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Review #3
updated May 5, 2002

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Olympus D - 40
$799.00 US / $1250 Canadian

 C - Series

Designed for the avid photographer, these easy-to-use digital cameras combine simplicity with technology to give you as much or as little control over your pictures as necessary.

 D - Series

A perfect introduction to digital photography, our D-Series and Brio™ line of
stylish and feature-rich point-and-shoot cameras are attractively small,
incredibly fast, and super easy to use.

 E - Series

Powerful digital SLR's offering high image quality, speed, and an advanced range of digital capabilities to the professional digital photographer and serious amateur

OS - X

 PROS

Very small, streamline, 0.4 pounds
Uses 2 type AA batteries
Has a 7x digital zoom
Rotary dial makes it easy to use
Excellent picture quality
Works with Windows and Macintosh
Automatically covers lens when off
1.5 inch color LCD very clear monitor

 CONS

No external flash attachment
Has a maximum of 2.8 zoom - your normal zoom starts at a 3x
No wide angle adapter
No telephoto adapter

Quick Reference Guide go here

Olympus
Introductory
Olympus has been making excellent digital still cameras for many years. Starting with the
D - 370 which will produce up to a 1.2 mega pixel image or better with the SLR   E - 20N
5 .0 mega pixel camera. There is a camera for every ones budget and taste.Olympus has been doing very well with the C - Series we know them as the C3000, C2040, C3020, and the C4040. With the introduction of the D - Series D - 40 Zoom Olympus has created another winning camera

Quick View

The Olympus D -40 zoom is a 4.1 megapixel digital still camera which is also capable of recording up to 4 seconds of quicktime motion and sound. The camera is small enough to fit into a pocket. A power activation door protects the zoom lens and also turns on or off the camera. A universal camera which means that it can be used by a window or Macintosh user. It is a good first timer camera to buy because of its ease of use. A rotary dial on top of the camera activates different mode screens in the 1.5 high resolution LCD right near it. your mode choices start with Auto where the camera will calculate all functions to get you the best possible shot. The Portrait mode just like the name implies focus is on the person or object and the back ground is out of focus. Landscape / Portrait will get you a middle of the road focal shoot. Night scene will allow for a lower shutter speed and a allowance for next to nothing light source. The self - Portrait will allow you to turn the camera in your hand so that it is facing you - say cheese. In the manual mode you are free to still have the camera look after some setting automatically for you. The nice thing about manual is that you can pick and choose how you want your camera to be set up. Even when the camera is powered down on the next use it remembers all your last programed setting.

The camera is small but take a great picture from micro to infinity. Starting at 0.8 meters to infinity this camera is a work horse for publishing: print or the internet.

Summary
This is a great first time camera. It is easy to use in the automatic mode and easy to learn also. It is a small camera but is big on features. The lack of an external flash may encourage some to look at the C4040 other wise this is a great buy.

Quick Reference Guide
 Image sensor  1/1.8" (.55") CCD (in inches)
 Resolution Maximum  3200 x 2400
 ISO Auto: 100 - 400 / Manual: 100, 200, 400 (equivalents)
 Connectors  Auto - Connect USB no additional software to install , NTSC Audio/Video Out, DC input with Olympus 3.4V AC Adapter
Memory Media  SmartMedia
 Lens Olympus spherical glass 3x zoom lens 7.1-21.3mm (35mm
- 98mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
 LCD 1.5 inch color TFT LCD (114,000 pixels)
Used for viewing, reviewing editing images
 Flash Mode Auto Flash for low and backlight "Red-eye" Reduction Fill - in Flash (forced on flash) Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (1st or 2nd curtain effect) Flash off
 Flash Charging Time Less than 6 seconds (at normal temperature with new batteries)
 Self Timer 12 - second delay (self timer)/3 - second delay (remote) RM - 1 Remote included
   
 Compatible Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP / MacOS 8.6 - 9.01/OSX
 Calendar Automatic up to the year 2031
 Power Main Power Source: 1 x LB-01 (CR-3V) Lithium battery (included) 2 x AA Ni - MH rechargeable batteries, 2 x AA Lithium
batteries,2xAANiCD rechargeable batteries, 2 x AA Alkaline batteries (emergency use only), ( Manganese batteries cannot be used ) AC Power
 Measurements & Wt 3.4" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.7" (D) (excluding protrusions)/87mm (W) x 68.5mm (H) x 43.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions) Weight
6.7 oz./190 grams without batteries
 Supplied  
 Accessories Options  

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