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Olympus FE-46 / X-42

12.0 megapixels

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Olympus FE-46

The Olympus FE-46 is a digital camera that utilizes a 1/2.33“ Type CCD sensor with 12 million effective pixels resolution output (maximum 3968x2976 pixels), and has video recording capabilities at VGA 640x480 and 16:9 1920x1080. It also records movie clips at 640x480 (15fps for a recording time of 10 seconds/29 minutes for 320x240 pixel) and supports JPEG (EXIF 2.2), AVI Motion JPEG and WAV audio file format. The Olympus FE-46’s lens has 5x optical zoom/4x digital zoom and is made from…

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Olympus FE-46

The Olympus FE-46 is a digital camera that utilizes a 1/2.33“ Type CCD sensor with 12 million effective pixels resolution output (maximum 3968x2976 pixels), and has video recording capabilities at VGA 640x480 and 16:9 1920x1080. It also records movie clips at 640x480 (15fps for a recording time of 10 seconds/29 minutes for 320x240 pixel) and supports JPEG (EXIF 2.2), AVI Motion JPEG and WAV audio file format. The Olympus FE-46’s lens has 5x optical zoom/4x digital zoom and is made from 4 Aspherical glass elements (6 lenses in 5 groups), a focal length of 6.3-31.5mm and an aperture value between 3.5-5.6. The digital camera supports TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection, Face Detection AF, Spot metering, Standard, Macro and Super-Macro focus. It has an ISO sensitivity of up to 1000, +/-2 EV (in 1/3EV steps) exposure control, 1 s-1/2000 s shutter speed, 13 scene modes, white balance adjustments, 12 seconds self-timer, built-in flash with a range of 0.1-4.2m (ISO 800) – wide and 0.6-2.2m (ISO 800) –Tele. The camera also features auto red-eye reduction, auto fill-in flash, a 2.7 inch LCD display screen with 230K color support. It supports a DC input, combined A/V and USB output, xD-Picture Card and microSD Card support (with 19MB internal memory), and is powered by two AA batteries. The Olympus FE-46 measures 98x62x28mm and weighs 128g.

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The Olympus FE-46 is a 12-megapixels digital camera that allows users to make poster-size prints and supports up to 5x optical zoom (36-108mm) in a compact body to capture everything from landscapes through to portraits. The camera also features Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) which detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically, Advanced Face Detection that focus up to 16 persons and adjust exposure and contrast accordingly, Digital Image Stabilisation for blur-free image, automatic focus through AF tracking, and movie recording with sound (VGA resolution at 30fps). The camera also supports up to 19MB of internal flash memory in case the user forgets to re-insert a memory card or runs out of space on their xD-Picture Card and microSD card. The camera also features Magic Filters that enables special artistic effects to be created directly in the camera like Pop Art, Fish-Eye, Sketch and Pin Hole. The camera also features a “One button, one function” design that centralizes essential functions like shooting, playback and viewing on the LCD on a single button.

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  • max

    what is the maximum of memory card gb can add to the camera,help me

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-04-22

  • need more advice:/

    i'm planning to buy this cam.but i need advices. it seems all the pros and cons equal. now i'm hesitated.what should i do?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-04-02

  • Olympus FE 46 - Burst mode?

    Hi, does this camera have a burst mode / continuious shooting mode? I have seen conflicting reports suggesting it does / doesn't? thanks

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-09-09