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Olympus E-400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Olympus E-400. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the memory and control panel.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

flash, focus, viewfinder, control panel, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Olympus E-400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the performance and reliability. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, portability, reliability, performance

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

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (

Olympus E-400 DSLR announced and previewed


Why helllooo there Olympus E-400. So, you're the world's smallest and lightest 10 megapixel Digital SLR camera huh? Announced today, this new digital shooter shares the looks of its film-based Olympus cousins and brings that fancy Supersonic Wave...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Olympus E400 Test


Olympus E-400 digitale Reflexkamera Es war recht überraschend zu erfahren, dass eine solch kompakte digitale SLR-Kamera wie die Olympus E-400, die schließlich einmal wirklich die kompakten Möglichkeiten des Four-Thirds-Sytems zeigt, nicht weltweit...

Mar, 2007


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Olympus E400 review


Olympus recently introduced its newest FourThirds system digital SLR camera during a European press conference in Hamburg. Last August we saw the introduction of the Olympus E-400, the world's smallest and lightest digital reflex camera. Almost...

It was surprising to find out that a compact digital SLR camera like the Olympus E-400, which finally shows the compact possibilities offers by the FourThirds system is not available world wide, but at first only on the European market. Olympus has...


Expert review by : Michael Roscoe (

Olympus E-400 Review


The Olympus E-400 has a unique claim to fame - it's currently the smallest and lightest digital SLR camera in the world, weighing just 375g and measuring 129.5mm (W) x 91mm (H) x 53mm (D)....

The Olympus E-400's compact size might be enough to set it apart from the competition but once a protruding lens is attached it isn't exactly pocket sized. That said, it could be the final...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (

Olympus E-400 captures history


Olympus introduced the Photokina visitor to a large and bright booth where Olympus showcased their complete line-up of digital imaging solutions. One of them is the brand new Olympus E400 digital SLR camera. This new FourThirds System camera will be...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (

Olympus E400 DSLR


Olympus presents the latest addition to the E-System, the world's smallest and lightest D-SLR camera - the E-400. The compact size and low weight of this latest Four Thirds Standard camera, allows photographers to take it virtually anywhere, while not...

Sep, 2006

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Olympus E400


Meet the Olympus E400, Olympus' latest addition to the E-System range and the World's Smallest & Lightest D-SLR! This is Olympus' ultra-compact Digital SLR with an interchangeable lens system!


Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Olympus E-400


If you're looking for a mid-range digital SLR the E-400 should be high on your short list.

The Olympus E-400 is a very accomplished camera, a serious photographic tool that will appeal to both professionals and advanced amateurs. It offers a combination of easily controlled versatility, exceptional performance and superb image quality that...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Olympus E-400 review


Review of Olympus' latest compact

Features ; Performance ; Build quality

Price ; Lack of grip

The finish is a step up from the E-500, but the handling is perhaps a step backward

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Rosie Tanner (

Olympus E-400


Olympus' new lightest-ever DSLR

Innovative technology at a record breaking size and weight, plus a good price, the E-400 has great potential as a popular consumer DSLR

Jan, 2008

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