Olympus Stylus 7040 14 Megapixels Digital Camera, 7x Optical Zoom, 5x Digital Zoom, HD Movie/HDMI Control, 3.0" LCD Screen, Titanium

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About Olympus

With its powerful 7x optical zoom, crystal-clear three-inch screen and HD movie capabilities, the STYLUS-7040 has everything you need to turn moments into memories. Take fun photos of your friends. Capture every family first on HD video. Whatever the occasion, invite the STYLUS-7040. The 7x zoom lets you get incredibly close to your subject while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you zoom back out for panoramas and group shots. AF Tracking helps automatically track unpredictable, fast-moving subjects like kids and pets.

Continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can easily capture a great shot of your subject in motion. Forget about blurry shots with this 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake to keep your shots steady while Digital Image Stabilization captures crisp, clear images in any situation.

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record HD Movie 720p with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera. Give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (12),Large clear LCD (9),Image stabilization (8),Zoom range/performance (8),Compact (6),Fast / accurate auto-focus (6),Good image quality (6),Good in low light (5),Nice body color (4)
Lag / shutter delay (4)
Best Uses:
Family photos (10),Travel (7),Landscape/scenery (5),Low light (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (8),Photo enthusiast (5)

Olympus Features

  • 14 Megapixel: An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.
  • 7x Wide-angle Zoom: Get more than twice the magnification of a 3x zoom with this ultra-slim 7x optical zoom.
  • 3" LCD: This huge 3" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.
  • One-Touch HD Movie: With One-Touch HD Movie you can record widescreen, crystal clear HD movies (720p) right from your camera.
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds so you can capture crisp, clear images even if the subject is moving.
  • 2GB Internal Memory: Store more photos and videos than ever before, right in your camera with 2GB of internal memory.
  • AF Tracking: AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
  • Creative Art Filters: Using Creative Art Filters you can give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.
  • Intelligent Auto: The Intelligent Auto setting identifies the scene you're shooting -- portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport -- and adjusts the settings to optimize results.
  • Advanced Face Detection: Advanced Face Detection tracks up to 16 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
  • In-camera Panorama: In-Camera Panorama captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a scene.
  • Shadow Adjustment: Shadow Adjustment Technology brings out more details in shadows. It helps capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations, such as backlit shots.
  • Beauty Mode: Beauty Mode takes beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face. Edits can also be made inside the camera after taking the picture.
  • Perfect Shot: Perfect Shot Preview: Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot.

Olympus Specifications

Image Sensor
14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
5.0 - 35.0mm (28 - 196mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
7x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.0 (W) / f5.9 (T)
3.0" HyperCrystal II LCD, 230,000 dots
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: 27.6" - infinity (0.7m - infinity)
Macro mode: Wide: 3.9" - infinity (0.1m - infinity); Tele: 23.6" - infinity (0.6m - infinity)
Super Macro mode: 0.79" - 27.6" (0.02m - 0.7m)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec. -1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High Auto, fixed: 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection, AF Tracking
White Balance Control
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Movie: MP4
Number of Recorded Pixels
14MP (4,288 x 3216)
12MP (3,968 x 2,976)
5MP (2,560 x 1,920)
3MP (2,048 x 1,536)
2MP (1,600 x 1,200)
1MP (1,280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
16:9 (4,288 x 2,416)
Motion Blur Suppression
Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
24 Shooting Modes; Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Panorama, Beauty Mode, Magic Filter, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. NIGHT SCENE. 4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 5. SPORT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SELF PORTRAIT, 9. SUNSET, 10. FIREWORKS, 11. CUISINE, 12. DOCUMENTS, 13. BEACH & SNOW, 14. PET), HD Movie
Magic Filter(Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing)
In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Assist Functions
Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
HDMI: 1080i/ 720p/ 480p
Image Processing
TruePic III Image Processor
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4x3, 6x5), Collection, Event, Event-Play, Collection-Play, Collage, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Protection, Histogram, Voice Playback
Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment Edit, Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Black & White, Sepia, Calendar, Saturation
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
12/2 Seconds
2GB (1.8GB for shooting)
Removable Media Card
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows 2000/XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° - 104°F (0° - 40°C)
Storage: -4° - 140°F (-20° - 60°C)
Operation: 30% - 90%
Storage: 10% - 90%
Power Source
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B)
F-2AC Adapter
3.7"W x 2.2"H x 1.0"D (94.5mm x 55.5mm x 25.9mm)
5.1oz (144g) without batteries and media card

Reviews about this item

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Most Liked Positive Review


It's GREAT for the price.

Because I read all the reviews and specific of the camera, I bought it. I was expecting a bigger camera but it is really compact for all fixtures. The pictures and zoom so far are really good.


Most Liked Negative Review


Poor picture quality.

Nice camera but I am not satisfied with its picture quality.

Reviewed by 13 customers


Olympus Stylus 14 Megapixels Digital


from Jersey City  -  Photo Enthusiast

The camera is nice and portable, so I carry around quite a bit. The biggest con is the lack of zoom, which most point and shoots lack as that is not there main purpose.


Great camera!!


from Orlando, FL  -  Casual Photographer

I purchased this camera for my wife and works great. She didn't have to spend the time reading the owners manual because it was literally very easy to use. Pictures come out great!!


Nice camera


from Monroe, MI  -  Casual Photographer

This camera is super easy to use and has a lot of nice features (most of which I haven't used yet). The only negative is the short battery life. Our old camera, a Fuji, almost never needed to be charged, but this one needs to be charged after almost every day of use.


Poor picture quality.


from Manchester NH  -  Casual Photographer

Nice camera but I am not satisfied with its picture quality.


Good camera


from Cayman Islands  -  Casual Photographer

Was not told that Manual was on the Camera - took a while to figure that out


Mosher`s review


from Terryville Ct.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am happy with this camera.It takes a while to learn how to use the many features so be patient and you will have fun.


New Camera


from Mankato, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good, the poduct has one Flaw and that is the LCD dispalay is not as good as the Picture turns out to be.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from NY  -  Casual Photographer



Good Value


from Long Island,New York  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a camera I could carry with me at work. Great for photos of parts , ID numbers, small jobs in process. Very quick and intuitive focus.


don't judge a book by it's cover


from long island,NY  -  Casual Photographer

Well I had purchased the camera for casual use and it seemed like a good buy for the buck.Features wise it's exceptional atleast on the paper (14 megapixil,7 optical zoom and 5 optical zoom).When i got the camera in my hand it didn't have the solid feel which i got while handling my old canon camera.It doesn't give you a compact feeling when you first look at it and reminded me of a big sized lego block.It's not sleek and won;t be able to fit in your pocket.The weight in itself of the camera is light and that contributes it to feeling like a toy when combines with it's shape.The colours of the picture at time are totally different to what the actual thing look like-i'm talking about indoor photography here.e.g my red tie was appearing almost black in the photo and my light blue shirt almost appeared white.So for indoor photography i probably won't recommend this camera.For outside use in parks and while you are for a walk-picture results are way better than the indoor ones and colours appear as they are supposed to be.So to conclude you should buy this camera if you are not interested in the general appearance and feel of camera;your primary use would be outside house while picture quality inside house don't really matter to you and camera with great specs on paper then this is your baby:>price was unbeatable by the way if you compare it with specs which were being offered on paper.

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