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Olympus-fe-170.727674
4.9 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 4
4.0

good camera for temporary use

starjizzim "starjizzim", Amazon
17 December 2007
  • Summary: My problems with this camera started to happen after six months. The retractable lens started to get jammed. Now the camera will come on then shut off with the lens still out. This camera is a piece of junk and I would never recommend it to anyone.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 4
4.0

good for the $

Overstock
16 May 2007
  • Summary: The shutter is very slow. The price was right. I would buy a Cannon in the future.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 4
4.0

good for the $

Overstock
16 May 2007
  • Summary: The shutter is very slow. The price was right. I would buy a Cannon in the future.
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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 4
4.0

I hate this camera

Lisa "kginqts", Amazon
3 February 2007
  • Summary: Every photo I've taken has been fuzzy and unclear.Also the color is not true. I know it's the camera as I have Sony camera that is near perfect. I can't wait to get rid of this piece of junk. Plus the Camedia software that came with this camera didn't work on my computer!
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

M. A. Keagy "bird watcher", Amazon
3 January 2007
  • Summary: When I received my new Olympus Camera, I was so happy. I have used several Olympus cameras and have been very pleased in their performances. But, even though this camera took beautiful shots, the battery life was terrible. I had to use the LED display for the view finder since there was none included in this camera. I had to change and recharge the batteries 4 times to take images of one birthday party.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointed!

Alena K. "Alena", Amazon
25 December 2006
  • Summary: I've been very happy with Olympus products and bought this camera to replace my older Olympus D-580 (great camera, by the way) and was dissapointed from the moment I took the first picture. Both indoor and outdoor pictures come out in blueish-greyish tones. Even with the flash the indoor pictures were dull and grey. Flash seems to be not powerful enough to take a good bright picture even close up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good For Outdoor Only

S. Cochran, Amazon
16 December 2006
  • Summary: My husband and I decided to upgrade from a 2mp to a 6mp digital camera this year for Christmas. Our old camera was an olympus that we had bought simply because the price was right. After 4 years, it had survived much abuse so we decided to go with olympus again. We purchased the fe-170 with high expectations. The camera took great outdoor pictures in bright sunlight.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed with this camera

Henok Y. Tekolla "history is written by the v..., Amazon
1 December 2006
  • Summary: Baught this camera thinking that it would be identical to the photo provided on amazon.Later on i found out that unlike the camera that my friend had this camera was smaller and a cheap reproduction from china,didn't look durable at all.Since the return policy highlighted the importence of keeping the product sealed,i didn't get a chance to open it and try it.To be quiet honest i was disappointed by this product.I urge you to take a good look at the picture of the FE-170...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

Amazon Customer "The Philadelphia Kid", Amazon
6 November 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camera in a pinch when the refurbished Fuji I bought for an important weekend crapped out within hours. The FE-170 is a decent camera, but I expected a lot more. The pictures seem saturated to me, with a kind of blue-pink rosy hue. The features are kind of dumbed down, and don't really offer much for those of us who like to tweak settings. No sound on video and no black and white setting.
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