The Olympus C-4000 makes taking pictures a fun experience and an easy one as well. This is a small digital camera with 4 megapixel resolutions and a zoom feature that lets the user take really good pictures of far away objects with focus and clarity. No fish eye pictures with this little beauty, that’s for sure.
The latest addition to the Olympus C-Series, The Olympus C-4000 ZOOM is a very sleek piece of technology. The body has been ergonomically designed to make it lightweight and easy to use even in overly long shoots. The outer casing is polished silver with a metallic top and front covers to make it more durable. This little gadget packs quite a punch with many features and is highly affordable as well.
Some of the highlights of the Olympus include Olympus zoom lens, complete photographic control, multi point spot average metering, histograms for the shooting and review modes and super macro focusing. The combination of great features, easy operation and affordability make it very attractive to most consumers.
Using the Olympus C-4000 Zoom is really easy, let us take a quick tour of the basics.
The first thing you need to do is read the manual from cover to cover. It really is advisable and worth the time and effort spent in doing so. Once you have finished you are ready to begin. There is a mode dial on the top of the camera that needs to be set to ‘Mode Menu’. Now select camera and then digital zoom and finally ‘on’ to turn the digital zoom on.
Now point and shoot, it really is that simple. You can take your first trial picture and then check the resulting image on the view screen to see how well you fared. Your zoom may require some adjustment to get the picture perfectly focused.
Next to the mode dial at the top of the camera, you will find a round lever; push it to the right and the subject will immediate zoom out, becoming larger and nearer the camera. In case you have zoomed too far out and the picture does not fit in the screen, simply push the lever to the left to reduce the image size of the picture. This can be done to make it fit perfectly into the frame you see on the view screen.
When you are done taking your pictures, simply return to the mode menu and switch off the digital zoom in much the same way you did to turn it on. Using a tripod will give you consistently steady shots and avoid the zoom when shooting moving objects to prevent blurring.
The Olympus C-4000 zoom camera has a wealth of features combined in one neat package for the accomplished photographer and the novice as well. The combination the 4 megapixel CCD resolution and the 3x optical zoom gives a high performance result of 10x zoom function. All the features including the Olympus image quality and exposure technology will provide crisp, detail oriented high quality prints in a very compact and stylish camera.
Olympus C-4000Z Specifications:
|Sensor||1/1.8″ 4.1 megapixel CCD|
|Effective pixel count||4.0 million|
|Lens||• 3x optical zoom
• 32 – 96 mm equiv.
|Digital zoom||Up to 3.5x|
|Focus modes||• iESP auto focus
• Manual focus
|Focus range||• Normal: 0.8 m – Infinity (2.6 ft – Infinity)
• Macro: 0.2 – 0.8 m (7.9 in – 2.6 ft)
• Super-macro: 0.02 – 0.2 m (0.8 – 7.9 in)
|Image modes||• TIFF
|Image sizes||• 2288 x 1712
• 2288 x 1520 (3:2 ratio)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
• 3200 x 2400 (print enlarged mode)
|White balance||• Auto
• ‘One touch’ manual
(WB compensation also available)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
|Metering||• Digital ESP
• Spot meter
• Multi-spot meter
[Exposure area selection, Histogram in shooting mode]
|Exposure modes||• Programmed auto exposure
• Aperture priority auto
• Shutter priority auto
|Exposure compen.||+/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Apertures||F2.8 – F11|
|Shutter speed||16 – 1/1000 sec|
|AE Bracketing||• 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV
• Up to 5 frames
|Flash||• Built-in (approx. range 2.9 m)
• Auto, Red-eye reduction, Off, Fill-in, Slow sync
• External: Off, Auto, Forced on
|Continuous shooting||• 1.7 fps max 8 frames (HQ mode)|
|Movie clips||• 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 32 sec (no audio)
• 160 x 120, 15 fps, max 148 sec (no audio)
|LCD monitor||• 1.8″ TFT LCD
• 110,000 pixels
|Storage||SmartMedia (16 MB card supplied)|
• Video out
• External flash (for Olympus FL-40 5-pin)
|Power||• 2 x CR-V3 Lithium
• or 4 x AA batteris (NiMH rechargable recommended)
|Dimensions||110 x 76 x 70 mm (4.3 x 3.0 x 2.8 in)|
|Weight||(Not yet known)|