Olympus FE-3000 / X-890 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on build quality.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Olympus FE-3000 / X-890: 10 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, XD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Samantha, Swansea Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
takes a really good picture even using the digital zoom
Bad points:
it automatically turns on at a certian setting and you cant change it so it comes on at a different setting which means sometimes the photos arnt as good.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2009

Leeanne, Kent Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Looks nice and very lightweight. Pictures are good quality.
Bad points:
A little complexed to use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Good features and compact
Bad points:
Extremely poor build quality and fiddly menus, in addition the microphone to pick up sound is very poor.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 1.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2009

Jay , Torrington, Devon Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very compact with a host of useful features.
Bad points:
Hard to use in very bright light. pity there's no viewfinder.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2009

This Olympus FE-3000 / X-890 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Resolution (Pixels) 3968x3976
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Colour Multi
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot No
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
PictBridge No
Macro Mode Yes
Macro Mode No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 108
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 57x94.2x21.1
Dimensions (mm) 94x57x21
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.1-5.9
In-built memory (Megabytes) 19
Release date 2009-01-16
Height in mm 5.7
Width in mm 94.2
Depth in mm 2.1
Serial Shot Mode No
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 108
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36

Also known as: Olympus FE-3000 Digital, Olympus FE3000 Gold, Olympus FE3000 Black, Olympus FE-3000, Olympus X-890, Olympus FE3000 Digital

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Manufacturer's Description

Always the life of the party. People of all ages and skill levels will love the FE-3000. With its 3x optical zoom and movie capabilities, it’s a blast to shoot with. Plus it’s so small, you can just slip it in your pocket and you’re off.

ADVANCED FACE DETECTION.

Tracks up to an amazing 16 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

INTELLIGENT AUTO.

Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting—Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro, or Sport—and adjusts the settings to optimize results.

DIGITAL IMAGE STABILIZATION.

With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds, you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.

VGA MOVIE WITH SOUND.

Capture and share your fondest memories in full motion on the big screen or on the web.

OLYMPUS MASTER™ 2 SOFTWARE.

Easily upload your VGA movies with sound to YouTube™ and share them with the world.


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