Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus 7010 / Mju 7010 / µ-7010
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20 March 2015
Summary: During my review of the Olympus Stylus 7010, I found a beginner-level camera with one of the larger that you'll find in a sub-$200 camera. The Stylus 7010 also offers some interesting features, what Olympus calls "magic filters," which are that allow for effects such as fish eye, among others.
Pros: At less than $200, this camera is a great value, Large (7X) optical zoom lens rarely found on models in this price range, Super macro mode works great for extreme close-up photography, Can see explanations of most features through "?" button, "Magic" filters add some interesting shooting options
Cons: Navigation button is awkward to use, Menu structure is a little confusing to use, Images seem a little flat, not vibrant, Only one 16:9 ratio resolution option, no other non-standard ratios available, Low-light photos have some noise
Summary: The Olympus Stylus 7010 is an ultra-compact with a 7X wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in stabilization and a 12 megapixels sensor. Image quality has both good and less good aspects, falling just short of a good Rating. In terms of speed though, this digital camera does well.
Pros: Natural image colors, Good white-balance with light cast under tungsten, Good lens sharpness, Mostly reliable exposure, Very fast and responsive, except for EC and some review features, Excellent LCD visibility
Cons: High noise at all ISO, Fine details are muddled by noise-reduction, Color shift at ISO 1600, Too few zoom steps, Very limited feature set, no custom white-balance, no short self-timer, Below average image stabilization, Short battery-life
Summary: The mju 7010 is versatile and easy to use, and it is capable of producing good results in most normal situations. However its poor low light performance, limited battery duration and relatively high price make it less appealing in comparison to its many rivals.
Pros: Lens quality, compact size, build quality
Cons: Low light focusing, slow performance, battery life
Summary: Consumers have always loved tiny cameras and Olympus has long been the industry leader when it comes to producing mini-cams. Their “Pen” series half-frame cameras were small before small was cool, and the first Stylus was a tiny clamshell style 35mm point and shoot.
Pros: Long 7x zoom, Super thin, ultra-compact, Faithful color reproduction
Cons: No manual exposure, Noisy images, Slightly slow shot-to-shot
Summary: A big step forward from the old mju-7000, the Olympus mju-7010 combines a 7x wideangle zoom with a slim body. It looks great, handles well and its pictures are pretty good too. An in-camera panorama feature and some neat 'magic filters' are a welcome bonus
Pros: 7x wideangle zoom; good pictures at medium to high ISOs; attractive design.
Cons: Fine detail isn't the best we've seen; focus tracking could be quicker.
Conclusion: I would describe the Olympus MJU 7010 as a standard compact camera offering that bit extra zoom. Not every camera can stand out for the crowd and I would say this camera is good enough without being anything special.
Pros: Very good. I found it easy to track down the settings I was looking for.
Excerpt: The plastic µ-7010 isn’t as alluring as its aluminium-clad rivals, but there are a few strips of metal to reinforce it and the overall effect is reasonably smart. The 2.7in screen has excellent viewing angles and the backlit buttons add a touch of class to proceedings.