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Olympus Camedia D-40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Olympus Camedia D-40. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and usability. The image quality and size are also appreciated, whereas the shutter and lens get less positive opinions.

portability, size, image quality, usability, durability

battery, zoom, performance, lens, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Camedia D-40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : DP Review (

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Good resolution (considering the size of the lens), though not as good as Canon S40, Good natural light white balance, vivid yet well balanced colour reproduction, Compact size, light weight, very good build quality, Pixel mapping does away with...

Strong chromatic aberrations, Moire artifacts, Diagonal jaggies, Over aggressive sharpening (can be lowered via record menu), Some hue shift with manual white balance under fluorescent light, Lens soft towards edge / corners, Lens slow at telephoto...

Here's my rating of the Olympus C-40Z: (4 megapixel compact) As a go anywhere four megapixel the C-40Z is well designed. It's small, light and the sliding lens cover is well engineered and works well to 'seal' the camera for carrying in a bag or...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Olympus D-40 Zoom


Olympus's D-40 Zoom gives 4-megapixel picture power in a stylish, compact package.

Jan, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Olympus C-40 Zoom (D-40 Zoom) Review


The tiny Olympus C-40Z (known as the D-40Z in North America) was announced on the 2nd September this year, it entered the market as the first pocket sized (ultra-compact) four megapixel digital camera (and still is at the time of writing this review)....

Good resolution (considering the size of the lens), though not as good as Canon S40 Good natural light white balance, vivid yet well balanced colour reproduction Compact size, light weight, very good build quality Pixel mapping does away with worries...

Strong chromatic aberrations Moire artifacts Diagonal jaggies Over aggressive sharpening (can be lowered via record menu) Some hue shift with manual white balance under fluorescent light Lens soft towards edge / corners Lens slow at telephoto (F4.8)...

Here's my rating of the Olympus C-40Z: (4 megapixel compact)

Nov, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Olympus D-40 Zoom


Continue on to Page Two Olympus D-40 Zoom Specifications CCD Imager: 4.0 Megapixel (Effective - Pixels used to capture image) CCD Imager: 4.1 Megapixel Gross (Gross - Full optical CCD resolution) CCD Size: 1/1.8" (.55") CCD (in inches) Lens: Olympus...

Sep, 2001

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Olympus D-40 Zoom


Find out more about the D-40 in our review..

Ultra-small body ; Tons of manual controls ; Very good photo quality ; Movie mode w/sound ; Pixel Mapping removes bad pixels ; Noise reduction for better low light shots

No optical zoom in movie mode ; Jagged edges on many images ; No rechargeable batteries, tiny 16MB SmartMedia card included ; Real" manual found on CD (and isn't great to begin with)

Naturally, people want comparisons between the D-40 and its closest competitors: the Pentax Optio 430 (read review) and Canon PowerShot S40 (read review). I liked all three of them, and ultimately it comes down to your personal preference. The Canon...

Feb, 2002

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OLYMPUS D-40: The Near-Perfect Camera


After delving into the landscape with a Fuji 2600 2.0 Megapixel digital camera my sister bought me from Hong Kong. I was hooked. I loved the size of my little compact Fuji 2600, the conveniences and money saved on photo-finishing, and the overall ease ...

Compact and Slick, 4-5 Megapixels, Price, Various Photo settings

SmartMedia limited, Battery life could be better, tinted photos, too many options?

May, 2004

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Small camera size, big camera capabilities


Pros: 1.Its small and light 2 It uses AA batteries 3 It has 4.0 Mega Pixels with near 3X optical zoom 4 It uses flexible and cheap AA batteries 5 Smart Media Cards are dirt cheap. 6 Noise reduction system 7 Remote control. D40 has them ...

Small, light, tons of features, good image quality overall

Slow flash recharge, some minor photo quality issues.

Jan, 2004

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I wish I had bought two


I am a freelance writer, and bought the D40 shortly before going on a weeklong science cruise I was ...

Goes anywhere, provides publication-quality pictures ; great warranty service

Long learning curve for some ; delicate mechanisms ; no longer sold

Aug, 2003

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it's alright...


i got really frustrated with this camera... i feel like i need to put in new batteries every few hou ...

small, 4 megapixels is great! lots of different features... great quality pictures. pretty durable.

freaking batteries don't last very long. doesn't come with a case, or rechargeable batteries...

Jul, 2003

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Great Value


This is a great little camera! It's my 3rd digital camera (all Olympus) and by far the best! I bought it for it's size and the fact it used the same medie (Smartmedia) and battery size (AA) as the other camera I'm using this this stuff was...

Compact, Sharp Hi-Rez Pictures, lots of features

No rechargeables, only? 2.8x zoom

Apr, 2003

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