boasts a whopping 12 megapixels to ensure perfect, high-definition photos. Besides guaranteeing great durability and portability, this 3x zoom camera

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:microSD Card / xD-Picture Card/xD-Picture Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:3.8oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti shake / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide 1 / Underwater wide 2/Landscape / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Fireworks / Night scene / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Night scene with portrait / Underwater macro / Anti shake / Underwater wide 2 / Underwater wide 1 / Documents

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:FE-3010
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Magenta/Titanium
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1600 / ISO auto/ISO auto / ISO 100-1600
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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