Olympus style for the novice photographer, the impressive 6 megapixel FE-120 is a spectacular deal for under $200. The Olympus FE-120 wants to be the new user's best friend, and at such an affordable price it seems like a friend indeed. The 6 megapixel sensor is a good start, and if you can deal with the fact that the camera's movie mode is silent, the FE-120 might be a good fit. The camera offers 16 scene modes which accommodate nearly every possible shooting condition, and its slight frame is no trouble for those on the move.
Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.
Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.
While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.
Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.
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