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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000

Portability
65
Imaging
41
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus E-330 front
 
Olympus Stylus 7000 front
Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Key Specs

Olympus E-330
(Full Review)
  • 7MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 400 (Boost to 1600)
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 616g - 140 x 87 x 72mm
  • Revealed March 2006
  • Also Known as EVOLT E-330
  • Older Model is Olympus E-300
  • Later Model is Olympus E-450
Olympus 7000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-260mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 172g - 96 x 56 x 25mm
  • Revealed January 2009
  • Alternative Name is mju 7000
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Olympus E-330 and Olympus 7000, former is a Advanced DSLR while the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are offered by Olympus. There is a considerable difference among the resolutions of the E-330 (7MP) and 7000 (12MP) and the E-330 (Four Thirds) and 7000 (1/2.3") use totally different sensor size.

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The E-330 was revealed 3 years prior to the 7000 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-330 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus 7000 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the E-330 grades against the 7000 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-330 over the Olympus 7000

 E-330 7000 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Olympus 7000 over the Olympus E-330

 7000 E-330 
RevealedJanuary 2009March 2006Newer by 34 months
Display sizing3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution230k215kCrisper display (+15k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-330 and Olympus 7000

 E-330 7000 
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch display Missing Touch display

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and volume. The Olympus E-330 enjoys outside measurements of 140mm x 87mm x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") along with a weight of 616 grams (1.36 lbs) while the Olympus 7000 has sizing of 96mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 172 grams (0.38 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the E-330 and the 7000.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the E-330 and 7000 is 65 and 94 respectively.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very tough to see the difference in sensor dimensions simply by checking out specifications. The picture here might offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the E-330 and 7000.

To sum up, both cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The E-330 with its larger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF simpler and the Olympus 7000 will provide greater detail because of its extra 5 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics far more aggressively. The more aged E-330 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-330 Portrait photography features
Olympus 7000 Portrait photography features
54
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
low MP (7 megapixels)
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-330 Street photography information
Olympus 7000 Street photography information
60
has a tilting screen
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
lighter than others in class (616 grams)
no image stabilization
maximum ISO low (400)
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-330 Sports photography highlights
Olympus 7000 Sports photography highlights
40
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with phase detect auto focus
max fps very slow (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
low MP (7 megapixels)
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-330 Travel photography factors
Olympus 7000 Travel photography factors
50
lighter than others in class (616g)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low MP (7MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
56
has built in flash
long reach (260mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-330 Landscape photography information
Olympus 7000 Landscape photography information
45
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
small screen (2.5")
no image stabilization
low MP (7MP)
maximum ISO low (400)
does not have Timelapse mode
32
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-330 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus 7000 as a Vlogging camera
9
lack of video recording
25
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-330 and Olympus 7000
 Olympus E-330Olympus Stylus 7000
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-330 Olympus Stylus 7000
Also Known as EVOLT E-330 mju 7000
Type Advanced DSLR Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2006-03-18 2009-01-07
Body design Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 7 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 3136 x 2352 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 400 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 1600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 50
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 3 -
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 37-260mm (7.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.5-5.3
Macro focusing distance - 2cm
Number of lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 215 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.47x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 4.80 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 640x480
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 616g (1.36 lbs) 172g (0.38 lbs)
Dimensions 140 x 87 x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") 96 x 56 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $1,100 $280