Reviews and Problems with Olympus STYLUS 5010 / µ-5010
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Simon Says..., Amazon
6 January 2012
Summary: Good: - The camera is very simple to operate. - small and can easily fit in your pocket - cheap Bad: - poor Picture Quality - awful LCD display Summery: not recommended if you are looking for something small that gives decent Picture Quality, a little bit better than taking pictures with your cell phone...
Summary: I bought this camera and I had mixed results compared to my other one. Indoor shots come out fair but outdoor shots came out nice. It has a focus but it needs to capture it before the shot is taken otherwise the the picture comes out dark. The other issue is the door to connect the cable to charge or connect to computer seems fragil and could break off easily and the other annoying issue is to view the pictures only you need to have the lens opened.
Summary: I was so excited to get a new camera after my Nikon was broken, so I decided to try the Olympus. I think that it is a great camera, but I am a picture novice so all of the options are a little overwhelming. The pictures and video are great, but I miss the simplicity of the Nikon. Also, I'm not a big fan of the fact that the directions are in the camera.
Summary: I bought his camera to replace a Canon I had for years before it got sand in it and quit. I saw the price and features of this name brand camera and thought I'd give it a shot. I was expecting a mediocre display, so-so picture quality, etc., and that's what I got. The only real complaint I have with it is the delay between pushing the button, and actually taking a picture. That's VERY inconvenient (and annoying).
Summary: I bought this camera with high hopes. I am slightly disappointed. I chose Olympus because I loved my last one, a stylus 800. This one is better in some ways but a lot worse in others. Basically the image stabilization is horrible. That is my biggest disappointment. I bought this camera for my mom's wedding and all the pictures of us taken going down the aisle are extremely blurry (my cousin took them from one of the tables).
Summary: This camera takes mainly good photos straight out of the box. There's no real need to play with the settings which I like. My main use for this camera is photographing people, and I preferred using the standard Auto setting as opposed to the portrait scene setting - in portrait, the pictures were mostly a little too pink. The standard auto setting reproduces skin tones nicely.