Olympus FE-290 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus FE-290 
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General
Model Number: FE-290
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $249.99
Street Price: $158.27
Date Available: 2007-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.0 oz (142 g)
Size: 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(98 x 56 x 27 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1980 x 1080 (2.1 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (15)
320x240 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus lens, 7 elements in 6 groups, 3 aspherical
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (wide) / f/5.4 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x, seamless to 16x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder:  
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 234,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 640
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction
Self Timer: 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.66ft. (0.2m) � 14.4ft.(4.4m) at ISO 400; Tele: 1.1ft. (0.35m) � 7.2ft. (2.2m) at ISO 400
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input)
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-42B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-42B Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Olympus Master 2
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS 10.3 and higher
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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