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Olympus C-4040 Zoom

Olympus introduces a top-of-the-line 4-megapixel model with noise reduction technology, optimum image enlargement, and newly designed interface

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 07/23/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-4040 Zoom


Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-4040 Zoom 
Model Number: C-4040 Zoom 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1099.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-08-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 11.3 oz (320 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.8 in.
(110 x 76 x 70 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3200x2400, 2816x2112, 2272x1704, 2048x1536, 1600x1200
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.98
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
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: Smooth 1-2.5x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect TTL AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 80 cm
8.2 - 32.7 in
Min Macro Area: 82 x 62 mm
3.2 x 2.4 in
Min Aperture: f/10.0
Max Aperture: f/1.8
Aperture Range Description: f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.6 (tele) - 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: 99%
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: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, One Touch, white balance compensation 
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: Digital ESP metering system, spot, 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: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Off, On, First and Second curtain slow synchro 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 5.6
Flash Range Description: 0.8 - 5.6 meters (wide), 0.2 - 3.8 meters (tele) at ISO 100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: External Flash terminal for optional Olympus FL-40 (5 pin type) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SmartMedia 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, WAV 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, FL-40 external flash 
Included Software: Olympus Camedia Master 2.5 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.500 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.900 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.300 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 3.700 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 3.700 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.850 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.730 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.270 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.100 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.100 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 3
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.970
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 32.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 130.00
Download speed, KB/second: 639.00
Battery Form Factor: LB-01 (CR-V3), AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiCD, NiMH, Lithium 
Batteries Included: 2 x CR-V3 Lithium
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Resolutions of 3200 x 2400 and 2816 x 2112 are interpolated at 1.9:1 and 1.4:1 from actual sensor resolution of 4.1 megapixels. Other resolutions on top of those listed in specs above are 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480. Compatible with SmartMedia to 128MB. Lens has 10 elements in 7 groups. Shutter speeds above 1 second are not available in Auto mode; shutter speeds above 4 seconds are available in Manual mode only. Features USB AutoConnect (Olympus' name for USB Mass Storage Class, which allows driverless connectivity on Windows Me and 2000, or MacOS 8.6+. Has Auto Exposure Bracketing capability (1/3, 2/3 or 1EV steps, 3 or 5 images). Noise reduction system allows for +/- 5 step sharpness and contrast adjustment. +/- 3 step white balance correction function allows white balance to be tweaked. LCD brightness can be adjusted. External flash can be set to Auto, Off or On. Internal flash recycles in 6 seconds. Maximum movie length can be extended from 32 to 33 seconds at 320x240 pixels, or from 130 to 148 seconds at 160x120 pixels by disabling audio. UO model has NTSC video out and 15fps video; EXO model has PAL video out and 12.5fps video. Supports in-camera cropping of video files. Multi-spot metering mode combines up to 8 spot readings and averages them. Spot Auto Focus function allows camera to focus on points selected. Can record 4-second audio attachments to accompany still images. Panorama mode is only available when using Olympus-brand SmartMedia. Comes bundled with 16MB Olympus SmartMedia card, USB cable, video cable, two CR-3V Lithium non-rechargeable battery packs, lens cap and retainer cord, remote control, instruction manual, QuickStart guide, and software CD. Optional accessories include camera case, FL-40 external flash, add-on lenses, NiMH batteries and charger, C7AU AC adapter. 
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