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The FE series from Olympus focuses on slim design, ease of use, and competitive pricing.

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Pros

affordable price

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nice size preview screen that makes it easy to see your shot

3 agree

facial recognition

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pictures can be blown up to poster size and still remain sharp

2 agree

microSD support

2 agree

performed well in snap shooting on total auto setting

2 agree

long lasting rechargeable battery

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size of the camera is convenient

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in-camera help guides

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slim and compact design

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Cons

camera won't set panorama mode

3 agree

3x optical zoom

2 agree

poor video recording resolution

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limited image stabilization

1 agrees

I have to keep going back to manual to undo features because there are way too many options.

1 agrees

Does not allow you to expand Auction Mode from 640x480

1 agrees

Does not perform auto bracketing to allow for HDR Photo's.

1 agrees

2.5" screen

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instructions are vague and confusing

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Does not shoot in RAW format.

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basic point and shoot

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unattractive design

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the video does not put out sound

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there is a delay in going back to watch your pics

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feels cheap

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The FE series from Olympus focuses on slim design, ease of use, and competitive pricing.  While at the basic end of the line, the FE-20 nonetheless offers 8.0 megapixels of resolution and 3x optical plus 4x digital zoom in a compact 3/4" thick body (0.85" including the lens collar).  17 shooting modes and in-camera help make capturing challenging subjects easy even for beginners.  While effective, this model's Digital Image Stabilization ("DIS") amounts to little more than automatic ISO control and fast shutter speeds (contrast this with the built-in gyro sensor and Digital Image Stabilization Edit of the FE-320 and FE-340, or the sensor-shift Dual Image Stabilization of the FE-370).  More impressive is the camera's ability to recognize and track faces, adjusting focus and optimizing exposure for the best possible "people pictures."  The FE-20 is no slouch in the video realm either, capturing 15 or 30 fps at either 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 resolution.

Features
  • 8.0 megapixel CCD sensor -- up to 3264 x 2448 resolution
  • 3x optical zoom (36 -- 108 mm equivalent)
  • Slim 3/4" body
  • 2.5" display
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • Face recognition
  • 13 scene modes
  • 1/2000 sec. -- 1/2 sec. shutter speed (up to 4 sec. in Sunset mode)
  • 30 and 15 fps video capture
  • Sensitivity to ISO 1000
  • Supports xD-Picture Card natively; microSD memory with MASD-1 adapter
  • Uses LI-42B Li-ion Battery
  • Charger, USB cable, A/V cable, wrist strap, MASD-1 adapter, Olympus Master 2 Software included
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