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Olympus FE-240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Olympus FE-240. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the color and viewfinder. Opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

performance, battery, shutter, viewfinder, color

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Olympus FE-240 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the glare and zoom. The performance and portability also get good reviews, but the memory and battery get negative opinions.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, glare

battery, memory

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Olympus FE-240 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The zoom and price also get good feedback. The low light performance and battery get negative reviews, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability and image quality.

usability, price, zoom, portability, performance

viewfinder, battery, low-light

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus FE-240 review

 

Sometimes you just don't want to agonize over whether you should choose the soup or the salad; the Coke or the Pepsi; the PC or the Mac. Olympus realizes just how hard some choices can be, which is why it's made the FE series of digital cameras....

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.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus FE-240 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-240 Zoom Specifications Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5" (1cm) CCD Lens 6.4 - 32mm (38 - 190mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 8 lenses in 6 groups Zoom 5x Optical + 4x Digital...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Ben Stafford (digitalcamerareview.com)

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...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Olympus FE-240

 

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

Decent pictures ; Small and light

Very slow performance ; No manual settings

Despite the Olympus FE-240's sluggish performance and almost complete lack of manual settings, it's still a pretty good camera for new users. If you simply want to take decent photos and don't want to fiddle around with a lot of menus and buttons, it's...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Olympus FE-240 review: Olympus FE-240

 

Olympus FE-240

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.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus FE-240

 

Olympus's ever-growing FE range has a tradition of transferring sleek design and advanced features to the price-conscious consumer – a trend continued in the 7MP FE-240.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus FE-240

 

The Olympus FE-240 is an inexpensive, pocket sized digital camera. Another advantage it has over other cameras with a similar specification is its longer than standard zoom lens.

Longer zoom on a pocket sized camera ; Guide to picture taking

Picture quality ; Shutter lag

"The Olympus FE-240 is a seven megapixel, pocket sized digital camera. The feature that makes it different to many other digital cameras of this type is the fact it has a longer than standard 5x optical zoom lens."

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Olympus FE-240

 

The Olympus FE-240 is a compact camera with a longer reach than many in it's class. This 7.1 megapixel camera (CCD) has a 5x Optical zoom (equivalent to 38-190mm) and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. The Olympus FE-240 comes housed in a metal casing and is just...

The Olympus FE-240 comes housed in a metal casing and is just 17.4mm thick. It comes with Super Macro Mode, 15 scene modes, ISO of up to 1000, internal memory of 20 megabytes and 'one button, one function' design

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very nice, very satisfied!

 

I am very satisfied with the purchase, i didint pay much compared to some, but it really gives you alot for the price. Fits easily into a pocket, and I have been able to take some professional pictures as if i used a DSLR on occation. Its not hard to...

Amazing detail, the pictures come out clear as day on the optical zoom. Various range of settings to choose from, exposure to flash. Best part for beginners/average users is a guide, which you follow and it will set the camera up automatically for the...

Regular delay for taking the picture, would say its average like almost all digital compact cameras

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's OK

 

I have always bought Olympus 35mm cameras for their ruggedness (put one through 1/2" pine board and it still kept going). The digitals are not of that grade anymore. Sad.

Slim design, carry with me everywhere, use for business photos. Nice features (fireworks - I have waited for a timed-exposure feature in digital). Large display, easy to use

Upper lens cover does not fully retract (has to be "helped") now. My background in fully-manual 35mm and never had liked fully auto caneras. USB connection is tiny and now doesn't work. No remote as I had in another Olympus model

Aug, 2007

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