Olympus FE-4000 Brief Review

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  • 12 megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom, wide-angle lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • xD-Picture Card or microSD memory storage
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Final Grade: 79 3.95 Star Rating: Recommended

3.95 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus FE-4000
12 megapixels; 4x optical zoom, wide-angle lens; 2.7-inch LCD display; xD-Picture Card or microSD memory storage
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Olympus FE series is known for userfriendliness, though it's also known somewhat for unreliability. The FE-4000 is a simple, straightforward camera intended for casual photographers and budget-minded consumers. It has fairly decent specifications and a stylish appearance, as well.

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Olympus Reviews

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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