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Olympus EVOLT E-400

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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus E-400

best4reviews.com
26 October 2007
  • Summary: This is a camera replete with much clever stuff packed into a tiny body. A worry is the not so svelte price; the twin lens kit including a 14-42mm optic (used here) and a very compact 40 to 150mm (80 to 300mm in 35mm terms) lens retails at around £850. That’s far too expensive for an “entry level” model and particularly so when there are cheaper 10-megapixels models on the shop shelves already.
  • Pros: Impressive image quality, ease of use and handling (despite compact size), nice kit lens, and it's responsive.
  • Cons: Pentamirror viewfinder is gloomy and small.
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First Look: Olympus E-400

Pop Photo
28 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The world's smallest, lightest D-SLR is NOT coming to a store near you. The recently-unveiled Olympus E-400, an instant hit among those visiting the company's Photokina booth, is available exclusively in Europe -- but not in the U.S. or Asia -- and unlikely to cross the Atlantic in its present form. That's a pity, because we found it beautiful to behold, a pleasure to handle, and a delight to stuff in our jacket pocket.
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Olympus E-400 review

What Digital Camera
18 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The 10-megapixel Olympus E-400 digital SLR harks back to the past with a diminutive design closely modeled on the Olympus OM-1.
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Overall 10
9.6
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10

DSLR Reviews: The Olympus E-400 Digital Camera

Bright Hub
22 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Olympus offers quality cameras all around the world. The Olympus E400 is available in European markets, and it is mainly designed for advanced consumers. But, is it worth the $1,000 price tag? Learn more in this camera review.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
1 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-400 digital reflex camera It was surprising to find out that a compact digital SLR camera like the Olympus E-400, which finally shows the compact possibilities offers by the FourThirds system is not available world wide, but at first only on the European market. Olympus has already had a lot of comment about this, not least from American consumers, who find this decision incomprehensible.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
1 December 2006
  • Excerpt: True, at first glance the E-400 looks a bit like the Olympus E-500. But when you pick it up you find out just how dissimilar they are. Olympus has indeed succeeded in creating the smallest and lightest digital SLR yet. The Canon EOS 400D is reckoned by many to be just that little bit too small for comfort, but put it alongside the E-400 and it looks like a tank.
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Olympus E-400 / DIWA Awards test

e-Fotografija
18 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Olympus je predstavil novo SLR kamero 4/3 sistema, kateremu sta se z novimi kamerami in objektivi pridružila še Panasonic in Leica. Èe je Olympus z modeli kamere E-1, E-300 in E-500 poskušal uveljaviti svoje znanje tako, da je naredil tudi po obliki in funkcijah primerljive kamere drugim podjetjem, z E-330 dodal med DSLR kamere funkcijo LiveView, ki še ni dobila veèje podpore med fotografi, pa je z novo kamero Olympus E-400 podjetje zopet našlo samo sebe in ubralo svojo...
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Overall 9
8.5

Olympus E-400 with Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED

Camera Labs
1 November 2006
  • Summary: As the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR to date, the Olympus E-400 is certainly a very compact product – as we mentioned on the Design page , it even manages to make the Canon 400D / XTi look quite hefty. But while miniaturisation is always technically impressive, reduced dimensions signal alarm bells in terms of comfort and usability. Thankfully there’s no cause for concern with the E-400 though.
  • Pros: Small and light without compromising comfort, Very effective anti-dust system, Highest resolution Four Thirds body so far, Easy access to settings
  • Cons: Noise more obvious than rival DSLRs, Right strap eyelet can dig into your hand, Motorised manual focus (like all Four Thirds), Only available in Europe (but the UK can ship!)
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Overall 9
8.5

Olympus E-400 with Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED

Camera Labs
1 November 2006
  • Summary: As the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR to date, the Olympus E-400 is certainly a very compact product – as we mentioned on the Design page , it even manages to make the Canon 400D / XTi look quite hefty. But while miniaturisation is always technically impressive, reduced dimensions signal alarm bells in terms of comfort and usability. Thankfully there’s no cause for concern with the E-400 though.
  • Pros: Small and light without compromising comfort, Very effective anti-dust system, Highest resolution Four Thirds body so far, Easy access to settings
  • Cons: Noise more obvious than rival DSLRs, Right strap eyelet can dig into your hand, Motorised manual focus (like all Four Thirds), Only available in Europe (but the UK can ship!)
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-400

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: If you're looking for a mid-range digital SLR the E-400 should be high on your short list.
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