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Olympus FE-310

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 255 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 62/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Jun 30, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 780620 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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Olympus X-840 Review – Hands On w/ Digital Camera

 

This is a hands on review of the low-cost Olympus X-480 digital camera, a fairly basic but ideal camera for general users.

I would say for someone who is a beginner, or you just want a good basic camera with a few features to explore, you could do a lot worse.

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Olympus FE-310

 

The Olympus FE-310 (announced 22 January 2008) is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens (37mm - 185mm equivalent) and 2.5 inch LCD. The FE 310 features Face Detection, dual image stabilization and … Continue reading →

The FE 310 features Face Detection, dual image stabilization and Olympus's 'Perfect Shot Preview', 17 shooting modes and allows you to record AVI movies with sound.

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Olympus FE310

 
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Great optical zoom for entry level camera!

 

I have worked with film cameras for some 40-years and wanted to get an affordable digital camera. The price was right on this one especially with the 5X optical zoom. It has turned out to be a camera I carry with me everywhere to get that beautiful...

5X zoom range for optical zoom is real nice! Scene mode allows automatic handling of specialized shooting. Display brightner lets you see the display clearly in sunny environments. Camera has an Image Stabilization mode

Battery eater, (use rechargeable batteries whenever possible). Camera can't write to XD card on the first picture and locks up! Autofocus VERY SHAKY, sometimes it just won't work right. Color saturation on the low side, needs boosting

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Eats batteries alive!!!!

 

This was my first digital camera. I was very disappointed. Quality was not as good as my cheaper film camera. Camera shots blur quite easily with any hand movement.

I'm putting it on Craig's List

Pictures can be grainy. Slow shutter in between flashes, sometimes shuts down. Delay in time you press shutter & picture is taken

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Sharp digital images and 5x optical zoom.

 

I have been doing photography for 40 years and this my first digital camera I have purchased. My camera has the identical features of the "silver" model but is done up in a bright orange color! It's very distinctive and quite attractive! The camera has...

5x optical zoom is a big plus! Very practical "Scene" mode customizes the camera for certain kiinds of photographs. Love the "orange" color, it's a real looker

Serious battery and power quirks! Flash WILL NOT remain turned off even with RESET turned off! Unexplained slow shutter speed in bright daylight resulting in blurred image. Ocassional problems saving to the card, camera locks up

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Sharp digital images and 5x optical zoom.

 

I have been doing photography for 40 years and this my first digital camera I have purchased. My camera has the identical features of the "silver" model but is done up in a bright orange color! It's very distinctive and quite attractive! The camera has...

5x optical zoom is a big plus! Very practical "Scene" mode customizes the camera for certain kiinds of photographs. Love the "orange" color, it's a real looker

Serious battery and power quirks! Flash WILL NOT remain turned off even with RESET turned off! Unexplained slow shutter speed in bright daylight resulting in blurred image. Ocassional problems saving to the card, camera locks up

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Piece of junk

 

Buy something else-ANYTHING ELSE!

There is nothing positive about this piece of crap

Batteries left in camera could not retain a charge. Had to be sent in for repair for the same problem TWICE. Focus was indistinct, color was AWFUL

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Very good for the price

 

For the price this is a good buy and takes pictues well. If you plan to send the pics email or print them out you set the final size of the picture by choosing it from among several optons.

Easy to use once you learn the features of which there are quite a few. The screen is big enough to view through. All attributes show on screen so you know settings present Large memory without card,much more with it. D/L's easy with incld SW

Flash Off option has to be reset for each picture taken. Batteries use up quickly

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Good, easy to use camera

 

This camera is very easy to use. The zoom feature is easy and precise, and 5x is good. (for me at least) The video quality was also better than I expected. Very little,if any, image and video quality was lost in video out. This is a very good camera...

Easy to use, good zoom, video quality better than expected

poor image stabilization

Product Specifications

The FE-310 gives you more for your money. Featuring a powerful 5x zoom (37 - 185 mm) it takes you straight to the heart of the action - wherever it is. A very ample 8.0 megapixels guarantees shots come out with astounding detail. And ensuring that human subjects are always optimally captured, this model incorporates intelligent Face Detection technology. In addition to photos, the FE-310 is also capable of recording movies with sound. All results can be viewed on the 6.4 cm LCD. Ease-of-use is one of the hallmarks of the FE series, and this model is no exception. The

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Manufacturer Battery Name:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.9oz
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:Anti shake / 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-310
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-4.8
Max Focal Length:31mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Orange/Red/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:8Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):640
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 640 / ISO 80 / ISO auto (80-640)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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