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Olympus FE-46 / X-42
4.8 out of 10

Olympus FE-46 / X-42

Olympus FE-46 The Olympus FE-46 is a digital camera that Read more

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Superb image quality with a high-resolution, 12 megapixel CCD. No worries about losing clarity or detail when making enlargements or when cropping.
Powerful 5x optical zoom brings you super close to the scene or the action without having to move at all.
The LCD Backlight Boost Button combined with a 2.7", High-Resolution LCD vastly improves your ability to effectively compose and share photos even in direct sunlight.
xD-Picture Card compatibility along with an optional adapter for microSD memory cards lets the FE-46 enter new worlds of electronic storage.
Intelligent Auto + Shadow Adjustment Technology identifies the scene and adjusts the settings for picture perfect results every time.
Advanced Face Detection enables you to shoot group portraits with as many as 16 people in the shot, for the sharpest people pictures you can get.
With AF Tracking, the camera automatically tracks moving subjects and adjusts the focus and brightness settings to capture those subjects in sharp detail.
The Digital Image Stabilization feature uses higher ISO and faster shutter speeds to capture sharp, blur-free images, even when you’re chasing moving targets.
Shoot VGA movies with sound and share them with all your friends, family and coworkers. Or better yet, share your movies on YouTube™, using the included Olympus Master™ 2 Software.
Magic Filters give you the flexibility and creativity to be flexible and creative in your photo efforts by applying filter effects such as Pop Art, Pinhole or Wedding.
There are 20 shooting modes built right in, so that you can photograph just about any kind of scene you’d like—everything from sports photography to macro photography and many other photo specialties in between.
Perfect Fix makes perfect pictures possible by activating two different editing features, post shot, to correct red-eye, and lighting – no software necessary.
An ISO up to 1600 delivers razor-sharp, crystal-clear exposure, regardless of subject movement or low-light conditions.
And if you feel the need for a little extra advice, the camera’s on-board Help Guides will briefly describe the camera’s features and settings at the touch of a button.
Technical Specs
Image Sensor
12 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
6.3 – 31.5mm (36– 180mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 Lenses in 5 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses
5x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.5 (W) / f5.6 (T)
2.7" LCD with Backlight Boost, approx. 230,000 dots 2 Steps Brightness Adjustment
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: 23.6" – infinity (0.6m – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Candle Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
White Balance Control
Auto, Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1,2,3
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Shooting Modes
20 Shooting Modes;
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Assist Functions
Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
AVI Movie with Sound;
Image Processing
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Lighting Fix, Resize, Cropping
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Flash Working Range
Wide: 0.66ft (0.2m) – 12.5ft (3.8m) at ISO 800
12 Seconds
19MB Internal Memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card™ (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C), 30% - 90% humidity
Power Source
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
180 Shots
3.86"W x 2.42"H x 1.09"D (97.98 mm x 61.59 mm x 27.8 mm)
4.5oz (128g) without batteries and media card
Release Date
First seen
24 July 2009