Olympus C-3040Z Specifications

Street Price
US$ 800 (List US$ 999)
Max resolution
2048 x 1536
Low resolution
1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h
CCD pixelsClick for help
3.34 megapixels (3.14 effective)
CCD sizeClick for help**
1/1.8" (0.556")
ISO ratingClick for help
Auto, 100, 200, 400
Lens Aperture
F1.8 - F2.6
Lens Thread
With optional adapter, 43 mm
Zoom wide (W)Click for help
35 mm
Zoom tele (T)Click for help
105 mm (3 x)
Digital zoomClick for help
Yes,smooth up to 2.5 x
Auto Focus
Contrast detection
Manual FocusClick for help
Yes, 20 cm (8 in) - Infinity (smooth with magnifier)
Normal focus range
80 cm (2.6 ft) - Infinity
Macro focus range
20 cm (7.9 in) - 80 cm (2.6 ft)
White Balance
Auto, Four preset settings, One-push manual
Min shutterClick for help
1 sec (Auto)
4 sec (Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority)
16 sec (Full Manual Exposure)
Max shutterClick for help
1/800 sec
Built-in Flash
Yes, internal
External Flash Yes, synch terminal
Flash modes
Auto, Anti-red-eye, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow 1 & 2, Ext.
Exposure adjustmentClick for help
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
MeteringClick for help
ESPi Digital, Multi-area Spot, Spot
Aperture priorityClick for help
Yes, 16 positions: F1.8 - F10.0, [F2.6 max at Tele]
Shutter priorityClick for help
Yes, 36 positions: 4 sec - 1/800 s
Full manualClick for help
Yes, additional shutter speeds: 16, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5 seconds
Yes, 3.5 fps up to 5 images
Movie mode
QuickTime (Motion JPEG):
HQ: 320 x 240 with / without audio @ 12.5 fps, max 75 secs (19 MB)
SQ: 160 x 120 with / without audio @ 12.5 fps, max 5 mins (20.5 MB)
Tripod mount
Yes, 10s delay
Remote control Yes, supplied InfraRed
Time-lapse recording
Video out
Yes, fixed by region (NTSC / PAL)
Storage types
SmartMedia (128 MB compatible)
Storage included
16 MB ID SmartMedia card
Uncompressed format
Compressed format
Quality Levels
Playback zoom
Yes, 1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x scrollable
Operating system
Connectivity USB & Serial (RS232C)
Printing Compliance
BatteryClick for help
2 x Olympus CR-V3 Lithium batteries
4 x AA (NiMH rechargeable recommended)
Battery chargerClick for help
Yes, supplied AC-L10 AC adapter / charger
Weight (inc. batteries)
380 g (13.4 oz)
109 x 66 x 76 mm
(4.3 x 2.6 x 3.0 in)

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What that means is that if it were a vidicon tube it would be 0.556 inches in diameter.

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)