Olympus D-40 Zoom (C-40 Zoom) review

Started Apr 14, 2004 | User reviews thread
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Gabi
Gabi Senior Member • Posts: 1,791
Olympus D-40 Zoom (C-40 Zoom) review

This was the fourth digital camera I bought. The camera is rather compact and easy to carry along in my purse. It is also rather sturdy. I think it is also quite ugly but aesthetics is not a reason for me to buy or not to buy a camera. The camera has a full manual mode, which is advantageous for the amibitious amateur and enables the photographer to manually set a lot of parameters. It accompanied me on several travels (see my website at www.gdiekert.de: the photographs from Belgium were made with this camera!). A nice camera with a good image quality and little weaknesses (see below).

Problems:

- Battery life could be better. It is recommended to use the viewfinder rather than the LCD as often as possible
- The optical zoom range could be better

 Gabi's gear list:Gabi's gear list
Olympus Stylus 1 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +7 more
Olympus D-40 Zoom (C-40 Zoom)
4 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 35 – 98 mm (2.8×)
Announced: Sep 2, 2001
Gabi's score
4.1
Average community score
4.2
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