The Olympus FE-230 features a 7.1-megapixel
image sensor, a 5x optical zoom in a 1.5 centimetre
super-slim design and durable metal body. An optional
underwater housing (PT-038) designed specifically
for the FE-230 provides worry-free fun in the
pool or ocean. Images can be captured when scuba
diving down to a depth of approximately 130 feet
(40 metres) below the surface.
Like the other new FE-series digital cameras,
the FE-230 features an enhanced Help Guide and
a tutorial shooting guide that also
sets the camera with the touch of a button, making
the transition from learning to taking great pictures
One Touch design means individual
buttons for shooting, reviewing and deleting images.
Buttons are conveniently located on the top of
the cameras with icons for easy access to frequently
used functions - shooting, playback, zoom
and delete options right at your fingertips. Macro
mode, flash mode and a self-timer are located
on an arrow pad for quick use for composing images.
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) freezes the
action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter
speeds that prevent blurry images often caused
by a moving subject. The FE-230 also features
Digital Image Stabilization Edit, which uses a
built-in gyro sensor to track camera movement
so you can fix blurry images right in the camera.
The FE-230 includes Bright Capture Technology,
enabling users to preview and shoot images and
movies in low-light environments using specific
The large 2.5-inch LCD screens make it easier
to see clear images when composing shots as well
as when gathering friends and family around to
view the results.
Pre-Set Shooting Modes, accessed via a rotating
dial, and menu button on the back of the cameras,
make it easy to capture great images in a variety
of lighting situations, such as Sports, Fireworks,
and Night Scene with Portrait. Each of the FE
cameras also feature an AVI Movie Mode, which
enables users to record television quality movies,
limited only by the size of the xD-Picture Card.
The Olympus FE-230 features 19 shooting
modes, including three underwater scene modes,
and should appeal to entry-level users desiring
an easy-to-use point-and-shoot compact digital
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