Reviews and Problems with Olympus MJU 1040 / Stylus 1040
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Olympus Mju 1040 Digital Camera Review
19 November 2008
Conclusion: This camera also comes with the Olympus TruePic III image-processing engine, which was originally designed for their DSLR range. So like most good technology it eventually ends up in their junior counterparts. The standard colour and skin tone reproduction in daylight shots are mostly accurate but seem on the cooler side when using flash.
Conclusion: If you've always been dreaming for an ultra-thin camera, that your friends all seem to have, that you can bring to parties and such, then the Olympus Stylus 1040 may be your dream finally coming true. The Stylus 1040 is one of the newest models released by Olympus, announced a little more than a week ago and already made available. The thing going for the Stylus 1040 is that it's a value packed, 10 megapixel snapper.
Pros: Affordable price, Stylish, thin and looks more expensive than it really is, Compatible with both xD-Picture and microSD cards, Very usable LCD outdoors and indoors, with backlighted buttons, Intuitive shooting with Intelligent Auto and Face Detection, Helpful built-in guide and help system, Perfect Shot Preview is useful to view effects before snapping, Shadow Adjustment brightens photos; available in playback too, Calendar view and red-eye fix in playback mode are us...
Cons: No manual controls, Long exposure mode is nowhere to be found, Lack of full-resolution continuous shooting, Lacks autofocus assist lamp; bad low-light AF, No optical image stabilization, Below average battery life, Plastic tripod mount and tiny zoom controller, Redeye (removable via playback tool) and noise + detail loss at high ISO speeds
Summary: A stylish and affordable, slimline digicam with features to appeal to point-and-press snapshooters.Offered in three contemporary colours - Mirror (silver), Phantom (black) and Hot Chilli (red) - the Olympus Mju 1040 is designed for snapshooters and comes with a 10.1-megapixel CCD image sensor and retracting 3x optical zoom lens.