Olympus C-4000 Zoom Brief Review


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  • 4.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.4x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program exposure
  • JPEG and TIFF file formats
  • ISO range 100-400
  • 4 AA batteries or 2 CR-VW Lithium battery packs
  • movie mode (no sound)
  • Release Date: 2003-03-06
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus C-4000 Zoom
4.0 megapixels (effective); 3x optical zoom/3.4x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program exposure; JPEG and TIFF file formats; ISO range 100-400; 4 AA batteries or 2 CR-VW Lithium battery packs; movie mode (no sound)
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

The flexible Olympus C-4000Z offers features usually reserved for more expensive 4-megapixel cameras. The camera offers great image quality, excellent macro capability, and the flexibility of AA batteries, but the removable lens cap, lack of audio in movie mode and potentially confusing menu earn the C-4000 a few complaints.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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