Olympus C-4000 Zoom Review

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Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom



Playback Modes & Menu Options



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

Typical playback screen with the normal overlay data displayed. Battery condition(only shown first few seconds and not shown here), image quality (SHQ), date/time of capture and frame number.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

This is the exposure information that is displayed when the "info" option is enabled. Besides the quality/size and exposure data,   the date, current folder and picture number are also displayed.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

With the Histogram option is enabled, the displayed photo is thumbnailed in the corner and a graphic representation of the image brightness and contrast is displayed below it. Also the exposure data, date and frame number is to the right.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

To check critical focus, exposure or subject matter you can use the zoomed playback mode. By toggling the zoom lever you can enlarge the picture from 1x to 4x and then scroll around inside using the 4-way navigation switch. By toggling the zoom lever in the opposite direction puts the playback screen into the index mode.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

Typical of most digicams, the C-4000 can display small thumbnails of the images stored on the SmartMedia card. You can select in the setup options to display 16, 9 or 4 thumbnails. The Less on the screen the larger thumbnails.

You can also see that picture number 15 and 16 are movie clips, note the little green movie camera icon.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

The Movie clips are played by selecting the frame and pressing the "OK" button which brings up the Play movie mode screen.Upon selecting the "Movie Play" option the next screen is where you can PLAY, INDEX or EDIT the movie selected.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

Pressing the menu button during playback of a still image brings up the Play Back menu screen. The "UP" option starts the slide show playback mode. The "Info" option enables or disables the display of the extended exposure data. The Down selection brings up the histogram info screen as was seen above. The "Mode Menu" has an option that allows the image being played back to be resized to a 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 image. It also has an option to crop an image. Movement around within that image is accomplished with the 4- way navigation control and zooming in and rotating the crop from horizontal to vertical is done using the zoom control.

The image below shows the crop screen.

Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom



Choosing the Mode setup option brings up the following menu screen.


Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

Card setup is for deleting ALL images or formatting the memory card.



Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom

Here you can select the "All Reset" to determine whether or not the current camera settings are stored for batteries or Smart Media card changes .The 'talking head' icon accesses the language setup. The "PW ON SETUP" and "PW OFF SETUP" selects photo displayed at power up or power down. The "SCREEN SETUP" turns ON or OFF the PW functions. The Speaker icon sets the warning beep sound's intensity. Monitor icon allows the monitor's backlight brightness adjustment. The Clock Icon allows adjustment of the date and time. The "VIDEO OUT" option allows setting the outgoing video signal to either NTSC or PAL signal. The Checkered flag icon allows the setting of number of thumbnail images to display. Many of these selections are the same as in Record Setup but some are added for Play features.







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