Olympus Stylus 840 Brief Review


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  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • AVI Movie mode with Sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Sensor-Shift image stabilization
  • Face Detection Auto focus with Spot Metering
  • Widescreen resolution
  • ISO 64-1600
  • 2.7" LCD with Backlight Boost
  • 14.8MB Internal Memory, up to 2GB xD card
  • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Final Grade: 85 4.25 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus Stylus 840
8.0 Megapixels; 5x Optical Zoom; AVI Movie mode with Sound; JPEG file format; Sensor-Shift image stabilization; Face Detection Auto focus with Spot Metering; Widescreen resolution; ISO 64-1600; 2.7" LCD with Backlight Boost; 14.8MB Internal Memory, up to 2GB xD card; Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

This mid-range, all around point and shoot sports an 8.1 megapixel CCD, with a 5x optical zoom, and 2.7" LCD. With additional features including face detection and Dual Image Stabilization, which uses both optical and digital image stabilization techniques in concert to guard against camera shake and blurry photographs. Available in silver, black, blue and pink.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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