Olympus XA4Film Camera

Olympus XA4

  • Camera Type for Olympus XA4

    Point And Shoot

  • Film Type for Olympus XA4


  • Manufacturer of Olympus XA4


  • Origin Country of Olympus XA4


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Olympus XA4102 x 64.5 x 40 mm
  • Camera Weight for Olympus XA4225g
  • Camera Build Material for Olympus XA4Plastic


  • Camera Focus Mode for Olympus XA4Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Olympus XA4Zone Focus


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Olympus XA42s – 1/750s
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Olympus XA425 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Olympus XA4Programmed Automatic
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Olympus XA4Center-weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Olympus XA4Direct viewfinder

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Olympus XA4Fixed Lens
  • Common Camera Lenses for Olympus XA4Olympus Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 is a common lens for the Olympus XA4 Olympus Zuiko 28mm f/3.5
  • Camera Flash for Olympus XA4Olympus XA4 Flash Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Olympus XA4Olympus A11 flash unit is a common accessory for the Olympus XA4 Olympus A11 flash unitOlympus A16 flash unit is a common accessory for the Olympus XA4 Olympus A16 flash unitOlympus XA close-up adapter is a common accessory for the Olympus XA4 Olympus XA close-up adapter


  • Camera Battery Type for Olympus XA4Two SR44 (silver oxide) or LR44 (alkaline) batteries
  • Battery Life for Olympus XA4Approximately 10 rolls of film
  • Battery Replaceable for Olympus XA4Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Olympus XA4
    Street Photography
    Travel Photography
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Description for Olympus XA4 Description for Olympus XA4

The Olympus XA4 is a compact 35mm rangefinder camera that was introduced by Olympus in 1985. It is part of the highly regarded XA series of cameras known for their small size and high-quality optics. The XA4 features a fixed 28mm f/3.5 lens, which provides a wide field of view and is great for capturing landscapes and group shots. The camera also has a built-in flash with automatic exposure control, making it convenient for low-light situations. The XA4 has a unique multi-spot metering system that allows you to take precise exposure readings from multiple areas of the frame. It also offers manual focus control and a self-timer function. The camera is compact and lightweight, making it a perfect choice for travel and everyday photography. With its reliable performance and excellent image quality, the Olympus XA4 is a versatile camera that is loved by both beginners and experienced photographers.

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The XA4 is known for its compact size and sleek design, making it easy to carry around in your pocket or bag. It has a sturdy build and is made of high-quality materials. The camera uses a zone focusing system, which means you can quickly set the focus distance by rotating the lens barrel. The XA4 uses a mechanical shutter with speeds ranging from 1/30 to 1/500 seconds, allowing you to capture fast-moving subjects with ease. It has a built-in light meter that provides accurate exposure readings, and you can adjust the ISO setting from 25 to 800 for different lighting conditions. The camera uses standard 35mm film, which is readily available and easy to develop. Overall, the Olympus XA4 is a reliable and versatile camera that delivers exceptional image quality in a compact package.

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Description for Olympus XA4 Pros and Cons for Olympus XA4

Compact and lightweight

High-quality lens

Automatic exposure

Built-in flash

Zone focus system

Limited manual control

No interchangeable lens

No built-in light meter

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Description for Olympus XA4 Potential Problems and Fixes for Olympus XA4

Light Leaks

The Olympus XA4, like many older film cameras, can sometimes suffer from light leaks due to deteriorating light seals. This can result in fogged or overexposed images. It is recommended to have the camera checked and the light seals replaced if necessary.

Stuck Shutter

If the camera has not been used for a long period, the shutter may get stuck. This can often be fixed by gently exercising the shutter, but if this doesn't work, professional service may be required.

Focusing Issues

The Olympus XA4 uses a zone focusing system, which can be a bit tricky for beginners to get used to. It's important to understand how this system works to avoid out-of-focus shots. Regular practice and careful attention to the focusing scale can help.

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