Olympus has announced the new Olympus Mju / Stylus 7040 – a compact 14 megapixel digital camera, it features a wide angle 7x optical zoom lens (28-196mm), Dual Image Stabilisation, HD Movie and HDMI Control, 2GB digital photo album, 3″ HyperCrystal II LCD screen, In-Camera Panorama, iAuto mode, Advanced Face Detection incl. Shadow Adjustment, AF-Tracking, Magic Filters, In-camera Manual, USB-Battery Charge, Beauty Mode and SD Card support. US Price $249.
“A camera that lets you express your personality trough your pictures. With its 14 Megapixel and versatile 7x wide optical zoom (28-196mm*) the compact metal-bodied μ-7040 lets you get close to your subject and take sharp high-definition photos. The extra large 7.6 cm/3.0″ HyperCrystal II LCD allows you to view your images perfectly on the screen and makes framing easy, even in brilliant sunlight. And the Intelligent Auto Mode combines Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology with the five most commonly used scenes. Thereby, the Advanced Face Detection detects up to 16 persons in the scene. Proving that style does not exclude high-end functionality, this ultra-slim model also boasts dual IS, HD movie recording and HDMI technology, AF Tracking, In-Camera Panorama and In-Camera Manual to name just a few. In addition, the µ-7040 makes photographic expression even easier with new creative Magic Filters everyone can enjoy. It comes in three attractive colours: Titanium Silver, Copper Blue and Dusty Pink.”
The Olympus Stylus 7030 is the same as above, but features a 2.7″ screen, VGA video recording, and NTSC/PAL output rather than HDMI. US Price $199.