Olympus OM-4Film Camera

Olympus OM-4

  • Camera Type for Olympus OM-4


  • Film Type for Olympus OM-4


  • Manufacturer of Olympus OM-4


  • Origin Country of Olympus OM-4


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Olympus OM-4136 x 83 x 50 mm
  • Camera Weight for Olympus OM-4510g
  • Camera Build Material for Olympus OM-4Aluminium


  • Camera Focus Mode for Olympus OM-4Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Olympus OM-4Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Olympus OM-41 sec – 1/2000 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Olympus OM-46 ISO – 3200 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Olympus OM-4Aperture priority, Manual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Olympus OM-4Center-weighted, Spot
  • Camera Viewfinder for Olympus OM-4Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Olympus OM-4Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Olympus OM-4Olympus OM mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Olympus OM-4Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 is a common lens for the Olympus OM-4 Zuiko 50mm f/1.8Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Olympus OM-4 Zuiko 28mm f/2.8Zuiko 100mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Olympus OM-4 Zuiko 100mm f/2.8
  • Camera Flash for Olympus OM-4Olympus OM-4 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Olympus OM-4OM System Winder 2 is a common accessory for the Olympus OM-4 OM System Winder 2OM System Motor Drive 1 is a common accessory for the Olympus OM-4 OM System Motor Drive 1OM System T32 Flash is a common accessory for the Olympus OM-4 OM System T32 Flash


  • Camera Battery Type for Olympus OM-42 x SR44
  • Battery Life for Olympus OM-4Approximately 50 rolls of film
  • Battery Replaceable for Olympus OM-4Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Olympus OM-4
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Landscape Photography
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Description for Olympus OM-4 Description for Olympus OM-4

The Olympus OM-4 is a 35mm SLR film camera that was introduced by Olympus in 1983. It is part of the highly regarded OM series of cameras, known for their compact size and excellent build quality. The OM-4 features a full manual exposure control, as well as aperture-priority and program modes. It has a built-in light meter that uses a unique multi-spot system, which allows for precise metering even in challenging lighting conditions. The camera has a rugged metal body with a comfortable grip, making it easy to handle and carry. It also has a bright and clear viewfinder, with a split-image focusing screen and a microprism collar for accurate focusing. The OM-4 is compatible with a wide range of Olympus OM lenses, making it a versatile choice for photographers. Overall, the Olympus OM-4 is a reliable and high-performing camera that is well-suited for both beginners and advanced photographers.

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The OM-4 was the last model in the OM series, and it was succeeded by the digital OM-D series. It is highly regarded for its exceptional metering system and its durable build quality. The camera uses a mercury battery for power, but adapters are available to use modern batteries. The OM-4 offers a wide range of exposure control options, including exposure compensation and multiple exposure capability. It also has a self-timer and a motor drive option for continuous shooting. The camera is compatible with a variety of accessories, such as a motor drive, a data back, and various viewfinders. The OM-4 is a popular choice among film enthusiasts and collectors due to its reputation and iconic design.

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Description for Olympus OM-4 Pros and Cons for Olympus OM-4

Highly accurate light metering system

Robust and durable build quality

Compact and lightweight design

Wide range of compatible lenses available

Accurate and reliable exposure control

Limited autofocus capabilities

No built-in motor drive

Manual film advance and rewind

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Description for Olympus OM-4 Potential Problems and Fixes for Olympus OM-4

Light Meter Failure

The light meter in the Olympus OM-4 is known to fail over time, especially if the camera is not used regularly. It's recommended to use the camera frequently to keep the light meter in good condition.

Battery Drain

The OM-4 has a tendency to drain batteries quickly, even when the camera is turned off. It's advisable to remove the batteries when the camera is not in use to prevent this.

Shutter Speed Issue

Some OM-4 models may develop a problem where the shutter speed does not match the setting on the dial. Regular maintenance and servicing can help prevent this issue.

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