Ultra-compact & ultra-light
10 million pixels
Strong dust protection system (SSWF)
6.4cm / 2.5'' HyperCrystal LCD
Built-in pop-up flash
AUTO / P / S / A / M
31 scene modes for trouble-free
User-friendly menu with simplified
and detailed display modes
AE/AF lock functionality
The ultra-compact dimensions and low weight of this latest Four Thirds Standard camera in the Olympus E-System gives users the freedom to take professional quality photos wherever they wish. This model features a newly-developed 10.0 million pixel CCD for incredible imaging performance and a large 2.5”/6.4cm LCD to view results easily.
The E-400 is available in Europe only.
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jkar866 Active Member
Registered: September 2006 Posts: 35
Review Date: Thu 25, January, 2007
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £799.00| Rating: 9
Small size and light, Zuiko standard lenses are amazing, pretty quick and easy to use, ideal for wildlife photography, takes all the hardship out of photography, can be used by all levels of photographers
Quite a lot of noise above ISO 400, Zuiko lenses are expensive, shutter noise is quite loud, if you have big hands you might have problems gripping the E400 as it's so small
A great fun camera which never ceases to amaze me! Great for bird photography and the Zuiko kit lenses are really crisp and clear. The price has dropped £100 to £699 with 2 kit lenses since Xmas. Focus is pretty quick and it's so easy to use, but also can use full manual controls and focus for more advanced photographers. I have moved up to the E400 from the Samsung Pro 815, so this is my first real SLR camera. I was tempted to go for a more professional camera but the E400 fufils all my needs as I love photographing birds, especially Herons and the little quicker birds like the Tits. Very light and small so it's great for carrying around and I look forward to using this camera every time as it's a pure joy to use.
The bad points: above ISO 400 there's quite a lot of noise, the Zuiko lenses are expensive, the price with the 2 kit lenses is not bad, but if you wait a few months yet the price will drop even further, erm I can't think of any other bad points!
I'd highly recommend this camera to anyone who loves photographing nature, also great for landscapes too as the colour and contrast levels are wonderful.