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Olympus FE-170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Olympus FE-170. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom, while many are negative about the shutter and color.

usability, price, image quality, portability, screen

battery, durability, color, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-170

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Olympus FE-170 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : best4reviews.com (best4reviews.com)

Olympus FE-170

 

It may not look like much, but this keenly priced camera from Olympus will deliver much better images than current camera phones - and all you have to do is point and shoot

Some of the sharpest and most naturalistic coloured images seen from a pocket snapshot camera at this price

Boring, boxy design, plastic feel, no removable media included (so budget extra for a card)

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus FE-170

 

Another entry level digital camera from Olympus. In terms of design the FE-170 has a touch more style than other cameras in this series. Ease of use is a big attraction.

Ease of use ; Low price

Shutter lag ; Indoors in lowlight

"The Olympus FE-170 is an inexpensive digital camera. Not surprisingly it has its limitations, but if you are prepared to accept these you will find the camera is priced about right. It also scores highly as easy to use."

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus FE-170 review

 

On paper, the Olympus FE-170 is almost identical to its brother, the FE-180 . Both have the same 6-megapixel sensor, the same 38mm-to-114mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens, and the same emphasis on simplified, automated photography. In actual use, however,...

Simple to use; inexpensive.

Terrible performance.

The Olympus FE 170's price is hard to beat; its performance, not so much.

Oct, 2006

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

Olympus FE-170 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-170 Zoom Specifications Imager 6.0 Megapixel (effective), 6.2 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5" (1.2cm) CCD Lens 6.3 - 18.9mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups Zoom 3x Optical + 4x Digital...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Gagan Gupta (tech.firstpost.com)

Olympus FE-170

 

Olympus' starter-level camera has the essential features but messes up where it matters.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Olympus FE-170 review: Olympus FE-170

 

Olympus FE-170

Simple to use; inexpensive.

Terrible performance.

The Olympus FE 170's price is hard to beat; its performance, not so much.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Olympus FE-170

 

With a small price tag and few features, the FE-170 is Olympus's low-end point-and-shoot.

Consumers willing to spend a little more might want to consider the higher-end Olympus FE cameras instead, whose slightly higher price tags net additional features such as slimmer bodies, stronger lenses, and microphones for shooting movies with audio.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

What do Olympus' 6-megapixel "Easy & Fun" compacts offer and which is the best?

 

Let's say you want to spend under US$200 for a new digital camera and have always liked Olympus. You're in luck because this past summer the company announced four new FE-Series point-and-shoot digital cameras. They are all in Olympus' "Easy & Fun"...

Very low price for a good 6.0 megapixel camera, Higher-res screen than its pricier siblings, Uses standard AA batteries, Jack for optional A/C adapter, Comes with rechargeable AAs and charger, Has 640 x 480 movies with sound and zoom, TruePic TURBO...

No audio, Doesn't come with rechargeable batteries or charger, 320 x 240 video without sound or zoom, Lack of TruePic TURBO processor visible in lesser picture quality, Limited ISO range (400 max), Only 10MB onboard meemory, No audio clips or voice...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Olympus FE-170

 

Olympus introduces the FE-170 camera with 3x zoom that proves that photography is fun. With a no-nonsense "one button, one function" design and a 6.0 million pixel CCD, the Olympus FE-170 makes taking - and printing - even larger size photos a cinch....

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Olympus FE-170

 

The Olympus FE-170 is an entry level point and shoot camera that features a water resistent casing (up to 10 feet), 6.0 megapixel sensor, 2.5 inch LCD screen an a 3x Optical Zoom lens. Like the other new cameras in the FE Series of cameras from Olympus...

Like the other new cameras in the FE Series of cameras from Olympus it features digital image stabilization, 16 shooting modes and is powered by 2 AA batteries

Aug, 2006

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