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Olympus Stylus FE-240 7.1MP Digital Camera with Dual Image Stabilized 5x Optical Zoom (Black)

3.0 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Includes - FE-240 Digital Camera, Wrist Strap, Quick Start Guide, Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-42B) & Charger (LI-40C), USB Cable, Audio/Video Cable, Olympus Master Software CD-ROM, Basic Manual and Advanced Manual CD-ROM
  • 7.1 Megapixel, up to 3072 x 2304 640x480 at 30fps - J&R recommends purchasing an optional 1GB xD Picture card for practical usage
  • 5x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom 6.4 - 32mm Lens, 6 lenses in 8 groups
  • Aperture Range - f3.3 - f5.0
  • 2.5-inch Color 115K LCD
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MD) CL) U) OLYM FE-240 BLACK DIG CAM

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.6 x 0.7 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 5.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
ASIN B000NBQBTA
Item model number 225990
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #37,976 in Camera & Photo
#3,918 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com June 17, 2003

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Color: Silver
After a few years of struggling to have a winner, someone at Olympus has gotten on a roll. The FE-240 is a great camera for someone wanting a bit more zoom, but in a very small package.

The first thing you'll notice is the slim body, thinner than most 3x zoom cameras. The finish is nice, and camera appears solid in your hands. The 5x zoom has average smoothness and noise. That little extra reach can really make all the difference.

The selection dial makes this a joy for someone new to photography. There's an excellent photo & description of each mode, and a very helpful "guide" setting.

The only "cons" on this camera are that it uses the xD memory card instead of the easy to find SD cards, and that it doesn't have an anti-shake system (the anti-blur mode uses a high ISO).

It would be hard to find a camera even close in both function and style in roughly the same price range. But look at the black finish, and you'll really fall in love!
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Color: Black
I bought this 9 days ago, along with a 512MB Olympus Brand xD memory card. I was amazed at the size and the features. My first digital camera in 1996 was an Olympus, and my expectations were so much higher now... I'm right on the verge of returning it...why?

A. The manual is weak, mentions memory card only in passing. But lost near the bottom of a page, it does say
"memory card - see advanced manual".
In a hurry in my hotel room to fire photos, I must find and fire up my laptop to use this "advanced manual on a CD". This is a classic symptom of missed deadlines when they burn CDs to cover for poorly written manuals, likely conceived before the product was even manufactured.

B. Missing pixel in top right corner of black display shows 'green'. Right out of the box, a very visible, imperfection

C. Odd Modes, seem promising but fail
I. Fireworks mode!! Wow, how long have I wanted this!! Now at 4th of July fireworks, the photos come out like doubleexposure on slow film. Nice effect, if you like Monet, but not expected from a camera.
II. Still haven't figured out the cryptic green lines in 'Panorama' mode.

D. Last straw... taking photos of fireworks, experimenting to find the best mode, I must wait for a PROGRESS BAR "processing....." for 5-15 seconds between photos, Not even my 1996 Olympus made me wait that long.

E. Bonus... the battery charger and power cord is bigger than the camera. The battery looks just like a cell phone batter.... $60-$99 at Amazon... $22 for 2 on eBay.

F. Comes with video cable for slide shows on your newer television or laptop.

G. Beautiful, helpful, although somewhat crowded display.
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Color: Black
This is the SLOWEST camera I have ever used. It takes forver to write to the xD card. The images are very noisy (lots of grain) even outdoors. The indoor shots are almost un-usable. The only good thing about this camera is that, if used outdoors, the color and sharpness are good. I used this camera for 100 shots (mostly outdoors), but decided to return it. I got a Canon SD750 instead. Can't beat a Canon!
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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
For $159, this is a nice camera. Compact, pocket-sized, that was important. Most cameras this tiny have 3X optical zoom; the 5X here puts this one ahead. Most controls are intuitive. It has plenty of point and shoot settings, I'm still experimenting to find what works best in poorly lit indoor settings. This is a great camera for typical point and shoot folks like me. Downsides: I miss the viewfinder you get on bigger cameras, and I cannot figure out how to tell how many pics remain and how much battery life remains. The manual is about useless. Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase.
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Color: Silver
I've had this camera for about two months now and it has come in handy. At first though the pictures i were taking lacked quality but after adjusting settings and realizing that its not a great for low light indoor pics on automatic mode, this camera has turned out to be a success for a good price with good picture quality and easy navigation. The two things i don't like are the average to sub par battery life and the fact you have to set red eye on before each picture which doesn't bother me much since its an easy proccess.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Olympus FE-240 probably is the best mini camera in the market. It out do any of the newer digital camera in the market. It zooms when taking video and steady and captures the motion fast, not like the newer model with a delay when taking video in action.
I have tried seven newer digital camera ( all brands) this year. None of them came to my sactisfaction. I already have two fe-240 and I just in need of another one. But it is not available in the retail store anymore, not even the manufacturer direct. Fortunately, I locate one in Amazon, togeher with a couple of XD memoriey cards. I sure enjoy what I have.
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Color: Black
From an another point and shoot camera, I opted for Olympus FE-240 in spring 2007. It is not difiicult to use, but pictures taken in indoor are very much deceiving. When I compare those pictures taken by other cameras at the same place and the same time, I am really frustrated...
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