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C-4000 Zoom

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What is the battery life expectancy of the C-4000 Zoom?

The battery life on alkaline batteries vary according to manufacturer and power rating. Alkaline Batteries can provide up to 150 shots with typical usage. The Olympus CR-V3 long-life lithium batteries will provide approximately 400 shots. The Olympus Ni-MH batteries would provide approximately 250 shots per charge and they can be recharged 300 to 500 times.

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In the Super Macro mode of the C-4000 Zoom, what is the minimum focusing distance to a subject?

Shooting can be performed at a minimum focusing distance of .8 inch, at all zoom ranges from wide to telephoto. An approximate 1" x 1.5" subject can be photographed within the frame at the full telephoto position.

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What are the main differences between the C-4000 Zoom and the C-4040 Zoom?

The main differences between the C-4000 Zoom and the C-4040 Zoom is that the C-4000 Zoom added the following:

  • Virtual Mode Dial for quick selection of 6 Scene Program modes and 4 custom "My Modes"
  • Super Macro for extreme close-ups. You can photograph your subject as close as 0.8 inch.
  • AF Area - allows you to select the area that you want to focus on; by changing the position of the AF Target Mark.
  • PAL video output - now you can also view your images on a television overseas.
  • This camera includes both NTSC and PAL video output options.
    Selectable Language Menu - The menu can be viewed in four different languages (English, French, German and Spanish).
  • 3:2 Aspect ratio - lets you print the entire image without losing its borders; almost the same image size used by photo labs.
  • PW On/Off - Sets the picture displayed on the monitor when the camera is turned on or off.
  • Histogram - displays the brightness and contrast of the subject on your camera monitor during shooting and playback modes.

The C-4040 Zoom offers:

  • A Remote Control option
  • An F1.8 aperture which is better suited for low light photography without flash.

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-4000 Zoom are located on the CD Rom under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site at

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What do I need to attach a filter to the camera?

You would need the CLA-1 Lens Adapter Tube (stock number 200558) and the 43-55mm Step Up Ring (200673).

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Which conversion lenses can I use with the C-4000 Zoom camera?

You can use any of the following lenses with the C-4000 Zoom camera:

  • WCON-08E B-28 Wide Angle Lens - (includes 43-55mm Step Up Ring) stock number 200549 $349.95
  • TCON- 14 1.45 Teleconverter Lens - (includes 43-46 mm Step Up Ring) stock number 200540 $199.99
  • MCON-40 Macro Lens - (includes 43-55mm Step Up Ring) stock number 200713 $164.95

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What is the purpose of the Extension Flash connector terminal?

You can use the Extension Flash connector terminal along with the optional flash bracket "FL-BK01" and bracket cable "FL-CB01"; for the Olympus FL-40 dedicated flash. With the use of bracket cable "FL-CB04", you can use another brand extension flash.

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Does the C-4000 Zoom camera have a video output feature?

Yes, it supports both NTSC and PAL.

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Where is the Reference Manual for the C-4000 Zoom?

The CD-ROM provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format on the CD-ROM. Adobe Acrobat which is provided on the CD-ROM is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual".

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Are the provided Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries rechargeable?

No, the Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries are not rechargeable.

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What do I need to attach a conversion lens to the camera?

You would need the CLA-1 Lens Adapter Tube (stock number 200558) and the appropriate Step Up Ring that comes packaged with the conversion lens.

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Can a remote control be used with the C-4000 Zoom camera?

No, a remote control can not be used with the C-4000 Zoom camera.

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How do I connect an external flash to my C-4000 Zoom?

For external flash use with the C-4000 Zoom, you will need the appropriate flash cable and grip. Please use the following chart as a reference:

  • Exclusive Grip FL-BK01- used to mount external flash to the C-4000 Zoom.
  • Bracket Cable FL-CB01- this cable is required for the dedicated FL-40 flash.
  • PC Flash Cable FL-CB04- this cable is required for any "other" external flash/strobe use that connects with pc sync cable.

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Is sound recording available on the C-4000 Zoom?

No, the camera does not have a built-in microphone.

Please see the following chart for information on compression rates of images, file sizes of images and storable images on a 16 and 32mb card.

Image Quality Setting Record Mode Record Size Compression Rate Number of images on a 16MB Number of Images on a 32MB Image File Size
Still Picture TIFF 2288x1712 1/1 1 2 11.8MB
(3:2) 2288x1520 1/1 1 3 10.4MB
2048x1536 1/1 1 3 9.4MB
1600x1200 1/1 2 5 5.8MB
1280x960 1/1 4 8 5.8MB
1024x769 1/1 6 13 3.7MB
640x480 1/1 16 33 2.4MB
SHQ 2288x1712 About 1/2.9 5 11 920KB
(3:2) 2288x1520 About 1/2.7 6 12 2.7MB
Enlargement Mode 3200x2400 About 1/2.7 2 5 2.6MB
HQ 2288x1712 About 1/8 16 32 5.7MB
(3:2) 2288x1520 About 1/8 18 36 980KB
Enlargement Mode 3200x2400 About 1/8 8 16 870KB
SQ1 High Quality 2048x1536 About 1/2.7 6 13 1.9MB
Standard About 1/8 20 40 2.3MB
High Quality 1600x1200 About 1/2.7 11 22 790KB
Standard About 1/8 32 64 1.4MB
High Quality 1280x960 About 1/2.7 17 34 480KB
Standard About 1/8 49 99 910KB
SQ2 High Quality 1024x768 About 1/2.7 26 53 310KB
Standard About 1/8 76 153 580KB
High Quality 640x480 About 1/2.7 66 132 200KB
Standard About 1/8 165 331 77KB
HQ 320x240 - - - 340KB
SQ 160x120 - - - 77KB

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Does the Olympus C-4000 Zoom camera support the new Exif image format standard?

Yes, the C-4000 Zoom supports Exif 2.2 image format. The Exif 2.2 image format records data tags for specific camera settings and functions.

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