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Olympus Stylus 7010 Review Summary

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.

Olympus Stylus 7010 Assessment

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. It has interesting panorama modes but is low on features.

This makes the Stylus 7010 target casual snapshots in mostly good light, perhaps family outings and the like when portability is more important than flexibility. Above average speed makes it well suited for this.

There are very few ultra-compacts with such long wide-angle zoom and the 7010 is the smallest of them. If you want to pocket a long zoom and do not print large then an Olympus Stylus 7010 is work considering. The Nikon Coolpix S640 has a shorter zoom but is the closest in terms of features.

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PROS CONS
Natural image colors High noise at all ISO
Good white-balance with light cast under tungsten Fine details are muddled by noise-reduction
Good lens sharpness Color shift at ISO 1600
Mostly reliable exposure Too few zoom steps
Very fast and responsive, except for EC and some review features Very limited feature set, no custom white-balance, no short self-timer
Excellent LCD visibility Below average image stabilization
Short battery-life
AverageAverage Average

Related Information

Sister Model
Olympus Stylus 7000 - Narrower zoom, 37-260mm vs 28-196mm, ISO 50 Minimum, 3" LCD
Olympus Stylus 9000 - 10X optical zoom, ISO 50 Minimum
Olympus Stylus 7010
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By on 2009/12/20
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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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