Olympus Stylus 7040 Review

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Review posted 5/18/2010

Quick Take
Pros
iAuto shooting mode;
Dedicated Video Capture Button;
Versatile 7x optical zoom lens;
Dual image stabilization;
New easier to navigate menus;
Bright 3.0-inch LCD with anti-glare coating;
Huge internal memory
Cons
High amounts of noise in all ISO settings;
Soft overall image; Soft video shooting;
Slower performance when using internal memory; Limited shots with all burst modes
; Below average battery life
Bottom Line
Olympus's Stylus 7040 is a full-featured, "Hybrid" digicam that is compact and easy to use. The camera lacks a little in image quality and the performance is average. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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The Olympus Stylus 7040 is an ultra-compact digicam that had been equipped with all of the features that anyone would need to take fantastic pictures in almost any situation. Sporting a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor, you will easily be able to capture poster sized images without missing any of the small details in the image. Also featured is a 7x wide optical zoom lens, Dual Image Stabilization, 3-inch LCD screen, Tracking AF, 2GB of Internal memory and 720p HD video capture gives you an almost unparalleled feature set.

Olympus Stylus 7040 Key Features:
  • 14-Megapixel, 1/2.3" CCD imaging sensor
  • TruePic III image processor
  • 7x wide optical zoom; 35mm equivalent of 28-196mm
  • F3.0(W)-F5.9(T)
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • AF Tracking
  • One Touch HD movie recording
  • Digital ESP metering
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Perfect Shot
  • 3.0-Inch, 230,000 dot HyperCrystal II LCD screen
  • 24 shooting modes
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000-1/4 sec. (up to 4 seconds in Night Scene Mode)
  • ISO: Auto, 64-1600, High Auto
  • Exposure Compensation: ± in 1/3 intervals
  • Panorama up to 10 Frames with included ib software
  • Automatic Noise Reduction over 1/2 second
  • SD/SDHC Compatible
  • 2GB internal memory
  • USB 2.0
  • Li-Ion Battery
In the Box:
  • Stylus 7040 Camera
  • USB Cable and Charger
  • A/V Cable
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Wrist Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual and ib Software on Internal Memory
  • Warranty Card
The Olympus Stylus 7040 is available now with a MSRP of US $249.99.

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