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★★★★★

“This was my first digital camera - it was stolen a...”

Written on: 03/06/2003 by Michael Kirk-Smith. (1 review written)

This was my first digital camera - it was stolen a short while ago. I really am considering buying another (or a 3040) as I became so attached to it. I was very impressed with the pictures, especially the very bright lens. Also, I hardly ever seemed to recharge the batteries.

Otherwise I may buy a smaller newer camera, though I would worry about the low light performance and the amount of manual control… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I loved it until ... Used/loved it for about 1000...”

Written on: 10/02/2003 by Mike. (1 review written)

I loved it until ... Used/loved it for about 1000 pics over the course of a year. Then the autofocus ground itself into oblivion. When the camera is turned on, the autofocus kicks in. As it is not TTL, you had better remember to take the lens cap off the little beastie, otherwise its (presumably plastic) gearing shreads itself as the lens extender fights with the lens cap for supremacy. In my case, eventually, the lens cap won. Now it doesn't focus at all… Read Full Review

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“Once you load your computer with one of the many photo...”

Written on: 17/11/2002 by Jeff. (1 review written)

Once you load your computer with one of the many photo programs out there (I have about 4 on mine now), with the USB and drag and drop, unloading the camera is a snap. The software that comes with the camera you can pack up with a hand grenade and mail back to Olympus...very frustrating. Manual settings allow me to do any shot I could otherwise do with my SLR, and auto settings for most shots come out looking very natural. The standard card isn't big enough. 128MB or bigger is the way to go… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I bought this Olympus digital camera eight months ago...”

Written on: 03/01/2002 by John Hawkins. (1 review written)

I bought this Olympus digital camera eight months ago and I have been extremely happy with both its ease of use and the picture quality. I bought NiMH batteries with the camera and I usually get 50 shots per charge - even when using the LCD backscreen. There are just a few things that I would nit-pick about.
1. The flash fires twice in very quick succession for each shot. As a consequence, you get a lot of people with closed eyes when using flash. Using the red-eye reduction mode does not… Read Full Review

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“Once mastered the Menu options are quickly accessed...”

Written on: 30/10/2001 by Jeremy Flooks. (1 review written)

Once mastered the Menu options are quickly accessed and easy to use.

I dislike the supplied CAMEDIA Master software as the C-2040ZOOM is not listed in the 'Supported Camera Functions' section. The result of this is that the My Camera icon and Camera Menu items report, incorrectly, that it 'Can not connect to the camera.' This is while the camera is displayed as a removable drive, the files listed in the 'Folder Tree View Window' and images are visible in the 'Index View Window.'… Read Full Review

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“Awesome picture quality - thanks to the bright lens,...”

Written on: 17/10/2001 by Puneet. (1 review written)

Awesome picture quality - thanks to the bright lens, easy to use menu, auto/manual features, great form factor… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I like the camera. well made good heft, have to use...”

Written on: 19/09/2001 by Dick. (1 review written)

I like the camera. well made good heft, have to use the screen when in the macro range though or you miss the target..Wish I could get them on my win. 98… Read Full Review

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4797_Hotnun.'s Response to 4215_Dick.'s Review

Written on: 10/10/2001

Sounds like a personal problem

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★★★★★

“Excellent image quality. The "multi-metering" mode is...”

Written on: 07/08/2001 by Rod Rivera. (1 review written)

Excellent image quality. The "multi-metering" mode is superb. You can easily make pro-looking photos with this camera.

I give 10 each to image quality and features.
Ease of use, only 9. It is not so difficult to use, just tedious to go through three or four-level deep menus.
Value for money, I would have thrown in a 10 if Olympus packed it with a 16MB SM card, so I say 9 is more than generous.

Overall, I say 9.5… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Olympus C2040 is an ideal digital camera if you...”

Written on: 13/07/2001 by Gordon. (1 review written)

The Olympus C2040 is an ideal digital camera if you (as I did) want a point & shoot with full exposure controls as an option. Image quality cannot be faulted; white balance excellent even in difficult situations; exposure & focus all as expected. I can now leave my Olympus SLR in the cupboard!
Flash is powerful, ISO adjustment (up to 400 asa equivalent) coupled with the fast (f1.8) lens allows good control in poor light without flash… Read Full Review

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“This camera is child's play to use, excellent picture...”

Written on: 17/06/2001 by Tony Preston. (1 review written)

This camera is child's play to use, excellent picture quality can be achieved by using the "point & shoot" auto setting, Camera feels nicely weighted and is well constructed. Accurate instructions as to how to use the camera in conjunction with your pc would have been nice, I could find nowhere in the instructions that implied that the camera assumed a spare drive letter… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A very nice camera that I am truly enjoying.”

Written on: 05/06/2001 by Boink. (1 review written)

A very nice camera that I am truly enjoying… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Unfortunately, close to six hours was spent trying to...”

Written on: 23/04/2001 by Barry Hutchinson. (1 review written)

Unfortunately, close to six hours was spent trying to determine how to download the images from the Camera to the PC. The instruction booklet does not address the fact that you need to extract them from Drive (E): which is automatically created when you install the software. The
SmartMedia Card is seen as a hard drive. The CAMEDIA 2.5 desktop software only serves the purpose of editing and storing the pictures… Read Full Review

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8773_Malik.'s Response to Barry Hutchinson.'s Review

Written on: 07/01/2002

I am basically a painter/designer and needed a quick but dependable digital camera for recording my refernce materials. I use these later on while doing may paintography; a new medium of expression invented by me, I skectch the canvas on my PC then add layers of various graphics, select colours and textures from nature, and little more of hand painting complete the paintograph. Then I print separated layers to get that old print making effect.
<br>The c2040 is amzingly dependable and delivers excellent colour and textural renditions.
<br>I was used to downloading images on earlier olympus but this did not work that way. I spent two long nights and was going to return it. Suddenly I saw a new drive on the screen as K. Clicked and all was there. Damn Olympus who never mentioned any clue to that.
<br>Now I am the happiest person and love this little wonder.
<br>Thanks OLYMPUS. I already have been using their film cameras and was impressed.

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