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Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Olympus Stylus 7040 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

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
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Also referred to as mju 7040
Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2014
Photography Glossary

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Lets look more closely at the Olympus 7040 versus Samsung WB35F, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Olympus and Samsung. The resolution of the 7040 (14MP) and the WB35F (16MP) is pretty similar and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The 7040 was launched 5 years prior to the WB35F which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a thorough comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the 7040 matches up against the WB35F when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 7040 over the Samsung WB35F

 7040 WB35F 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Olympus 7040

 WB35F 7040 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2010More modern by 48 months
Manual focus Very exact focusing

Common features in the Olympus 7040 and Samsung WB35F

 7040 WB35F 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus 7040 comes with outside dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Samsung WB35F has dimensions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at that moment. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the 7040 compared to the WB35F.

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the 7040 and WB35F is 95 and 93 respectively.

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to envision the difference between sensor sizes merely by reviewing a spec sheet. The picture underneath may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the 7040 and WB35F.

As you can see, both the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Samsung WB35F to offer more detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged 7040 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 7040 Portrait photography information
Samsung WB35F Portrait photography information
28
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
37
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus 7040 Street photography highlights
Samsung WB35F Street photography highlights
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (194 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 7040 Sports photography advice
Samsung WB35F Sports photography advice
39
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 7040 Travel photography details
Samsung WB35F Travel photography details
65
MP count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
70
lighter than average in class (194g)
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (288mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 7040 Landscape photography details
Samsung WB35F Landscape photography details
42
really wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
43
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 7040 Vlogging highlights
Samsung WB35F Vlogging highlights
29
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic socket
31
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (194g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack
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Olympus 7040 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 7040 and Samsung WB35F
 Olympus Stylus 7040Samsung WB35F
General Information
Company Olympus Samsung
Model Olympus Stylus 7040 Samsung WB35F
Other name mju 7040 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-01-07 2014-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-196mm (7.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus range 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.70 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 144g (0.32 pounds) 194g (0.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 56 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) -
Time lapse feature
Storage media SC/SDHC, Internal MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $299 $130