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Olympus C-3040 Zoom

Olympus updates its top-of-the-line 3-megapixel model with a "faster" lens and increased movie capabilities.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 4/14/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-3040 Zoom


Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-3040 Zoom 
Model Number: C-3040Z 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-03-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 14.4 oz (407 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.7 in.
(110 x 76 x 70 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.24
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 5
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2.5x, 5x in VGA mode 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: iESP TTL contrast detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 8 cm to Infinity
3.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 8 - 20 cm
3.2 - 8.3 in
Min Macro Area: 82 x 61 mm
3.2 x 2.4 in
Min Aperture: f/10.0
Max Aperture: f/1.8
Aperture Range Description: f/1.8 - f/10 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 84%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 97%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 114,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: daylight, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 16 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/800 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: iESP Multi, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 12
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 7
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced, Off, Slow 1&2, External 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.8
Flash Range Description: 3.1 inches to 18 feet (0.8 to 5.6 m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: FL-40 external flash sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SmartMedia 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, FL-40 external flash 
Included Software: CAMEDIA Master 2.5 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 7.200 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.400 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.100 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 6.100 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 0.900 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.080 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.510 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.110 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.280 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.835 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 10
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 3.300
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 46.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 9186.00
Download speed, KB/second: 523.90
Battery Form Factor: AA, LB-01 (CR-V3) 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiCD, NiMH, Lithium 
Batteries Included: 2 x LB-01 (CR-V3) Lithium
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Compatible with SmartMedia up to 64MB. Complies with DPOF and DCF. Lens has 10 elements in 7 groups. Exposures 4-16 seconds in manual mode only. Exposures 1/30 to 1/10000 second in movie mode. Bundled with camera case, remote control, camera strap, USB cable, video cable, lens cap, lens cap strap and quick-start guide. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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