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Olympus FE-280 / C-520 / X-820
4.9 out of 10

Olympus FE-280 / C-520 / X-820

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Super-slim body with face detection

digitalcameraroundup.com
30 November 2011
  • Summary: 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 be in the way.
  • Pros: 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 lets you select best setting, Optional under...
  • Cons: 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
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Olympus FE-280

PC Magazine
6 October 2009

Olympus FE-280 8Mp compact camera

Techworld
16 November 2007
  • Summary: 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.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
28 October 2007
  • Summary: 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 Digital Zoom (Seamless to 12x) Aperture Range F3.1 - F5.9 LCD 2.5" (6.4cm) LCD with Backlight Boost Button,...
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus FE-280 review

Digital Arts
15 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The eight-megapixel FE-280 costs under £100 – which looks like a bargain. However, the camera offers few manual settings, and its image quality was mediocre.
  • Pros: Low cost. 21 scene modes.
  • Cons: No manual controls. Poor output.
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
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Olympus FE-280

Cameras
16 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Without being anything extra special the Olympus FE-280 does the job it sets out to do. It is more at home with closer photo opportunities rather than sweeping, scenic shots. You should have little problem getting to know the camera.
  • Pros: Simple design - lightweight
  • Cons: Photos could be sharper
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus FE-280

Absolut Photo
24 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Le FE-280 est un ultra-compact d'entrée de gamme signé Olympus qui renferme un capteur CCD de 8 mégapixels dans un boîtier métal inoxydable ultra mince. Un capteur montant jusqu'à une sensibilité de 1600 ISO mais les résultats sont "limite" tandis qu'à 800 ISO, ils sont plutôt bons.
  • Pros: Bonne qualité et bon prix, Bonne réactivité, Simple d'emploi, 800 ISO correct
  • Cons: Faible qualité à 1600 ISO, Pas assez grand-angle (36 mm)
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
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Battery performance 8
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Expert Review

Tecnozoom
16 November 2007
  • Conclusion: La fotocamera Olympus Fe-280 , di recente introdotta nel listino prezzi del produttore, introduce quello che probabilmente sarà uno dei capisaldi della prossima produzione di fotocamera compatta, ossia lo Smile Shot, che scatta solamente quando il soggetto inquadrato sorride.
  • Pros: Smile Shot; Face detection; Memoria interna molto buona
  • Cons: Un solo tipo di schede supportato; Zoom ottico basso
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