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Olympus Stylus 1040 is a 10 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3x optical zoom (38 – 114 mm equivalent in 35mm photography), TruePic™ III Image Processor, ISO 50-3200, and a 2.7” (6.9cm) HyperCrystalTM LCD, approx. 230,000 dots LCD screen. The camera measures 3.5″W x 2.2″H x 0.65″ D, with lens cover: 0.8″ (89mm x 55.5mm x 16.5mm, with lens cover: 20.3mm) and weighs 3.8oz (108g) without batteries and media card.
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Olympus Stylus 1040 Reviews
TrustedReviews reviews the Olympus Stylus 1040 and writes;
“Design and build quality are good for the price… Exposure metering and autofocus are both good, but unfortunately it is let down badly by a very inferior lens and slow overall performance. “
InfoSync reviews the Olympus Stylus 1040 and writes;
“Pros: Compact design. Great style. Decent images in optimal lighting. Cons: Poor low light performance. Control Panel is difficult to access. Limited shooting features. “
DPInterface reviews the Olympus Stylus 1040 and writes;
“Photos shot at ISO 80 and ISO 100 look very clean. A little noise ISO 200, there is a tad increase in noise and it gets noticeable only at ISO 400. However, these are perfectly usable with only very fine details being slightly blurred.”
Cameras.uk reviews the Olympus Stylus 1040 and writes;
“This is a very small and stylish camera. You should have no problem slipping it into a pocket. It offers fair value for money. When compared to other pocket cameras it is easy to use and comes with a basic set of features. Picture quality is o.k. without being anything exceptional. “
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Olympus Stylus 1040 User Manual (PDF)
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Olympus Stylus 1040 Press Release
Hamburg, 25 August 2008 – Combining powerful features in a completely redesigned super-slim metal body, the Olympus µ [mju:] 1040 is an extremely elegant performer. Measuring in at a depth of just 16.5mm at its thin end, it combines a precision 3x zoom (38-114mm*) with cutting-edge features such as Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology. Furthermore, the brand new Intelligent Auto mode can detect the five most commonly-used scenes and then automatically adjust camera settings including focus and exposure. A large (6.9cm/2.7”) HyperCrystal LCD helps users frame and review their shots. In addition to the camera’s internal memory, photos can be stored on xD-Picture Card or – thanks to a bundled attachment – on microSD Card. The 10 Megapixel µ [mju:] 1040 will hit stores from September 2008 at an RRP of £149.99.
Style meets innovation The Olympus µ [mju:] 1040 represents a new generation of style. Its sleek, thin metal body really makes a statement and comes in a dazzling array of colours. These include Starry Silver, Midnight Black, Magma Red and Melon Yellow, with a sliding lens cover that enhances the µ [mju:] 1040’s streamlined appearance. The camera’s interface has also been changed as now you can access most functions through a flat control panel. This ensures easy navigation while simultaneously getting the hearts of minimal design enthusiasts racing.
High-tech features The innovations incorporated in the Olympus µ [mju:] 1040 make capturing picture-perfect images a breeze with the brand new Intelligent Auto mode. This feature automatically detects 5 different popular photographic scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically.
Advanced Face Detection Technology lets up to 16 faces be recognised by the camera. Matched with Shadow Adjustment Technology, which cleverly optimises shadowy areas in picture, you can be sure that your human subjects are always caught in the right light.
Thanks to Digital Image Stabilisation, which boosts ISO values, crisp and sharp photos are assured – even in low-light situations. Meanwhile, the powerful TruePic III image processor enhances colour reproduction and image quality as well as boosting speed.
Take charge With the Olympus µ [mju:] 1040, you are in control. Perfect Shot Preview lets adjustments to your photo be shown on the LCD in real time. This makes it easy to choose the right settings to achieve the best effects. In cases where further assistance might be required, the in-camera help guide puts solutions at your fingertips. Users also have a choice of up to 39 languages for the camera menu. In addition to internal memory, pictures can be stored to xD Picture Card, or – thanks to a bundled attachment – to microSD Card. And to ensure easy handling of photos on a computer, the multifaceted Olympus Master software is also included.