Olympus CAMEDIA C-4000 Zoom

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Olympus CAMEDIA C-4000 Zoom

Step up from the basics of digital photography with a 4-megapixel camera boasting a 3x optical zoom for pictures close or far away and Auto-Connect US...

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Review of "Olympus CAMEDIA C-4000 Zoom"

published 18/02/2005 | oldgit
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Pro Excellent quality, manual control
Cons Smartmedia memory
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"I love it"

Bought to replace my 2Mp Olympus and not regretted it. I was attracted by the 4Mp and even more by the ability to set it manually (in the end usually use auto!). Picture quality has been excellent even when using a high compression to save storage. I find it very easy to use and prefer the extra weight. I found the much lighter 2Mp more prone to a bit of shake.
The majpr disadvantage is the use of Smartmedia storage. A real pain as the largest is a mere 128Mb. So I have several. Unlike the other reviewer I always erase my cards using the computer and have bever had a problem. Most digital cameras are quite heavy on batteries, especially when using the lcd viewfinder. I have 3 sets of rechargeables which is usually enough.

A highly recommended camera.

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 19/02/2005
    Sounds good. Maureen
  • LegendaryMrDude published 19/02/2005
    I'd bet that most people thathave the intention of using a digital compact in full manual mode only ever do it a couple of times befoer giving up. The full auto modes these days are good enough to deal with almost anything, and they stuff they can't do you can generally do in the PC afterwards. Sam.
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Product Information : Olympus CAMEDIA C-4000 Zoom

Manufacturer's product description

Step up from the basics of digital photography with a 4-megapixel camera boasting a 3x optical zoom for pictures close or far away and Auto-Connect USB technology that makes downloading them to a computer virtually effortless.

Product Details

Product Description: Olympus CAMEDIA C-4000 Zoom - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English, English / Europe

Memory Card Slot: SmartMedia Card

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 6.5 - 19.5 mm - f/2.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Digital Zoom: 3.3 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 2 x CR-V3 lithium battery ( included ), 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 4 x AA

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11 cm x 6.7 cm x 7.7 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Interpolated Resolution: 7.7 Megapixel

General

MPN: 138575, 0050332138575, N1109592, C-4000ZOOM, C-4000Z, 225350

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Localisation: English, English / Europe

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel, 4.0 Megapixel / 7.7 Megapixel (interpolated)

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 4,130,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 4,000,000 pixels

Interpolated Image Resolution: 7,680,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.8"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 3.3 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 8

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Image Recording Format: JPEG, TIFF

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200

Exposure Metering: Multi-spot, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, twilight portrait, landscape-portrait, self-portrait, sports mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, whiteboard, Blackboard

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, tungsten light, daylight, overcast

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 16 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 5 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 6.5 - 19.5 mm - f/2.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 32 - 96mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Macro Focus Range: 2-80cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 6 groups / 8 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3.8 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.7 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 12sec

Flash Terminal: PC terminal, TTL terminal

Additional Features: Auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, AE/FE lock

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 114,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SmartMedia Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Camedia Master 4.0

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, hand strap, USB cable

Battery

Battery Type: CR-V3, AA

Details: 2 x CR-V3 lithium battery ( included ), 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 4 x AA

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SmartMedia Card

Supported Memory Cards: SmartMedia

Included Memory Card: 16 MB SmartMedia

Image Storage: TIFF 2288 x 1712 : 1 - with 16MB card ¦ TIFF 2275 x 1520 : 1 - with 16MB card ¦ TIFF 2048 x 1536 : 1 - with 16MB card ¦ TIFF 1600 x 1200 : 2 - with 16MB card ¦ TIFF 1280 x 960 : 4 - with 16MB card ¦ TIFF 1024 x 768 : 6 - with 16MB card ¦ TIFF 640 x 480 : 6 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine / large JPEG 3200 x 2400 : 2 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2288 x 1712 : 5 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2288 x 1520 : 6 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine / large JPEG 3200 x 2400 : 8 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2288 x 1712 : 16 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2288 x 1520 : 18 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 6 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 20 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 11 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 32 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1280 x 960 : 17 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 : 49 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1024 x 768 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 : 76 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 640 x 480 : 66 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 165 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 33 sec - with 16MB card ¦ QuickTime - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 148 sec - with 16MB card

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11 cm

Depth: 6.7 cm

Height: 7.7 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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