Olympus C-3040 Zoom

Announced Nov 21, 2000 •
3 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
seabird
 
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Old age, but still produce high quality pictures..

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Matias A.
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I´ve used this camera for about a year and I have a lot of equipment (even a scuba bag) to use it with. In my personal opinion it is a good camera, with enough definition and pretty good when point-and-shoot. Most of the rating I´ve just done are in comparison to the actual standards for this kind of camera. It has a lot of functions and features that makes it a very entertainment toy (the features works ok always). You may want to check how the pictures look when this camera is used by ...

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THANG DANG
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ACTUALLY I OWN THE 2040 SERIES WHICH IS MUCH LIKE THIS ONE. THE DIFFERENT ARE ONLY MINOR: 1) BIGGER BUFFER (32MB VERSUS 8MB) 2) 3MP VERSUS 2MP 3) BETTER GRIPS MATERIAL

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I bought the camera in August 2001. Before I had a 1MP HP camera and a 2 MP Olympus 700 UZ. I bought following acessories for the camera: Lens tube adapter for UV-Filter and Polarizer filter. Olympus wide angle, tele and Macro lens. Vivitar 285 external flash (perfect indoor results) with a no name flash bracket and Olympus connection cable to flash. The quality of the prints is great. I use Future Shop Online in Canada. I made a few prints 12x18. From 80cm distance the prints look very good. ...

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Tari
 
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After five months, I can say that I am still quite happy with this camera. It's not without its problems, but if you are an amateur taking snapshots of family gatherings and the like, you will most likey be pleased with it too. Image quality is very good, even in low light situations. The fast lens will take pics in low light (without flash) which will surprise you with their detail. Make sure to have a tripod for such situations, however...as with all cameras, the slower shutter speed can ...

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Abe Sachs
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This camera is loaded with features, some of which are still very rare even in very expensive digital cameras. The most impressive features include the huge zoom (still the largest?) which compensates its low megapixel a lot, the image stablization (still the only one?) that saves you from carrying a tripod, and the EVF (i.e. the SLR-style electronic viewfinder) that helps to extend battery life. My coworker who used to shoot photos with Nikon exclusively was so impressed by this camera ...

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DKreh
 
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I bought my 3040 in March of 01. Since that time it has been to Kuwait, UK, Trinidad, and various other places and have taken enough diital images that they no longer fit on a single CD. I am guessing well over 1200-1500 images. It is still an excellent camera with very good image quality. I used it on a business trip taking pictures of several facilities and brought them back for planing purposes. Every one was very impressed with the quality of the pctures. This is my point and shoot ...

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Lex Jenkins
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Great for low light and action photography. I use mine to photograph live theatre (no flash) and it handles the often-low lighting very well most of the time. At ISO 400 the noise level is acceptable for web images and snapshot quality prints. AF is amazingly accurate and quick in low light. Despite the complaints I read about this and other digital cameras being too slow for action photography I haven't encountered any problems. The trick is to partially depress the shutter release ...

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Bought this camera before I DISCOVERED this great website. Kudos to DPreview for this flawless site and fanstastic review, very objective. The camera: 1) Good Resolution 2) Great Onboard Features 3) Fast Lens but slow camera 4) Good Size among it's class 5) Movie Mode is Good with Sound 6) I think I made the right choice for 3 mega class because the resolution/memory size(cost!) ratio is just right. Great if load in 128Mb card!! Problems: This is my first digital camera and comparing with my ...

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I have owned the 3040 for almost a year now and am extremely satisfied. I have taken hundreds of photos and overall am very happy with the outcome. Overall a great camera for the money Problems: You must remove the lens cap prior to turning the camera on or you get an annoying grinding noise; this also delays the time you can take a picture. It takes time for the lens to extend once the camera is on (about 3 seconds) which also delays taking pictures. Wish the camera would assist in ...

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