Olympus launches four compact digital camerasThree budget cameras in the FE range and a new mju

22 July 2009

Olympus FE-4000

Olympus has announced three new affordable FE digital cameras - including the £99 Olympus FE-26 - and a new addition to the mju series: the Olympus 7010.

The Olympus FE-26 will be available in pink, blue and black; it sports a 2.7-inch LCD, image stabilisation, and face detection for up to 16 faces. It also features a video recording mode.

The Olympus FE-4000 (pictured) will retail at around £139 in white, grey, magenta, blue and orange liveries. As well as the features included on the FE-26, the FE-4000 also features AF tracking - a function that locks the focus automatically onto a moving object.

Olympus FE-4000 art filters

The FE-4000 also has the art filters that are becoming more popular on new Olympus models such as the Olympus E-620 digital SLR and the Olympus E-P1 micro four thirds camera. These filters include pop art, fish eye, sketch and pin hole effects.

The Olympus FE-5020 will sell for around £169 and is slightly more high-spec than the previously mentioned FE models. It will be available in white, grey, brown and blue variants.

The latest addition to the Olympus mju range is the 12Mp mju-7010. The mju-7010 features a 7x optical zoom and has 15 scene modes. It will sell for around £249.

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Richard Parris, Which? digital camera expert, said: 'With more and more cameras options in every price brackets there are plenty of choices for consumers these days. We'll be keen to test if Olympus maintains high quality standards across its camera ranges, regardless of price.'

For help choosing the best digital camera, check out our digital camera reviews.

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