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Olympus FE-240

 

Olympus FE-240
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Olympus FE-240 features a 7.1-megapixel image sensor, a 5x optical zoom in a super-slim two centimetre all-metal body which is available in multiple colours.

Like the other new FE-series digital cameras, the FE-240 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 instantaneous.

“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-240 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-240 includes Bright Capture Technology, enabling users to preview and shoot images and movies in low-light environments using specific scene modes.

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-240 offers 16 different shooting modes and should appeal to entry-level users desiring an easy-to-use point-and-shoot compact digital camera.

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus FE-240
Image Sensor FE-210/FE-220/FE-230/FE-240: 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5” CCD (1cm)

FE-250: 8.0 Megapixel (effective), 8.3 Megapixel gross, 1/1.8” CCD (1.4cm)

Lens FE-210/FE-220/FE-230: 6.3 – 18.9mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups

FE-240: 6.4 – 32mm (38 – 190mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 8 groups

FE-250: 7.4 – 22.2mm (35 – 105mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 4 groups

Zoom FE-210/FE-220/FE-230/FE-250: 3x Optical + 4x Digital (Seamless to 12x)

FE-240: 5x Optical + 4x Digital (Seamless to 20x)

Aperture Range FE-210/FE-220/FE-230: f3.1 - f5.9

FE-240: f3.3 - f5.0

FE-250: f2.8 – f4.7

LCD FE-210/FE-220: 2.5” (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 154,000 pixels

FE-230/FE-240: 2.5” (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels

FE-250: 2.5” (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels

Viewfinder N/A
Focus System Auto Focus (CCD Contrast Detection, iESP, Single)
Focus Ranges

FE-210/FE-220/FE-230:
Normal Mode: (Wide): 23.6” (0.6m) – infinity
(Tele): 3.9” (0.1m) – infinity
Macro Mode: (Wide): 3.9” (0.1m) – infinity
(Tele): 23.6” (0.6m) – infinity
Super Macro Mode: 2.0” (0.05m) – infinity

FE-240:
Normal Mode: (Wide): 27.6” (0.7m) – infinity
(Tele): 27.6” (0.7m) – infinity
Macro Mode: (Wide): 7.9” (0.2m) – infinity
(Tele): 23.6” (0.6m) – infinity
Super Macro Mode: 1.2” (0.03m) – infinity

FE-250:
Normal/Macro Mode: (Wide): 11.8” (0.3m) – infinity
(Tele): 19.7” (0.5m) – infinity
Super Macro Mode: 3.9” (0.1m) – infinity

Shutter Speed FE-210/FE-220/FE-230/FE-240: Auto (1/2000 sec. – 4 sec.)

FE-250: Auto (1/1000 sec. – 4 sec.)

ISO (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) FE-210/FE-220: Auto (64-640)

FE-230: Auto (50-1250)

FE-240: Auto (50-1000)

FE-250: Auto (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 10000*) *in SQ mode only

Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Auto (ESP)
Recording Modes Still Image: Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3;
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
Adjustment Resolutions FE-210/FE-220/FE-230/FE-240:
3,072 x 2,304, SHQ / HQ
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1
640 x 480, SQ2
1,980 x 1,080, 16:9

FE-250:
3,264 x 2,448, SHQ/HQ
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1
640 x 480, SQ2
1,980 x 1,080, 16:9

Shooting Modes FE-210/FE-220/FE-240: 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

FE-230: 19 Shooting Modes: Program Auto, Scene Presets (Portrait, Landscape, Night & Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Sunset, Sport, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Behind Glass, Auction, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro), Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Movie

FE-250: 16 Shooting Modes: Program Auto, Scene Presets (Portrait, Landscape, Night & Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Sunset, Sport, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Pet, Auction), Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Movie

Panorama Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master Software (when using Olympus brand xD-Picture card™)
Sequential Shooting 5fps up to 12 frames in SQ modes (FE-250 Only)
Selftimer 12 seconds
Movie Mode

AVI Motion JPEG, FE-210/FE-220: 640x480/15fps (SHQ), 320x240/15fps (HQ);

FE-230/FE-240/FE-250: 640x480/30fps (SHQ), 320x240/30fps (HQ)

Pixel Mapping Automatic pixel mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction

FE-210/FE-220/FE-230/FE-240: Set automatically in select Scene Modes;

FE-250: Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer

Image Playback

Still Image: Single, Index (4/9/16/25), Enlargement (up to 10x), Slideshow, My Favorites, Rotation
Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame

Playback Edit Effects FE-210/FE-220/FE-250: Still Image: Resize (640x480/ 320x240)

FE-230/FE-240: Still Image: Resize (640x480/ 320x240), Digital Stabilization Edit

Direct Printing Options PictBridge™, DPOF
Flash Built-in
Hot Shoe No
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Working Range FE-210/FE-220: Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) - 12.8ft (3.9m), Tele: 2.0ft (0.6m) - 6.9ft (2.1m)

FE-230: Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) - 12.8ft (3.9m), Tele: 2.0ft (0.6m) - 6.6ft (2.0m)

FE-240: Wide: 0.66ft (0.2m) - 11.8ft (3.6m), Tele: 2.0ft (0.6m) – 7.9ft (2.4m)

FE-250: Wide: 0.98ft (0.3m) – 14.1ft (4.3m), Tele: 1.6ft (0.5m) – 8.5ft (2.6m)

Settings Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, automatic up to 2099
Memory FE-210/FE-220: 7MB internal memory

FE-230/FE-240/FE-250: 20MB internal memory

Removable Media Card (Optional) xD-Picture Card™ (Std/Type H/M - 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB, or 2GB)
Outer Connectors FE-210: USB, Video Output, DC Input

FE-220/FE-230/FE-240/FE-250: USB, Audio/Video Output

Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed (USB mass storage)
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/VISTA with USB Port, Mac OS® 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB Port
Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac® 10.3 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 FE-210: (2) AA Batteries (incl.), (2) Ni-MH or (2) LI AA Batteries (optional);

FE-220/FE-230/FE-240/FE-250: Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B)

Size (W x H x D) FE-210: 3.5” W x 2.5” H x 1.2” D (90mm x 62.5mm x 30.5mm)

FE-220: 3.7” W x 2.2” H x 0.79” D (92mm x 55mm x 20mm)

FE-230: 3.6” W x 2.2” H x 0.65” D, Lens Part: 0.75” (90.5 x 55 x 16.5, Lens Part: 19.1mm)

FE-240: 3.7” W x 2.2” H x 0.79” D, Lens Part: 0.92” (93.5 x 56 x 20, Lens Part: 23.4mm)

FE-250: 3.7” W x 2.2” H x 0.88” D (94mm x 56.5mm x 22.3mm)

Weight (camera body only) FE-210/FE-220: 4.3oz. (122g)

FE-230: 3.7oz. (105g)

FE-240: 4.1oz. (115g)

FE-250: 4.1oz. (115g)

*All weights without batteries and media card

MSRP

FE-210: CDN $179.99 / US $149.99 / UK £100

FE-220: CDN $229.99

FE-230: CDN $229.99 / US $199.99 / UK £150

FE-240: CDN $299.99 / US $249.99 / UK £180

FE-250: CDN $349.99 / US $299.99 / UK £200

Package Contents:

FE-210:

  • 2 AA Batteries
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Basic Manual
  • 2 CD-ROM’s (OLYMPUS Master Software and Advanced Manual)
  • Warranty Card

FE-220/FE-230/FE-240/FE-250:

  • Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger (LI-40C)
  • USB Cable
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Basic Manual
  • 2 CD-ROM’s (OLYMPUS Master Software and Advanced Manual)
  • Warranty Card

*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
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©2007 Olympus Imaging America Inc.


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