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Olympus C-3040 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Olympus C-3040 Zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the screen and energy efficiency. There are mixed views on the zoom and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, lens

flash, energy, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus C-3040 Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Olympus C-3040 Zoom from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Olympus C-3040 Zoom


Considering which obviously the majority of this review will be based on my review of the C-3030Z, apart from rerunning all the performance / image quality tests on the new camera and exploring some of the cameras new features.

Excellent image quality, good 'neutral' colours ; New lens is definetly sharper, slightly less chromatic aberrations, brighter (F1.8) ; Cleaner images with noticeably less noise at ISO 100 ; Good quality build, good ergonimics, feels good in your hand...

Still some chromatic aberrations ; Barrel distortion at full wide angle ; Slow power-up times thanks to the lens ; Still some red channel noise ; Flash weak / underexposed at default power output ; JPEG quality and image size should be seprately...

New lens, improved electronics (or at least image processing algorithms), several 'fixes' from the C-3030Z but hardly a new camera. For me the C-3040Z is simply Olympus trying to get more life out of an aging design. Not that there's a huge amount...

Apr, 2001

Expert review by : Les Freed (

The Olympus C-3040 Captures the Bigger Picture

Feb, 2001

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Olympus C-3040 Zoom


The Olympus C-3040 Zoom is a 3.34 megapixel digital camera with 15 different still image capture modes in five different image sizes (2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 and 640 x 480.) It also offers QuickTime Movie capture at 15fps w

Aug, 2001

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If you want a camera that will last, move on.


I spent a lot of time researching this camera as my first digital camera. I was wanting at least a ...

This camera contours nicely to your hand and can take high quality pictures.

The camera itself is fairly low quality and breaks too often.

Jul, 2003

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Digital Ease


This camera deserves the many high ratings by many reviews. It is a very well designed piece of equipment. The only fault I find is the lack of a flash shoe on top of the camera and ease of using an external flash. The newer model has the flash...

A very well designed camera.

External flash provisions not good.

May, 2003

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Great Camera, so long film!!!!


I purchased an Olympus C-3040 digital camera and have found this unit to be extremely satisfying! The quality


Can't think of one yet

Apr, 2003

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Olympus Camedia C-3049 ZOOM Digital Camera


Once again, Olympus come one top with a digital camera that will make you look like a pro! I have always bought Olympus cameras. I have had the D-220, Stylus zoom 140 and my C-3040. Olympus is one of the best and well known name in the photography...

Excellent picture quality

overflash problem indoors

Feb, 2003

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Great Camera!


I bought my C-3040 last year, shortly after the birth of our son, and we've been snapping away pictures ever since! This is a great mid-range digital camera.

Crisp clean photographs. Great color. Great features

Lens cap tends to pop off too easily.

Nov, 2002

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Great outdoor camera, lots of functions


Ive had this camera for about 6 months now, and its been great. It takes awesome outdoor photos, very good color quality and sharpness. It takes very good low light photos, the lens picks up a ton of ambient light. This effect in conjunction with...

Great outdoor photos, lens pulls in tons of light, good functionality

Average battery life, a bit bulky, comes with small memory card, expensive accessories

Aug, 2002

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Must buy for a 3 Megapixel


After doing a lot of searching on the 'net and looking at what some of my friends were using the Olympus was definitely the way to go! My only complaints are the smallish memory card that is provided, and the fact that the lens cap provides a problem...

Ease of use but has lots of customization options ; included remote, and all cables

Small memory card, lens cap interference

Apr, 2002

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