Olympus FE-300 Review

Review Date: November 26th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

Image Sensor
Effective pixels 12 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 12.4 Megapixels
Type 1/1.72 '' CCD sensor
Lens
Optical zoom 3 x
Aspherical glass elements 4
Focal length 7.4 - 22.2 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 35 - 105 mm
Structure 6 lenses / 4 groups
Maximum aperture 2.8 - 4.7
Digital Zoom
Enlargment factor 4 x / 12 x combined with optical zoom
LCD
Pixel number 230,000 pixels
Monitor size 6.4 cm / 2.5 ''
LCD type LCD
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Standard mode 0.6m - 8 (wide) / 0.6m - 8 (tele)
Macro mode 0.3m - 8 (wide) / 0.5m - 8 (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 10 cm
Light Metering
ESP light metering Yes
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 17
Auto
Programme automatic
High ISO setting
Portrait Yes
Landscape Yes
Night Scene with portrait Yes
Sports Yes
Indoor Yes
Candle Yes
Self-portrait Yes
Sunset Yes
Fireworks Yes
Behind Glass Yes
Cuisine Yes
Documents Yes
Auction Yes
Smile Shot
Exposure System
Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/1000 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Sensitivity
Auto ISO 64 - 3200
Manual ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Overcast Yes
Sunlight Yes
Tungsten Yes
Flourescent 1 Yes
Flourescent 2 Yes
Flourescent 3 Yes
Internal Flash
Working range (wide) 0.3 - 6.1 m (ISO 400)
Working range (tele) 0.5 - 3.6 m (ISO 400)
AUTO Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
Fill-in Yes
Off Yes
Memory
Internal memory 48 MB
Image Processing
Noise reduction Yes
Distortion compensation Yes
Shading compensation Yes
TruePic III Yes
Function Processing
Panorama Yes (only with optional Olympus xD-Picture Card)
Image Editing
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
Digital Image Stabilization Edit Yes
Light fix Yes
View Images
Index 4, 9, 16, 25 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Slide show Yes
Rotation Yes
Favorite Yes
Image protect mode Yes
View Movie
Frame by frame Yes
Fast forward Yes
Reverse playback Yes
Voice playback Yes
Still Image Recording
DCF Yes
EXIF 2.21
PIM III
DPS PictBridge
DPOF Yes
Movie Recording System
Recording format AVI Motion JPEGŪ
Sound recording Yes , format: WAV
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30 fps Recording time: 40 s
  320 x 240 / 15 fps 29 min
Voice Recording
Recording format Wave format
Image Size
SHQ 4000 x 3000
HQ 4000 x 3000
SQ1 2048 x 1536
SQ2 640 x 480
16:9 1920 x 1080
Other Features
Guide function Yes
Self timer Yes
Face Detection Technology Yes
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Interface
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 HI-speed Yes
Menu
Menu languages in camera English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian
Size
Dimensions (WxHxD) 94 x 56.5 x 22.1 mm
Weight 115 g (without battery and card)
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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