From the Manufacturer
Choosing the right compact digital camera has never been easier, thanks to the new Olympus pocket-size FE-Series cameras that make capturing brilliant images as simple as point and shoot. The FE-340 delivers high-tech features without being bland -- this stylish, sleek, and downright fun-to-use model makes everyone who has it the life of the party.
The FE-340 offers 8-megapixel resolution, Face Detection, Digital Image Stabilization, Perfect Shot Preview and three in-camera Help Guides so you can learn on the go and capture all of lifes special moments in brilliant detail at the touch of a button.
Olympus FE-340 Highlights
Face Detection Face Detection tracks faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subject is moving, the camera continuously tracks your subject's face without having to press the shutter button.
Digital Image Stabilization Mode and Edit Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject. The FE-340 also features Digital Image Stabilization Edit, which uses a built-in gyro sensor to track camera movement and enables users to fix blurry images right in the camera.
19 pre-set shooting modes featuring Smile Shot The FE-340 features Smile Shot, which tracks your subjects face to detect a smile and automatically fires off three consecutive shots so you never miss that perfect smile. This feature is great for parents hoping to capture babies hard-to-predict smiles, for example. Numerous pre-set shooting modes are also included, such as Sports, Fireworks and Night Scene with Portrait. The camera also offers VGA-quality video and sound, which enable users to shoot and share movies on the big screen or on the Web.
Expression Edit Now you can really turn a frown upside down! This fun feature uses Face Detection technology to edit a subjects facial expression after the image is captured. Four different expressions can be previewed in a multi-frame window on the LCD, and users can select their favorite expression at the touch of a button.
Perfect Shot Preview The new FE-340 offers Perfect Shot Preview mode, which enables you to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-frame window on the LCD before snapping the shot. This feature allows users to see precisely what the image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring users are capturing the exact image they want. It is a great way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as exposure compensation, white balance and metering.
Perfect Fix in-camera editing Life does not always go according to plan. Olympus helps by providing technology, which enables users to edit images in-camera after the photos have been captured. The FE-340 offers Red-Eye Fix and Lighting Fix, plus Digital Image Stabilization Edit, which sharpens unanticipated blur.
Expanded Control and Easy Operation In some situations, consumers may want more creative control when composing images. Located on the FE-340's mode dial, Program Auto Mode easily adjusts ISO and white balance. Additionally, three in-camera Help Guides make digital photography simple and fun for users of all ages and skill levels. A tutorial "shooting guide" educates users on tips for achieving specific effects, such as "shooting into backlight" and "brightening subjects." The shooting guide not only provides detailed descriptions for various situations and environments, it also automatically sets the camera with the touch of a button, making the transition from learning to taking great pictures instantaneous.
TruePic III image processor The FE-340 features Olympus exclusive TruePic III image processor, which was developed for the demanding performance of professional Digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Olympus enhanced TruePic III image processor produces crystal-clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to deliver superior picture quality with more accurate colors, true-to-life flesh tones and faster processing speeds. TruePic III also captures crisp, clear images at high ISO settings, which are traditionally associated with increasing image noise or producing grainy photos.
Olympus Master 2 software Olympus Master 2 software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. And with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates.
Optional Olympus premium cases and silicone skin (sold separately) Olympus also offers premium cases in various colors, including black, pink and red leather, and a sporty neoprene case perfect for active or outdoor situations. Silicone skins that protect the camera from scratches are also available for the FE-340.
What's in the box
FE-340 digital camera, LI-42B Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger, USB Cable, Audio/Video Cable, Wrist Strap, Manual, CD-ROM with Olympus Master 2 software and Warranty Card.