Olympus FE-150 Brief Review


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  • 5 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • autofocus and exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • lithium ion battery
  • movie mode w/sound
  • 2.5" LCD screen
  • Release Date: 2006-02-01
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus FE-150
5 megapixels; 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; autofocus and exposure; JPEG file format; lithium ion battery; movie mode w/sound; 2.5" LCD screen
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

Olympus continues its quest for simplicity with the FE-150, a very attractive camera with some very attractive features. The FE-150 is a five megapixel camera, but unlike the budget F-115, the F-150 meets expectations of what a typical mainstream camera should be. With 3x optical zoom, a audio-enabled movie mode, large 2.5" LCD, and Olympus' intuitive user interface all set within a gorgeous metallic body, the casual photographer can't go wrong.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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