Reviews and Problems with Olympus FE-360 / C-570 / X-875
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Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
Conclusion: The Olympus FE360 is an 8 megapixel, stylishly designed entry-level digital camera; coming in your choice of five colors. Unlike many cameras in its class, the FE360 comes with a rechargeable battery and a charger (instead of bundled throw-away batteries on AA based cameras). But with the thin lithium-ion battery that keeps its design slim comes a downside - whether compared to other li-ion battery cameras, or just other entry-level camera of its class, the Olympus...
Pros: Slim and stylish design, available in five colors, Comes with a rechargeable battery and charger, Compatible with both xD-Picture card and microSD memory format, LCD viewable in various conditions (Especially with backlight boost), Perfect Shot Preview is very useful, Decent VGA movie mode for a budget camera, Many scene modes available, including underwater and sunset (slow shutter) modes, Helpful built-in guide and help system
Cons: No manual controls; not even custom white balance, Below average battery life, Lack of continuous shooting feature, Below average performance; poor low-light focusing and slow processing, Tiny center 'OK' button, plastic tripod mount and compartment door, Plastic tripod mount and tiny zoom controller, Photo quality leaves something to be desired (noise, color fringing, corner softness)
Summary: More positively, the supplied battery lasts a respectable 240 captures per charge, plus there is a 20.5MB internal memory to fall back on. Though the Olympus FE-360 is not a bad camera by any means, its uninspiring images mean that there are better options to choose from.
Excerpt: Clad in a choice of either sophisticated matt black or brushed silver with chrome detailing and with dimensions just a tad wider than a credit card, it's a surprise to find a price tag of just £119 attached to the attractive Olympus FE-360 camera.
Excerpt: La fotocamera digitale Olympus FE-360 deriva direttamente dal modello Olympus Fe-340 , anche se presenta caratteristiche e prestazioni decisament migliorate, com’è ovvio attendersi. Il sensore di immagini montato è un CCD da 8 megapixel di risoluzione effettiva, lo zoom ottico è un 3x, lo zoom digitale arriva a 4x e l’obiettivo montato presenta una lunghezza focale equivalente a 36-108 mm nel formato 35 mm.