OLYMPUS E400SE KIT Digital SLR £349-00
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OLYMPUS E400SE KIT Digital SLR £349-00

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Found 10th May 2007
For those that missed the Canon EOS400D slr kit. Here is the Olympus E400SE Kit.

Description: Ultra-compact and lightweight, the E-400 gives you the freedom to take professional quality 10-megapixel photos wherever you wish. Get great shots under any lighting conditions thanks to ISO settings of between 100 and 1600. Plus, easy to use controls and scene modes will help you set up shots like a pro whatever you're shooting. With a choice of beginners and advanced display modes, this digital SLR delivers enough flexibility whatever your level of expertise. A great first D-SLR.

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Good ish price - but after some research this really isnt in the same league as the Canon 400D.

Better to purchase the Canon from Jessops - 'Body Only' for £429 with £20 off voucher - and then get £50 cash back from Canon. Total Price £359 Then buy a good Lens.

Just my 2 pennies worth - thats what i did and i am over the moon with results

Original Poster

I bought the Canon EOS400D from Tesco over Easter so I don't need one but when I was looking at the Canon I also looked at the Olympus & It was around the £600-00 mark then.

I've been looking at this too, as I missed the Canon 400d offer at Tesco's.... I've been trying to research the Olympus E400, and it seems just as good, but them i'm no expert, and if this is a good deal then i really would go for it!

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hannahstevo

I've been looking at this too, as I missed the Canon 400d offer at … I've been looking at this too, as I missed the Canon 400d offer at Tesco's.... I've been trying to research the Olympus E400, and it seems just as good, but them i'm no expert, and if this is a good deal then i really would go for it!



In spite of buying The Canon I would have been very interested in this one, however the only thing that may be a problem is the choice of lens. But I'm no expert.

Forgetting about the "which camera is better" argument for a minute, this is is one hell of a great price, and should be voted extremely hot. Olympus are about to bring out the e410 (and e510) which would probably explain this drastic drop in price. Unfortunately, because everyone has Canon-fever when it comes to entry-level DSLRs, this absolute bargain will most likely be ignored.

I've added some more info and a pic to the post HOTPOT. We try and make the posts quite informative here

Compared to Amazon's price this is a bargain.

Amazon are selling it at £496.58

This is the smallest SLR going and has some nice touches like the SSWF or dustbuster which knocks the dust off the sensor, it's the most effective dust prevention system going. I've been tempted to pick this deal up to extend my four thirds range as with a small prime lens this would be a great compact setup.

The lens is definitely the weak part in this deal, it's equivalent to 35-90mm which means you don't really have anything at the wide end. One of the strengths of the E-400 camera is its compact dual lens kit which was introduced with the camera, the 14-42mm and 40-150mm (mk 2). These lenses are very small and light which extend the small and light aspect of the E-400.

I think I'm going to resist this one and wait for the E-510, it's not much bigger but in turn you get onboard IS, liveview (although only the more limited B mode) and battery batterylife.

John
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