The 10-megapixel Olympus E-410 updates the E-400 with a new Live MOS image sensor, and new TruePic III image processor.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus E-410

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:90%


  • Excellent noise control, small and light, live view.


  • Highlights blow easily, limited burst depth.


Olympus E-410 Review


Price as reviewed:



There’s no doubt the E-410 is a significantly ‘better’ camera than the E-400. Fundamental upgrades to the sensor, processor and LCD screen have led to improvements in both the handling and image quality, and the reduction in noise is astounding. It does appear that the move from a conventional CCD to a LiveMOS sensor is the right one. In addition, the E-410 now has live view, which is great if you’re into landscape, still life or macro photography. There’s still a bit of work to do with regards to dynamic range – the E-410’s highlights blow out far too easily for our liking – but if you can work around that, you’ll see that Olympus has delivered a great all-round package at a fantastic price.


PC Socket:No
Cable Release:No
AF Points:3-point TTL phase difference detection
DoF Prview:Yes
Built-in Flash:Built in, GN12m@ISO 100 Hotshoe
Max Flash Sync:1/180sec
Colour Temp Control:7 steps 3000 - 7500 K
White Balance Bracket:No
Colour Space:sRGB / AdobeRGB
Exposure Comp:+/- 5 EV / 1/3 steps
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Focusing Modes:3 AF points with manual or automatic selection
Dust Reduction:Supersonic Wave Filter
Built-in Image Stabilisation:Yes
Weight:375g (without battery / card)
Live Mode:100% field of view, exposure adjustment view, white balance adjustment view, gridline displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, shooting information, histogramme
Dimensions:129.5 x 91 x 53mm
Power:Li-Ion, Optional AC Adaptor
Connectivity:USB 2.0 Hi Speed
Memory Card:Dual slot: CompactFlash Type I/II or xD
Field of View:95% coverage
Viewfinder Type:Eye-level single-lens view finder
ISO:Auto 100-400 / Manual 100-1600
Exposure Modes:Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, 20 Scene
White Balance:Auto, manual, 7 presets, Kelvin
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous (max. 3fps)
Metering System:49 Zone multi-pattern, Centreweighted, Spot, Highlight spot, Shadow spot
Compression:1/2.7 SHQ 1/8 HQ 1/2.7, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 SQ
Lens Mount:Four Thirds
Shutter Speeds:60-1/4000sec + Bulb
File Format:Raw, JPEG, Raw+JPEG
Focal Length Mag:2x
LCD:2.5in LCD with 230,000 pixels and Live View
Output Size:RAW 3648 x 2736 12 MB / frame, SHQ 3648 x 2736, HQ 3648 x 2736, SQ 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Sensor:17.3 x 13mm LiveMOS sensor with 10 million effective pixels
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality
  6. 6. Value For Money
  7. 7. Verdict
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