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Olympus µ 840/Stylus 840

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the image quality and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the storage and features.

portability, design, usability, responsiveness, image quality

value for money, battery, flash, features, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 840/Stylus 840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 95 reviews)

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Olympus MJU 840

 

Olympus' range of MJU cameras have consistently offered stylish, durable and feature filled compact cameras for day-to-day point and shoot photography...

Great design, solid build quality, lots of features, low noise levels

White balance presets result in inaccurate colours, some corner softening and minor blurring, slow burst mode

It doesn't take the best pictures on the market but they are fine for small- and medium-sized prints and the combination of style, strength and features makes the MJU 840 an attractive all-purpose point-and-shot.

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Olympus - mju 840

 

If you're after a compact digital camera that's sleek and sophisticated-looking then you'd probably be quite pleased taking the Olympus μ840 (mju 840) out of its box. Sporting an ergonomic design, the camera body is anything ...

The Olympus μ840 is a back to basics camera. If you're after a gadget with plenty of revolutionary features then this isn't really for you. However, if you appreciate a camera that makes shooting straightforward and fuss-free then this is a good...

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Olympus Mju 840

 

Red blooded males need not be too worried, the Olympus Mju 840 also comes in less feminine colours.

Good build; Great macro capability; Fast start up time

Lack of differences between cameras in range

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Olympus MJU 840

 

The Olympus MJU 840 is a stylish, snapshot camera. It is easy to use. Picture quality is good without being perfect. It has a 5x optical zoom lens. This helps you to get in that bit closer when you need to when compared with a standard 3x zoom lens....

Design - ease of use

Lowlight without flash

"The MJU 840 may not be the perfect digital camera, but it does a decent job on the whole. It is easy to use and I found it took bright, colourful snapshots. This camera is part of the Olympus weatherproof range."

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Olympus Mju 840

 

An affordably-priced slimline digicam for everyday picture-takers.Designed primarily for snapshooters, the Olympus Mju 840 is affordably priced and comes in black and silver with a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD. It features the traditional Mju slimline...

An affordably-priced slimline digicam for everyday picture-takers.Designed primarily for snapshooters, the Olympus Mju 840 is affordably priced and comes in black and silver with a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD. It features the traditional Mju slimline...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 840/Stylus 840

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Olympus µ 840/Stylus 840 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, low-light, screen, performance, usability

battery

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Mju 840 Digital Camera - Midnight Black (8.0MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDOlympus Mju 840 Digital Camera - Starry Silver (8.0MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDOlympus Mju 840 Digital Camera - Candy Pink (8.0MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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Olympus µ[MJU:] 840: Good all round quality camera

 

I bought this camera myself after having a 730 series on the recomendation of my brother, who saw it in an airport in Spain on a family holiday and as he is a little more technical minded than I am, I took his recomendation ( as did half of the group...

screen size, ease of use

none

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Olympus µ[MJU:] 840: Pretty Pink camera for good quality flash pictures

 

I was given the pink Olympus 840 as a birthday present, after the death of my other camera. The first thing I noticed was how slim and light the camera is - it's tiny compared to my other one but the zoom lens is fantastic. I tried it out photographing...

Colour, weight, size, quality, features

Pictures without flash often blurry

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Olympus µ[MJU:] 840: Pretty Pink camera for good quality flash pictures

 

I was given the pink Olympus 840 as a birthday present, after the death of my other camera. The first thing I noticed was how slim and light the camera is - it's tiny compared to my other one but the zoom lens is fantastic. I tried it out photographing...

Colour, weight, size, quality, features

Pictures without flash often blurry

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.35''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-42 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-42 B

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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