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Olympus FE-47 14 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Silver) (Old Model)

by Olympus
3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • 14-megapixel resolution for high-quality, poster-size prints
  • 5x optical zoom
  • AF tracking; Intelligent Auto
  • Advanced Face Detection and Creative Art Filters
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Product Description

Product Description

OLYMPUS 227730 14.0 Megapixel FE-47 Digital Camera (Silver)

From the Manufacturer

Pure fun for the whole family. Kids. Parents. Grandparents. The FE-47 is the ideal choice for anyone who wants an easy-to-use camera that takes crisp, clear pictures. Every subject, every time.With features like a 5x zoom and Intelligent Auto, the FE-47 makes taking pictures fun and easy for everyone.

Olympus FE-47 Highlights

5x Optical Zoom
Made from precision-crafted glass, this compact 5x optical zoom puts you 60% closer to the action than a 3x zoom.

AF Tracking
Automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects like kids and pets. Continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can easily capture a great shot of your subject in motion.

Intelligent Auto
Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting--Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports--and adjusts the settings for ideal results.

Creative Art Filters
Give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.

Advanced Face Detection
Tracks up to 16 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.9 x 1.1 x 2.4 inches
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
ASIN B0031RGENG
Item model number FE-47 Silver
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #23,777 in Camera & Photo
#2,679 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com January 7, 2010

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First off, let me say that I own five Point and Shoot cameras. This camera is good simply because it isn't bad. In many P & S cameras there are so many things set by the camera software the user can't make important manual adjustments. Not the case here. For example, I shoot in Program mode and I select the ISO and the exposure compensation. Many P&S cameras don't have a P mode. The monitor is plenty big. There are plenty of megapixels. The buttons stand out enough to be easy to push. The picture quality is good. The camera looks good and feels solid and well made. I really like a viewfinder even on a P&S camera and this Olympus doesn't have one, so I give the camera 4 stars rather than 5 stars. But there is nothing wrong with this camera.
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Video clip note: my video clip demonstrates digital zoom in video mode. (sorry about the cough as I was sick at the time.)

Review:

After an auto accident I decided to get an inexpensive digital camera and keep it in my car. At first I bought a Vivitar for about 50 bucks from my local Walgreen's but it was a complete POS and ate through batteries like crazy. Then I saw this Olympus FE-47 at my local OfficeMax store (about 4 months ago) for only 79 dollars. I tried it out and decided to get it.

So this camera should sell for no more than 80 dollars. I've seen it at other local stores for $80 or less.

It's a compact camera that has 14 megapixels of resolution and 5x optical zoom. Since Olympus is a camera maker, the FE-47 has a good Olympus-branded lens. Obviously it's not top-notch, at this price, but its optics is better than much more expensive cameras from off-brands like GE or Samsung. The picture quality is actually pretty good; the only "fault" is the contrast tends to be a little flat, while most consumers would prefer more contrast. Of course, this can be easily "fixed" in software. (I put quotes here because professionals would prefer flat-contrast files because they can then rework those files however they like; too much contrast loses optical information which cannot be recovered.)

Pictures taken on the camera are generally sharp and clear, thanks to the good optics. Shutter delay is about average for a camera in this class. Now, to be honest, I was pretty happy with the FE-47's picture quality until I bought a
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I've been very impressed with the video functions and video quality of this camera, but not as impressed with the photo functions - actually, I only have one issue with it. You can't adjust the shutter speed. You can adjust the "exposure" level, which effects the shutter speed, but you can only adjust the exposure between stops -2 and +2. I suspect this is the main reason people have trouble with getting too many blurry pictures with this camera. It adjusts the shutter speed first, then the f-stop or ISO if necessary. The average shutter speed it uses is between 40 and 80, even when you use the flash (even taking still life at that speed, you probably want to use a tripod to avoid blur).

One way to compensate for the low (blurry) shutter speed is to turn the exposure level to the lowest possible, and then use the flash. That makes the camera speed go up to about 125 - fast enough for average pictures, but kind of tough if you are catching wiggly kids. This isn't as much of a problem in high sunlight. It will take 400 or 500 speed photos out there.

It claims to be able to go up to 2000 speed, but I suspect the only way it ever would is if you turned the exposure level to +2 and took a zoomed in picture of the sun.

This would be an awesome camera if it allowed you to manually adjust the shutter speed however you want. So if your focus in getting a camera is good simple video function, go for it, but if you're wanting to take good photos, go with a different camera - one that at least ALLOWS manual shutter speed adjusting.
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i purchase the Olympus Fe-47 for quick shots without much fuss. I am very pleased with the camera size and options and there are few buttons to worry about. This camera was just what I was looking for.
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By Sky on December 29, 2013
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I've been using this camera for two, nearly three years and have absolutely no trouble with it. I leave it on automatic setting and just focus, point and click. The picture quality is excellent. It is light and easy to hold steady. I bought it after comparing picture quality on the web. I am never disappointed.
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By Jim on July 10, 2010
FE-47 14MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7" LCD - EA

I was not happy about this product, but I think mine was defective and I returned it. The pictures were terrible in normal room light they look extremely blurry like the simulated drinking driving public service announcement on TV. Outside pictures were blurry too, but much better than normal room light. I have a nine year old Olympus 3.7 MP camera that out performs this new 14MP Olympus, but again I think mine was defective.
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I took three rounds of pictures, 80% of which came out blurry. I tried every possible combination of camera settings, including the reduce hand-shake setting, and got these results. I even rested my elbow on the arm of a chair. The remaining 20% are not what I would ever call "crisp." The person at Customer Service was very nice... but I had to call Customer Service. Even after investing a few hours in reading the user's manual to be able to use it, I returned the camera. I used a CVS disposable camera, instead, for my vacation--with perfect results.
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