Olympus D-40 Zoom (C-40 Zoom)

Announced Sep 2, 2001 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 35 – 98 mm (2.8×)
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This was my first digital camera and it was a great buy. I used it heavily for four years, took thousands of pictures, and it showed no signs of wear, except for the icons wearing off the dial. Simply put, it takes excellent pictures. It is especially good at indoor photography, and it takes beautiful long-exposures as well. The ISO-400 setting has an exceptionally low noise level relative to other cameras made at a similar time. You can buy this model for well under $100, and for anyone ...

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After almost 5 years of use, I finally decided to upgrade to a recent Ricoh R4. Some of the features in the Olympus like optical viewfinder, easy to use aperture or shutter priority, option to save as tiff, quiet operation are sorely missed. Problems: Only gripe is the use of SM memory cards.

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Two years ago, two decades after I started off with an ancient, fully manual SLR (a Minolta SR-1) when I was sixteen, I chose the C-40 Zoom (as the D-40 is labelled in Europe) to become my first digital camera. That was after some experience with a C-2000Z and a C-3030Z which i had borrowed from friends a couple of times. Two years and 4,000 pictures later I'm still very satisfied. Whatever my next model will be, either a full-featured "prosumer" camera or a digital SLR, I will keep the C-40 ...

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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 ...

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Well, thanks again for your encouragement. I had looked at this camera coming down in price for about 1 year and finally bought it for £129 with a 6 months warranty as a refurbished unit. It came as a full retail product boxed as new. I'm used to a minolta S414, what a difference in flexibility, useability and crisp focus!! I'm off on holiday for a week in April, I doubt the S414 will get an outing. The sheer pocketability of the camera makes it hard to beat. And the results so far have been ...

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I've had this tiny camera for over a year. It takes fantastic photos. After having a dslr camera, sometimes just having a tiny P&S is nice. Photos are as good as my 300D Canon. Powerful flash for a small camera. Battery life could be better. Manual controls are a huge plus.

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This little masterpiece is my 3rd digital camera, and i'm extremely satisfied with it. I'm looking for a better one since a year, and i'm still not convinced that a better one has ever been made. The photos are excellent, and the flash modes are amazing... noiseless daylight-like pictures in perfect darkness. Also, storage time is very quick, and it takes just a few seconds to entirely download a full 128 MB worth of photos. What i really love about this camera is its Computer connectivity. ...

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Had it for a year. A wonderful little travel camera I store in a small belt-clip case. My third digital camera, and the first one I could use to take "serious" photos that are competitive against 35mm. In fact, I entered 6 prints (8x10 to 8.5 x 11) in a local competition with about 20 amateurs, and won first for color, second for B&W, 2 honorable mentions -- and many people were surprised to learn the pix were digital. Amazing amount of control, tho mostly buried in the menus. Paid ...

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Ideal camera for beginners, having in the same time great features for more experienced users. The total combination is very valuable, very good the remote, but don't expect the greatest image quality you can imagine. You need time to find out all the "hidden" function's combinations that can improve your photos. Excellent noise reduction, very good focus in low light conditions. Great green & blue performance specially in landscapes, woods etc. (sometimes looks like polarized filtered photo). ...

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I've had the D40 for almost a year now... 1. Size is great...nice and compact. 2. Pictures are awesome! Very sharp, crisp and clear with amazing detail. 3. Basically easy to use. Problems: 1..Flash recovery time is poor...sometimes almost 10 seconds between shots...and delay from when you press shutter button to when picture is taken is a little long...this can get real annoying especially when I'm trying to take multiple pictures of my fast moving 2 year old daughter 2..Low light pics ...

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