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Olympus FE5030

Dennis Hissink
CES report
Saturday 9th, January 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Olympus introduces its new Olympus FE-5030 digital camera in a kaleidoscopic range of colours. Perfect for quality hounds on a budget, the 14 Megapixel Olympus FE5030 is jam packed with technology. But that doesn’t mean the camera is difficult to use: the Olympus FE-5030 makes capturing great shots easy. For example, AF tracking keeps moving subjects in focus, while i-Auto mode automatically identifies five commonly-encountered types of scenes and adjusts settings accordingly. Advanced Face Detection Technology and the artistic Magic Filters are also on hand. With up to 5x wide optical zoom, panorama and distance shots are a cinch. An SD card slot means worries about space are a thing of the past.

Olympus FE5030

14 megapixel Olympus FE5030 digital camera
Combining user friendly features and impressive high-tech, the USB chargeable Olympus FE-5030 delivers results that are nothing to scoff at. With its 5x wide optical zoom (26-130mm), the FE-series leader will snap party group portraits and the stage at shows with equal ease. Budding artists will enjoy playing with the four Magic Filters and viewing results on the 6.9cm/2.7” LCD: Pop Art, Fish-Eye, Sketch, and Pin Hole will give pictures a whole new look. An SD card slot supplies more than enough room for all masterpieces. Other practical features to support the pursuit of that perfect shot include Dual Image Stabilisation, AF tracking, i-Auto mode, and Advanced Face Detection Technology. Finished with a brilliant Double-Layered Crystal Shell, the Olympus FE-5030 will steal the spotlight whether it is Indium Grey, Aquamarine Blue, Flamingo Pink, or Pure White.

Olympus FE-5030 features face detection and AF tracking system
The Advanced Face Detection Technology on the Olympus FE-5030 searches for faces in a composition and recognises them as the main subject. The camera then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed. Advanced Face Detection Technology can detect up to 16 faces. Furthermore, an AF tracking system tracks the moving subject automatically and keeps it continually in focus for pictures that are optimally focused and exposed. The Olympus FE5030 also memorises subject data even when the subject goes out of frame and resumes tracking when it reappears.

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Olympus FE5030

i-Auto mode on the Olympus FE-5030 camera
The “intelligent-Auto” mode uses advanced automatic detection technology to allow the FE-5030 camera to recognise the five most commonly used scenes automatically. The new Olympus digital camera enables the capture of perfect photos without any need for manual settings. Olympus also offers [ib] software, an integrated photo browsing and organising software. Using the software on a PC, images can be organised by person, by place or by event. The information tagged in each photo allows selected pictures to be viewed on a PC.

Olympus FE5030

Olympus FE5030 incorporates Magic Filters
Enables special artistic effects to be created directly in the camera.
• Pop Art: Enhances colours, making them stronger and more vivid to create high-impact pictures that express the happy, light-hearted feeling of the pop art style.
• Fish-Eye: Reproduces the dramatic effect of a fish eye lens, lending a new perspective to the whole scene with a “round” effect.
• Sketch: Gives the impression that subjects have been sketched by an artist by transforming images into line drawings.
• Pin Hole: Reduces the peripheral brightness like an image seen through a pinhole. Added to this is a unique colour tone that results in a style that has an air of secrecy or portrays the feeling of being lost in another dimension or space.

Olympus FE5030

Olympus FE5030 price & availability
The Olympus FE-5030 follows an easy-to-use ‘one button, one function’ design principle, but if you still need help their convenient In-Camera Help Guide will lead you in the right direction. The new Olympus FE camera comes with the new [ib] software CD and will become available in March 2010.

Olympus FE5030

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