Olympus C-4040 ZoomOlympus introduces a top-of-the-line 4-megapixel model with noise reduction technology, optimum image enlargement, and newly designed interface
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Page 1:Intro and HighlightsReview First Posted: 07/23/2001
||4.1 -megapixel sensor, delivering
2,816 x 2,112-pixel images
||Fast (f/1.8-f/2.6) 3x optical zoom lens
||Improved user interface
||Excellent image quality and low-light capability
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Over the past several years, Olympus has been a dominant player in the digicam
marketplace. It boasts one of the broadest digital camera lineups in the
industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level, point-and-shoot
digicams to the incredible "near-professional" E-10 SLR. With the
Camedia C-4040 Zoom, Olympus has improved upon the recent Camedia C-3040
model, by increasing CCD resolution to 4 million pixels, introducing advanced
noise reduction and interpolation functions, and incorporating Olympus' new
"user selectable" menu interface. Changes to the camera's electronics
also provide improved color rendition and better low-light performance.
The Olympus C-4040 Zoom is among the first in a new generation of 4-megapixel "prosumer" digital cameras intended for the advanced amateur and professional market. Priced at less than $1,000, the Camedia 4040 delivers images measuring 2,272 x 1,704 pixels, which when combined with Olympus' new noise reduction technology and "optimum image enlargement" function, can produce quality prints as large as 16 x 20 inches.
- 4.1-megapixel CCD delivering up to 2,816 x 2,112-pixel resolution images (3,200 x 2,400 pixels with Optimum Image Enlargement).
- 1.8-inch, wide view, color LCD display.
- Super Bright 3x, 7.1 - 21.3mm, f1.8 - f/10 zoom (equivalent to a 35-105mm lens on a 35mm camera)
- 2.5x Digital Zoom.
- Manual, Auto, and Spot Auto Focus control.
- Shutter speeds from 1/800 to 16 seconds for still images; 1/10,000 to 1/30 second for movies.
- Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual exposure modes.
- Spot, Multi-Spot, or ESP multi-patterned metering systems.
- Auto Bracketing, Sequence Shooting, and Panoramic capture modes.
- Adjustable White Balance with six settings, plus a WB color adjustment function.
- Built-in flash with four operating modes, two Slow Sync modes, and extended working range to 18 feet.
- Noise Reduction for improved image quality.
- QuickTime Movie mode.
- Five-pin external flash socket.
- Infrared remote control included.
- JPEG and uncompressed TIFF file formats.
- Images saved to SmartMedia memory card (16MB card included).
- USB Auto-Connect for fast image download.
- NTSC video cable.
- Software CD with Olympus' Camedia Master 2.5 utility software (includes QuickTime and USB drivers).
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility and print settings.
- Power from two CR-V3 battery packs (included), or four AA batteries (AC adapter optional).
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