Olympus 7040 overview
Olympus 7040 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first introduced on January of 2010. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216. The camera is known as "mju 7040" in certain countries.
The 7040 ranks at #112 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #936 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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Olympus 7040 family
The Olympus 7040 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed list below.
Olympus 7040 Gallery
You can view the 7040 from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus 7040 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Olympus 7040 based on aspects that are usually seen as useful in a camera.
Olympus 7040 Sensor features
The Olympus 7040 is run by the TruePic III chip. The size of the sensor in the Olympus 7040 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and supports a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the 7040's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The 7040 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is showcased in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus 7040 dimensions
Olympus 7040 is 0.32 pounds (144 gr or 5.08 oz) and features external dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Olympus 7040 is lighter than various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a photo of the Olympus 7040 beside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view below will highlight the button design on the 7040.
Olympus 7040 Lens features
The 7040 comes with a built in lens with a focal range of 28-196mm making it a 7.0 x zoom which won't be exceptional but it can be invaluable in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.0 making it pretty sluggish and not good in low light conditions and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also have to up your ISO setting producing noisy files. Towards the long end, 196mm comes to f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Olympus 7040 Connectivity
The 7040 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send photos and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus 7040 Video features
The highest video quality in the Olympus 7040 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means you have got zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to order a different camera should you want good sound in your video clips.
Olympus 7040 Weather Sealing
Olympus 7040 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.
Olympus 7040 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus 7040 houses a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details regarding Olympus 7040 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful during bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus 7040 Shutter features
Olympus 7040 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus 7040 Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus 7040 has got just inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Olympus 7040 Autofocusing features
Olympus 7040 has got only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing.
It also has Tracking AF for things on the move. Olympus 7040 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good during low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on depth of field.
Olympus 7040 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life within this group of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Olympus 7040 for various kinds of photography
The following graph indicates a analysis of the Olympus 7040 for various kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Olympus 7040 Portrait photography info
The Olympus 7040 has a points tally of 29 which is low, and means the camera is not really good for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos along with the option to use external flash.
Olympus 7040 Street photography factors
Having a modest points tally of 57, the Olympus 7040 is reasonably suitable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus 7040 Sports photography highlights
A low sports photography points tally of 40 indicates the Olympus 7040 is not really good for photographing sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus 7040 Travel photography features
Size is extremely critical in picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Olympus 7040 gets a nice 65 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable fit to purchase for your holidays.
Olympus 7040 Landscape photography info
For those who are looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Olympus 7040 with it's low grade of 42 as a landscape camera is not really good amongst it's competitors.
Olympus 7040 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Olympus 7040 is not really good as a vlog camera as it receives a low rating of 29.
Olympus 7040 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the 7040, here is a range of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph down below gives you a summary of the 7040 versus it's top scoring competitors shown previously.
There are more cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.