Olympus FE-230 Zoom Review
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The FE-230 features a 0.6-inch super-slim and durable metal body that makes this the most compact and portable member of the FE family. An optional underwater housing (PT-038) designed specifically for the FE-230 provides worry-free fun in the pool or ocean. Images can be captured when scuba diving down to a depth of approximately 130 feet (40 meters) below the surface.
These new FE-series cameras feature an enhanced Help Guide that makes digital photography simple for users of all levels. A tutorial "shooting guide" educates users on tips for achieving specific effects, such as "shooting into backlight" and "adjusting coloration." The shooting guide not only provides detailed descriptions for various photographic scenarios, but also actually sets the camera with the touch of a button, making the transition from learning to doing instantaneous.
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) comes standard on these new models, for capturing crisp, clear pictures. DIS freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject. The FE-230 and FE-240 also feature Digital Image Stabilization Edit, which uses a built-in gyro sensor to track camera movement so you can fix blurry images right in the camera.
They also feature a "One Touch" design with individual buttons for shooting, reviewing and deleting images, conveniently located on the top of the cameras with icons so that frequently used functions can be accessed easily. Shooting, playback, zoom and delete options are at your fingertips. Macro mode, flash mode and a self-timer are located on the 4way controller for quick use while setting up the perfect composition.
The FE-230, FE-240 and FE-250 include Bright Capture Technology, enabling users to preview and shoot images or movies in low-light environments using specific scene modes. It's perfect for situations when the flash is not appropriate to capture the softness and warmth of a candlelit dinner or natural skin tones in subdued lighting.
The inclusion of pre-set shooting modes, accessed via a rotating dial and menu button on the back of the cameras, makes it easy to capture great images in a variety of shooting situations, such as Sports, Fireworks, and Night Scene with Portrait. The FE-210 offers QuickTime® Movie mode and internal microphones, which enables users to create short movies that can be emailed to family and friends. The FE-230, FE-240 and FE-250 capture movies at a higher resolution, providing television quality movies. The FE-210, FE-230 and FE-250 offer 16 different shooting modes, while the FE-230 features 19 shooting modes including three underwater scene modes.
Olympus' exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor enhances image quality for brilliant blue skies and accurate flesh tones and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid start- up, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBOTM enables the FE-230, FE-230 and FE-250 to capture information from the CCD with pixel "micro-smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos.
Connecting any FE Series camera to a computer is easy with the USB Auto Connect feature, which
connects the camera directly via USB 2.0 cable and requires no software. The included OLYMPUS
Master software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface
makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are searchable by date or
keyword in the Calendar View.
FE-230 Zoom Features:
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