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Olympus-fe-280.722775
5.2 out of 10

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

Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera, SilverSuper-Slim 0.65 Body; 8.0 M Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Back yard barbecue in daytime? Greats pics of your BFFs.

sbjones13, Ebay
6 August 2012
  • Summary: I bought a used one a few years old. It is small, about the size of smart phone. Thin. Takes a great picture under good conditions, less good in poor light etc. It depletes the battery quickly but you can get a battery for this legacy camera for a couple of bucks. Short on features. Simple to use. If you are at a back yard barbecue in daytime you will be able to great quite good photos of your BFFs yadda yadda.
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Overall 8
8.0

FE280 Camera

stationary48, Ebay
2 November 2010
  • Summary: I purcashed the camera so I would have a camera in my purse at all times. I like the idea of getting a printed picture every now and then. The camera is just the right size and not complicated to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great point and shoot plus movie

Nana, Amazon
7 January 2008
  • Summary: We bought 2 of the FE-280s; one for us and one as a gift for a non-camera user. This was perfect for the new user who learned to take pictures and video in no time. We already have another Olympus digital SLR and this camera takes comparitive quality shots. Our other camera is large and this one is good for times where a big camera is inconveninet. The shutter speed is a little slower, as is to be expected in a small camera, but we loved the video camera feature.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

Alice J, Amazon
31 May 2009
  • Summary: I've had this camera for well over a year now, and it's been all over the world with me, surviving through being dropped about a million times. Battery only gave up after 18 months or so, the body of the camera itself is now very scratched but that just serves as a reminder of how sturdy this thing is!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great little camera

Ms. J. C. Smith "LadyJojo", Amazon
5 October 2008
  • Summary: I previously had an Olympus I had bought when I lived in Japan and wanted to stay with the same brand as it was so good. My only reason for upgrade was to get a few more MegaPixels and have better quality photos. I took the Olympus on a trip to India and it didn't let down. I had to charge my battery once in a ten day trip of pretty much click click where I took over 1000 photos.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

Olympus FE-280 (8.0MP, 3x)

UK Guest, Review Stop
11 March 2008
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

Olympus FE-280 (8.0MP, 3x)

UK Guest, Review Stop
11 March 2008
Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camera (except for the 3x optical zoom)

H. Ahmetaj, Amazon
21 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera because of all these good reviews. when i took it on holiday I was pleased with it but the zoom isn't good. i returned it afterwards.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nearly perfect

Cameramour, Amazon
9 January 2008
  • Summary: Got this as a pressie. Well pleased. Great camera - fantastic optics, as with all Olympus compacts & lots of really useful functions. Would swap most of them for center-weighted metering option. Shame. This one lack has spoiled many otherwise cracking pics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera, terrible software

EM "angelfish2222", Amazon
30 December 2007
  • Summary: This was bought for me as a Christmas gift. The battery on my old Acer Camera was loosing charge too quickly. As a replacement, the Olympus was shiny and very small in comparison. It took a little getting used to with all the features (maybe a few too many, I don't ever think I'll be using the majority of them) but leave the setting on auto and the Olympus is pretty clever at working out the right focus/lighting etc.
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