At A Glance

The lightest camera on the chart and one of the least expensive, the FE-280's images scored about average in our tests.

Manufacturer’s Description

Smart technology packed into a slim design. If you want a compact digital camera that offers easy-to-use features, amazing image quality and a slim go-anywhere design, the FE-280 is the camera for you. Digital Image Stabilization Mode and Edit, coupled with 21 Shooting Modes, means you'll get high-quality results in all shooting situations.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 4 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number 226015
UPC Code 050332161764
Brand Name Olympus
Product Name FE-280 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Smart technology packed into a slim design. If you want a compact digital camera that offers easy-to-use features, amazing image quality and a slim go-anywhere design, the FE-280 is the camera for you. Digital Image Stabilization Mode and Edit, coupled with 21 Shooting Modes, means you'll get high-quality results in all shooting situations.

Product Model FE-280
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Image Stabilization Electronic
Focus Modes Auto
Memory
Memory Card Supported xD-Picture Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • FE-280 Digital Camera
  • Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery Li-42B
  • Battery charger
  • Wrist strap
  • Manual
  • USB cable
  • Audio/Video cable
  • Warranty card
  • CD-ROM
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 3.6"
    Depth 0.7"
    Weight (Approximate) 3.8 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Very Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 55.3
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 63.6
    Number of Shots 252.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 138.5
    Image Quality Score Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 61.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 61.1
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 43.0
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 55.7
    Image Quality, Color 60.3