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Olympus µ 7040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the memory and lens are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the focus and flash, and there are some mixed comments about the image stabilizer and screen.

image quality, usability, portability, lens, memory

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 7040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Olympus Stylus-7040 First Impression Digital Camera Review


Front The Stylus-7040 will be available in titanium, pink and light blue, with silver panels on top and bottom. The pink color, which is more a champagne pink than a Hello Kitty pink, is shown here. There's a self-timer indicator lamp between the flash...

The Stylus-7040 has a lot to recommend it. You get a long zoom lens with a wide initial setting in a compact camera body, high-def video with HDMI output, 14-megapixel resolution a sophisticated in-camera panorama and fancy filter effects. The controls...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 7040


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Olympus µ 7040 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Olympus STYLUS-7040 14MP Digital Camera with 7x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD- Titanium

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Suprising Results


I really think we have reached a tipping point with the size and weight of some of the current point and shoot cameras as far as camera steadiness is concerned. These cameras are so light and so small that it is a little hard to grip them and to push...

Wide angle lens, good picture quality, adequate video and a good zoom range ; What I was looking for in a camera was all of the above and this Olympus (my first) delivers. I use Canon cameras professionally and have used Canon and Nikon point and...

Lack of a custom white balance- come on Olympus- if Canon can put a custom white balance on their lower end point and shoot cameras, you can too ; The battery life is not good at all- be sure you purchase at least 1 extra ; The power save feature works...


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Worth every penny!


I purchased this camera for my wife to use. She does not want to learn how to use a DSLR. I read many reviews and tried to find a camera that she could take videos as well as stills with ease (each has a separate one touch start button).This camera...

Excellent video","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom

Lag shutter delay

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Great little, reliable camera


I bought this camera back in February. I went to a local park to drive through on a sunny March Saturday. I had the winter blahs pretty bad and was enjoying the sunshine of that afternoon. I decided to shoot some photos of the bridges that are in the...

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Hands down, the worst purchase I've ever made. I'd give it a 0-star rating if I could. I bought this camera for my son to take on an extended trip to the jungle in Costa Rica, and it quit two days after he got there. Now he's stuck in the jungle with...

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Great Product


Easy to work (even for me), I love my new camera!!!!!

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Having a heck of a time getting to focus


bad focus on zoom image stabilization not good

Poor Image Quality","Poor Image Stabilization

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Great Camera with some issues


VERY convenient camera which fits in my pocket so it\'s always with me when I need it. I have used this camera on several occasions, a wedding, some travel, landscapes and nature. Many images turn out great but difficult to stabilize at times. I am a...

Great Zoom","Nice Body Color

Hard to hold","Long lag time shutter delay","Slow Flash Recycle

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Olympus mju-7040 review


The Olympus mju-7040 is a smart and versatile compact camera with a very good zoom range for its size. Its 2GB of internal storage and in-built software make it handy as a portable photo and movie browser too. The step up to 14 megapixels, from its...

Speedy 7x wide-angle zoom ; One-click high-definition movie mode ; 2GB of internal storage

Noise reduction and smudging even at low ISOs ; Occasional over-exposure ; Awkward rear controller

Conclusion With the mju-7040, Olympus has squeezed a big zoom into a little body, producing an attractive and versatile pocket-sized camera. The 2GB of internal memory, high-definition movie mode, and built-in manual and software are smart features...


Product Specifications

This tiny camera will blow you away. It packs the world's smallest 5x zoom into a super-slim, super-sleek body. But that's just the beginning. Advanced technology features, like one-touch HD movie recording, let you store, upload and share your favorite video moments.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Beach/snow / Self-portrait / Pet / Fireworks / Night scene / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Night scene with portrait / Documents

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:2GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0-5.9
Max Focal Length:35mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Light blue/Pink/Titanium
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:14Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Fisheye / Sketch / Pop Art / Pin Hole
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None