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The main differences are in the resolution, which is 12 megapixels (as opposed to 10) and the 4x optical zoom, up from 3.

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Pros

Lithium-Ion battery holds charge very well - users can expect 2-3 hours of continuous shooting throughout the first several months of use

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Excellent picture quality at the ~$100 price point - color detailing is rich and true-to-life, with various scene modes offering preset contrast configurations

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LCD display functions very well - component is easy to view and incorporates a fairly intuitive menu navigation system

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Windows Media Player support is a major selling point - provides an excellent alternative to many similar Quicktime-only units, especially for PC users who want to edit and further adjust their videos

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"iAUTO" mode provides an excellent general-purpose shooting option - ideal for inexperienced users and spontaneous image capture

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Cons

Mirror-like finish shows fingerprints very easy - may cause considerable annoyance amongst users, requiring daily cleaning measures

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Included instruction manual (both physical and software version) is complicated and poorly-arranged - many users report struggling with the text before opting to explore the unit on their own

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Video quality is fairly disappointing - seemingly prone to fuzzy/blurry imagery and inconsistent lighting levels regardless of surroundings

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The Olympus FE-4000 is a lower-mid range point-and-shoot digital camera, a step above the FE-3000, and with similar but upgraded features. The main differences are in the resolution, which is 12 megapixels (as opposed to 10) and the 4x optical zoom, up from 3. The FE-4000 also has autofocus tracking which enables clearer pictures of moving targets. It also has a high ISO mode, at speeds of 1600 ISO and 20 different preset shooting modes, including an automatic mode that selects from these. The FE-4000 does not have a viewfinder and must use the 2.7" LCD screen to take photos. Like the FE-3000, this camera has a compact form factor and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Other features include a "magic filter" mode that adds artistic digital filters to the photo, face recognition, and digital image stabilization.

Features

 

  • 12 megapixel resolution
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Compact
  • High-ISO (1600) shooting
  • "Magic Filter" artistic mode
  • 20 shooting modes, including auto
  • Built-in flash
  • Lithium-ion battery (lasts approximately 170 shots)
  • Video capture mode
  • YouTube uploading software
  • 2.7"-diagonal LCD screen
  • Face recognition
  • Digital image stabilization
  • On-screen tips
Color Options
  • Pearl White
  • Dark Grey
  • Magenta
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