Summary: Review: I bought the Olymupus Stylus 1040 a couple of months ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive camera. The camers's size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 4 hours. My only complaint is that it was very difficult saving pictures to the SD-rom. Other cameras I've owned have simpler menus and get you to important features easily.
Summary: Lots of picture settings: automatic panoramic function, face recognition, burst, good video function (but that does drain the battery pretty quickly) and lots more. I take it everywhere with me and am always taking pictures. Trial and error with some of the functions has lead to a few disappointing results at times but it hasn't put me off. Timed auto-off is good so you don't waste precious battery.
Summary: I have used Olympus cameras for many years, through film to ultra zoom digital. I wanted a very compact camera that would slip in to a shirt pocket. Its first outing was at a wedding in Oxford. Once set up, which is very similar to other Olympus cameras, the sliding front cover and quick start-up meant taking that unrehearsed picture was very easy. Although I prefer looking through a viewfinder, I found this rear screen large and clear.
Summary: Very pleased with this camera so far. I find the picture quality good, but if you are looking for particularly sharp images, perhaps this is not for you. Picture taking speed is ok. My only problem so far is that it was supplied with a two-pin plug on the charger, when i would have prefered a normal UK plug.
Summary: Excelente aquisição! É compacta, fácil de manusear e linda. Design perfeito. Entretanto, o modo panorâmico só funciona com cartões específicos Olympus, o que nao foi avisado em lugar nenhum antes da compra (nem no site da Olympus) e a imagem à noite fica debilitada com zoom. Ainda assim, para meu uso está perfeita.
Pros: Preço, Design, Capacidade de memória, Agilidade do processamento
Cons: Zoom noturno embaça a imagem, Fotos panorâmicas só funcionam com Cartao Olympus
Summary: Das compactas que possuem ZOOM INTERNO (poucas), é a mais econômica, mas mesmo assim produz fotos de qualidade. Podia ser mais luminosa e, claro, usar cartão SD normal. Cuidado: o sistema de fotos panorâmicas só funciona o se v. tiver o cartão XD (m). E isso não é avisado em lugar algum! Pelo preço não há como errar. Mas se para v. o ZOOM INTERNO NÃO FOR ESSENCIAL (no meu caso é) , compre a fe340 que é mais máquina por menos dinheiro!
Pros: Zoom interno, super compacta, bem acabada, bons materiais, boa performance
Cons: podia ser 4x zoom, podia iniciar com 30 mm e ir a 120mm, podia filmar com zoom (otico), podia ser toda em preto acetinado