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If two is company and three is a crowd, you’ll want to invite all your friends to the party and capture every enjoyable moment with three crowd-pleasing, smart and stylish FE series digital compact cameras from Olympus that offer something for everyone. The super-slim body of the new Olympus FE-3010 is full of smart digital technology, but offered at an affordable price, so when tucking the camera away in your pocket or purse, you’ll still have some money left for party favors. The Olympus FE-3010 offers outstanding image quality thanks to a plethora of pixels. The Olympus FE3010 features 12 megapixels of resolution - more than enough for extra-large prints or to crop out unwanted party guests.
Olympus FE3010 digital camera design
The super-slim FE3010 digital camera shares features with the other FE series digital cameras, like easy-to-use Intelligent Auto for quick, hassle-free shooting; Advanced Face Detection for sharp portrait pictures; In-Camera Help Guides for the ultimate learn-as-you-go digital experience; VGA Movie Recording with Sound; a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for added convenience; and an LCD backlight boost for viewing images in bright light. Building on the features of the FE-3000 and adding more pixel power, the Olympus FE-3010 has a sleek, super-slim (0.7-inch thick), all-metal body that fits easily into a shirt pocket or a clutch for a day at the park or a night on the town. The Olympus FE-3010 digital camera is available in a variety of colors so consumers can mix and match their moods and styles. The FE-3010 is available in magenta, black and silver.
Olympus FE3010 - Auto mode & Shooting modes
While the new FE-3010 camera cannot file your income tax return for you, it can perform numerous challenging tasks and is as smart as it looks. Thanks to Intelligent Auto, the Olympus FE series camera automatically identifies the scene you are capturing (Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro, Sports) and automatically adjust the camera’s settings to capture the best quality results. If you do not want Intelligent Auto to make the decisions for you, the new Olympus FE-3010 camera offers numerous pre-set Shooting Modes, such as Sports, Fireworks and Night + Portrait. The camera also offers VGA-quality video and audio, which enables users to shoot and share movies on their TV or on the Web. Plus, with the Olympus Master 2.0 software, you can easily upload your movies to YouTube to share them with the world. Furthermore, the Olympus FE-3010 offers 19 Shooting Modes. This includes three for underwater shooting with the camera’s optional housing.
Image Stabilization and Face Detection technology
Digital Image Stabilization, offered on the Olympus FE-3010, freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to help prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject. Furthermore, advanced Face Detection tracks faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subject is moving, the camera continuously tracks your subject's face without having to press the shutter button. The Olympus FE3010 camera can detect up to 16 individual faces in one shot.
Olympus FE-3010 In-Camera Help Guide
The new Olympus FE-3010 features enhanced In-Camera Help Guides that make digital photography simple and fun for users of all ages and skill levels. In addition to the Help Guide that displays a brief description of camera settings and features on the LCD, the camera allows consumers to easily adjust ISO and white balance settings using the Program Auto mode. Additionally, Exposure Compensation enables users to preview and select various exposure effects on a live, multi-frame window on the LCD before snapping the shot. This smart feature allows users to see precisely what the image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring the camera captures the exact image desired. Program Auto and Exposure Compensation are great modes that enable novice users to get results like the pros while learning about the effects of different photography techniques.
Olympus FE-3010 memory card support
All Olympus digital point-and-shoot cameras accept xD-Picture Card media. Starting with products available in August 2008, they also accept microSD memory cards to capture images. The new Olympus FE3010 digital camera offers the flexibility to use either xD-Picture Card or microSD memory cards, which is just one more advantage of Olympus point-and-shoot cameras.
Olympus Master 2 Software
Olympus Master 2 Software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. A direct link makes uploading your images and videos to YouTube easier than ever. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates. Additionally, create scrapbooks, greeting cards and other fun prints using the optional ArcSoft Print Creations plug-in.
Olympus FE-3010 accessories
Olympus offers a number of optional accessories, specifically designed for the FE series cameras. For users looking to capture their underwater adventures, Olympus offers the PT-046 underwater housing for the FE-3010, which enables users to take pictures as deep as 130 feet (40 meters). Additional accessories include premium cases, available in a variety of colors, including red, black and brown leather as well as various, trendy patterns. A sporty neoprene case is also available and is perfect for outdoor adventures.
Olympus FE3010 price & availability
The Olympus FE-3010 will be available in March 2009. The camera includes the LI-42B Rechargeable Battery and Charger, USB Cable, Audio/Video Cable, MASD-1 (microSD Adapter), Wrist Strap, Manual, CD-ROM with Olympus Master 2 Software and Warranty Card. Olympus FE-3010 Estimated Street Price: $149.99 US. As soon as a full production sample will be available you can expect a full Olympus FE-3010 review from us, including our usual test photos.