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Olympus FE-280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of Olympus FE-280. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the flash and storage are different. Some have doubts about the memory and focus.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

zoom, low-light, shutter, focus, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Olympus FE-280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. The image quality and zoom get less positive opinions.

usability, price, design, portability, size

zoom, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Olympus FE-280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and size are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the lens and low light performance. Views are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen

price, shutter, focus, low-light, lens

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Olympus FE-280

 

The 8-megapixel Olympus FE-280 costs $200--a pretty low price. It comes with a good user guide for beginners but offers few manual settings. Image quality was merely average.

Can show multi-frame preview of effects ; Slim and lightweight

Smile Shot feature doesn't always work ; Only-average image quality

The lightest camera on the chart and one of the least expensive, the FE-280's images scored about average in our tests.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Olympus FE-280

 

Preview of the Olympus FE-280.

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Jul, 2007

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

Olympus FE-280 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-280 Zoom Specifications Imager 8.0 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.35" CCD (1.1cm) Lens 6.3 - 18.9 mm (36 - 108 mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 Lenses in 5 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses Zoom 3x Optical Zoom + 4x...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Super-slim body with face detection

 

The FE-280 has a small footprint of just 3.6 x 2.4 inches -- barely larger than a credit card -- and it is only 0.65 inches thick. It also weighs less than four ounces without the battery and a bit more with it. You can take it anywhere and it'll never...

Ultra-slim 8-megapixel camera in four cool colors, Bright hi-res 2.5-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Digital image stabilization with gyro assist, 48MB onboard memory, PreSet Shooting Mode...

Can't have sound and optical zoom together in movie mode, No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, We prefer zoom rocker to a zoom ring around the shutter

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (computerworld.com)

A close look at the $200, 8-megapixel Olympus FE-280 digital pocket camera, with 21 scene modes, Smile Shot, video capability and more.

 

It has 21 scene modes, Smile Shot, video capability and more

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digicamera.com)

Olympus FE-280

 

The FE-280 is part of Olympus' Summer 2007 introduction of no fewer than nine consumer cameras. It is a super-slim design that offers a bit of everything to appeal to a wide variety of consumers. And an attractive 8-megapixel camera with a list price...

Ultra-slim 8-megapixel camera in four cool colors, Bright hi-res 2.5-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Digital image stabilization with gyro assist, 48MB onboard memory, PreSet Shooting Mode...

Can't have sound and optical zoom together in movie mode, No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, We prefer zoom rocker to a zoom ring around the shutter

The ultra-slim, ultra-light FE-280 is an impressive, economical 8-megapixel camera that has a lot going for it. We like the large, bright high resolution LCD, the full-speed VGA movie mode, the image stabilization, the face recognition mode and just...

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Olympus FE-280

 

The FE-280 is part of Olympus' Summer 2007 introduction of no fewer than nine consumer cameras. It is a super-slim design that offers a bit of everything to appeal to a wide variety of consumers. And an attractive 8-megapixel camera with a list price...

Ultra-slim 8-megapixel camera in four cool colors, Bright hi-res 2.5-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Digital image stabilization with gyro assist, 48MB onboard memory, PreSet Shooting Mode...

Can't have sound and optical zoom together in movie mode, No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, We prefer zoom rocker to a zoom ring around the shutter

descriptionThe FE-280 has a small footprint of just 3.6 x 2.4 inches -- barely larger than a credit card -- and it is only 0.65 inches thick. It also weighs less than four ounces without the battery and a bit more with it. You can take it anywhere and...

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus FE-280

 

With few flaws a lot to like, the IXUS 970IS is another great compact camera from Canon. Its most noteworthy feature is the stabilised 5x optical zoom, but there should be something for most users in this package.

5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilisation, sharp images, good noise performance up to ISO 800, looks fantastic

Some chromatic aberration issues, power button poorly designed

May, 2008

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus FE-280 8Mp compact camera

 

The 8Mp Olympus FE-280 costs £135 - a pretty low price. It comes with a good user guide for beginners but offers few manual settings. Image quality is merely average.

The Olympus FE-280 is cheap and cute, and it fits easily in your pocket. Anyone with serious photographic ambitions, however, will outgrow it quickly.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus FE-280 camera review

 

The Olympus FE-280 is stylishly designed in a slimline body. Unlike Rebecca Bradley herself.

Stylish, ultra-compact design; Easy to follow menus; Good ISO Results; Accurate colour rendition

Purple fringing in landscape shot

Feb, 2008

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