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Old Dec 1, 2006, 8:46 AM   #1
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For anyone interested in the E400, cameralabs have their review up. They like the E400 and gave it a highly recommended. You can check the review here:


From the review the new kit lenses are better optically than the current 14-45/45-150mm kit lenses as well as being a lot smaller which is somethign that I really like. Thats made me wonder if the new 14-45 is as sharp as the 14-54ZD and if we're going to see a smaller but even better replacement for the 14-54 ?

Here's a pic of the E400 with the Leica D:

Two things I did like from the review were 1. the viewfinders larger and brighter than in the E330/DMC L1 and also Oly haven;t gone over board with jpg noise reduction:

"Remember if you don't like noise speckles, you can always reduce them with third-party software later, but at least the E-400 isn't losing the detail through in-camera noise reduction."

Its goign to be interesting to see what OLY come up with for the worldwide version of the E400.



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Old Dec 1, 2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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I'll add to that a little more.

Look at the longer 40-150 lense. It weighs only 220 gms and is much
much smaller than the earlier 40-150 f3.5-4.5.

Now, from useage point of view, I am just curious how many times
an average user would shoot large aperatures with a telezoom. So I
think the new 40-150 is a real treat of a telezoom to carry around and
shoot with if the user ends up shooting at f/8 or f/6.

But yeah ... the 40-150 f3.5-4.5 does have its advantages despite the

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Old Dec 3, 2006, 1:10 PM   #3
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thanks Harj
boy that lens looks massive on it
must be a tiny camera
seems to be an improvement in every case except noise
and on that, four thirds really need to get a handle on noise issues to succeed
the dSLR market is becoming more and more contentious with new entrants
and as the aggressive marketing by Canon points up

with the mess kodak got in with the M8
this must be coming a paramount issue


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