PIX 2015

Olympus FE-340 (C-560)

Announced Jan 22, 2008 •
8 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 36 – 180 mm (5×)

I bought this camera in a hurry as I was leaving in a 4-month extended business trip. My original intention was was to buy a the Fujifilm J50, which I had researched, but bought the FE-340, which was ame price, in a last minute change of mind. I was pleasantly surprised to find how good my purchase was. I already have an Olympus C-750 camera so the menus were easy to find my way around and I was pleased to see this new camera is much more responsive and actually take the shot when I push ...

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OK, so to put this into perspective...I was after a simple P&S camera to compliment my SP-350, which tends to be a little too big to slot into my pocket if I'm off to a party or the pub. I chose this camera on the basis of: 1. Size 2. Price 3. It's an Olympus, so I would be familiar with setup, menus, etc On this basis, I'm very happy with it. I'm a bit frustrated with the lack of total manual control, but I was aware of this before I bought it. Just suffering some withdrawl symptoms ...

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