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Olympus FE-340 / C-560 / X-855

Featuring a 5x zoom lens (equiv. to 36-180mm), the FE-340 gives Read more

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Olympus FE340

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Olympus FE340 is a simple 8 megapixel camera for casual point-and-shoot purposes. The camera is powered by a lithium-ion battery (thus the thin design) and packs more zoom than you'll typically find on a camera like this. That'll be 5X optical zoom, though the FE340 could use some sort of 'real' image stabilization as opposed to the digital version which merely boosts ISO (you can do that yourself too).
  • Pros: Compact design available in five colors and above average 5X zoom, Easy to use - few buttons and built-in help, LCD viewable in various conditions (Especially with backlight boost), Perfect Shot Preview, Hands-free smile detection automatically snaps smiles, Useful editing functions in playback, Many scene modes available, Good image quality till ISO 800
  • Cons: No manual controls at all, Lacks 'real' image stabilization, Below average battery life, Burst mode is missing, Slow overall performance; poor low-light focusing, Plastic tripod mount, no USB 2.0 High-speed
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Olympus FE-340

PC Magazine
4 May 2009

Olympus FE-340 Zoom

Steve's Digicams
7 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The FE-340 compared to an average CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls FE-340 Zoom Specifications Imager 8.0 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.35" CCD (1.1cm) Lens 6.3 - 31.5 mm (36 - 180 mm equivalent in 35mm photography),8 Lenses in 6 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses Zoom 5x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom (Seamless to 20x) Maximum Aperture f3.5 - f5.6 LCD 2.7" (6.9cm) LCD with Backlight Boost Button, approx.
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Olympus FE-340 Review

Digital Camera Review
7 April 2008
  • Excerpt: The Olympus FE-340 is the current mid-range model of the entry-level FE line of digital cameras from Olympus. The FE-340 is an 8 megapixel camera, with a 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, and a sturdy, slim metal body.
  • Pros: Solid metal body with nice styling, Plenty of resolution in LCD, Nice lens, Easy to use
  • Cons: Average image quality, Average overall performance, Smeared flash shots, and noise/noise reduction in general
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Overall 7

Olympus FE-340

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Is the top model in Olympus' FE range one of the good ones?
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Overall 9

Olympus FE 340 – Review – 24

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
25 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Bigger everything Olympus’s jump in zoom range gives you the bonus of a whopping 180mm telephoto as well as the moderate wide angle of 36mm. The big telephoto sucks in subjects from further away and makes shooting sport or taking candid shots of the kids much easier. The screen has also been inflated in size, that 2.7-incher bulging with a credible 230,000 pixels for a very impressive image.
  • Pros: Big 2.7-inch LCD screen
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Overall 8
Design 8
Features 7
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 7
Battery performance 7

Expert Review

29 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Corpo in metallo, raffinata ed elegante, la fotocamera compatta Olympus FE-340 è una buona rappresentante della famiglia Easy, con la sua estrema facilità d’uso e caratteristiche interessanti. Il sensore è discretamente elevato, 8 MP, lo zoom è buono, 5x, il display grande e ad elevata risoluzione, la sensibilità fino a 3200 ISO. Presenta lo stabilizzatore, il Face Detection e tante modalità di scena, in poche parole le ultime tecnologie a disposizione.
  • Pros: Prezzo; Face detection; Stabilizzatore; ZOOM OTTICO; Sesnsibilità
  • Cons: Solo un tipo di schede supportato
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