Olympus Mju 7040 Review

3.5
February 24, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus Mju 7040.

Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS

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Canon have entered the touch-screen camera market with their first ever interactive compact, the new Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS (also called the PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH). The 3 inch LCD screen can be used to focus on the main subject, set the camera options and playback your images. In addition to getting all touch-feely, the Canon IXUS 200 also offers a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixels and 720p HD video. Available in a variety of colours for around £329.00 / $329 / €379.00, Gavin Stoker gets to grips with the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS.

Casio EX-H10

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The Casio EX-H10 is the latest pretender to the travel-zoom digital camera throne. Offering a 10x, 24-240mm zoom lens, large 3 inch LCD, and 720p HD movies in a pocketable body, the EX H10 is clearly challenging the likes of the Panasonic TZ7 / TZ6, Canon SX200 IS and Sansung WB550. Mark Goldstein discovers if the Casio EX-H10 has what it takes in our World-exclusive review...

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

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The FinePix F70 is the latest camera to feature Fujifilm's revolutionary EXR technology, which offers you the choice of images with high resolution, expanded dynamic range or less noise at high ISO speeds. The Fujifilm F70EXR also offers two new shooting modes, Pro Focus Mode and Pro Low-light, which use multi-frame technology to create photos with greater depth-of-field and reduced noise, plus a versatile 10x zoom lens in a small and stylish body. Priced at just $279.95 / £229.99, is this the perfect compact camera for beginners and more experienced photographers alike? Read our expert review of the Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR to find out...

Nikon Coolpix S70

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The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a very interesting OLED screen. The S70's large 3.5 inch monitor offers a touch-sensitive interface, featuring a Touch Shutter function that allows you to focus on and photograph a subject by simply touching it on the camera’s display. Other key features of the Nikon S70 include a 5x zoom lens with optical vibration reduction, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System. The Nikon Coolpix S70 officially costs £339 / €379 / $399.95 - we find out if it's worth it in our latest expert review.

Olympus Mju 7010

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The Olympus 7010 is the newest member of the now extensive Mju / Stylus range of Olympus compact cameras. Called the Mju 7010 in Europe and the Stylus 7010 in the US, this 12 megapixel camera boasts a 7x optical zoom lens covering a focal range of 28-196mm. The Olympus Mju 7010 also offers i-Auto mode for beginners, a 2.7 inch LCD screen, Dual Image Stabilisation and AF tracking, plus a range of new Magic Filters to enhance your images. Available in three colours for £249 / $199, Gavin Stoker tests the Olympus Mju 7010 in the World's first review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 is a brand new entry in the travel-zoom camera category. Sporting a 12x, 25-300mm lens with optical image stabilisation, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies and 10 megapixels, the Panasonic TZ7 promises to be the ultimate do-it-all pocket camera. Available in silver, black, brown, blue and red for £349 / $399, does the TZ7 succeed? Read our in-depth, real-world review complete with image samples, videos, test shots and more...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 is an unassuming new point-and-shoot ultra-compact camera with an incredible 8x zoom lens. Offering a versatile focal range of 25-200mm, the new ZX1 (also known as the DMC-ZR1) is still just 25mm thick and weighs less than 140g. With HD video, fast auto-focus and Panasonic's proven Intelligent Auto system, we find out if the Panasonic DMC-ZX1 is the ultimate family compact in our latest in-depth camera review.

Ricoh CX3

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6 months is a long time in the fast-moving world of digital photography - certainly long enough for the Ricoh CX3 to replace its predecessor, anyway. To recap, the CX3 is a compact travel-zoom camera, with a 10.7x lens providing a focal range of 28-300mm, a new back-illuminated 10 megapixel CMOS sensor which promises improved low-light performance, a gorgeous high-res 3 inch LCD screen, and the long-awaited addition of 720p HD movies. The Ricoh CX3 can be yours for £299 - read the World's First review to find out if it's worth your attention.

Samsung PL70

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With Christmas literally round the corner and a worldwide recession in full swing, Samsung are offering a veritable stocking full of features in the form of the PL70 / SL720 camera. Priced at just £199 / $229.99, this bargain model offers a 12 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 3 inch LCD screen and even 720p HD movies. Is the Samsung PL70 / SL720 the answer to your cash-strapped dreams this holiday season? Mark Goldstein finds out...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

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The new Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 is the second Sony camera that we've recently reviewed to feature the innovative Exmor R sensor, promising better image quality in low-light conditions. Just like its sister model, the TX1, the Sony WX1 utilises a 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with ISO speeds up to 3200 and a fast f/2.4, 5x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation. Other key features include burst shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution, 720p HD movie recording, and an easy to use Sweep Panorama mode. Priced at $350 / £300, is the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX1 the ultimate in point-and-shoot compact cameras? Mark Goldstein finds out...

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