The 8-megapixel Stylus 840 features Dual Image Stabilization to prevent blurry images caused by a shaky hand or moving subjects, a brilliant 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD to view everything in amazing clarity, and Perfect Shot Preview to see the effects of the specific settings before pressing the shutter.
Olympus Stylus 840 Highlights
Blur-free photos two ways Dual Image Stabilization combines two technologies -- mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization -- to provide one powerful anti-blur solution for capturing great images whether the photographer or the subject is moving. Olympus' mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization keeps images sharp by adjusting the CCD image sensor to compensate for camera movement, which often occurs in low-light conditions when shutter speeds are slower. Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject. By combining the two technologies, users of the Stylus 840 can take crystal-clear images in any shooting situation.
Large zoom in a small package
|Get close to the action with 5x optical zoom|
Great images begin with great optics, and the new Stylus line-up offers amazing optics with stunning design flourishes. The new Stylus 840 has a 5x optical zoom (36-180mm equivalent in 35mm photography, f3.3-5.0), which consists of an ultra-compact lens made from precision-crafted glass. 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD
The Stylus 840 is equipped with a large, high-resolution 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD screen with high contrast and anti-glare technology for clear visibility, even when pictures are composed in bright sunlight. The HyperCrystal LCDs also offer a wide-viewing angle, greater than 140 degrees in every direction, enabling photos to be composed from a range of angles and viewed by several people at once. Millions of pixels for superior image quality
The 8-megapixel Stylus 840 enables photographers to achieve consistently sharp and vivid images when producing large-format prints or cropping/enlarging a portion of an image. Face Detection
Face Detection tracks faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subject is moving, the camera continuously tracks your subject's face without having to press the shutter button. Shadow Adjustment Technology
Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlight areas. While the human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as sensitive. The Stylus cameras address this challenge head-on with a new Shadow Adjustment Technology, which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. With the new technology, users can preview and capture images that have the same contrast as seen with the naked eye. Perfect Shot Preview
The new Stylus cameras feature Perfect Shot Preview that enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot. This feature enables users to see precisely what the image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring users are capturing the exact image they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as zoom, exposure compensation, white balance and metering. Perfect Fix in-camera editing
The Stylus 840 offers Red-Eye Fix and Shadow Adjustment Edit, in-camera editing features such as resizing, frames, text options, and saturation adjustments, enabling users to edit photos right in the camera. In-camera panorama
In-Camera Panorama mode captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture. Simply press the shutter button and slowly pan across a panoramic scene. The second and third images will be captured automatically and stitched together with the first image -- resulting in one seamless panorama-size picture. To create the ultimate panoramic picture, consumers can use the Olympus Master 2 software to stitch up to 10 images together. TruePic III image processor
The Stylus cameras feature Olympus exclusive TruePic III image processor developed for the demanding performance of digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Olympus enhanced TruePic III Image Processor produces crystal clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to deliver superior picture quality with more accurate colors, true-to-life flesh tones and faster processing speeds. TruePic III also captures crisp, clear images at high ISO settings, which are traditionally associated with increasing image noise or producing grainy photos. Olympus Master 2 software
Olympus Master 2 software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or e-mailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates. What's in the box
Stylus 840 digital camera, wrist strap, WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, LI-42B Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger (Stylus 840), manual, warranty card and a CD-ROM with Olympus Master 2 Software.
The Stylus 840 is a perfect camera for users looking for a compact digital camera with advanced features. An attractive package of features including a 5x Optical Zoom and Digital Image Stabilization helps users capture clear, crisp memories. 8.0MP gives you superior image quality that you can use to make large prints, or even crop, without losing detail. The Stylus 840 has a 5x optical zoom that gets 60% closer to the action when compared to a 3x zoom with this ultra-compact, precision-crafted Olympus lens. With the Dual Image Stabilization you get 2-in-1 anti-blur solutions that keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake to capture crisp, clear images in any situation. Easily view photos on the 2.7" HyperCrystal LCD that lets you view at extra-wide angles and with the anti-glare technology share photos with family and friends even in direct, bright sunlight. Focus Range Normal mode - 0.7m - infinity, Macro Mode - 0.2m - infinity, Tele - 0.6m - infinity, Super Macro mode - 3cm - 70cm 1/2000 -1/2 sec. (up to 4 Sec. In Night Scene mode) Shutter Speed Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 ISO 14.8MB Internal Memory (additional memory recommended to store more photos and video) Media Card Slot - xD-Picture Card (1GB,2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required) Built-in Flash with Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off Flash modes Flash Working Range - 0.2m - 3.6m @ ISO 800 Wide, 0.6m - 2.4m @ ISO 800 Tele Face Detection tracks your subjects' faces within the frame and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Bring out the details in the shadow. Capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations such as backlight. Using a live, multi-frame window on LCD, you preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input System Requirements - Windows 2000/XP/Vis