Olympus FE-115 Zoom Review

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Olympus FE-115 Zoom

Record Mode Screens & Menus

Olympus FE-115

Program AUTO mode offers fully automatic control over the exposure process for point-n- shoot simplicity, and can used by anyone regardless of their experience level. The brackets in the center indicate the focus area, there is capacity for 72 more images on the xD memory card, and the image size/quality is SHQ 2560x1920.

Olympus FE-115

When you half-press the shutter the focus is locked, a green icon is displayed to indicate focus was achieved. The red "lightning bolt" indicates the flash is charged and will fire.

Olympus FE-115

Rotating the Mode dial gives access to the camera's various exposure modes: Program Auto, Image Stabilization, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Self portrait and Movie.

Olympus FE-115

The 4-way controller is used for changing the camera's Self-timer, EV Compensation and macro focus settings; these function menus are displayed for a few seconds on the color LCD after each button is depressed.

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The Macro (close-up) focus mode lets you shoot from 7.9" - 19.7" (0.2m - 0.5m) or you can get as close as 0.8" (20mm) when using Super Macro mode.

Olympus FE-115

The Movie record mode screen. The total amount of recording time available is shown by the green "23:32" in the lower right hand corner. We have enough space on the xD card we used for our tests to record for 23 min. and 32 seconds. You can record movies at resolutions of 320x240 or 160x120 without audio. The length of recording is limited only by the amount of space available on the xD card. The zoom can be preset before recording, but it can not be changed during recording.

Olympus FE-115

Movies can be recorded at 320x240 or 160x120 at 15 frames per second without sound.

Olympus FE-115

Pressing the MENU button while in any still recording mode allows you to access the FE115's Menu system.

    Resolutions - SHQ 2560x1920 (Low Compression), HQ 2560x1920 (High Compression), SQ1 2048x1536, SQ2 640x480

    Back Up - Copies image files from internal memory to xD card

    - Set the time and date

    - Select the language for on-screen display

    Sleep - Adjusts power saving settings

    Video Output - Select NTSC or PAL video format

    Card Format - Formats the Internal memory or xD card

    Pixel Mapping - Checks the CCD imager for errors

    Panorama - Enters Panorama mode

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