Olympus E-410

Olympus E-410 front

Olympus E-410 summary

Olympus E-410 is Olympus's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera initially released on June of 2007. It features a 10 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is known as "EVOLT E-410" in other markets.

Olympus brought out this model as a way to update the earlier Olympus E-400 (Read Full Comparison) & then brought out the updated Olympus E-420 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this model.

The E-410 is positioned #75 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over all #719 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom criteria.

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The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.

Olympus E-410 history

The Olympus E-410 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can see all earlier and new models along with key specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Olympus-E-600 front thumbnailOlympus E-600
E-410 vs E-600
12MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2009
Olympus-E-620 front thumbnailOlympus E-620
E-410 vs E-620
12MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2009
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Olympus-E-450 front thumbnailOlympus E-450
E-410 vs E-450
10MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2009
Olympus-E-520 front thumbnailOlympus E-520
E-410 vs E-520
10MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2008
Olympus-E-420 front thumbnailOlympus E-420
E-410 vs E-420
10MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2008
Olympus-E-410 front thumbnailOlympus E-41010MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2007
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Olympus-E-400 front thumbnailOlympus E-400
E-410 vs E-400
10MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2006

Olympus E-410 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus E-410 based on criterias which are often considered important in a digital camera.

built-in flash
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has phase detect auto focus
manual focus
supports RAW files
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
very good minimum ISO (100)
can't record video
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
does not have external microphone port
does not have HDMI port
does not have headphone port
does not have Timelapse function
no image stabilization
pixelated screen (215 k dot)
screen is fixed
screen isn't selfie friendly
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
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Olympus E-410 Sensor information

The Olympus E-410 houses the TruePic III chip. The specification of the sensor on the Olympus E-410 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3.

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The CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW files are supported so the user has more margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the E-410's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The E-410 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.

Olympus E-410 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Olympus E-410 dimensions

Olympus E-410 weighs in at 0.96 pounds (435g or 15.34 ounces) & has outside size of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Olympus E-410 is less heavy as compared with various rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Olympus E-410 alongside a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.

Olympus E-410 dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the E-410.

Olympus E-410 topview buttons dials

Olympus E-410 Lens information

The E-410 fits the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available on the market. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the E-410.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Panasonic-Leica-D-Summilux-Asph-25mm-F1.4 lensPanasonic Leica D Summilux Asph 25mm F1.425mmf/1.4 510g
Olympus-9mm-F8-Fish-Eye-Body-Cap-Lens lensOlympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens9mmf/8.0 30g
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Samyang-MF-14mm-F2.8-Mk2--Rokinon-MF-14mm-F2.8-II-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSamyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk214mmf/2.8649g
Samyang-Reflex-300mm-f6.3-ED-UMC-CS-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSamyang Reflex 300mm f6.3 ED UMC CS300mmf/6.3 318g
Olympus-M.Zuiko-Digital-ED-14-42mm-f3.5-5.6 lensOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.614-42mmf/3.5-5.6 150g
Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
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Olympus-M.Zuiko-Digital-ED-9-18mm-f4.0-5.6 lensOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.69-18mmf/4.0-5.6 155g
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Olympus E-410 Connectivity

The E-410 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer files and at times alter settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Olympus E-410 Video information

Olympus E-410 does not take video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be an issue.

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Olympus E-410 Weather Sealing

Olympus E-410 does not have environment sealing so wet conditions may affect the camera.

Olympus E-410 Screen and Viewfinder

The Olympus E-410 features a 2.5" fixed display screen having a resolution of 215k dots.

Please note that the display has no touch support.

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The View Finder specifications for Olympus E-410 are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.46x

Viewfinders can be rather helpful during sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Olympus E-410 Shutter information

Olympus E-410 has the ability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Olympus E-410 Flash and Hot shoe information

Olympus E-410 has both inbuilt flash as well as external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/180 sec.

Olympus E-410 Autofocusing information

Olympus E-410 has both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and precise as compared with Contrast Detect focusing.

The Sensor features 3 focus points to choose from. Olympus E-410 comes with manual focus in case it is needed during low light or you want more accurate control on focus.

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Olympus E-410 Battery life

The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x comes with the maximum (1900) battery life within this type of cameras.

Following is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Photography Glossary
Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
E-410 vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Olympus E-410 for varying kinds of photography

The following bar chart presents a summary of the Olympus E-410 for varying kinds of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Olympus E-410 as a Portrait photography camera

The Olympus E-410 has a points tally of 56 which is reasonable, and means the camera is reasonably acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the potential to utilize off-camera flash.

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manual focus
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)

Olympus E-410 as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a decent points total of 60, the Olympus E-410 is fairly acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization

Olympus E-410 Sports photography factors

A subpar sports photography score of 42 indicates the Olympus E-410 is just not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
low MP (10MP)

Olympus E-410 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is extremely important when selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Olympus E-410 gets a moderate 49 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable to buy for your travels.

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built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen

Landscape photography with Olympus E-410

If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Olympus E-410 and it's decent score of 50 for a landscape camera is fairly acceptable within the current market.

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has manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
doesn't have Time Lapse function

Vlogging with Olympus E-410

A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Olympus E-410 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar score of 9.

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lack of video recording

Olympus E-410 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the E-410, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level DSLR.

The diagram just below gives you a summary of the E-410 versus it's top ranked rivals mentioned previously.

Following are additional cameras you might look at as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Olympus E-410
Also called as
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
TruePic III
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor measurements
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW files
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.5 inches
Resolution of screen
215k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options
Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Max video resolution
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
435g (0.96 lbs)
130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1")
Self timer
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card
Storage slots