Olympus X840/FE310 reviews and prices: Compact camera

30 customer reviews

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

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8.2 out of 10 based on 30 reviews.
Olympus X840/FE310: 8.4 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, XD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
can use AA batteries, no worries about connection when travelling.
can use my xd cards
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy to use
Bad points:
when getting out of the camera bag it was easy to turn the dial without realising it.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great image quality and easy to use
Bad points:
video and sound quality is good but could be better.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2009

Gail, London Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Takes really clear and good quality pictures. Solidly built and easy to handle. Excellent zoom feature.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Idiot Proof
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and good quality pictures.
Bad points:
A view finder to look through if the sun is really bright would have been useful.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Programmes
Bad points:
Lastin time of batteries
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 6.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 2.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3264x2448
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer No
Weight (g) 122
Weight (g) 140
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) 93x61.7x30.5
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.2-4.8
Release date 38042
Height in mm 6.2
Width in mm 93
Depth in mm 3.1
Serial Shot Mode No
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 185
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 37

Also known as: Olympus FE310-BLACK, Olympus FE310, Olympus FE-310, olympus x840

Digital Cameras Buyers' Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Sleek and elegant, the 8.0 Megapixel µ 840 was designed with today’s sophisticated and fashion-conscious photographer in mind. Featuring a 5x optical zoom, this model also boasts Dual Image Stabilisation to protect against blur caused by camera shake. Face Detection Technology automatically optimises settings for human subjects. An extra-large 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal LCD ensures maximum framing and reviewing convenience – even in bright sunlight.

  • 5x optical zoom (36 – 180mm*) for
    exciting close ups
  • Avoids blur thanks to Dual Image
    Stabilisation
  • Face Detection for perfectly focused and
    exposed faces plus correct exposure of
    other image areas
  • 6.9cm/2.7"HyperCrystal LCD with a bright
    display even in brilliant sunlight
  • Better low light shooting thanks to
    BrightCapture Technology
  • Enhanced panorama function for
    spectacular panorama images
  • 20 scene modes for best results in
    different situations
  • Liven up your memories with movie
    recording with sound (up to VGA
    resolution at 30fps)
  • 8 Megapixels to make poster-size prints
  • TruePic III image processor for faster
    image handling and higher image quality

*Equivalent to a 35mm camera


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