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Olympus Stylus 740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews of Olympus Stylus 740. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the optics and focus. There are some mixed comments about the memory.

usability, portability, image quality, price, performance

viewfinder, flash, focus, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and design. The size and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the price and screen. Some have doubts about the image quality.

portability, usability, size, design, zoom

image quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus 740 review

 

The 7-megapixel Olympus Stylus 740 is a slightly scaled-down version of the Stylus 750. They both share the same weather-resistant metal body, the same 36mm-to-180mm (35mm equivalent), 5X optical zoom lens, the same 7-megapixel sensor, and the same...

Decent image quality; comfortable design.

Few manual controls; sluggish performance.

It's a bit slow, and control freaks will be disappointed, but the Olympus Stylus 740 is still a very nice snapshot camera.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus mju 740 review (Olympus Stylus 740)

 

Taking a slight diversion from that of the camera norm, the mju legacy continues with the Olympus mju 740 (Olympus Stylus 740 in the US). It features 5x optical zoom lens and weatherproof metallic...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus mju 740

 

Taking a slight diversion from that of the camera norm, the mju legacy continues with the 740's 5x optical zoom lens and weatherproof metallic body

Exposure modes, Zoom range

Image quality, Mode dial

Let down by second-rate image quality

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Olympus Mju / Stylus 740

 

The Olympus Mju Stylus 740 (and 750) Digital Camera is an ultra-compact 7 megapixel digital camera from Olympus, it features a 5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5 inch screen, and a weather proof body.

Front - Camera off - the lens has a built in metal cover

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus MJU 740

 

Olympus is well known for creating interesting and unique cameras, and the latest entry into their weatherproof range of compacts, the MJU 740, fits t...

ISO 1600, Bright capture video mode, 5x optical zoom

Some chromatic aberration issues, Slow continuous shot mode, No manual white balance

If you don't need a fast continuous shot mode, then the MJU 740 is a great camera, particularly when shooting in low light or fast paced situations.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 740 review

 

The 7-megapixel Olympus Stylus 740 is a slightly scaled-down version of the Stylus 750. They both share the same weather-resistant metal body, the same 36mm-to-180mm (35mm equivalent), 5X optical zoom lens, the same 7-megapixel sensor, and the same...

Decent image quality; comfortable design.

Few manual controls; sluggish performance.

It's a bit slow, and control freaks will be disappointed, but the Olympus Stylus 740 is still a very nice snapshot camera.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Olympus Stylus 740 review: Olympus Stylus 740

 

Olympus Stylus 740

Decent image quality; comfortable design.

Few manual controls; sluggish performance.

It's a bit slow, and control freaks will be disappointed, but the Olympus Stylus 740 is still a very nice snapshot camera.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus Stylus 740 Digital Camera - Express Review

 

Slim and light, the Olympus Stylus 740 has stunningly good looks, a unique menu system, a 5x zoom, and an all-weather chassis.The Stylus 740's 2.5 inch screen is bright and vibrant indoors, but more difficult to use outdoors, even on cloudy days. We...

Stylish, ultra-compact design, Large 2.5 inch LCD, All-weather seals and gaskets, Optional underwater case, 7.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom with up to 28x total zoom, Anti-blur image processing, Live histogram, Help system

Severe chromatic aberration in the corners, Surprisingly bad optics. Only a few small areas in the frame are in focus at any time, LCD very hard to read outdoors, Very small, oddly shaped control buttons, Very stiff Shutter button, An awkward menu...

Autofocus is via contrast detection, and ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 1,600 equivalent (2,500 being the maximum in some scene modes), and can be controlled automatically, or manually. The Olympus 740 also offers what the company calls "Digital...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Thinnest 5X optical zoom camera in its class

 

In its own right, the Stylus 740 is a moden digicam that has a whole lot going for it. It is very small and light, yet offers the most desirable 5X optical zoom and comes with a very high-resolution LCD that greatly helps in figuring out which pictures...

Small and light 7.1 megapixel camera with hi-res LCD, Weather-proofed to handle splashes, a bit of rain and snow, Great 5X zoom, superb image stabilization, Optional PT-034 underwater case good for 133 feet diving, Love the many scene modes and the...

Strictly point & shoot, Use of underwater wide-angle modes requires practice, Somewhat odd-looking wedge design, Uses often hard-to-find xD-Picture Card

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : kidcool (ilikecameras.com)

Olympus introduces Stylus 740

 

The new Olympus Style 740 is a great camera for those who were looking into buying the popular Stylus 750, but didn(tm)t because of the features it had that added to the cost and that were not going to be used by the casual user. The new 740 is very...

Oct, 2006

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