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Olympus Stylus 7010 Comparative Crops

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Comparative Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph at each of the Olympus Stylus 7010's ISO settings. A crop from the Fuji Finepix F200EXR at the same ISO setting is shown too. The Fuji is currently the image quality champion of ultra-compact cameras and it is much more sophisticated than the Olympus, yet it is interesing to see how these compare.

Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras. The ISO was set on camera and WB and exposure was on automatic, not that there is a choice on the Olympus. As seen below the Olympus produces incorrectly tinted image under the scene's lighting.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Olympus Stylus 7010 Fuji Finepix F200 EXR
Olympus Stylus 7010 - ISO 80
ISO 64 - Underexposed
Olympus Stylus 7010 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100 - Scene mode
Fuji Finepix F200EXR - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Olympus Stylus 7010 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix F200EXR - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Olympus Stylus 7010 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix F200EXR - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Olympus Stylus 7010 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix F200EXR - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Olympus Stylus 7010 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix F200EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600

While both cameras increase noise steadily at each ISO, the Fuji Finepix F200EXR keeps an advantage of roughly 2 stops in terms of noise and sharpness. On the Olympus Stylus Stylus 7010, ISO 800 is quite noisy but still usable for small prints.

Olympus Stylus 7010
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Olympus 7010 Facts

Ultra-Compact digital camera
12 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 64-1600
7X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-4s
Built-in StabilizationSpot-Metering
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsxD
Internal Memory
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