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Olympus FE-300

Ralf Jurrien
IFA Report
Thursday 23rd, August 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

Get the ease, flexibility and performance you want from an entry-class camera. The Olympus FE-300 digital camera is equipped with an astounding 12.0 Megapixels to let you capture every bit of detail while retaining the ability to crop and resize images later on a computer. Face Detection Technology works intelligently to ensure the accurate depiction of human subjects, while high ISO settings help to prevent blur caused by camera shake. Want to do more for less? With a giant 12.0 Megapixels, the Olympus FE 300 camera is the solution. Encased in a slim, metal body, this model doesn’t compromise functionality for simplicity. A bright 3x optical zoom together with a large 6.4cm LCD make framing shots a breeze.

Olympus FE-300

Olympus FE-300 digital camera
Meanwhile, BrightCapture Technology works to improve results in low-light conditions. The integration of the powerful TruePic III image processor puts unprecedented power and image quality at your fingertips. So that high performance doesn’t translate to difficultly, the Olympus FE300 digital camera features the “One button, one function” design principle. Together with a built-in guide function, it ensures the greatest of photographic ease and flexibility. With 17 scene modes including Candle, Fireworks or Portrait, you may never have to manually adjust a setting. And using the integrated Face Detection Technology, the inventive Smile Shot mode even recognises faces in a scene and then automatically releases the shutter when subjects smile. Meanwhile, an eight-step mode dial means you’re never more than a few clicks away from the appropriate camera mode. What’s more, high ISO settings minimise the chance of blur caused by camera shake, and 25 languages on board ensure that menus are easily navigable for virtually everyone.

Olympus FE-300 camera - Availability
Equipped with both internal memory and an xD-Picture Card slot, the Olympus FE-300 camera is ready to capture both still shots and movies with sound up to memory capacity. And the Olympus Master software including the Muvee Pack trial version makes it a cinch to transfer, edit and archive images on a personal computer. The stylish and powerful 12.0 Megapixel Olympus FE-300 will become available in September 2007.

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Olympus FE-300 digital camera - Features
• Maximum detail with 12.0 Megapixel resolution
• Bright 3x optical zoom (equiv. to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera) 1:2.8-4.7
• High ISO setting for less blur
• See and share more on the 6.4cm/2.5” LCD
• 230,000 pixel resolution
• Face Detection Technology
• 17 scene modes for best results in different situations
• “One button, one function” design principle
• Guide Function for easy operation
• Better low light shooting thanks to BrightCapture Technology
• Liven up memories with movie recording with sound
• TruePic III image processor for faster image handling and higher image quality
• Perfect Shot Preview
• Super Macro mode (as close as 10cm)
• Stylish metal body
• Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
• Supplied with Olympus Master software 2.03
• Muvee Pack trial version
• LI-42B lithium ion battery

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Olympus FE-300

Olympus FE-300 digital camera - High ISO setting
A special shooting mode, where the Olympus FE-300 camera automatically increases ISO sensitivity to allow shorter shutter speeds - which helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or by fast-moving objects.

Olympus FE-300 - Face Detection Technology
A technology that searches for faces in a composition and recognises them as the main subject. The Olympus FE-300 then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed.

Olympus FE-300 - One button, One function
Controlling the Olympus FE-300 camera becomes child’s play. All essential functions like shooting, playback and viewing on the LCD, as well as erasing, are easily activated via a single button.

Olympus FE-300 - Guide function
The general purpose and recommended use of the various Olympus FE-300 camera modes and menu options are briefly explained directly on the LCD. This makes shooting easier and means users will rarely need to consult the manual - a real benefit for photographers when on the go, as well as those looking for a short theoretical briefing without having to carry or consult guidebooks.

Olympus FE-300 - BrightCapture Technology
A technology developed for better shooting results in low light situations. It works in two ways: i) All available pixel information from the image sensor is used to provide a view on the LCD that’s up to four times brighter than conventional types, to make framing easy even in dark surroundings. ii) In certain shooting modes sensitivity is increased (resolution is sometimes reduced), which results in well-exposed images with accurate colour reproduction, high contrast and definition, even when not using the flash. Scene modes that benefit from BrightCapture Technology include Candle, Night Scene and Available Light.

Olympus FE-300 - TruePic III image processor
Olympus’ newest-generation image processing engine. The Olympus FE-300 digital camera automatically enhances important aspects of image quality including: Colour reproduction (colour range, saturation and brightness), picture sharpness (reduced image noise, improved edge reproduction), as well as providing faster processing speeds.

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