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Olympus FE-47

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and image quality. The portability and usability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the manual image adjustments and viewfinder. Reviews are divided on the battery.

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

build quality, features, viewfinder, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-47 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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I like this camera ! It takes great pictures !


This camera does an excellent job , especially for the $ ( I looked around and found mine for $ 75.00!) For the most part you can use it on full auto ( and let the camera set all the different settings ) but if you really want to get a good shot , set...

It takes good pictures & is easy to operate ( read the manual !!!!)

If there's any criticism at all , it's that this camera ( like any other electronic device ) it isn't a point & shoot ( yes you can , but sometimes when you do it doesn't work the best ), you have to set it up for the type of picture you want ( lan

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Olympus FE-47


just a normal compact camera. thought the magic feature could improve to add a little bit of fun. overall, a not so exciting camera with 14mp.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus FE-47


alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Olympus FE-47 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, battery, performance, usability, image quality

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus 14 Megapixel Fe-47 Digital Camera- Choose ColorOlympus FE-47 14 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Blue)Olympus FE-47 14 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Black)


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Don't get this camera


My samsung impression I use to have at att was a 3mp with no frills and no flash and took better quality pictures than this thing. That was one of the worst phones for ATT for messaging too! WTH, wake up olympus!


Everything. It doesn't register batteries that are rechargeable, regardless of the type, and says it's full the first time you turn it on, then it says empty no matter what you try. I've had this over a year now and have only been able to take about...

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v good product


I got this for essentially the same price also refurb. from a different vendor and find it well worth the cost. The LCD is very large and it works great with an eye-fi upload device.

good price ; ease of use ; many functions

few manual controls

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OLYMPUS FE-47 Red 14 MP 2.7" 230K LCD 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


neweeg did it great , got good price . product looks good and did good


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Olympus FE 47


I was excited to get this camera, alot for alittle. However it lacked on performance. I got plenty of blured photos since I like to shoot action shots, it really didnt do well. Then it only worked for about 4 months and now is a paper weight.

Large Clear LCD

Poor Image Stabilization

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wasted my money


I had an HP CB350, 12 MPX that was way better than this one but dropped it in water by mistake. I guess I better go back to buy another PH one.

color and a free case

blurry pics that are way worst than my phone,s 1.5 MPX pictures. the menue is kind of hard to adjust since the manual doesn,t tell you what they mean. Took me 6 days so far to try to adjust it for a desent shot and I failed

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I had a 12.1MP HP CB350 that had super quality pics than this one. Tried all the settings for most of the week on 3 different projects and came up empty. Save the time and money and look some where else.

Marked at 14 MP. Comes with a free case

Does not take pictures like a 14MP. Menue and manual are worthles and do not improve the outcom by that much

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nice little package with lots of feature


I use it mostly for landscapes & especially flower close-ups. The macro setting performs very well, but the Super macro less so. UNless you get the Olympus batteries, you are looking at a shoot of less than an hour. The over the counter batteries have...

Easy to use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time

Short Battery Life","Small format plus con

Product Specifications

The FE-47 is the ideal choice for anyone who wants an easy-to-use camera that takes crisp, clear pictures. With features like a 5x zoom and intelligent auto, the FE-47 makes taking pictures fun and easy for everyone. Automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects like kids and pets. Continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can easily capture a great shot of your subject in motion.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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:Landscape / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Pet / Fireworks / Night scene / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Night scene with portrait / Documents


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:14Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Fisheye / Sketch / Pop Art / Pin Hole
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None