Monday, August 25, 2008

New Olympus FE-20 sneaks in the entry-level as well

Lost in the shuffle is the new Olympus FE-20 which might as well be a different name for the FE-360. With the sheer volume of near-identical clones coming up every six months, we simply don't have the bandwidth to feature them in detail!

It appears the FE-20 is announced in the UK, but not announced in the US market. There is no new Olympus announcement at which may suggest that there may be more coming and they are saving them all for one big announcement in Japan? Or simply they are picking a different time for the official Japanese announcement? Who knows!

The FE-20 is the quintessential (what does that mean?) entry-level LiIon camera with an 8mp 1/2.5" sensor, 3x pedestrian optical zoom, 2.5" LCD, poor battery life, "marketing" image stabilization, face detection of course, and things like that.

More details on the FE-20 at Photography Blog and dpreview which actually has a table comparing the specs between the FE-20 and FE370 and FE360 which were announced last week. Find the differences and become the next Sherlock Holmes :)

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