Olympus C-4040 Zoom Review
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Olympus C-4040 Zoom
Full review posted 7/20/01
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A large SDRAM buffer allows for rapid shooting at 2 frames per second. The builtin 6-mode flash has a two slow syncro modes plus red-eye reduction as well as a connector that provides true TTL control of the Olympus FL-40 external speedlight. Shutter speeds from 4 to 1/800 seconds plus longer shutter speeds of up to 16 seconds in Manual mode. The Manual exposure mode allows both the shutter speed and apertures to be selected independently.
On the back is a 1.8-inch WideView TFT color LCD. It can serve as the viewfinder, picture review, menu and data display. The backlight is adjustable via the setup menu. The control layout is identical to the C-3040Z.
If the C-4040 Zoom is not fast enough for your requirements then be sure to check out the E-100 RS with its 15 frames per second high speed capture rate and the awesome 10x (38-380mm) stabilized zoom lens.
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Olympus C-4040 Zoom Specifications
|Type:||Digital camera with 4.5-cm/1.8 inch color TFT LCD monitor|
|Storage Media:||Removable 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMedia (SSFDC) card (4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128MB)|
One 16MB card with panorama function is supplied with camera
|Number of storable frames with 16MB SmartMedia card:
|1: TIFF 2,272 x 1,704|
1: TIFF 2,048 x 1,536
2: TIFF 1,600 x 1,200
4: TIFF 1,280 x 960
6: TIFF 1,024 x 768
16: TIFF 640 x 480
5 or more:SHQ 2,272 x 1,704
16 or more: HQ 2,272 x 1,704 (NORMAL)
20 or more: SQ1 2,048 x 1,536 (NORMAL)
32 or more: SQ1 1,600 x 1,200(NORMAL)
49 or more: SQ1 1,280 x 960(NORMAL)
76 or more: SQ2 1,024 x 768(NORMAL)
165 or more: SQ2 640 x 480 (NORMAL)
7 or more: SQ1 2,048 x 1,536 (HIGH)
11 or more: SQ1 1,600 x 1,200 (HIGH)
18 or more: SQ1 1,280 x 960 (HIGH)
27 or more: SQ2 1,024 x 768(HIGH)
66 or more: SQ2 640 x 480(HIGH)
Optimum Image Enlargement Mode
|Compression ratio:||1, 2.8, 8|
|Recording system:||Still image: JPEG (DCF: "Design rule for Camera File system"), TIFF (non-compress), DPOF support.|
Motion picture: QuickTimeTM Motion JPEG®.
Sound: Wave format support
|Imager:||1/1.8 inch CCD solid-state image pickup 4.13 million pixels (effective 3.98 million pixels)|
|White Balance:||Full-auto TTL(iESP), Pre-set (daylight, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light), One touch. |
White balance compensation possible
|Lens:||Olympus 3x multivariator zoom lens 7.1 - 21.3mm, F1.8 - F2.6, 10 lenses in 7 groups |
(Equivalent to 35 - 105mm lens in 35mm format)
|Digital Zoom:||Smooth 1x ~ approx. 2.5x|
|Light Metering:||Digital ESP metering system with imager. Spot metering. Multi-spot metering. |
AE lock possible
|Exposure control:||Programmed auto exposure, Aperture priority auto, and Shutter priority auto.|
Exposure compensation in ±2 EV in ±1/3 EV steps
Programmed auto: F1.8(W)/2.6(T) - F10, 1 - 1/800 sec.
Manual exposure: shutter speed up to 16 sec.
Aperture priority: Wide; F1.8 - F10, Tele; F2.6 - F10, 1/3 EV steps.
Shutter priority: still image: 4 - 1/800 sec. (with mechanical shutter), 1/3 EV steps.
AE lock possible.
QuickTime Motion JPEG image mode: 1/30 - 1/10,000 sec.
Auto bracketing: selectable from 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV and 1 EV, 3 or 5 images
|Focusing:||TTL system iESP auto focus (contrast detection system) with focusing range: 0.2 m - (infinity). |
Manual focus with gauge with focusing range 0.2 m - (infinity)
|Working range:||Standard mode: 0.8m - (infinity)|
Macro mode: 0.2 - 0.8 m
|Sensitivity:||Auto or manual adjustment, selectable from approx. equivalent to ISO 100, 200 and 400|
|Viewfinder:||Optical real-image, LCD monitor|
|LCD monitor:||1.8-inch color TFT LCD monitor with 114,000 pixels made of Low-temperature poly-silicon. |
Brightness adjustment is possible.
|Flash modes:||Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), Red-eye reduction, Off (no flash), Fill-in (forced activation). |
Slow synchronisation (first-curtain synchronisation effect, second-curtain synchronisation effect), External terminal: Off, Auto, Forced activation
|Flash working range:||Wide: approx. 0.8 - 5.6 m, Tele: approx. 0.2 - 3.8m (ISO 100)|
|Flash recycle time:||Less than 6 sec. (at normal temperature with new batteries)|
|Sequence mode:||Up to 2 shots per sec. up to 8 frames in HQ mode (Excluding TIFF mode)|
|Motion picture mode:
with 16MB SmartMedia card
|Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG.|
HQ: Up to approx. 32 sec. w/voice, 33 sec. w/o voice, 320 x 240 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
SQ: Up to approx. 130 sec. w/ voice, 148 sec. w/o voice, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
(With EXO model: 12.5 fps recording with video-out)
|Image effect:||Sepia mode, black & white mode, blackboard mode, whiteboard mode|
|Still image edit:||Rotation (using video/sound output terminal)|
|Motion picture edit:||Cut, index|
|DPOF setting:||Print reservation, all print reservation, date/time, trimming|
|Self-timer:||Approx. 12-sec. Delay|
|Outer connector:||DC input terminal, USB interface (storage class), video/sound output terminal (UO: NTSC, EXO: PAL), and External flash terminal for FL-40 (5pin type)|
|Operating environment:||Temperature: 0 ~ 40°C (operation); -20 - 60°C (storage).|
Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation); 10 - 90% (storage)
|Power supply:||Main power source: 2 x lithium batteries LB-01 (CR-V3), 4 x AA Ni-MH batteries/4 x AA lithium batteries/4 x AA alkaline batteries/4 x AA Ni-Cd batteries/(Zinc carbon (manganese) batteries cannot be used.)|
Optional AC adapter (C7-AU-6V)
|Date/time/calendar:||Simultaneous recording onto image data|
|Automatic calendar system:||Up to year 2031|
|Dimensions:||4.33(W) x 2.99(H) x 2.75(D) in./110 (W) x 76 (H) x 70 (D) mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Accessories:||Strap, 16MB SmartMedia, USB cable, two CR-V3|
|Weight:||11.28oz./320g (without batteries and SmartMedia card)|
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