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The new easy, stylish and ultra-slim Olympus FE-230

The third new member of today's Olympus FE series launch is the Olympus FE-230, characterized by style and ease. At just 0.6 inch / 16.5mm slim, its smart stainless metal body cuts a great figure wherever it's taken. Its easy operation makes capturing photos a snap and 7.1 Megapixels guarantee top-class pictures that will leave any mobile phone camera in the dust. The large 2.5 inch / 6.4cm LCD monitor ensures framing becomes an accurate affair. Availability of the FE-230 is planned for February 2007...

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The new easy, stylish and ultra-slim Olympus FE-230 - digital camera and photography newsThe FE-230 makes a big impact with its slim-line stainless metal body that's just 16.5mm thin. Image quality is second to none thanks to the TruePic TURBO image processor and a resolution of 7.1 Megapixels. Furthermore, a 3x zoom lens provides good shooting flexibility and a big 6.4cm LCD lets users frame and view shots with ease.

Handling is genuinely intuitive, with the camera incorporating a “one button, one function” design principle. A mode dial lets users conveniently choose between the camera's eight different shooting programmes, which include High ISO Setting mode with ISO 1250, Super Macro and a movie recording function with sound. Ideal for snapshooters, 18 preset scene modes are on board. These include special Underwater modes which, in conjunction with the optionally-available Underwater Case for waterproof protection up to 40m depth, give you the freedom to take fun shots well below the water's surface. And to make it easy on all European users, the camera has 25 languages on board.

An xD-Picture Card slot and the internal memory make for plenty of storage space to enable long-lasting shooting experiences. Furthermore, the included Olympus Master software means that editing and archiving pictures on the computer is refreshingly uncomplicated.

The ultra-slim FE-230 offers great quality at a low price and will be available from February 2007.

The Olympus FE-230 – main features:

7.1 Megapixels in a stainless metal body
Only 16.5mm slim
3x optical zoom (equiv. to 38-114mm on a 35mm model), 1:3.1-5.9
6.4cm/2.5” LCD
Super Macro mode from 5cm
“One button, one function” design principle
18 scene modes (including Underwater Wide and Macro)
High ISO Setting mode (ISO 1250)
Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
Movie recording with sound up to card capacity
TruePic TURBO
Supplied with Olympus Master software + LI-42B lithium ion battery
Multi-language menu with 25 languages
Underwater case (40m) PT-038 optionally available
January 25, 2007
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