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Olympus Camedia C-4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 658 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. The viewfinder and features get critical views, and the energy efficiency and control panel get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Camedia C-4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus C-4000 Zoom Camera Review - PCWorld


The C-4000 Zoom is an inexpensive choice for hobbyists who seek a feature-rich camera that takes excellent photos.

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Olympus C-4000 Zoom


The newest addition to Olympus' C-Series, the C-4000 ZOOM's elegant, ergonomically designed body is comfortable, lightweight and easy to work with, even during extensive shooting sessions. It features a polished silver finish with metallic top and front c

The bottom line is that this is an excellent camera and possibly one of the best in the current $500 and below price category. As we said at the beginning, it has what it takes to produce a very good, large image and it would be one of the cameras that I'

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Olympus C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Olympus has long been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. They boast one of the broadest lineups of digicams in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level point-and-shoot digicams to the exceptional "near-professional"...

The C-4000 Zoom generally produced very good to excellent color in my test shots, and white balance was generally pretty accurate. It did a surprisingly good job with the very difficult incandescent lighting of my Indoor Portrait test, leaving only a...


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Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera


I bought this camera just a while back because I was going on vacation and I needed a good, compact, light weight, with good picture quality, and not too expensive digital camera.

Great picture quality, light weight, and compact size

Takes a while to get used to it

A great digital camera for a reasonable price with great features.

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Olympus Camedia C-4000; Feature-Filled 4-Mp, 3x Zoom With Familiar Look And Feel


With the C-4000 in program mode, I'd decided to give this Central Park (New York) scene more of a quaint feel in these series of shots (at +0.

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Olympus C-4000 digital camera


A review of the Olympus C-4000 digital camera

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-4000 Zoom (Galf, 3 Sep 06)


I lend this camera from a friend to compare it with my Canon A700. In the beginning i thought this can't be fair but the Olympus nearly blew my mind! The picture quality is amazing for a camera that aged! I love the macro capabilities of the Canon A700...

The battery life from 4 1700 NiMH's isn't that long, focus in low light and camera operation in general is slow

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-4000 Zoom (Oleg_sht, 13 Jun 06)


Upgraded to Panasonic FZ7 It was really good camera for almost all kinds of use… Lot of manual features and good automatic mode. My doter learning now with this camera. For somebody want a some camera to start with it - it is a good choice.

SmartMedia card - 128 Mb max size ; Sometimes long delay between push and shot ; Zoom X3 , many focus misses in indoor photos

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-4000 Zoom (tbcass, 29 Apr 06)


I used this camera for 3 years before I upgraded to the Fuji s9000. This is a good P&S camera and if you find it cheap enough is a good alternative to the new under $200 4mp P&S cameras available. This camera has excellent macro capabilities. My work...

Slow start up times ; Shot to shot times are slow ; Some shutter lag

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-4000 Zoom (Prince Valik, 12 Apr 06)


I decided to give Olympus a chance and this camera really impressed me so much that I dumped my last Sony camera all together. You can visit my account if you'd like to see just why I decided to stick with this camera for awhile. Soon...

The flash refresh is a bit slow but that's why you have the external flash option ; )

Product Specifications

The CAMEDIA C-4000ZOOM has exactly the qualities ambitious amateur photographers are looking for: innovative yet easy-to-use technology and a high-quality, bright 3x zoom lens able to draw in distant objects for a more detailed view. Even the price is right. No matter whether using the auto program mode or adjusting the settings manually, the images not only impress on the monitor but - thanks to the CCD's four million pixel power - even when printed in A3 format.

Audio Input

Type: None


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Twilight portrait / Landscape-portrait / Self-portrait / Sports mode/Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Model:4000 Zoom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:19.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:7.7Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8 / 1/1.8"/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:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3.3
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 400 / ISO 200/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode/Panorama mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Whiteboard / Blackboard /Black & White / Blackboard / Sepia / Whiteboard
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF/JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical