Conclusion: Olympus E-410 Conclusion The moment it globally sunk in that the first real digital compact SLR camera - the Olympus E-400 - would not be available worldwide, everybody was disappointed. But with the worldwide introduction of the Olympus E-410 Olympus certainly made up for it. Not only the global availability distinguishes the Olympus E-410 from the rest but also its specifications have definitely been improved.
Conclusion: We first got our hands on the E-400 back in August last year, and were very excited that Olympus had delivered a small, lightweight digital SLR with echoes of the great compact film SLRs of the past (the Olympus OM-10 comes to mind). This was after all one of the key benefits that a smaller-than-APS sensor was supposed to bring; smaller, lighter bodies and lenses.
Pros: Compact and lightweight digital SLR which is comfortable despite the lack of grip, Good image quality and resolution if not optimum straight out of the box, Low noise across the ISO range by default, turning down noise filter doesn't spoil images, Through the lens Live View with Auto Focus (although requires mirror up/down), Up to ten times magnification in Live View for manual focus, Supersonic Wave Filter ensures no dust on sensor, Responsive in use, auto focus fair...
Cons: Dynamic Range less than competition (highlights by about three quarters of a stop; 0.7 EV), Small viewfinder (difficult to see fine detail, difficult to check focus), Live View usefulness countered by LCD which doesn't tilt, not bright enough outdoors, Maximum sensitivity actually ISO 1250 not ISO 1600 as indicated, Battery life seemed shorter than we would like (thanks to small battery, regular LCD use), Best results require adjustment of Noise Filter and Sharpness s...
Excerpt: In almost every physical respect, this dinky DSLR camera is identical to the Olympus E-400, launched barely six months ago. It's still supremely small and light, and it noticeably lacks the bulge of a battery grip that appears to be a standard fixture on all other digital SLRs.
Summary: The Olympus E-410 may only be a subtly upgraded version of its predecessor, but since the E-400 had limited availability (and could possibly soon be discontinued), it’s worth addressing the E-410 as a completely new camera.
First things first: the E-410 is a seriously small DSLR. Indeed by inheriting its predecessor’s body, it shares the honour of being the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR.
Pros: Small and light without compromising comfort., Very effective anti-dust system., Unique Live View facility., Easy access to settings.
Cons: Very limited anti-shake options., Body may be too small for bigger hands., Motorised manual focus (like all Four Thirds)., E-510 a tempting alternative with anti-shake.
Summary: The Olympus E-410's portability is perhaps its biggest boon, and certainly one
of its greatest sales assets - although in truth there is
great deal of difference in terms of dimensions with the
likes of Nikon's 10MP D40x. It's also, for me, less reliable
than Nikon's baby DSLR when it comes to the likes of white
balance, and the 14-42mm lens suffers from more pronounced
distortion at extreme wideangle, but other than that the
E-410 has much to recommend it.
Conclusion: De Olympus E-410 is een prachtige compacte digitale SLR camera waarmee ik bijzonder prettig in de praktijk hebben kunnen werken. De camera heeft veel te bieden en zal in het bijzonder de veeleisende amateur kunnen plezieren. Ook de beginnende fotograaf zie ik zonder probleem zijn eerste SLR foto's maken mede dankzij het vriendelijke karakter van de camera.
Conclusion: Olympus E-410 camera recensie Op het moment dat wereldwijd doordrong dat de eerste echt compacte digitale SLR camera - de Olympus E-400 - niet wereldwijd verkrijgbaar zou zijn, was er teleurstelling alom. Met de mondiale introductie van de Olympus E-410 maakt Olympus dit weer dubbel en dwars goed. Niet alleen de wereldwijde beschikbaarheid is datgene waar de camera zich door onderscheidt, maar ook de specificaties van de Olympus E-410 zijn er op vooruit gegaan.