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Olympus FE-45 is a 10 megapixels digital point-and-shoot camera features 3x optical zoom (36 – 108mm equivalent in 35mm photography), digital image stabilization, Youtube mode, and a 2.5″ LCD screen. The camera measures 3.7″W x 2.4″H x 0.9″D, with lens 1.1″D (93.8mm x 61.5mm x 22.8mm, with lens 26.7mm) and weighs 3.4oz (112g).
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Olympus FE-45 Reviews
DPInterface reviews the Olympus FE-45 and writes;
“Sorry, the Olympus FE45 compromises too many things to deserve my recommendation here. There are lots of similarly priced sub-$150 cameras out there which you should look at, with a handful able to offer much better quality and value than this one.”
Cameras.uk reviews the Olympus FE-45 and writes;
“This is a simple, easy to use digital camera. It also has a low price tag. Even when taking the price tag into account I was disappointed with the picture quality on offer.”
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Olympus FE-45 Press Release
London, 7 January 2009 – The new additions to the FE line-up might not cost the earth, but they certainly look a million dollars! Designed with Olympus’ ‘One button, one function’ design principle in mind, the FE-5000, FE-3010, and FE-45 combine good looks and user-friendliness with great new features such as Advanced Face Detection Technology, and Intelligent Auto Mode, which analyses the photo being taken and automatically selects which of the five most commonly-used scenes it matches. The new FE’s are ideal for people shopping on a budget who won’t compromise on quality. Whatever they are after – whether that’s a 5x optical zoom, 12 Megapixel CCD, or Dual Image Stabilisation – there’s bound to be a model to suit. Each of the new cameras is available in a choice of colours.
Other features that safeguard image quality include Advanced Face Detection Technology, which can detect up to 16 faces in a photo and set the focusing and exposure with them in mind, and Intelligent Auto Mode which automatically recognises which of the five most commonly-used scenes the photo being taken matches. The FE-5000 can even tell when subjects are smiling using its Smile Shot feature, and take the picture at just the right moment. Composing and reviewing photos is also a breeze on the large 6.9cm/2.7” LCD, and Perfect Fix can even be used to correct minor faults in photos after the shot has been taken. The metal-bodied FE-5000 is available in black or gold.
Anyone on the lookout for a versatile, no nonsense digital camera could do a lot worse than consider the new FE-45. This model combines 10 Megapixels with a 3x optical zoom (36-108mm*) for great quality point-and-shoot photography. It’s even powered by easily-available, standard AA batteries, so they’ll never be caught stranded in need of power. Once again, features more usually associated with expensive cameras have been included without inflating the FE-45’s modest price tag. These include the Intelligent Auto Mode and Advanced Face Detection Technology that make it easy to get the perfect shot the first time, in just about any situation. And with Digital Image Stabilisation, the camera boosts image sensor sensitivity to reduce ‘camera shake’. The FE-45 is available in elegant shades of gold, black or deep blue.
With all three new cameras, photos can be stored on xD-Picture Cards, microSD Cards**, or on an internal memory. The FE-5000 and FE-45 will become available in late January, and the FE-3010 in early March 2009.