Applies to
Olympus FE-20 super slim 8 MB digital camera, FE-360, X-875, C-570, X-15 and C-25.

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8.23 MB

Driver Date & Version
6/23/2008 (ver. VS865901)


This PDF manual is not only applicable for Olympus FE-20 digital camera but you can also use it for other models such as FE-360, X875, C-570, X-15 anc C-25 as well.

Although FE-20 is the lowest model in current Olympus FE-series line-up, it does have a lot to offer. In such a thin (0.75 inch) camera packs a 8.0 MB sensor. I like the way Olympus write the user manual. It is written in an easy-to-read way with a lot of pictures to aid the reader to understand. Actual pictures under different settings are displayed side-by-side for user to see clearly the differences. Much better than many manuals from other digital camera manufacturers.

Technical Specification for Olympus FE-20 Digital Camera

Image Sensor 8.0 Megapixels (effective) 1/2.35 inch CCD
Focal Length/Lens Configuration 6.3 – 18.9 mm (36 – 108 mm equivalent in 35mm photography)

6 Lenses in 5 Groups 4 Aspherical Lenses

Zoom 3x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom (Seamless to 12x)
Aperture Range f3.1 (W) / f5.9 (T)
Display 2.5 inch (6.4cm) LCD with Backlight Boost Button approx. 154 000 dots

2 Steps Brightness Adjustment

Viewfinder N/A
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface) Normal mode: Wide: 23.6 inch – infinity (0.6m – infinity)

Tele: 39.4 inch – infinity (1.0m – infinity)

Macro mode: Wide: 3.9 inch – infinity (0.1m – infinity)

Tele: 23.6 inch – infinity (0.6m – infinity)

Super Macro mode: 2.0 inch - infinity (5cm - infinity)

Focus Mode iESP Auto Face Detection AF
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Sunset mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto 64 100 200 400 800 1000 (equivalent)
Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
White Balance Control Auto Presets (Daylight Overcast Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation ±2 EVA steps in 1/3 EVA steps
Image File Format Still Image: JPEG
Movie AVI Motion JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels 8MP (3 264 x 2 448)

5MP (2 560 x 1 920)

3MP (2 048 x 1 536)

2MP (1 600 x 1 200)

1MP (1 280 x 960)

VGA (640 x 480)

16:9 (1 920 x 1 080)

Motion Blur Suppression Digital Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes 17 Shooting Modes; Auto Program Auto Digital Image Stabilization Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT 2. LANDSCAPE 3. NIGHT+PORTRAIT 4. SPORT 5. INDOOR 6. CANDLE 7. SELF PORTRAIT 8. SUNSET 9. FIREWORKS 10. BEHIND GLASS 11. CUISINE 12. DOCUMENTS 13. AUCTION) Movie
Panorama Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
Continuous Shooting N/A
Shooting Assist Functions Perfect Shot Preview Frame Assist Voice Recording
Movie Mode AVI Movie with Sound;

640x480 (30/15fps)

320x240 (30/15fps)

Image Processing N/A
Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback Still Image: Single Index Display (4/9/16/25) Up to 10x Enlargement Slideshow Rotation My Favorites

Movie: Normal Fast-Forward Reverse Frame-by-Frame

Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Resize Cropping

Movie: N/A

Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)

Red-Eye Reduction



Flash Working Range Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) – 13.1ft (4.0m)at ISO 800

Tele: 2.0ft (0.6m) – 6.6ft (2.0m)at ISO 800

Self-Timer 12 Seconds
Memory 20.5MB Internal Memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card (1GB 2GB) microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Outer Connectors Multi-Terminal (USB Connector Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port

Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5

Operating Temperature/Humidity Operation Temperature: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C)

Storage Temperature: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C)

Operation Humidity: 30% – 90%

Storage Humidity: 10% – 90%

Power Source Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002) 160 shots
Dimension 3.8 inchW x 2.3 inchH x 0.75 inchD lens part: 0.85 inch D

(95.9mm x 57.2mm x 19mm with lens: 21.5mm)

Weight 3.6oz (103g) without batteries and media card

Olympus FE-20 User Guide

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