Olympus FE-190 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 6 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • JPEG file format
  • Movie mode with sound
  • Auto focus and exposure
  • ISO 80-1000
  • xD-Picture Card storage (22MB internal)
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Release Date: 2006-08-23
  • Final Grade: 0 F

F

Olympus FE-190
6 megapixels; 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; JPEG file format; Movie mode with sound; Auto focus and exposure; ISO 80-1000; xD-Picture Card storage (22MB internal); Lithium-ion battery; 2.5-inch LCD display
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Olympus FE-190 is a decent ultracompact shooter with Digital Image Stabilization, not as good as optical, but better than nothing. Especially when the camera is so small, even the slightest movement of your hand might blur a photo. The FE-190 is a great beginner's camera, completely automatic and equipped with a built in help-guide for selecting the correct modes for the current situation. At 6 megapixels, and with a 2.5-inch LCD, the FE-190 is a nice option for the curious and casual consumer.

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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.

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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