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Olympus Stylus 840

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and image quality are generally positive. The design and portability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the memory and battery. There are some less positive opinions about the features.

usability, portability, design, image quality, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Stylus 840


The Olympus Stylus 840 (announced 22 January 2008) is an 8 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 2.7 inch LCD screen and a 5x optical zoom (36mm - 180mm equivalent). The Stylus 840 features in camera editing, face detection … Continue reading →

Capturing brilliant images underwater is a snap with Stylus cameras when paired with their respective underwater housing. The new PT-042 housing fits the Stylus 1010 and Stylus 1020, enabling users to take images down to the recreational scuba depth of...

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Olympus Stylus 840


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Fantastic little camera with great zoom


The zoom on this camera is absolutely phenomenal. I've never had a single problem with the camera in multiple years--it's my favorite camera I've ever had

To use the far zoom or some of the special features like night photos, you have to hold the camera completely, perfectly still to get a good picture--which can be pretty hard to do


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Olympus Stylus 840


Purchased this camera as an every day carry-around alternative to the bulkier SLR (E500) & slightly less bulky advanced compact (C-750). I paid 229 Euros (1st Aug 2008), which included a 1GB xD card and a quality leather case. Not such a bad deal. The...

None so far. But will post if any arise.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus Stylus 840


alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 840 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Awesome! friggin awesome


Buy one for a friend.

Everything about this camera is a pro, there are no cons. I can`t believe this thing is 99 bucks, it should be 200 refurbished, and 400 new

No cons

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Great pocket camera


I had a Olympus Stylus 500 (5 mp), and a Stylus film camera before that. They are all good quality camera of small size. After two years of abuse by my kids, the Stylus 500's sliding lens cover broke, the weak spot mentioned by other reviewers. I am...

Small size, solid build, good picture quality, use MicroSD card (Big saving on card cost)

HQ video (640x480, 30 fps) can only go 10 seconds. Olympus should specify that

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Olympus FE-340


The units looks just like described. It meets my our need, compact and Widows Vista compatable. No need to search for driver.

Did not come with xD card and may need an additional battery

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Great little camera!!!!


This camera is great. Takes great pics, can't go wrong with this one.

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Olympus Stylus 840


Olympus 840 is a 800-megapixel, 5 optical zoom performance and Optical Image Stabilizer with a portable digital camera. Olympus is a 840 with 8,000,000 effective pixels, 5 optical zoom portable digital cameras, sophisticated use of advanced image...

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General definition

Product Specifications

The Stylus 840 is a perfect camera for users looking for a compact digital camera with advanced features. An attractive package of features including a 5x Optical Zoom and Digital Image Stabilization helps users capture clear, crisp memories.

Audio Input



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:xD-Picture Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Available light portrait / Beach/snow / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night portrait / Night scene / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Shoot & select 1 / Shoot & select 2 / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.35"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.8 mm ( 1/2.35 ) / 10.8 mm ( 1/2.35" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:5.6
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (64-1600)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Frames / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None