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Olympus C-40 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the screen and value for money. Views about the battery and responsiveness are mixed.

usability, portability, size, image quality, performance

value for money, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus C-40 Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Camedia C-40Z

 

It's small enough to take anywhere yet advanced enough to satisfy demanding shooters.

Ultracompact and lightweight ; high-resolution pictures ; many advanced features ; easy to use

Some important functions are hidden in menus ; won't accept accessory lenses or flashes ; worse-than-average purple fringing

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Olympus Camedia C-40 Zoom

 

If you're looking for an ultracompact, take-anywhere camera but don't want to give up high end image quality or features, the Olympus C-40 Zoom is for you.

Ultracompact and lightweight; high-resolution pictures; many advanced features; easy to use

Some important functions are hidden in menus; won't accept accessory lenses or flashes; worse-than-average purple fringing

It's small enough to take anywhere yet advanced enough to satisfy demanding shooters.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus C-40 Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Olympus C-40 Zoom from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, size, image quality, portability

value for money, responsiveness

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Olympus C40Z Digital Camera [4MP 2.8xOptical]

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Olympus Camedia C 40 Zoom : I love my Olympus!

 

I've had my Olympus C-40 Zoom for a few months now and I take it with me everywhere! I can, because it's so small (for such a good quality digital) and lightweight. When I was looking for a new digital camera my main concerns were reliability, picture...

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Olympus Camedia C-40 Zoom: I love my Olympus!

 

I've had my Olympus C-40 Zoom for a few months now and I take it with me everywhere! I can, because it's so small (for such a good quality digital) and lightweight. When I was looking for a new digital camera my main concerns were reliability, picture...

Excellent Quality Pics, Small for a Digital Camera, Takes AA Batteries

Edges taken against strong light can look 'digitized

Consumer review by:

hannahhotpants

 

Soooooo user friendly! - Advantages: Great instructions, easy to load software WITH EXTRAS! Great choice of settings incl. great quality night pictures, aperture and shutter speed can be set manually, Great choice of quality settings, invest in a 128mb...

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Olympus Camedia C 40 Zoom : Nice, light compact camera!

 

This a 4 mega pixel compact, very light digital camera with lots of features! Not mentioned the different size of the pictures you can take (the larger the size, the better the photos you can print out, the less number you can fit into a smart media...

Product Specifications

Olympus arouses wonder and amazement once again with this CAMEDIA model. The C-40ZOOM - the four-megapixel sensation from Olympus - delivers a multitude of innovative digital photo functions behind an irresistible exterior - at an equally alluring price. This compact, high-resolution camera fulfils more than the highest expectations and is set to become the undisputed camera star. Olympus masterfully accommodates state-of-the-art photo technologies in an extremely efficient form. Both beautiful and ergonomic, the camera's aluminum-fronted body is so small it can almost hide behind a credit card and fits effortlessly in every shirt or trouser pocket. With the high-quality four-megapixel CCD chip and 2.8x optical zoom (plus 2.5x digital zoom), this model introduces a new dimension of photographic performance into this compact class. And that's not all. To bring the sensational shooting quality of the C-40ZOOM up to the next level, Olympus includes diverse image optimization processes, such as pixel mapping and a noise-reduction function. The technical capabilities are really breathtaking. In addition to the automatic mode for effortless shooting, this compact performer offers many manually adjustable functions so that even the most difficult lighting situations yield superb results. Furthermore, the camera is equipped with a pixel-mapping function. This new technology - which has already been employed in the Olympus flagship SLRs - automatically calibrates the CCD chip and ASIC processor. Pixel mapping produces even sharper contrast, brighter colors and fewer image errors. The C-40ZOOM also demonstrates its technical prowess when shooting with extended exposure times. The number of colored spots that often occur in the very dark areas of an image (referred to as noise) - particularly in low-light shots - are significantly reduced by the noise reduction function developed by Olympus. When printing in large formats, the C-40ZOOM maintains top quality by intelligently recalculating the image data. The camera increases the resolution up to 3, 200 x 2, 400 pixels. The photographer can also shoot more than still images. The C-40ZOOM captures video sequences with sound in the QuickTime Motion JPEG format. Both short movies and still shots can be reviewed on the LCD at the back of the camera immediately after saving. The C-40ZOOM is incredibly user-friendly. Its optimized graphical user interface features a well-structured menu so the photographer easily finds the desired functions.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:CR-V3

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.7in
Height:2.7in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:3.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:40 ZOOM
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:20.3mm
Min Focal Length:7.25mm
Optical Zoom:2.8
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:2.5
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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