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$139 Olympus Fe 26 Digital Camera

Reviewing: Olympus Fe 26 Digital Camera  |  Rating:
theuniguy By theuniguy on
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Not so long ago i bought an Olympus digital camera for my mum, it was a present for her holiday she's only just left on to Tasmania. The camera is capable of taking 12mp photos with an adjustable resolution, has 3x optical zoom and a 2.7" Lcd Monitor. Other capabilities include Intelligent auto, digital image stabalization, af tracking, face detection as well as perfect shot preview which allows you to take several photos and keep them in the screen. Of course other basicm features include video recording and numerous other things i haven't explored

From opening the box, it took just 5 or 10 minutes for myself to master most of the controls. With my mother on the other hand, it took about 15 to 20 minutes to explain each of the functions and how to add, delete and view previous photos. The onboard memory is only around 40 - 50mb, however everyone knows that when buying a camera it's best to purchase a 2 - 4gb sd card for less then $25.

After taking several photos with the camera, and transferring them over to my computer with the included cable, the photos are clear and very well presented (of course it depends on your photo ability).

The camera's a good buy, and being an employee of kmart, i know we don't sell much cheaper, or anything decent in the digital camera range.

Update On Jan 30, 2010: As an update i recently changed the batteries to duracell lithium batteries, and the camera has been working non stop for the last 4 hours. The cheapies i use to try barely lasted 20minutes.