At an exceedingly slender 18.5mm depth, the new FE-190 is an affordable ultra-compact wonder that will draw envious glances wherever it is taken. This model brings style into the affordable, entry-level class of digital cameras. Its slim, attractively-designed metal body, which features a large 6.4cm LCD on its rear, ensures mobility and durability. Right from the start, hobby photographers will have everything they need to just go out, start shooting and get great results. Thanks to the "one button, one function" design principle, there’s no need to worry about complicated camera operation – making the easy to use FE-190 a snapshooter’s dream. Yet equipped with a precision 3x zoom lens and 6.0 million pixels, this Olympus model possesses plenty of muscle to deliver outstanding photos that will convince even when printed out in large formats.
Easy on the eye because of its stylish design, and easy on the pocket thanks to a very attractive price – the FE-190 is also extremely easy to fit in the pocket! At an exceptionally flat 18.5mm depth it takes up just the minimum of space, and is protected by a robust metal body. It is therefore the ideal go-anywhere camera.
Image quality is also superb. 6.0 million pixels permit stunning, high-definition shots to be captured – which can be reviewed with ease on the built-in 6.4cm LCD. Furthermore, incorporation of the TruePic TURBO processor ensures fast image processing with true-to-life results. A 3x zoom lens (equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm model) is on board to enhance shooting flexibility and bring far away subjects in close.
The need to read through a time-consuming manual has been all but eliminated. Employing a "one button, one function" design principle, it’s easy to have the camera ready quickly to capture the action in an instant. In addition, an easy-to-use help function explains all settings and the ten pre-defined scene modes such as Sports, Indoor and Fireworks directly on the LCD.
Various other modes, including Super Macro for taking close ups from as little as 5cm, movie recording with sound up to the full memory capacity, and image stabilisation with ISO 800 to significantly reduce the risk of blurred pictures, are also on hand. To select between the diverse camera programmes, photographers simply need to turn the conveniently located mode dial – thereby usually not needing to navigate through potentially confusing menus. In addition to internal memory, the FE-190 also lets data to be stored on widely-available xD-Picture Cards.
Users with a computer will especially welcome the inclusion of the practical Olympus Master software. It enables easy downloading, organising, editing and printing of images. In addition, it also lets several artistic effects to be applied to pictures, such as 3D or oil painting.
Combining remarkable ease of use with an eye-catching design and advanced imaging technology, the slim-line FE-190 is the ideal choice for anyone who wants great pictures at little effort. And due to its surprisingly affordable price, users are sure to get great value for their money.
The Olympus FE-190 – main features:
– 6.0 million pixels in stylish metal body
– Only 18.5mm slim
– One button, one function design principle
– 38-114mm (35mm camera equivalent), 1:3.1-5.9
– 6.4cm/2.5" LCD
– 10 scene modes (e.g. Sports, Indoor, Fireworks)
– Movie recording with sound up to card capacity
– Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
– Supplied with Olympus Master Software + LI-42B lithium-ion battery
– Multi-language menu (with 10 languages) plus possibility to download further languages from the internet (25 European languages available)