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Olympus-fe-170.727674
4.8 out of 10

Olympus FE-170 / C-505 / X-760

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus FE-170 / C-505 / X-760

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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible camera

orthoman100, Ebay
13 January 2010
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

No Sound in Video Mode AT ALL !!!!

L. Cortez, Amazon
27 July 2009
  • Summary: One thing that bothers me the most with this camera... is that when in video mode, the video takes no sound!!! Similar models from Canon offer digital cameras that record sound; therefore, I cannot recommend this product at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Frustrating!

Ebony Curtin "Kenwoodgirl", Amazon
21 July 2008
  • Summary: I started having problems with this camera within days of the warranty expiring. The memory card I had for it was an Olympus one, and fully compatible with the camera, and I had been using it with no problems for almost 12 months. However, I'd be taking pics and a menu would pop up with "Power Off, or Format" on it, and I could only get rid of it and continue using the camera by selecting one option.
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Overall 2
2.0

What is everyone thinking who rates this good?

whatever776 "unimpressed", Amazon
16 December 2007
  • Summary: I bought this camera to replace an aging Nikon Coolpix 2500 2.1mp. I excitedy ran out and took pictures of all sorts of things with both cameras in similar modes. I was expecting more awesome pics, but instead every pic from this camera was inferior - every one! Anyone who thinks this camera takes sharp pictures is clueless. Because it was a gift i felt obligated to take it on my trip to europe last year. I was with a friend who had some european camera with 5 megpxls.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so thrilled

Overstock
16 May 2007
  • Summary: This camera is cute to look at and fairly easy to use. However, it seems that, even with the "red eye reducer" turned on, it is incapable of taking a picture of a person or even my dogs without turning their eyes red. I bought this so that i could have a small camera to take snapshots of my toddler son when we were out and i find that i never use it because the pictures will just be horrible. Not reccomended at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so thrilled

Overstock
16 May 2007
  • Summary: This camera is cute to look at and fairly easy to use. However, it seems that, even with the "red eye reducer" turned on, it is incapable of taking a picture of a person or even my dogs without turning their eyes red. I bought this so that i could have a small camera to take snapshots of my toddler son when we were out and i find that i never use it because the pictures will just be horrible. Not reccomended at all.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

Olympus Review

Overstock
12 May 2007
  • Summary: The page I saw when I ordered this product DID NOT say the camera was "Reconditioned". For the price, I could have purchased a similar new camera. It was embarrasing to give a gift as "Reconditioned" and it was too late to order something else. The camera is much smaller than appears in photo, and for a 70 year old, who I bought it for... is very difficult to use because it's difficult to see any of the buttons, images, wording.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Terrible Terrible

Joseph Abello "joeabello", Amazon
4 January 2007
  • Summary: I got this camera as a gift and after taking pictures I decided to hook it up to my computer to upload. The computer doesn't recognize the camera and I can't upload any photos. After 6 emails and 3 phone calls in the past 3 days, Olympus still had no solution to my problem. Don't buy this camera or any other Olympus product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Disappointing

J. Evans, Amazon
28 March 2008
  • Summary: Slow shutter speed - useless for anything other than posed shots/landscape, and certainly not suitable spontaneous pictures or fidgety kids ! Battery life - terrible - was costing me so much that i had to buy a rechargable battery kit just for this camera. Poor quality pictures in low light , flash, or movement shots.. even when taken on the correct settings.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a good buy

P. Cheadle "chizlit", Amazon
13 January 2008
  • Summary: I wouldn't advise buying this camera.I've had bad results with shots taken at night, in low light and for shots at a distance. I was so disappointed with the camera that I aready bought another one, a Sony Cybershot, which I'm very pleased with.
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