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All cameras that are available for $130 are suffering from mediocre photo quality as well as slow performance. Unfortunately, the same is concerned the Olympus FE-3010. In fact, the model is considered to be one of the slowest cameras in this class. But still if you want a lightweight, very small as well as inexpensive camera that is easy to operate so the Olympus FE-3010 is your option.

The best aspects of the camera are its controls, design and interface. Actually, it is an ultracompact camera that is well built and can be slipped into any pocket even a small one. You are able to choose from the following color options: pink and black. On top of the model there is a shutter release and power button. On back of the camera you are able to see the LCD with a small zoom rocker, Playback buttons, Shooting mode, Display/Info button, four-way directional pad, which is available with an OK/Function button, as well as Menu button. The general menu system comes with an attractive graphical interface.

Olympus supports xD cards that are available with capacities of up to 2GB.

The FE-3010 offers Program Auto, which is considered to be an odd thing for such a standard camera. With the help of Program you are able to control ISO, exposure compensation, white balance, timer and flash. There is also an Intelligent Auto that is responsible for correcting scene mode. Also you can take advantage of 15 scene modes. Moreover, the camera is provided with a standard VGA-quality movie mode and also Digital Image Stabilization option.

The model provides a sluggish performance. It needs 2.5 seconds to shoot the first image. The shutter lag is considered to be the biggest hurdle. As for the photo quality, it is good, but on an overall scale it is fairly mediocre.

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