The Olympus μ [mju:] 1040 camera is a statement of true style, encapsulated in a sleek, thin metal body. Available in a dazzling array of colors, like Starry Silver, Midnight Black, Magma Red or Melon Yellow, the 1040 features a sliding lens cover and a flat control panel that serves to access most functions. The 1040 combines 10 megapixels with a 3x optical zoom, which measures in at a slim 16.5mm thick.
To make it even more exciting, Olympus added the rather exciting Intelligent Auto Mode, which detects whether you're trying to take a Macro shot or a portrait and then applies the settings to subsequent photos, and added some Digital Image stabilizations for good measure. Moreover, the advanced Face Detection technology allows up to 16 faces to be recognized by the camera, while the Shadow Adjustment technology optimizes shadowy areas in picture, ensuring the fact that your human subjects are always caught in the right light.
The powerful TruePic III image processor enhances color reproduction and image quality as well as boosting speed, while the Perfect Shot Preview lets adjustments to the image be shown on the LCD display in real time. Another choice that the 1040 lets its users make concerns the language menu, which includes 39 languages.
If the internal memory of the camera doesn't suffice, users can turn to xD Picture Cards or microSD cards, for additional storage space. The high-speed 14fps sequence shooting will allow you not to miss capturing a single moment on camera, while the miniature 3x optical zoom (38-114mm) will help you capture great scenes through to exciting close-ups.
The 10 megapixels of the camera make it possible for you to make poster-size prints, which you'll be able to select directly on the camera, thanks to the 2.7'' HyperCrystal LCD. The μ 1040 becomes available in September 2008 and will retail for approximately 150 pounds.