Reviews and Problems with Olympus FE-170 / C-505 / X-760
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25 July 2014
Excerpt: I have been beyond pleased with my Olympus FE-170. It is a 6.0 Megapixel. Taking pictures is fun and super easy with it. The viewing screen is large almost 2 inches and you can easily see the pictures you are taking and have taken.
Summary: Ok, this was an inexpensive digital camera, purchased new in 2006. It has taken some absolutely fantastic photographs, far beyond what can be expected in this price range. Finally just replaced it six years later with an Olympus VR-330, for no good reason other than the new model was on sale. Rugged, easy to use and best lens quality for the money, bar none, this is typical for all Olympus gear.
Summary: This is an excellent camera packed with easy to use features. The picture stability setting is of particular value, in that it results in sharp pictures in difficult situations. I can't really find any fault in this camera, and the price was a bargain.
Summary: I can honestly say that this camera has served me well for the past 3.5 years. It was my first digital camera and has captured many memories for me. It does an excellent job with outdoor photos, however indoor photo quality is often grainy, blurry, or strangely colored. It also has a tendency to capture a red circle in the eyes of people which can't be fixed with red eye remover in post-production (this is only in indoor pictures, though).
Summary: This is the worst digital camera I have ever seen. Of course, that is why it was offered via credit card award points. Here's why: 1. Proprietary card format can't be read in standard card readers. You must connect to the PC. 2. Extremely slow download times. 3. Lousy picture quality: dark, blue-tinged, often blurred. 4. Very prolonged deployment time after powered up. 5. Long delay between pictures. 6. Uses AA cells and eats batteries like crazy!