Olympus FE-280

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ePhotozine (02 March’07)

The Olympus FE-280 (announced 23 August’07) is a 8 megapixels digital point-and-shoot camera features 3x Optical Zoom (36 – 108 mm equivalent in 35mm photography), ISO 50-1600, TruePic III™ Image Processor, and a 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera measures 3.6″W x 2.2″H x 0.65″ D (91.8mm x 55.7mm x 16.5mm) and it weighs 3.8oz (108g) without battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Olympus FE-280 Reviews

ePhotozine reviews the Olympus FE-280 and writes;
“While the Olympus FE-280 is a stylishly designed camera with an impressive set of features, in reality it fails to perform on many accounts. While it scored well in the ISO and colour chart tests, I was unimpressed by the constant problem of blur and evident colour fringing in the landscape test.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

Cameras.UK reviews the Olympus FE-280 and writes;
“A pretty standard pocket camera. Image quality falls somewhere midrange. It scores well for easy of use and is one of the most lightweight cameras on the market. It looks good without being a style icon and is available in a selection of colours. The FE-280 is also one of the cheapest pocket models around.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Olympus FE-280 and writes;
” Among the 16 pocket cameras we tested for our January 2008 issue roundup, the FE-280’s performance was average. It didn’t excel in any of our five image-quality tests, though it did earn a second-place score on exposure quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Olympus FE-280 and writes;
“This is an excellent camera for the beginning photographer, or someone that wants to have one around that isn’t bulky or in the way. The built-in Guide allows for the user to learn about photography as well as take the best possible pictures in any situation. ”
Rating: N/A

Olympus FE-280 Samples

Olympus FE-280 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
Olympus FE-280 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
Olympus FE-280 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams

Olympus FE-280 User Manual (PDF)

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– Download Olympus FE-280 Basic Manual (PDF – 8MB)
– Download Olympus FE-280 Instruction Manual (PDF – 5.1MB)

Olympus FE-280 Press Release

London, 23 August 2007 – With an ultra-slim, stainless metal exterior available in four brilliant colours, the Olympus FE-280 represents a new generation of fun and easy digital photography. Express yourself with a choice of silver, blue, black or red, while enjoying the performance of 8.0 Megapixels and the power of the new TruePic III image processor. Including a large 6.4cm LCD for added viewing ease, the feature-packed Olympus FE-280 goes above and beyond to offer you a brilliant combination of simplicity and functionality.

The Olympus FE-280 will be available from September 2007 at around £140. For further information call 0800 0720070 or visit www.olympus.co.uk.

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