Olympus E-400 review

Full specification for Olympus E-400

Sensor Four Thirds format CCD, 17.3x13mm; 10.8 million pixels total / 10.2 million effective
Output Size 3648 x 2736, 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920SQ, 1600 x 1200SQ, 1280 x 960SQ, 1024 x 768SQ, 640 x 480SQ
Focal Length Mag 2x
Lens Mount Four Thirds
File Format JPEG, RAW, RAW+ JPEG
Compression JPEG 1/2.7 SHQ 1/8 HQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8 or 1/12 SQ
ISO 100-1600 in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speeds 60-1/4000sec and Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous up to 3fps
Viewfinder Type Eye-level single-lens view finder
Field of View Reflex 95% viewing , 0.92x mag
LCD 2.5in LCD, 215,000pixels
Live Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation Image Stabilisation Mode
Dust Reduction Dust protection system (SSWF)
Focusing Modes 3-point AF with individual or automatic selection, single and continuous, AF Illuminator
Exposure Modes Auto, Program AE, Manual, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, 19 Sc,
Metering System 49-zone ESP, centre weighted average, spot, highlight spot, shadow spot
Exposure Comp +/-5 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Colour Space sRGB / Adobe RGB
White Balance Manual, Auto, 6 presets, Kelvin scale
White Balance Bracket -7 / +7 in each R-B / G-M axis (in Auto WB and preset WB mode)
Colour Temp Control 7 steps (3000 - 7500 K)
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Built in (GN10m@ISO100), hotshoe, rear, slow sync, fill, auto, forced, red eye reduction, ±2EV
Max Flash Sync -
PC Socket -
Cable Release No
Memory Card CF I&II, xD Picture Card
Power Li-Ion
Connectivity USB 1.1, DC in, Video out
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm
Weight 375g (body only)
Other -
AF Points 3-point AF

Manufacturer website: Olympus

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 87%

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