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Olympus E-400 Digital SLR Camera inc. ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens

by Olympus
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Image Sensor:Image sensor: 10.8 million pixels Live CCD sensor, 17.3mm x 13.0mm
Effective pixels: 10.0 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Filter array: Primary colour filter (RGB)
LCD:HyperCrystal LCD
Pixel Number: 215,000 pixels
Monitor Size: 6.4cm/2.5"
Brightness adjustment: +/- 7 steps
Viewfinder: Viewfinder type: Eye-level single-lens view finder
Field of view: Approx. 95%
Magnification: Approx. 0.92x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptres
Depth of field preview:Available
Eye Point: 14mm at -1 dioptres
Diopter adjustment: +1.0 -3.0 dipter built-in type
Focusing Screen:Fixed type (Neo Lumi-Micron Mat Screen)
Mirror:Quick return mirror
Viewfinder Information: AF frame (super impose), AE/AF lock, AF confirmation mark, metering mode, exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture value, white balance, exposure compensation value indicator, flash, battery check
Eye Piece Shutter: Eye-piece cap EP-4 supplied
Focusing System:Focusing System:TTL phase difference detection system
Focus Areas:3 points
AF Illuminator: Built-in flash (external flash available)
AE/AF Lock:Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Detection range:0 EV 19 (ISO 100)
Focus Area Selection: Automatic and manual selection
Focus Tracking:Available in continuous AF mode
Focus Aid: Available
Manual Focus:Available by rotating focus ring, available for setting manual focus operation in AF mode (customised)
AF Modes: Single AF,Single AF + MF, Continuous AF, Continuous AF + MF
Light Metering:TTL open aperture light metering:49 zones Multi-pattern Sensing System, Detection Range: EV 1 to 20 (50mm 1:2, ISO 100), Metering Modes: ESP light metering, Spot metering, Highlight based Spot Metering, Shadow based Spot Metering
Exposure Modes:Auto, Programme automatic with Programme Shift, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Scene modes
Scene Modes:Portrait,Landscape,Landscape with Portrait,Night scene,Night scene with portrait,Children,Sports,High key,Low key,Image Stabilisation mode,Macro,Nature macro,Candle,Sunset,Fireworks,Documents,Beach and Snow,Underwater Wide,Underwater Macro
Exposure System:Exposure compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3 EV steps,Bracketing: 3 frames in +/- 1,2/3,1/3 EV steps
Sensitivity:Auto: ISO 100-1600 100 and 1600,Manual: ISO 100-1600 (in each 1/3 EV steps possible)
White Balance:White balance adjustment:-7/+7 in each R-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB and preset WB mode),AUTO WB system:advanced detection system with CCD imager,Manual White balance:Available (customized via function button Fn),Selectable steps in Kelvin:7 steps (3000-7500 K), Preset WB: Overcast,Shade,Tungstun,Sunlight,Flourescent 1,Flourescent 2,Flourecent 3
Internal Flash:Guide Number:10,Flash Compensation:+/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps,AUTO:AUTO,Flash Modes:red-eye reduction,slow synchronization, slow synchronization 2nd curtain,Fill in, slow synchronization with red-eye reduction,Off
Sequence Shooting:Sequential shooting mode:3 fps 10 frames (approx.) in HQ JPEG mode,Sequential shooting mode 3 fps 5 frames RAW
Image Processing:Colour space:sRGB / AdobeRGB,Image Processing:TruePic TURBO,Sharpness + Contrast:5 levels in each picture mode,Saturation:5 levels in each picture mode,Contrast:5 levels in each picture mode,Black & White Filter:Yellow,Orange,Red,Green,Black & White toning:Sepia,Blue,Purple or Green in Black & White mode,Picture Mode:Vivid,Natural,Muted,Black & White,Graduation:3 levels,Image Editing:RAW data edit,Red-eye reduction,Sepia,Black & White,Resize,Correction of saturation
View images: Histogram in playback mode,Zoom:2-14x,Index:4,9,16,25 frames,Slide Show,Calendar,Shooting Information: Exposure mode, metering mode, shutter speed, aperture value, exposure compensation level, ISO, colour space, white balance mode, white balance compensation level, focal length, focus area, file type, picture mode, file name, image size, recorded card type,Exposure level view:Histogram (R,G,B available),High light point warning,Shadow point warning
Still image recording:EXIF:2.2,PIM:III,DPOF,JPEG,JPEG compression: 1/2.7 SHQ 1/8 HQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8 or 1/12 SQ
Image Size:3648 x 2736, 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920:SQ,1600 x 1200:SQ,1280 x 960:SQ,1024 x 768:SQ,640 x 480:SQ
Interface:USB 1.1,Comined V & USB output NTSC or PAL selectable
Size:Dimensions:129.5mm(W) x 91mm(H) x 53mm(D) (excluding protrusions),Weight:375g (body only).

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 13 x 9.1 cm ; 381 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: E-400 Single Lens Kit
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 April 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,517 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Dust Free Photography with the Supersonic Wave Filter. The Olympus E-System features an outstanding invention to protect the camera's delicate, precision sensor from dust.

Dust is a much greater problem for digital cameras than for 35mm film cameras. With SLRs in particular there is a real risk that dust will enter the camera while the lens is being changed. With film cameras dust particles move with the film as it is wound on so that only one picture is normally affected. In addition dust may also be caused from within the camera.

However, if a dust particle falls on a digital camera's image sensor, it normally remains there, to be joined by more dust particles. Not only that but the individual pixels are so miniscule that even the tiniest dust particle may cover several sensors, and over time this will lead to a significant deterioration in image quality.

Security of Dust Free Images:When the anti-dust function is activated, a supersonic wave engine surrounding the filter generates a series of ultrasonic vibrations. This shakes off any dust and other foreign particles of a certain size from the filter in front of the sensor. Following this procedure, the sensor is dust free again.

Automatic Dust Reduction:The anti-dust function is automatically activated every time the camera is switched on or whenever pixel mapping is carried out.

Less Service and Editing Efforts are Required:This self cleaning function of the sensor means that the camera will need much less internal cleaning. As this can only be carried out at a service centre this will save you time and money!


Computer Active - February 2007 Buy it! Award The world's smallest camera to have a swappable lens is a delight!" Camera Labs - December 2006 Recommended Award "The quality and controls are very good, the compact body is extremely portable without compromising handling, and the SSWF remains the only anti-dust system we've tested which seems genuinely effective. The E-400 will equally appeal to first-time DSLR buyers and experienced photographers who want a compact body with decent creative control." Digital SLR Photography magazine - December 2006 Best Digital SLR under £1000 "The Olympus E-400 is great to handle, fun to use and produces first rate images. What more could you want from a camera!" DigiCam Review - December 2006 Highly Recommended, Dec 206 "An impressive digital SLR camera, offering excellent image quality, and an excellent range of lenses with very precise manual zoom control. The screen is good, and the camera can produce excellent photos. This camera is easy to use and offers speedy performance, excellent battery life, with good controls and excellent build quality." -- x

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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the competition 5 Aug 2011
This camera is a real hidden gem, not only that it is more compact than the comparable Canon or Nikon, but also the quality of the photos is astonishingly good for such a low priced DSLR.

Definitely the right camera for first buyers of a DSLR camera, solid quality for little money and very user friendly, very clear manual and easy to use. Also much lighter than other DSLRs but still not without the feel of it being very high quality.
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