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      20.10.2006 14:44
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      I bought the Olympus FE-160 at the beginning of Summer in a very good deal by Dixons and so far I'm really pleased with it.

      The size is very good. Quite compact although I have found that if you have anything to slim in your pocket you can't feel it, especially if you are a tourist (pick pockets do my head in). So having a camera that i can feel is still there is important to me.

      The screen is one of the main things i look for when I buy a camera so that i can look and delete pictures rather than getting them on the computer first. This one is 2.5 inches with 230,000 mega pixels which is a really good size. It's also got picture zoom so that you can zoom into the areas of the picture that you can't seem very well. It has a 2.8x optical zoom and a 4x digital zoom so you can get quite close to the subject too.

      The camera is also 6 million mega pixels which is really good compared to some of the other cameras on the market.

      Within the camera there are 6 scene functions: Self portrait, night scene, landscape, portrait, image stabilisation, and automatic. Night scene is the most important out of these. Due to the fact that this mode uses a slower shutter speed, the camera needs to be very still in order not to get a blurred photo. In this mode, it is often better to rest it against something or put it on a tripod although the wind can still cause problems. The image stabilisation is also a favourite of mine because it reduces blurring when taking pictures where the subject is moving.

      There is the option of 4 types of image quality, 640x480, 2048x1536, 2816x2112 and then super high quality 2816x2112. I don't tend to notice the difference much so i keep mine on 2048x1536 so as to be able to take more photos with the limited amount of space that you have. The video function has two image quality settings: 320x240 and 160x120. The highest is much better quality obviously but its much more noticeable than in normal pictures.

      The settings on the camera allow the user to change languages, turn up and down the volume, turn on and off the shutter and beep sounds and change the date and time on the camera. When viewing pictures, you can view them through the slideshow function or through the index function (allowing the user to see more than one photo).

      The flash and timer functions as with pretty much all cameras are as standard with the normal features. The battery is rechargeable and compared to other cameras that i have had, has lasted much longer (this also depends on how much you use the viewing and playback functions.

      It's only 125g without the battery so it's very light too. Linking the camera to the computer is simple as pie. You simply connect the lead, choose the computer option and saves the pictures to your computer.

      I got this camera at a bargain and if you can too, do it.

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