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Olympus FE-280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews of Olympus FE-280. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and size are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the flash and storage. There are some negative views about the memory and focus.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

zoom, low-light, shutter, focus, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Olympus FE-280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and portability are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the image quality and zoom.

usability, price, design, portability, size

zoom, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus FE-280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Olympus FE-280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and size. The performance and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the lens and low light performance, and there are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen

price, shutter, focus, low-light, lens

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus FE-280 8Mp compact camera

 

The 8Mp Olympus FE-280 costs £135 - a pretty low price. It comes with a good user guide for beginners but offers few manual settings. Image quality is merely average.

The Olympus FE-280 is cheap and cute, and it fits easily in your pocket. Anyone with serious photographic ambitions, however, will outgrow it quickly.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus FE-280 camera review

 

The Olympus FE-280 is stylishly designed in a slimline body. Unlike Rebecca Bradley herself.

Stylish, ultra-compact design; Easy to follow menus; Good ISO Results; Accurate colour rendition

Purple fringing in landscape shot

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus FE-280

 

The Olympus FE-280 is a fairly standard, cheaper, pocket sized digital camera. It is fine for snapshots, but struggles a bit for sharpness at longer distances. Colours are good and it is a pretty simple model for anyone looking for a no fuss, take...

Simple design - lightweight

Photos could be sharper

A pretty standard pocket camera. Image quality falls somewhere midrange. It scores well for easy of use and is one of the most lightweight cameras on the market. It looks good without being a style icon and is available in a selection of colours. The...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Narusa Rebbapragada (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Olympus FE-280

 

The eight-megapixel FE-280 costs under £100 - which looks like a bargain. However, the camera offers few manual settings, and its image quality was mediocre.

Low cost. 21 scene modes.

No manual controls. Poor output.

The FE-280 is cheap and cute, and it fits easily in your pocket. Anyone with serious photographic ambitions, however, will outgrow it quickly

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Olympus FE-280 review

 

The eight-megapixel FE-280 costs under £100 – which looks like a bargain. However, the camera offers few manual settings, and its image quality was mediocre.

Low cost. 21 scene modes

No manual controls. Poor output

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (techworld.com)

Olympus FE-280 8Mp compact camera

 

The 8Mp Olympus FE-280 costs £135 - a pretty low price. It comes with a good user guide for beginners but offers few manual settings. Image quality is merely average.

The Olympus FE-280 is cheap and cute, and it fits easily in your pocket. Anyone with serious photographic ambitions, however, will outgrow it quickly.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus FE-280

 

With few flaws a lot to like, the IXUS 970IS is another great compact camera from Canon. Its most noteworthy feature is the stabilised 5x optical zoom, but there should be something for most users in this package.

5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilisation, sharp images, good noise performance up to ISO 800, looks fantastic

Some chromatic aberration issues, power button poorly designed

May, 2008

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Olympus FE-280

 

The 8-megapixel Olympus FE-280 costs $200--a pretty low price. It comes with a good user guide for beginners but offers few manual settings. Image quality was merely average.

Can show multi-frame preview of effects ; Slim and lightweight

Smile Shot feature doesn't always work ; Only-average image quality

The lightest camera on the chart and one of the least expensive, the FE-280's images scored about average in our tests.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Olympus FE-280

 

Preview of the Olympus FE-280.

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Jul, 2007

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

Olympus FE-280 Zoom

 

Continue on to Features & Controls FE-280 Zoom Specifications Imager 8.0 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.35" CCD (1.1cm) Lens 6.3 - 18.9 mm (36 - 108 mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 Lenses in 5 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses Zoom 3x Optical Zoom + 4x...

Oct, 2007

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