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Olympus EVOLT E-400
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Olympus EVOLT E-400

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First Look: Olympus E-400

Pop Photo
2 January 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus E-400

best4reviews.com
1 January 2008
  • 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.
  • 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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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.
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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
1 January 2007
  • Summary: In terms of image quality we have few reservations about the E-400 and, though images are noisy, the non-aggressive processing delivers well-defined, detail-packed pictures rather than a ‘mushy mess’.
  • Pros: Dual memory card slots, compact body size, image sharpness and detail.
  • Cons: Lack of speed, slow recording times, small buffer, USB 1.1, position of right-hand strap lug, noise levels.
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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,...
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Expert Review

Digicam Review
13 December 2007
  • Summary: : The Olympus E-400 is 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.
  • Pros: Stylish Ultra compact "retro" styled Digital SLR body (World's smallest), Matching compact lenses, Very good image quality, Excellent colour, Simple to use, thanks to AUTO and Scene modes (although practice is recommended), Very good kit lenses and package options, Double Zoom Kit excellent value...
  • Cons: Manual focus is difficult (small optical viewfinder), electronically controlled focusing ring, Advanced manual is on CD, USB1.1 (not 2.0) makes transferring images slow unless you use a USB2 card reader., Olympus Master software slightly "quirky" / annoying at times defaults to creating a new fol...
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
21 April 2007
  • Summary: The lack of a grip makes this very handsome camera a little slippery to hold. The finish is a step up from the E-500, but the handling is perhaps a step backwards. The image quality from our sample was good, though some pictures suffered blown highlight detail.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera

Pocket Lint
11 December 2006
  • Pros: Handling, image quality, ease of use and handling (despite compact size), nice kit lens, responsive
  • Cons: Pentamirror viewfinder is gloomy and small, pricing
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