Olympus FE-310 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • AVI Movie with Sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • Auto focus with face detection
  • ISO range 80-640
  • 2.5 inch LCD display
  • 20.5MB Internal Memory, takes up to 2GB xD card
  • Power supply: AA Batteries
  • Release Date: 2008-01-22
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus FE-310
8.0 Megapixels; 5x Optical Zoom; AVI Movie with Sound; JPEG file format; Digital Image Stabilization; Auto focus with face detection; ISO range 80-640; 2.5 inch LCD display; 20.5MB Internal Memory, takes up to 2GB xD card; Power supply: AA Batteries
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The FE-310 has been replaced now; we suggest looking at the Olympus FE-47. Here's what we first wrote about the 310:

The Olympus FE-310 is a simple ultracompact camera with a some big features. The 8-megapixel sensor is a good start, but throw in the 5x optical zoom and now you've got some real optical power that's sure to get you some finely detailed shots. We're not happy that the FE-310 only has digital image stabilization as opposed to the more reliable optical IS, but you get what you pay for.

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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.

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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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