Olympus E-400 overview
Olympus E-400 is Olympus's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera initially launched on September of 2006. The camera includes a 10MP, CCD Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The E-400 comes in at #77 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all around #749 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can use our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus E-400 history
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Olympus E-400 Gallery
You can check the E-400 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus E-400 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus E-400 based on criterias which are normally seen as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus E-400 Sensor info
The sensor size in the Olympus E-400 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor has 10MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the E-400's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The E-400 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is presented in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-400 dimensions
Olympus E-400 has a weight of 0.96 lb (435g / 15.34 ounces) & has outer dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538g so the Olympus E-400 is lighter in comparison with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Olympus E-400 next to a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button arrangement on the E-400.
Olympus E-400 Lens info
The E-400 fits the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses on the market today. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the E-400.
Olympus E-400 Connectivity
The E-400 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Olympus E-400 Video info
Olympus E-400 does not capture video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be a problem.
Olympus E-400 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Olympus E-400 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Olympus E-400 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-400 includes a 2.5 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 215 thousand dots.
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The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus E-400 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.46x
Viewfinders can be very beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Olympus E-400 Shutter info
Olympus E-400 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Olympus E-400 Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus E-400 comes with both inbuilt flash together with external flash ability.
Olympus E-400 Autofocusing info
Olympus E-400 comes with both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
The AF system includes 3 focus points to pick from. Olympus E-400 boasts manual focus in case it is needed for low light or you want to have more exact focus control.
Olympus E-400 Battery life
The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x has got the highest (1900) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Olympus E-400 for varying kinds of photography
The following bar chart presents a overview of the Olympus E-400 for varying kinds of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus E-400 Portrait photography advice
The Olympus E-400 receives a rating of 47 which is decent, meaning that it is somewhat acceptable for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Olympus E-400
With a modest score of 60, the Olympus E-400 is relatively acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Olympus E-400 Sports photography features
A bad sports photography rating of 39 indicates the Olympus E-400 is just not suitable for photographing sports. A camera must have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus E-400 Travel photography information
Weight is extremely important when selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Olympus E-400 gets a decent 49 as a travelling camera which is fairly adequate to take with you on your vacations.
Landscape photography with Olympus E-400
If you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Olympus E-400 and it's bad grade of 45 as a landscape camera is just not suitable among its competition.
Vlogging with Olympus E-400
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Olympus E-400 is just not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a bad rating of 9.
Olympus E-400 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the E-400, below is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The line chart below shows you a summary of the E-400 vs it's highest scoring rivals suggested above.
Following are several cameras you may regard as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.