Olympus MJU 1040 reviews and prices: Compact camera

12 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Olympus MJU 1040: 10 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, XD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Small easy point and shoot camera
Bad points:
Menu seems to be more complicated than it needs to be
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 5.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2009

Gordon, Stafford Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
small easy to use good results
Bad points:
digital controls take some geeting used too
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use
Bad points:
battery life too short spares too expensive compared to the cost of the camera.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 May 2009

Ibrahim, Manchester

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Small, easy to use
Bad points:
for a '10 megapixel camera' the image quality could be a lot better.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 4.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2009

Jordan, Chorley

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the fact it is micro sd ready is fantastic
Bad points:
not being able to use the panoramic feature with an sd card
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jun 2009

This Olympus MJU 1040 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 108
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 55.5x89x20.3
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5
In-built memory (Megabytes) 48
Release date 2008-09-03
Height in mm 5.6
Width in mm 89
Depth in mm 2.0
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 114
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 38

Also known as: Mju 1040, Olympus µ[MJU:] 1040, [mju:] 1040

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Manufacturer's Description

A camera is always a matter of personal style. Based on this principle we developed the extremely slim, metal-bodied µ 1040 which fits a 3x optical zoom to let you get close to your subject and take sharp high-definition photos. The extra-large 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal LCD enables you to view your images in exceptional quality on the screen and makes framing easy, even in brilliant sunlight. And the Intelligent Auto Mode combines Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology with the five most commonly used scenes. The Advanced Face Detection detects up to 16 persons in the scene. As a result, the µ 1040 is the perfect symbiosis of seeing and being seen.

  • Miniature 3x optical zoom (38-114mm*) in a super-slim metal body (16.5mm**) to capture great scenes through to exciting close-ups
  • 10 Megapixels to make poster-size prints
  • The easy way to perfect images – Intelligent Auto Mode detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically
  • Advanced Face Detection of up to 16 persons for perfectly focused and exposed faces plus correct exposure of other image areas
  • 6.9cm/2.7" HyperCrystal LCD for excellent preview even in brilliant sunlight
  • Digital Image Stabilisation for less blur also in low light
  • Don’t miss the moment with high-speed 14fps sequence shooting***
  • TruePic III image processor for faster image handling and higher image quality
  • Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound
  • xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible

Equivalent to a 35mm camera
At thinnest part
***In 3 Megapixel mode

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