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Olympus budget series compacts emphasize simple operation. High-end SP models have featured very long zooms. Select "Tough" subcompacts claim to be water-resistant, waterproof, shockproof, and crushproof. Olympus has Pen series models that are based on micro four-thirds sensor technology. This type of camera combines key SLR features—a large image sensor and interchangeable lenses—with the smaller size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Olympus produces several E-series SLRs, and offers a wide range of lenses.
I bought one FE 45 and experienced VERY short battery life. I could put in fresh, newly charges batteries, shoot during the day and the next morning I would receive the Battery Empty sign on the camera. I was able to exchange the camera and am experiencing the same problem with the new one.