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Olympus E-410

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The usability and value for money also get good views. Many are negative about the image stabilizer and viewfinder.

portability, value for money, usability, image quality, performance

flash, exposure, focus, viewfinder, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Olympus E-410 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Olympus Evolt E-410 and Evolt E-510


Single-lens reflex siblings.

Extremely compact. Fine picture quality. Uses both XD and CF cards. Reasonably priced underwater housing available ; Memory card not included. Using Live View creates long shutter lag. Documentation could be clearer

Memory card not included. Using Live View creates long shutter lag. Documentation could be clearer

If you shoot a lot of candid action at normal- to wide-angle settings and want a lightweight, compact SLR, the Evolt E-410's for you. If your telephoto is usually racked out to its limit to capture that winning touchdown or elusive mountain goat, then...

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Olympus E-410


From what I've noticed, a good majority of people who are used to the live preview advantage of a compact camera, cringe when they hear that most D-SLR cameras require you to use the optical viewfinder. They also hate the fact that you can't shoot...

Overall, the Olympus E-410 is a great camera to move on to from a superzoom, but if you have used a D-SLR before, then the camera will only seem like its slowing you down. In all honesty, I could hardly ever be comfortable using the live preview...


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Olympus E-410 SLR


The E-410 is loaded with an impressive 10 million pixels for high-resolution photos. The 10-megapixel sensor gives users the flexibility to blow-up their prints to the large sizes supported by many of today's printers, or crop the image to print only a...

The E-410's big and bright 2.5-inch LCD display with approximately 230,000 pixels includes HyperCrystal™ technology, which offers many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, and enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color - both...

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Olympus E-410 / EVOLT E-410


The Olympus E-400 was announced on the 14th September 2006, just before the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany. At the time there was much excitement about this compact and lightweight camera however this turned to disappointment for many of our...

Compact and lightweight digital SLR which is comfortable despite the lack of grip ; Good image quality and resolution if not optimum straight out of the box ; Low noise across the ISO range by default, turning down noise filter doesn't spoil images ;...

Dynamic Range less than competition (highlights by about three quarters of a stop; 0.7 EV) ; Small viewfinder (difficult to see fine detail, difficult to check focus) ; Live View usefulness countered by LCD which doesn't tilt, not bright enough...

We first got our hands on the E-400 back in August last year, and were very excited that Olympus had delivered a small, lightweight digital SLR with echoes of the great compact film SLRs of the past (the Olympus OM-10 comes to mind). This was after all...

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Olympus Evolt E-410


I have few complaints about the E-410's design. With its slim profile, almost gripless body, and modest 1 pound, 4.2-ounce heft (with the 28mm-to-84mm-equivalent lens), the E-410 feels solid and not at all like a budget model. Both kit lenses are...

Very compact for a dSLR; speedy; Live View mode (LCD preview) operation

Subpar autofocus, exposure, and automatic white-balance performance; some poor choices for default settings

Olympus' compact dSLR for newbies, the Evolt E-410, is a decent choice if you're looking to save space in your bag, but issues with its automatic exposure and white balance make it an unsatisfactory option as a first dSLR.

Highly Recommended!

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Olympus E-410 Review


The Olympus E-410 is one of the world's most compact DSLR cameras with Live Preview, allowing you to frame your shot using either the optical viewfinder or the 2.5 inch LCD screen. Based on the Four Thirds Standard, the Olympus E-410 replaces the E-400...

The Olympus E-410's portability is perhaps its biggest boon, and certainly one of its greatest sales assets - although in truth there is not a great deal of difference in terms of dimensions with the likes of Nikon's 10MP D40x. It's also, for me, less...

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Olympus EVOLT E-410 Digital Camera - Full Review


Small and appealing, the Olympus E-410 brings memories of days gone by, when SLRs were small, mechanical, and manual. But the E-410 is capable of both full auto and manual, and its 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor and optical design are quite advanced. The...

Small and light, easy to bring along ; Excellent lens beats others in its class ; Lens is sharp corner to corner ; Wide range of optics to choose from ; Live LCD preview allows shots from odd angles ; Good resolution ; Good control of chromatic...

Slow startup and shut-down times, Grip is fine for the camera only, but is insufficient for added accessories, Live View mode is very slow, introducing extreme shutter lag, Optical viewfinder is small and information is displayed off to the right,...

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First Look: Olympus E-410 and E-510


Previously, Olympus was one of the few major players in the DSLR game to not have a 10 megapixel model in the US market. That all changed with today's announcement of the 10-megapixel E-410 and E-510

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Olympus EVOLT E-410


This is our final review of the Olympus EVOLT E-410. The camera described is a full production model, and product photos have been re-shot if necessary. All sample photos are from the production-level cameras. Thank you very much for your patience

Excellent photo quality if you tweak the settings ; Minimal noise until ISO 1600 (unless you turn off the noise filter) ; Very compact body (by D-SLR standards); well built for the price ; Live view on LCD allows you to see 100% of the frame, preview...

Soft photos at default settings (adjust the noise filter to fix that); colors a bit muted as well ; Camera tends to underexpose, sometimes by a lot ; Lack of right hand makes camera difficult to hold (in my opinion) ; Live view feature not as robust as...

In some ways, the Olympus EVOLT E-410 reminds me of the Pentax K10D. Both cameras are capable of taking great photos, but you'll need to adjust some settings first. It would've been nice had Olympus not applied so much noise reduction at the default...

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Olympus E-410 Reviews and Resources


The Olympus E-410 is a 10 megapixel Four Thirds DSLR camera oriented toward the entry-level DSLR market. Announced in March 2007 to succeed the E-400, it a 10-megapixel Live MOS sensor, a new TruePIC III processor, a 2.5 inch LCD, and uses both CF and...

Of course the Olympus E-410 is replete with Scene modes, 20 in all. I managed to make good use of the Fireworks mode this past Fourth of July. This one earned a place on my wall, but there's another in the Gallery. I was pleasantly surprised by how...

Product Specifications

Life is in the details, and the EVOLT E-410 was built to let you capture all of them. The Live View LCD is an uncommonly cool feature for a digital SLR. And when you experience the ergonomic feel and lightweight portability of this camera, you'll want to take it everywhere. Whether the important details of your life are smiling faces or far-away places, you'll capture pristine, detailed memories, thanks to a proven Dust Reduction System and powerful 10-megapixel imager.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus BLM-1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive / xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Candle / Children / Document / Fireworks / High key / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Low key / Macro / Nature macro / Night portrait / Night scene / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus/Olympus EVOLT

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Lens for SD:Body only/Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses/Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm lens
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:14mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:13.0 x 17.3mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):13.0 x 17.3 mm
Optical Sensor Type:Live MOS
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Eye-level penta-dach mirror

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1600 / ISO auto
Special Effects:Black & White Green filter / Black & White Orange filter / Black & White Red filter / Black & White Yellow filter / Blue / Green / Monotone / Neutral / Portrait / Purple / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical