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Olympus Camedia D-40 Zoom

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 10/8/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia D-40 Zoom


Model Name:

Olympus Camedia D-40 Zoom 
Model Number: D-40Z 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Infra-red 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 3.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in.
(87 x 69 x 44 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2288x1712, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.95
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 - 98 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.80x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2.5x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL iESP Contrast Detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
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: 10 - 80 cm
4.1 - 32.7 in
Min Macro Area: 81 x 60 mm
3.2 x 2.4 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 8.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 80%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
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, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Hold 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 16 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.50 EV
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering system, 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): 3.0
Flash Range Description: 0.8 - 3 meters (wide), 0.25 - 1.75 meters (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
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 w/ audio 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Olympus Camedia Master 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 8.700 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.800 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.700 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.960 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 1.960 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 31.900 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.000 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.880 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 4
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.250
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 34.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 137.00
Download speed, KB/second: 636.00
Battery Form Factor: LB-01 (CR-V3), AA 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium, NiMH, NiCD, Alkaline 
Batteries Included: LB-01 (CR-V3) Lithium disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Compatible with 3.3V SmartMedia cards in capacities of 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 MB. Has built-in speaker. Complies with USB Mass Storage Class (dubbed USB AutoConnect by Olympus) for driverless use with Windows 2000, Me and XP, or MacOS 8.6+. Lens has 7 elements in 5 groups. Macro focusing distance of 10cm is at wide-angle - tele macro distance is 25cm. Flash recharges in 6 seconds. 10-position mode dial brings camera options into the interface rather than hiding them in menus; 'My Image' mode allows quick access to stored user settings. LCD brightness can be adjusted. As well as resolutions listed above, also has resolutions of 2272 x 1704 and 640 x 480 pixels, and interpolated resolutions of 3200 x 2400, 2816 x 2112 and 2560 x 1920 pixels. In-camera interpolation (referred to as Optimum Image Enlargement mode by Olympus) uses bicubic algorithm before JPEG compression is applied. Noise reduction system automatically captures dark-current frame after exposures greater than 1 second, and uses this to remove noise from actual image. Color management varies with camera mode - warm tones are enhanced in portrait modes, cool tones are enhanced in landscape modes. Has automatic pixel mapping feature to automatically map out stuck/dead pixels via a menu option. Manual focus mode has distance gauge. Has auto-exposure bracketing function (1/2 and 1EV steps, 3 or 5 images).Has white balance compensation function. Shutter speeds above 1/2 second available in slow synchro (up to 4 seconds) or manual (up to 16 seconds) modes only. Shutter speeds in movie mode 1/30 to 1/10000 second. Video mode not switchable - US model has NTSC video, European model has PAL. Movie mode frame-rate is 15fps on NTSC model, 12.5fps on PAL model. Movie length (max/min res) for NTSC model is 34/137 seconds, for PAL model is 41/161 seconds. Can rotate images, crop/index video files in-camera. Comes bundled with Strap, 16MB SmartMedia, USB cable, Audio and Video cable, Lithium battery LB-01 and Remote controller RM-1. Bundled 16MB SmartMedia card enables in-camera panorama function. 
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