Olympus E-400

Announced Sep 14, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen
dholl
 
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A 4 all-round. The images look toasted somehow (not a bad thing...can be appealing). I prefer the E-1, much superior body...but the E-400 is smaller and has more MP so if those two things are important (and the newer sensors, IS and Live-Views are not interesting) then the E-400 is a good bet. Massive feature set. Little RAW headroom (shoot in JPG).

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MaverickZIP
 
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Great compact camera, with many usefull features. I got the kit with 2 lenses, and for my rookie knowledge on using SLR'S, this camera gives me a very good startup kit.

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Parting
 
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E-400 has a serious defect on Noise reduction function. Problems: Comparing with the other DSLR model of the Olympus, E-400 has a serious defect on a NR function. See the bellow, this is the function chart for the NR mode. E-1 & E-300 : User can select without any limitation E-500 & E-330 : NR operating at ISO 100 and shutter speed more than 4 sec' automatically (No manual mode) E-410 & E-510 : NR operating at ISO 100 and shutter speed more than 8 sec' automatically (No manual mode) * E-400 : ...

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Marco Frissen
 
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I've initially purchased the E400 in december last year as a stop-gap backup solution for my E1 until the new pro body arrives. However, the E400 beats the E1 in almost all aspects, the lack of a second control wheel is not even bothering me. the image quality is amazing and the new kit lenses are little marvels. Problems: There's a firmware bug that causes the file numbering to reset when you erase/format the camera and switch off immediately.. somehow a buffer is cleared and the counter los ...

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greypoint777
 
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I love this little camera. I'm not usually a fan of small cameras but the E-400 feels really good to use. Menus are easy to use and controls easy to change with practice. The whole camera seems just that bit faster to use than previous models. Image quality is very good - it takes great JPEGs. Now at a bargain price - you can't lose!

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Knight Palm
 
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Pros: • Small • Ultra Light Weight (435g+165g=600g total with ZD35mm/F3.5 Macro) • SSWF-filter for dust reduction • APM = Automatic Pixel Mapping • High pixel count sensor using Kodak KAI-10100 • Good colour and resolution qualities • Olympus Master 2.03 develops good results from the raw files • Can use Adobe ACR 3.6 with PSE 3.0 • Two years warranty in Europe • Lowest price for any dSLR body (june 2007) Cons: • No dedicated buttons for: ISO, AF, WB, EXP, FOCUSPOINTS • No "anti-shock" mirror ...

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PeteM01
 
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I picked up a twin lens kit secondhand for an irresistible price and have been very impressed with the compact size, sturdy build quality and the images. I carry it around everywhere now, with the 14-42 kit lens. The viewfinder is good enough to use manual focus OM lenses - the 50mm f1.8 has worked well so far and makes for a really pocketable, discreet camera. Problems: Pointless alteration of control interface from E330.

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Andrew Pickup
 
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I have an EOS 1DS Mark II, and it is heavy to carry around all the time. Tried a compact, didn't like it. After much research I plumped for the E400 and two kit lenses. The equipment is beautifully light and very well made. I used it in a school music concert and it is remarkably quiet (ijn terms of sound, not digital noise). Obviously I would have got better results with the big Canon, but would have had to put it in its sound blimp. 1) Why is the manual not printed? The camera costs around ...

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argasp
 
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This is the sort of digital camera I had been waiting for: serious hardware but compact and lightweight enough to carry on a hike or a prolonged holiday. Build quality is beyond reproach and picture quality is very good even with the kit lenses (but beware if you are moving up from a compact digicam: this is a DSLR and it takes time and skill to get considerably better results compared to a compact). Handling is no problem despite the lack of a grip, and I really like the classic pre- autofoc ...

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Cedomir Covic
 
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Verry nice small camera. Vrlo zgodna mala kamera, i vrlo upotrebljiva. Bilo bi još bolje da ima mali dodatni lcd displej sa osnovnim informacijama. Objektivi koji dolaze u kitu sa kamerom, nisu loši, no mogli bi biti za klasu bolji.

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