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
UPC Code 050332161764
Manufacturer Part Number 226015
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, Sharpness 43.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 55.3
    Image Quality, Color 60.3
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 63.6
    Battery Life (minutes) 138.5
    Image Quality, Exposure 61.1
    Number of Shots 252.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 61.0
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Overall 55.7
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Good