Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040

Olympus Stylus 1s front
Olympus Stylus 7040 front

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Key Specs

Olympus 1s
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 402g - 116 x 87 x 57mm
  • Launched April 2015
  • Superseded the Olympus 1
Olympus 7040
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 144g - 95 x 56 x 26mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Alternative Name is mju 7040
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Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Olympus 1s and Olympus 7040, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both are designed by Olympus. The resolution of the 1s (12MP) and the 7040 (14MP) is fairly close but the 1s (1/1.7") and 7040 (1/2.3") boast different sensor sizes.

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The 1s was introduced 5 years later than the 7040 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus 1s being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Olympus 7040 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the 1s grades against the 7040 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 1s over the Olympus 7040

 1s 7040 
ReleasedApril 2015January 2010Fresher by 65 months
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k230kCrisper display (+810k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus 7040 over the Olympus 1s

 7040 1s 

Common features in the Olympus 1s and Olympus 7040

 1s 7040 
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera regularly, you will have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Olympus 1s features outside dimensions of 116mm x 87mm x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") and a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs) whilst the Olympus 7040 has proportions of 95mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the 1s vs the 7040.

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 1s and 7040 is 79 and 95 respectively.

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizing only by viewing specifications. The graphic here will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the 1s and 7040.

To sum up, both the cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The 1s using its larger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Olympus 7040 will provide you with more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images way more aggressively. The more recent 1s provides a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 sensor size comparison

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 1s Portrait photography details
Olympus 7040 Portrait photography details
you can focus manually
features face detection focusing
exports RAW files
resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
good megapixels (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus 1s Street photography factors
Olympus 7040 Street photography factors
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
offers touch focus
small sensor (1/1.7")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 1s Sports photography details
Olympus 7040 Sports photography details
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (450 shots)
resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect AF
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 1s as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 7040 as a Travel photography camera
great battery power (450 CIPA)
offers touch focus
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
resolution not great (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus 1s
Landscape photography with Olympus 7040
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (450 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 1s Vlogging factors
Olympus 7040 Vlogging factors
decently wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external microphone socket
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not posses selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone support
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Olympus 1s vs Olympus 7040 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 1s and Olympus 7040
 Olympus Stylus 1sOlympus Stylus 7040
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus 1s Olympus Stylus 7040
Otherwise known as - mju 7040
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2015-04-13 2010-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic III
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3968 x 2976 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 12800 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW files
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 35 -
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 7.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 10.30 m (at ISO 1600) 5.70 m
Flash options Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 402 gr (0.89 lb) 144 gr (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 87 x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") 95 x 56 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Battery life 450 shots -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model BLS-50 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $699 $299