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Olympus D-540ZOOM / C-310ZOOM / X-100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus D-540ZOOM / C-310ZOOM / X-100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Camedia C-310Zoom Review


The recommended retail price of the Olympus Camedia C-310 Zoom in the UK is £149.99 and in the US it is $199.99

Announced by Olympus at the same time as the

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bad experience


great image quality, Super high quality is very good.

have to use auto flash, no sound capture, power usage.

TIPA Award!

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Best Digital Budget Compact Camera: Olympus Camedia C-310 Zoom


Olympus continues to blur the boundaries between conventional film cameras and the latest digital models both in terms of styling and price. Clearly demonstrating that high quality and sleek styling do not need to be expensive luxuries the Camedia...


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Olympus Camedia C-310 Review – 001


Back in the great days of film cameras, Olympus was one of the most respected manufacturers around. A lot of that was due to its innovative OM-series 35mm SLRs that launched a new, more compact, but fully featured style of camera. There are still...

Actually, macro-focussing lenses tend to have a reputation for performing well at more normal distances, which is the case here as well. The C-310 was good and sharp at both portrait distances and extreme close-ups.

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Olympus Camedia C-310


The Olympus Camedia C-310, also know as Olympus D-540 in the US is available for £95 / $154 - the Olympus C-310 is a compact 3 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm camera), and a 1.8" TFT screen. The...

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Olympus C-310 Zoom


The Olympus C-310 Zoom is a 3.2 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. It weighs just 150g (without batteries). UK/European Readers buy the Olympus C-310 The Olympus C-310 has a super macro mode, 5 preset scene modes and a 1.8 inch LCD....

The Olympus C-310 has a super macro mode, 5 preset scene modes and a 1.8 inch LCD

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Amazon review summary for Olympus D-540ZOOM / C-310ZOOM / X-100


alaTest has collected and analysed 85 user reviews of Olympus D-540ZOOM / C-310ZOOM / X-100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus C-310Z Digital Camera [3MP, 3x Optical Zoom]Olympus C-310Z Digital Camera [3MP, 3x Optical Zoom]Olympus Camedia C-310 ZOOM / D-540 / X-100 Digital Camera

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Olympus Camedia C-310 Zoom: Great Pictures And Great Value


I received the camera as a Christmas present, having already owned an Olympus 1.3 Megapixel camera and being very pleased with it I really wanted an optical zoom. I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the camera. The most important thing for...

Excellent Quality Pictures

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Unbelievable Results!


I bought the Olympus C-310Z digital camera based on several Amazon customer reviews, largely because I was interested in the Macro...

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Great little camera


It's dead easy to use. The optical zoom is much better than expec...


Product Specifications

Cut straight to the chase with the CAMEDIA C-310ZOOM. Featuring a classic form, this 3.2 million pixel camera is perfect for newcomers to digital photography and the ideal companion at any party or on holiday. Equipped with a 3x zoom lens, precision functions and helpful scene programs, it makes capturing your view of the world easy. Even if that means showing objects from just 2cm away, macro mode makes this possible. And to top it all, the shooting fun comes with a very reasonable price tag. The C-310ZOOM incorporates a number of features that make picture taking easy and fast. Five special scene programs are on hand, so that you can capture images in a wide variety of locations and conditions. For instance, use the landscape setting for sweeping shots from your hotel window, or the portrait mode for striking impressions of your friends. Sometimes, however, just a single small detail is particularly worth documenting. No problem for the C-310ZOOM. Simply switch to Super Macro mode, which lets you shoot from an incredibly close 2cm. And since this model supports the PictBridge standard, you don't even need a PC to print your favorite shots on a PictBridge-compatible printer, such as the CAMEDIA P-10. This produces laminated prints that really impress with their stunning photo-realism. Alternatively, you may take the xD-Picture Card containing the data to your photo dealer for first-class prints. With its 3x seamless optical zoom, the camera provides close-up, high-resolution images, which capture playful moments in brilliant color and sharp detail. In terms of design, an emphasis has been placed on a purist, classical form. The camera sports a sophisticated metallic lacquer finish. The C-310ZOOM is a high quality digital camera that has a price to fit the budget of a wide range of users. Perfect for first time buyers, it is also suitable for other users looking for comfortable handling and easy operation.


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

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 / Landscape-portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.9-5.0
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3.3
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO 320 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical