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Olympus FE-120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Olympus FE-120. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The image quality and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the durability. The focus and memory get critical comments.

usability, performance, image quality, price, portability

battery, shutter, viewfinder, memory, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Olympus FE-120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and image quality also get good views, whereas many are critical about the reliability and shutter.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, screen

viewfinder, shutter, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Olympus FE-120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the flash and design. The image quality and price get less positive opinions, while there are some mixed views about the performance.

usability, design, flash

price, image quality

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Olympus FE-120 review

 

What price is a 6Mp camera?

Very natural colour rendition

Feels cheap and plasticky ; Images have unwanted noise

Fairly simple to use, the FE-120 is let down by its cheap feel and rather dated design and looks

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus FE-120

 

Olympus FE-120 Review. This is a fairly typical point and shoot digital camera. It comes in at the lower end of the digital camera price spectrum. With ease of use as well it is likely to appeal to anyone who is looking for something simple and...

Six megapixels ; Ease of use ; Low price

Picture quality ; Shutter lag ; Battery hungry

"Even when taking its price and target market into account the Olympus FE-120 proves to be a disappointment. Although this is a six megapixel model the picture quality disappoints. This is balanced to a degree by real ease of use, but overall I cannot...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Bland styling and a small LCD display detract for an otherwise impressive package.

LCD is small, at 1.8 inches, buttons are well placed

Lacks manual focus, startup is slow, around 4.5 seconds

May, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus FE-120

 

You might assume that a budget camera like the Olympus FE-120 takes subpar photos. But you'd be wrong: In our tests this 6-megapixel unit delivered v...

LCD is small, at 1.8 inches, buttons are well placed

Lacks manual focus, startup is slow, around 4.5 seconds

Bland styling and a small LCD display detract for an otherwise impressive package.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

FE-120 Digital Camera

 

You might assume that a budget camera like the $230 (as of 2/6/06) Olympus FE-120 takes subpar photos. But you'd be wrong: In our tests this 6-megapixel unit delivered very attractive photos, earning top points from our jury of reviewers, who were...

LCD is small, at 1.8 inches Buttons are well placed, allowing one-ha

Lacks manual focus Starup is slow, around 4.5 seconds

Though all of these issues are fairly small, in the end this camera will appeal mostly to people who are happy with automatic modes. Experienced photographers would likely find the lack of manual controls frustrating

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus FE-120 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-120 Zoom Specifications Imager 6.0 megapixel effective, 6.2 megapixel gross, 1/2.5" (12mm) CCD Lens 6.3 - 18.9mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 group Zoom Seamless to 12x (3x optical and...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com.au)

Olympus FE-120

 

The Olympus FE-120 offers decent 6-megapixel picture quality and a capable burst mode, but its lack of manual controls makes it strictly a snapshooter's mainstay.

Solid image quality ; Robust burst mode ; Simple operation ; Bounty of scene modes

No manual controls ; Slow autofocus ; Long shutter lag ; LCD difficult to view in bright light ; Motion-picture clips limited to 320x240

Colours were neutral, with only average saturation; the ability to add in-camera saturation would have been useful. We noticed a blue/cyan colour cast in outdoor pictures, and results under indoor illumination were a tad warm, whether we used automatic...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (macworld.com)

Olympus FE-120 camera

 

In the end, the Olympus FE-120 will appeal mostly to people who are happy with automatic modes. Experienced photographers would likely find the lack of manual controls frustrating.

Inexpensive; accurate color and exposure; light, slim body; comfortable to operate

Images a little soft; small, low-resolution LCD screen; no manual controls; no video out for TV viewing

The FE-120’s case resembles a bar of soap, with rounded edges and recessed buttons. At just over 1.4 inches thick, it’s slim enough to fit into a coat pocket or handbag, and at just over 5 ounces, it won't weigh you down. Its 3X zoom lens telescopes...

May, 2006

Expert review by (bayreviews.com)

Olympus FE-120 Digital Camera

 

Long battery life, picture quality is good, and the price is right

Auto focus is slow, picture quality could have been better, and overall performance is slow

Easy to use, cheap, but not a lot of features...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Olympus FE-120

 

The Olympus FE-120 is a six megapixel (CCD) entry level digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens and 1.8 inch LCD. It measures 106 x 56 x 36mm and weighs 140 grams. it also features a 'TruePic TURBO' image processor for faster processing, shutter lag...

It will hit stores in September of 2005 and will retail for around $230 (USD)

Aug, 2005

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