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Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
27
Overall
33
Olympus Stylus 7030 front
 
Olympus Stylus 7040 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Key Specs

Olympus 7030
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 140g - 93 x 56 x 26mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is mju 7030
Olympus 7040
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 144g - 95 x 56 x 26mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Also referred to as mju 7040
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Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Olympus 7030 and Olympus 7040, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are produced by Olympus. The resolution of the 7030 (14MP) and the 7040 (14MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The 7030 was revealed very close to the 7040 and they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a detailed comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the 7030 grades vs the 7040 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 7030 over the Olympus 7040

 7030 7040 

Reasons to pick Olympus 7040 over the Olympus 7030

 7040 7030 
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Olympus 7030 and Olympus 7040

 7030 7040 
RevealedJanuary 2010January 2010Same age
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus 7030 provides outside measurements of 93mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) whilst the Olympus 7040 has proportions of 95mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the 7030 vs the 7040.

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 7030 and 7040 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizes merely by seeing technical specs. The pic underneath will offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the 7030 and 7040.

As you have seen, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical MP and you can expect comparable quality of images although you need to factor the age of the cameras into account.

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 sensor size comparison

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 7030 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus 7040 as a Portrait photography camera
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
28
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus 7030 Street photography factors
Olympus 7040 Street photography factors
57
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
57
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 7030 Sports photography details
Olympus 7040 Sports photography details
39
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
39
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 7030 Travel photography info
Olympus 7040 Travel photography info
65
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.0)
65
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 7030 Landscape photography information
Olympus 7040 Landscape photography information
37
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
42
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 7030 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus 7040 as a Vlogging camera
29
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external mic port
29
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone jack
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Olympus 7030 vs Olympus 7040 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 7030 and Olympus 7040
 Olympus Stylus 7030Olympus Stylus 7040
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus 7030 Olympus Stylus 7040
Also called as mju 7030 mju 7040
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-07 2010-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9 and 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-196mm (7.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.70 m 5.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 140 gr (0.31 lb) 144 gr (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 93 x 56 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") 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
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SC/SDHC, Internal SC/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $179 $299