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Olympus FE-170


Olympus FE-170
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Olympus FE-170 features 6MP resolution, 3x optical zoom, and a large 2.5-in. LCD monitor in a compact body.

Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) favours a high ISO (up to ISO 400) and fast shutter speed to reduce or eliminate blurred shots caused by camera shake and/or subject movement.

A Built-in Help Guide handholds beginners thru how to use the camera's features and shooting modes.

The Olympus FE-170 provides 16 useful shooting modes, including QuickTime (320 x 240 @ 15fps) with sound.

PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the camera to any PictBridge-enabled printer.

The Olympus FE-170 should appeal to first-time users desiring a budget-priced and easy-to-use point-and-shoot digital camera.

Olympus FE-170
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus FE-170
Imager 6.0 Megapixel (effective), 6.2 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5” (1.2cm) CCD
Lens 6.3 – 18.9mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups
Zoom 3x Optical + 4x Digital (seamless to 12x)
Aperture Range f3.1 – f5.9
LCD 2.5” (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 154,000 pixels
Focusing System Autofocus (CCD Contrast Detection, iESP)
Focusing Ranges Normal/Macro Mode:(Wide)4.0” (0.1m) – infinity
(Tele)23.6” (0.6m) – infinity
Super Macro Mode: 2.0” (5cm)
Shutter Speeds Auto (1/2000 sec. – 4 sec. )
ISO Auto (64 – 400)
White Balance System Auto (ESP)
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Recording Modes Still Image: DCF, Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3 Movie Mode: QuickTime® motion JPEG
Adjustable Resolutions 2,816 x 2,112, SHQ/HQ 2,048 x 1,536, SQ1 640 x 480, SQ2
Shooting Modes 16 Shooting Modes: Program Auto, Scene Presets (Portrait, Landscape, Night & Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Sunset, Sport, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Behind Glass, Auction), Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Movie
Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master Software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™
Movie Mode QuickTime Movie: 320x240/15fps (HQ), 160x120/15fps (SQ)
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index (4/9/16/25), Enlargement (up to 10x), Slideshow, Rotation Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-By-Frame
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Resize (640x480, 320x240)
Direct Printing Options PictBridge™ and DPOF
Viewfinder N/A
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low-light and backlit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Working Range Wide: 0.7 ft. (0.2m) – 13.1 ft. (4.0m) Tele: 2.0 ft. (0.6m) – 6.9 ft. (2.1m)
Selftimer 12 Seconds/Auto
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Memory 10MB internal memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB)
Outer Connectors USB Connector, Video Output, DC Input
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed (USB mass storage)
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP with USB port, Mac OS® 9.0 – 9.2x/OS X 10.1 – 10.4 with USB port Software: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP, Mac® 10.2 and higher
Operating Environment Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C), 30% – 90% humidity Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C), 10% – 90% humidity
Power Supply (2) AA Batteries, (2) Ni-MH AA Batteries (optional), AC Adapter (E-7AU) (optional)
Size (W x H x D) 90 x 62.5 x 30.5 mm /
3.6 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.
Weight 124g (4.4 oz.) without batteries and media card
MSRP US $149.99 / CDN $179.99

Package Contents:

  • FE-170 digital camera
  • 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • USB cable
  • Audio/Video cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Basic Manual
  • 2 CD-ROMs (OLYMPUS Master software and Advanced Manual)
  • Warranty card

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