”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.”
The FE-290’s only real feature is the 28mm-equivalent wide-angle end of its 4x zoom lens.
The 112mm-equivalent telephoto end isn’t much different to a typical 3x zoom compact. The extra focal length is at the other end.
Colour reproduction and exposure are actually good, but not good enough to make up for the rest of it.
Dynamic range is also better than some.
Score in detail
Image Quality 3