Olympus FE4000

The Olympus FE4000 is a slim and stylish digital camera in the point and shoot segment. The camera was announced on 22 July. The Olympus FE4000 is also known as Olympus X-95. The Olympus FE4000 dimensions are 95 x 57 x 22 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in). The Weight of the camera is 136 gm. The camera is light as the body material is plastic. The camera is available in colors Black, Dark Grey and Red.

Olympus FE4000

The camera has a 12 megapixel 1/2.3 " (6.16 x 4.62 mm, 0.28 cm²) CCD imaging sensor. The Pixel density of this sensor is 42 MP/cm². The camera has an ISO sensitivity ranging from 64 – 1600. The camera should have had a higher ISO but the one provided serves the purpose. The camera is equipped with 4x digital zoom and 4x optical zoom. The zoom range is 26mm Wide and 105mm Tele. The much needed feature of Digital Image Stabilization is not present in the Olympus FE4000. It means that the camera is not a very good option for a beginner. The beginners can not hold the camera very steadily and that’s where the image stabilization comes into play. Thus the images might be blurry.

 Olympus FE4000

There is Auto Focus contrast detection in the camera. The Normal Focus range of the camera is 60 cm and the Macro Focus range is 36cm. The aperture range is F2.6 – F5.9. The Minimum shutter speed is 4 sec and the maximum speed is 1 / 2000 sec. The camera on starting gets ready to click pictures in 4 seconds which is slow compared to other cameras. The camera also has an In – built Flash which has a range of 4m and also has red – eye reduction and fill – in options.

Olympus FE4000

The Olympus FE4000 has digital ESP metering. The camera can also be used to shoot videos at a resolution of 620 x 480 and 320 x 240. The recording speed is 30 frames per second. There is a self timer which has a capability of delaying images by 12 sec whereas in other cameras it is only 10 sec.

Olympus FE4000

The Olympus FE4000 has an inbuilt memory of 48 MB and expansion slot supporting Micro SD card and xD – Picture card. The LCD present on the camera is a 2.7 inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 230000 pixels. The camera also has a 2.0 USB port. The Olympus FE4000 is powered by a Lithium-Ion LI-42B rechargeable battery. The battery will last for approx 150 shots.

Olympus FE4000

The Price of the Olympus FE4000 in India is Rs.9999/-. The very important feature of Optical Image Stabilization is absent so the camera is not a good choice for the beginners and the pros wouldn’t choose a camera which does not have very important features like a High ISO and Manual controls.

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