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Olympus FE-290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Olympus FE-290. 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. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The performance and portability also get good views, whereas the memory and shutter get less positive comments. Reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, price

zoom, shutter, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus FE-290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus FE-290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus FE-290 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and durability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the shutter.

portability, usability, image quality, durability, performance

shutter

67% 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-290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Olympus FE-290 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and usability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter, and some have doubts about the durability.

portability, performance, price, usability, image quality

durability

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

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

With a 4x wide-angle zoom and a 3-inch 230k monitor, the F-290 promises much but delivers surprisingly little.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

The Olympus FE-290 offers a 7Mp resolution, 4x optical zoom, starting at 28mm for those hard to reach wide-angle shots, and a 3in LCD screen.

28mm wide-angle lens; Large 3in screen; No pretentious ISO offerings

Messy menu

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus FE-290

 
May, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

Preview of the Olympus FE-290.

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

With hundreds of compatible Olympus accessories this Olympus FE-290 has what it takes to take a beginner photographer to the professional world through the user-friendly navigational tools and effects anyone can take professional looking photos at an...

sleek and extremely slim digital camera4x (28mm equivalent) wide optical zoom7.1 megapixelseveral fashionable colours

Olympus FE-290, 7.1 megapixel digital still camera has created...

Apr, 2008

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

See more: bigger LCD, wider angle, longer zoom

 

The FE-290 may look almost identical to the FE-280, but it is definitely a larger camera. The footprint is still small at 3.9 x 2.2 inches, but it's an inch thick, and that is making it an ultra-compact rather than an ultra-slim. It's still light at...

Elegant ultra-compact with large and bright high-res LCD display, 4X optical zoom gets you that much closer, Wide angle lens comes in handy in many situations, Digital image stabilization with gyro assist, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

Can't have sound and optical zoom together in movie mode, and only 15 fps, No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, No face detection mode, TruePic III processor, and only 7MB onboard memory, We prefer zoom rocker to a...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Olympus FE-290

 

The Olympus FE-290 is a 10 megapixel point and shoot camera that comes featuring a 4x optical zoom lens. It features a 3.0 inch LCD display, ISO range of up to 640 and 7 megabytes of internal memory. The Olympus FE-290 measures 97.7 x 55.7 x 26.5mm and...

It features a 3.0 inch LCD display, ISO range of up to 640 and 7 megabytes of internal memory

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

The FE-290, part of Olympus' Summer 2007 introduction of nine new consumer cameras, presents an interesting proposition. You get a bit less resolution (though still plenty enough), but some other goodies that are more important to many hobby...

Elegant ultra-compact with large and bright high-res LCD display, 4X optical zoom gets you that much closer, Wide angle lens comes in handy in many situations, Digital image stabilization with gyro assist, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

Can't have sound and optical zoom together in movie mode, and only 15 fps, No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, No face detection mode, TruePic III processor, and only 7MB onboard memory, We prefer zoom rocker to a...

descriptionThe FE-290 may look almost identical to the FE-280, but it is definitely a larger camera. The footprint is still small at 3.9 x 2.2 inches, but it's an inch thick, and that is making it an ultra-compact rather than an ultra-slim. It's still...

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digicamera.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

The FE-290, part of Olympus' Summer 2007 introduction of nine new consumer cameras, presents an interesting proposition. You get a bit less resolution (though still plenty enough), but some other goodies that are more important to many hobby...

Elegant ultra-compact with large and bright high-res LCD display, 4X optical zoom gets you that much closer, Wide angle lens comes in handy in many situations, Digital image stabilization with gyro assist, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

Can't have sound and optical zoom together in movie mode, and only 15 fps, No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, No face detection mode, TruePic III processor, and only 7MB onboard memory, We prefer zoom rocker to a...

The ultra-compact FE-290 is for those who value its 4X optical zoom, its terrific 3-inch LCD, and its wide angle lens above all else. If that is the sole focus, the FE-290 definitely hits the mark. In fact, we'd buy the FE-290 for the screen alone. We...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus FE-290

 

Easy to use with good quality results. Lots of features I keep discovering.

None yet

Oct, 2008

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