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Olympus FE-300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Olympus FE-300. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and low light performance. Views about the color and battery are mixed.

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zoom, performance, shutter, low-light, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-300 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-300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Olympus FE-300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the glare and zoom. The price and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, price, zoom, glare

100% 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-300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Olympus FE-300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The size also gets good opinions. The design and image quality get less positive reviews. There are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, size, price

image quality, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus FE-300 review: Olympus FE-300

 

Olympus FE-300

Slim, light design; Perfect Shot Preview is a handy feature.

performance; poor picture quality, especially at high ISOs.

The Olympus FE-300 stands out as a surprisingly small, inexpensive 12-megapixel shooter, though its pictures aren't as impressive as its price.

Oct, 2007

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

Olympus FE-300 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-300 Zoom Specifications Imager 12.0 Megapixel (effective), 1/1.72" CCD (1.5cm) Lens 7.4 - 22.2mm (35 - 105mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 4 groups, 4 aspherical lenses Zoom 3x Optical zoom + 4x...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Olympus FE-300 Review

 

Despite it being obviously yet another point-and-shoot compact aimed at the 'happy snapper' brigade, the brushed metal faceplate and black finish of our Olympus FE-300 review sample lend it an air of sophistication...

Around 200 (less, with Internet deals) for a good looking, stylishly designed 12 megapixel zoom compact from a well-known brand looks like a great deal on paper almost too good to be true. And so ...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus FE-300 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Leading the most recent additions to Olympus' FE series of consumer digital cameras, the FE-300 is ultra-slim and compact. Aimed at savvy amateurs, the Olympus FE-300 offers full automatic exposure control and a host of preset Scene modes, as well as a...

Small, compact size ; Good selection of useful preset shooting modes ; Very good color ; Digital Image Stabilization ; Face Detection helps with focus and exposure on portraits ; Large 2.5-inch LCD is usable in very bright light ; Very good low-light...

Slow timing, from shutter lag to shot-to-shot cycle time ; Anti-noise processing trades away some subtle subject detail at all ISO levels ; Print quality falls off at ISO 200, which requires reduction to 8x10 ; Image noise high at ISO 400 and up,...

With its 12-megapixel Truepic III image sensor, the Olympus FE-300 captures large images with great detail, at resolutions as high as 4,000 x 3,000 pixels. In addition to its standard automatic exposure options, the Olympus FE-300 also features Digital...

Feb, 2008

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

A 12-megapixel ultra-compact

 

While assessing or comparing the FE-290 is somewhat difficult, the similarities and differences between the lower end FE-280 and the higher-end FE-300 are very clear. The two cameras look almost identical, and they have pretty much the same features as...

12-megapixel!, 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 lets you select best setting, ISO...

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 : Karen M. Cheung (washingtonpost.com)

Olympus FE-300

 

A number of digital camera manufacturers are offering 12-megapixel models, currently the highest resolution available for point-and-shoots. Olympus entered the 12-megapixel FE-300 into the megapixel race in August 2007. The entry-level Olympus FE-300,...

Stuffing extra megapixels into entry-level cameras is a tactic manufacturers use to lure consumers. However, more resolution doesn't necessarily mean sharper photos. Our resolution test shows the Olympus FE-300 takes images that are sharp in the center...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Karen M. Cheung (reviewed.com)

Olympus FE-300 Digital Camera Review

 

A number of digital camera manufacturers are offering 12-megapixel models, currently the highest resolution available for point-and-shoots. Olympus entered the 12-megapixel FE-300 into the megapixel race in August 2007. The entry-level Olympus FE-300,...

The Olympus FE-300 has some things going for it, including its flat design, which lends to portability. Geared strictly toward beginners, the FE camera has a helpful built-in Shooting Guide and Perfect Shot Preview, which displays thumbnail previews of...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympus FE-300 Review

 

The FE-300 has a 1/1.72" CCD that can capture a total of 12 megapixels.  Full resolution images measure 4000x3000 pixels and file sizes of images taken in SHQ mode average just under 5MB a piece.  Images can also be captured at 2048x1536, 640x480, and...

Solid metal body with nice styling, Plenty of resolution in LCD, Good battery life, Easy to use

Average image quality, No "fun" features that appeal to the target market, like color filters, Noisy flash shots (especially when camera increases sensitivity to ISO800)

Nov, 2007

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

Olympus FE-300

 

Among Olympus' Summer 2007 introduction of nine new consumer cameras, the FE-300 stands out by offering a full 12 megapixel of resolution at an affordable price (US$299.99 list). Only a few years ago, this would have been unthinkable, at any price. Add...

12-megapixel!, 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 lets you select best setting, ISO...

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

descriptionWhile assessing or comparing the FE-290 is somewhat difficult, the similarities and differences between the lower end FE-280 and the higher-end FE-300 are very clear. The two cameras look almost identical, and they have pretty much the same...

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

Olympus FE-300

 

Among Olympus' Summer 2007 introduction of nine new consumer cameras, the FE-300 stands out by offering a full 12 megapixel of resolution at an affordable price (US$299.99 list). Only a few years ago, this would have been unthinkable, at any price. Add...

12-megapixel!, 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 lets you select best setting, ISO...

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-compact FE-300 is all about resolution. 12-megapixel puts it at the frontline of what is currently available in conssumer cameras, and it means you always have enough resolution to zoom in, crop, and enlarge. Other than that, it's a simple,...

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