Olympus E-410

Released March, 2007
  • 10 MP
  • Four Thirds 18 x 13.5 mm NMOS
  • 2.5" LCD
It has a very tough glass-reinforced plastic body which feels very solid and sturdy despite the camera’s low weight.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
8.4 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Olympus E-410

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

E-410
7.9
E-420
8.0
OM-D E-M5
8.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

E-410
6.7
E-420
9.5
OM-D E-M5
7.2
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

E-410
8.0
E-420
9.3
OM-D E-M5
8.3
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

E-410
9.1
E-420
9.4
OM-D E-M5
9.4
Reviews from trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

8.4

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

E-410
8.4
E-420
9.0
OM-D E-M5
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Olympus E-410

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

E-410
494 ISO
OM-D E-M5
826 ISO
Nikon D40
561 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

E-410
370 ms
E-420
138 ms
Nikon D40
260 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

E-410
93 ms
OM-D E-M5
56 ms
E-420
82 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

E-410
1,100 ms
Nikon D40
400 ms
E-420
800 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

E-410
3 fps
OM-D E-M5
9 fps
E-420
3.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

E-410
500 photos
Nikon D40
470 photos
E-420
500 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Olympus E-410


8.0
The 10-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, while physically smaller than the APS-C sensors found in most other DSLRs, still produces an equivalent level of fine detail, and high ISO noise control is as good as anything else on the market.

7.1
It can shoot simultaneous raw plus JPEG and allows you to choose white-balance color temperature values between 2,000K and 14,000K, as well as fine-tune along the red-blue and green-magenta axes.

9.0
At low ISOs there's effectively no noise, as you'd expect, and at high ISOs quality holds up well.

Overall

8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

There is a new kit lens in the 14-42 mm F3.5 - F5.6 which provides a nice wide angle three times zoom coverage equivalent to 28 - 84 mm on a 35 mm camera, next up is the 40-150 mm F4.0 - F5.6 which when combined with the kit lens would give you a full 28 - 300 mm equiv.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)
This full-size corner crop from the above image shows the excellent corner sharpness of the Zuiko kit lens.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
But the twin-lens kit is only £100 more at £600, and this looks like good value indeed.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2007)

Sensor

Adobe Camera RAW 4.1 Beta delivered cleaner images with no moire although no more resolution.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)
Like its larger sibling E-410 has an extremely complete menu system, with lots of user settings such as fully customisable white balance and colour modes, adjustable noise filtering and an anti-shock mirror-up mode, but a few of the more advanced features such as white-balance or flash bracketing, ISO limiter and the ability to alter the size and compression ratios of HQ and SQ image modes have been trimmed off.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
The rear of the E-410 is much simplified compared to the E-500, fewer buttons means a cleaner layout although places more dependence on using the on-screen menus for settings such as ISO sensitivity and White Balance.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)

Image quality

These adjustments apply very slightly different levels of contrast, saturation and sharpness.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)
The E-410's colour rendition, contrast and saturation are excellent.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2007)
Default image quality is good, if not as crisp as the competition.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)

Focus

The E-410 provides for Auto Focus in Live View, it does so by closing the shutter and dropping the mirror so that the AF sensor can be used.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)
Over both the D40X and EOS 400D the E-410 delivers through-the-lens live view, while not perfect (no AF without a flip/flop of the mirror) and not as easy to use in daylight as we would hope it's certainly something which has applications in certain situations.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)
It flips down when you press the shutter to enable the focusing (presumably the AF sensor is in the pentaprism), then flips up and down again during the exposure in the manner of a regular SLR.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2007)

Photography

It also offers fast performance, extremely high image quality and a very wide range of creative control.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
As per the comparison with the D40X the EOS 400D's greens have also been tuned to be brighter and deliver more appealing foliage green for landscape shots.
by DPReview (Jun, 2007)
The camera has to flip down the mirror, focus, and snap, which makes it impractical for shooting kids and animals, two very popular subjects for the E-410's target audience.
by c|net (May, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type NMOS
Megapixels 10 MP
Resolution 3648 x 2736
Size Four Thirds
Area 18 x 13.5 mm
Crop factor 2.0x
Pixel size 24.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.92x
Viewfinder size 0.46x

form factor

Size 130 x 91 x 53 mm
Thickness 53 mm
Weight 435 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None

video

Video None

display

Type LCD
Size 2.5"
Resolution 215 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 60 s
Max 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Battery life 500 photos
Continuous shooting 3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 370 ms
Shutter lag 93 ms
Startup delay 1,100 ms
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