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Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus FE-210

Overall score:82%


  • Image quality, Design


  • ISO can’t be set manually


Olympus FE-210 Review


Price as reviewed:


The FE-210 has a good spec to go with its attractive design and good image quality. Along with the Pentax E30 it has a 7MP sensor and a 3x optical zoom with an ISO range of 64-640. There are 15 scene modes and using the most relevant mode will improve on using the Auto mode.

The FE-210 uses xD cards for storage. ISO selection is automated, leaving you no option of overriding it. You can set the image size but, because of the in-camera ISO selection, it means you occasionally get more noise from the higher ISO settings than you bargained for. Having said that, image quality is consistent over a range of subjects indoors and out, and noise is generally low throughout the images taken.


When buying one of these cameras you need to bear in mind that they are the manufacturers’ entry-level models and they will lack certain features available on cameras with a higher price. Having said that, it offers a good range of options for the price.


Flash Modes:6
White Balance:Auto, Sunlight, Tungsten, Overcast, Flourescent 1, Flourescent 2, Flourescent 3
ISO Range:Auto 64-640
Metering System:-
Exposure Modes:Auto, 15 Scene
Shutter Speeds:1/2 - 1/2000
File Formats:JPEG
Lens:38-114mm f/3.1-5.9
Memory Card:xD
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Dimensions:Refer to manufacturers website
Weight:Refer to manufacturers website