Ilse Jurriën : January 7th 2010 - 23:20 CET
Olympus Mju 7040
Olympus Mju 7040 digital camera : Ultra-slim yet bursting with power, Olympus’ latest Mju pocket camera is ready for its close-up. The new stylish Olympus Mju 7040 has retained the original Mju series size, but its zoom power and features have grown exponentially. With 14 Megapixels and 2GB of internal memory the new Olympus Mju 7040 camera shoots brilliant pictures and leaves plenty of space to save your masterpieces. Fitted with a 7x wide optical zoom and internal memory for endless shooting, the Olympus 7040 extra-thin zoom camera is a real technology heavyweight. Sporting the trusted Olympus technology and available in a range of stunning colours, the Olympus Mju-7040 will hit stores in March 2010.|
14 megapixel Olympus Mju 7040 camera
The 7x optical zoom ensures you’ll never be at a loss when capturing a group of friends or a point in the distance. Then simply flip through the results using the new Photo Surfing option. Thanks to Olympus [ib] technology, the camera allows pictures tagged by event, person, or location (using Face Recognition and GPS) to be located easily. The 3" LCD screen on the Olympus Mju 7040 makes sharing or looking up the latest trick in the In-Camera Manual all the more enjoyable. And you can even shoot HD movies to capture important events in all their glory and relax by watching them on TV via HDMI. What more can you ask for?
Olympus 7040 digital camera features
Well, you could request a number of other Olympus functions, and it almost goes without saying that these are on board as well. To name a few: Dual Image Stabilisation, i-Auto, AF Tracking, Beauty Mode, and In-Camera Panorama all let you snap great shots without worrying about the details. Magic Filters are also on hand to let you test the limits of your creativity.
Olympus Mju-7040 features AF tracking system and face detection
The advanced face detection technology on the Olympus Mju 7040 searches for faces in a composition and recognises them as the main subject. The camera then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed. Advanced Face Detection Technology can detect up to 16 faces. Furthermore, an AF tracking system tracks the moving subject automatically and keeps it continually in focus for pictures that are optimally focused and exposed. The Olympus µ 7040 also memorises subject data even when the subject goes out of frame and resumes tracking when it reappears. Moreover the Beauty mode touches up the appearance of subjects even while the shot is being taken. The Beauty mode feature recognises faces and automatically makes skin on the face and adjacent areas appear smoother, brighter and more youthful.
Olympus Mju Digital 7040 incorporates a panorama mode
Providing two-fold protection, this special function helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or fast-moving subjects. The Olympus Mju 7040 combines high ISO values with a CCD-based mechanical image stabiliser, where a built-in gyro sensor detects camera movement and adjusts the CCD accordingly. A in-camera panorama mode allowing users to instantly compose panoramas of approx. 130° right inside the camera. By framing each shot in step with the on-screen guide, exciting panoramic scenes can be stitched together for a more realistic and emotional depiction of any landscape or skyline.
i-Auto mode on the Olympus Mju 7040 camera
The “intelligent-Auto” mode uses advanced automatic detection technology to allow the Olympus 7040 camera to recognise the five most commonly used scenes automatically. The new Olympus digital camera enables the capture of perfect photos without any need for manual settings. Olympus also offers [ib] software, an integrated photo browsing and organising software. Using the software on a PC, images can be organised by person, by place or by event. The information tagged in each photo allows selected pictures to be viewed on a PC.
Olympus Mju 7040 incorporates Magic Filters
Enables special artistic effects to be created directly in the camera.
• Pop Art: Enhances colours, making them stronger and more vivid to create high-impact pictures that express the happy, light-hearted feeling of the pop art style.
• Fish-Eye: Reproduces the dramatic effect of a fish eye lens, lending a new perspective to the whole scene with a “round” effect.
• Sketch: Gives the impression that subjects have been sketched by an artist by transforming images into line drawings.
• Pin Hole: Reduces the peripheral brightness like an image seen through a pinhole. Added to this is a unique colour tone that results in a style that has an air of secrecy or portrays the feeling of being lost in another dimension or space.
Olympus Mju-7040 specifications
• 7x wide optical zoom (28-196mm)
• Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical and digital image stabilisation)
• HD movie recording and HDMI technology
• 14 Megapixels
• 2GB internal memory and SD Card compatible
• Photo Surfing and [ib] software
• 7.6cm/3.0” HyperCrystal II LCD (230,000 dots)
• Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking
• Advanced Face Detection
• Magic Filters
• In-Camera Manual
• In-Camera Panorama
• TruePic III image processor
• Available in Titanium Silver, Copper Blue and Dusty Pink
Olympus Mju 7040 review and availability
Small in size but big in zoom power and technology, the Olympus Mju-7040 will be available in March 2010. As soon as we receive a Olympus Mju 7040 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Olympus Mju 7040 review.