Ilse Jurriën : August 25th 2008 - 12:46 CET
|Olympus Mju 1040
Olympus mju 1040 digital camera : 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 digital camera’s internal memory, photos can be stored on xD-Picture Card or - thanks to a bundled attachment - on microSD Card.|
Olympus Mju 1040 features a sleek, metal body
The Olympus Digital 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 Olympus 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.
Olympus Mju1040 camera features
• Miniature 3x optical zoom (38-114mm)
• Super slim metal body (just 16.5mm at its thin end)
• 10 Megapixels to make poster-size prints
• Intelligent Auto detects the 5 most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings automatically
• Advanced Face Detection of up to 16 persons for perfectly focused and exposed faces
• 6.9cm / 2.7" HyperCrystal LCD for excellent previews even in brilliant sunlight
• Digital Image Stabilisation for less blur even in low light
• TruePic III image processor for faster image handling and higher image quality
• Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound (up to VGA resolution at 30 fps)
• xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible
Intelligent Auto mode & Face Detection
The innovations incorporated in the Olympus 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.
Olympus mju 1040 price & availability
With the Olympus 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. Available in Starry Silver, Midnight Black, Magma Red and Melon Yellow, the sleek and ultra-slim Olympus mju 1040 becomes available in September 2008 for $275,00 USD or £149.99 GBP.