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12 PM GMT: Olympus has today announced the new C-4040Z. Based on the popular and successful C-3040Z / C-3030Z body and design the new C-4040Z increases the pixel count with the new 1/1.8" 4.1 megapixel CCD we've seen on Sony's DSC-S85. It has the same F1.8 - F2.6, 3x optical zoom lens as used on the C-3040Z (though now with a rubber barrel grip). There's also now the addition of a 7.7 megapixel interpolated mode (in-camera) and a noise reduction system. Burst shooting speed is 2 frames per second for up to 8 images. Street price $1099.
(Scroll down - below specifications for the Press Release).
|Sensor||1/1.8" 4.1 megapixel CCD (effective 3.98 megapixels)|
|Image Sizes||2272 x 1704, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480|
|"Englargement Mode"||3200 x 2400, 2816 x 2112|
|Image Quality||TIFF, JPEG (three levels)|
|Lens||3x optical zoom (35 - 105 mm equiv.), F1.8 - F2.6|
|Digital Zoom||Smooth up to 2.5x|
|Metering||ESP, Spot, Multi-Spot|
|Exposure modes||Programmed Auto, Aperture Priority Auto, Shutter Priority Auto|
|Exposure compensation||+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Shutter speeds||Auto: 1 - 1/800 sec
Manual: 16 - 1/800 sec
|Aperture||Wide: F1.8 - F10 (1/3 EV steps)
Tele: F2.5 - F10 (1/3 EV steps)
|Exposure bracketing||3 or 5 images in 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps|
|Focusing||TTL "iESP" contrast detection, Manual focus|
|Focus range||Normal: 0.8 m - Infinity
Macro: 0.2 - 0.8m
|Sensitivity||Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400|
|LCD||1.8", 114,000 pixels|
|Flash||Internal, range: Wide: 0.8 - 5.6 m, Tele: 0.2 - 3.8 m|
|Flash modes||Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), Red-eye reduction, Off (no flash), Fill-in (forced activation). Slow synchronization (first-curtain synchronization effect, second-curtain synchronization effect) External terminal: Off, Auto, Forced activation.|
|External flash||Yes, Olympus proprietary terminal|
|Burst mode||2 fps up to 8 frames (HQ mode)|
|Self timer||12 seconds|
|Power||4 x AA batteries or 2 x CR-V3 Lithium|
|Dimensions||110 x 76 x 70 mm (4.33 x 2.99 x 2.75 in)|
|Weight (no batt.)||320 g (11.3 oz)|
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Features Latest CCD, Super Bright Lens and Noise Reduction Technology
for High Quality Digital Photos up to 16" x 20"
June 20, 2001, Melville, NY Olympus America, Inc., the world leader
in film and filmless photography, today announced the CAMEDIA C-4040 ZOOM.
Establishing a new high-end category for Olympus C-Series cameras, the
C-4040 ZOOM builds on the foundation of Olympus award winning C-Series
digital cameras while incorporating exciting new features. The C-4040
ZOOM offers a 4 Megapixel CCD, a super-bright F1.8 high-performance 3X
zoom lens, plus the latest in Olympus image quality and noise reduction
technologies to deliver crisp high-quality prints as large as 16"
The C-4040 is the perfect digital camera for photographers desiring extensive image control capabilities combined with ease of use for creative and artistic applications. Professional photographers will also find the C-4040 ZOOM to be a versatile yet compact solution providing the image quality and output sizes required for magazine and newspaper publication.
Its high-performance 3X zoom lens offers a large aperture that opens to a maximum F1.8 aperture setting for low light photography. Combined with its extended flash working range, the C-4040 ZOOM is a great camera for any low-light shooting situation. Simple to use, the C-4040 ZOOM also features Olympus USB Auto-Connect capabilities for fast and worry-free downloading without the need for any additional software or drivers.
Similar in design to other Olympus C-Series models, the C-4040 ZOOM has an elegant all-black finish and rich ornamental parts that complement new ergonomic controls, including a rubberized lens barrel and grip. The C-4040 ZOOM also retains many popular features found in the C-Series, such as Auto and Manual White Balance, multiple exposure settings to compensate for different lighting conditions, a two-frame-per-second Burst Mode, QuickTime Movie, black and white and sepia shooting modes, Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), and several compression settings.
New Features of the C-4040 ZOOM include:
Standard features of the C-4040 include:
Olympus provides a wide range of optional accessories for the C-4040 ZOOM including a camera case; FL-40 external flash for synchronized shooting with TTL cable and bracket; an assortment of lenses from 28mm to 152mm equivalent; RM-1 remote control; NiMH batteries and charger; C7AU AC adapter.
The CAMEDIA C-4040 ZOOM will be available August 2001 with an estimated street price of $1099. It ships with an 16MB Olympus SmartMedia memory card, USB cable, AV cable, two 3V lithium battery packs (CR-3V), lens cap and retainer cord, remote control, Olympus Camedia Master 2.5 Utility Software for image manipulation and creation, instruction manual, QuickStart Guide, lens cap and strap.
C-4040 ZOOM Street Price $1099.