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Olympus E-410

Olympus E-410
alaScore 89

326 reviews

Jul, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews of Olympus E-410. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder and exposure, while there are mixed reviews on the memory and reliability.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

flash, battery, focus, exposure, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-410 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus E-410


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Olympus E-410 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the durability, while there are some critical views about the flash.

portability, usability, price, design, size


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

Jul, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus E-410


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Olympus E-410 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The lens and usability also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the image quality.

price, usability, lens, performance, portability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Olympus E-410 EVOLT Review


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 Through...

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 outdoors...

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...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Olympus Evolt E-410 review:


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.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Olympus E-410 SLR


Physical Views Olympus Evolt E-410 compared in size to a CD. Continue on to Page Two Olympus EVOLT E-410 Specifications Type Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system Body Die-cast aluminum chassis, aluminum top...

Aug, 2007


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Olympus E410 review


Last year during the European press conference in Hamburg, Olympus gave the starting shot for a new FourThirds SLR concept and the first real digital compact SLR - the Olympus E-400 - was born. Unfortunately it was only the European continent that was...

The moment it globally sunk in that the first real digital compact SLR camera - the Olympus E-400 - would not be available worldwide, everybody was disappointed. But with the worldwide introduction of the Olympus E-410 Olympus certainly made up for it....

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

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...

Jul, 2007

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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,...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Jack Howard (

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

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

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...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Cybernium (

Olympus E-410 Review


Although not without flaws, the Olympus E-510 and Olympus E-410 bring Olympus' DSLR cameras in line with the competition. While previous Olympus DSLR cameras featured noticeably more noise than other brands, the E-410 shows less image noise than its...

Generally low image noise until ISO 400, Noise reduction under user control selects between increased noise and detail retention, Good white-balance system, Speedy and responsive, Great build quality, Effective dust reduction system

Colors oversaturated by default, High-ISO noise reduction introduces above average image softness, Below average dynamic range, Tendency to under-expose, Only 3 auto focus points, Live-view requires mirror action for exposure and focusing

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Camera Labs (

Olympus E-410


The Olympus E-410 may only be a subtly upgraded version of its predecessor, but since the E-400 had limited availability (and could possibly soon be discontinued), it's worth addressing the E-410 as a completely new camera.First things first: the E-410...

Small and light without compromising comfort., Very effective anti-dust system., Unique Live View facility., Easy access to settings

Very limited anti-shake options., Body may be too small for bigger hands., Motorised manual focus (like all Four Thirds)., E-510 a tempting alternative with anti-shake

May, 2007