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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010

Portability
65
Imaging
42
Features
40
Overall
41
Olympus E-330 front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Key Specs

Olympus E-330
(Full Review)
  • 7MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 400 (Bump to 1600)
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 616g - 140 x 87 x 72mm
  • Introduced March 2006
  • Also referred to as EVOLT E-330
  • Old Model is Olympus E-300
  • Successor is Olympus E-450
Olympus 8010
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 98 x 64 x 24mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Alternate Name is mju Tough 8010
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010, one being a Advanced DSLR and the latter is a Waterproof and both of them are built by Olympus. There is a crucial difference among the image resolutions of the E-330 (7MP) and 8010 (13MP) and the E-330 (Four Thirds) and 8010 (1/2.3") feature different sensor sizing.

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The E-330 was revealed 4 years before the 8010 and that is a fairly serious gap 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 8010 being a Compact camera.

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a simple summation of how the E-330 scores vs the 8010 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-330 over the Olympus 8010

 E-330 8010 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Olympus 8010 over the Olympus E-330

 8010 E-330 
LaunchedFebruary 2010March 2006Fresher by 47 months
Screen sizing2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k215kClearer screen (+15k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-330 and Olympus 8010

 E-330 8010 
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and size. The Olympus E-330 has got external measurements of 140mm x 87mm x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 616 grams (1.36 lbs) whilst the Olympus 8010 has specifications of 98mm x 64mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose during that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the E-330 against the 8010.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the E-330 and 8010 is 65 and 92 respectively.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizing merely by looking through a spec sheet. The visual below might give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the E-330 and 8010.

Clearly, both of those cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The E-330 with its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Olympus 8010 will result in extra detail because of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots far more aggressively. The older E-330 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-330 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus 8010 as a Portrait photography camera
55
has manual focus
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
low megapixels (7MP)
28
good resolution (13MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-330 Street photography info
Olympus 8010 Street photography info
61
tilting screen
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (616g)
no image stabilization
max ISO too low (400)
59
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than competition in class (245g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-330 Sports photography advice
Olympus 8010 Sports photography advice
41
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has phase detect autofocus
slow fps (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (7 megapixels)
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (13MP)
provides tracking focus
weather sealing
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-330 Travel photography factors
Olympus 8010 Travel photography factors
50
lighter than competitors in class (616g)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
low megapixels (7 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
64
weather sealing
good resolution (13MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (245g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-330 Landscape photography information
Olympus 8010 Landscape photography information
45
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (7MP)
max ISO too low (400)
doesn't have Timelapse function
40
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (13MP)
weather sealing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-330 Vlogging info
Olympus 8010 Vlogging info
9
can't shoot video
27
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic port
heavier than competition in class (245g)
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus 8010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-330 and Olympus 8010
 Olympus E-330Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-330 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
Also Known as EVOLT E-330 mju Tough 8010
Class Advanced DSLR Waterproof
Introduced 2006-03-18 2010-02-02
Body design Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - TruePic III
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 7MP 13MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3136 x 2352 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 400 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 1600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 3 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus range - 1cm
Total lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 215k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.47x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 1/4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format - H.264
Mic 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 616 grams (1.36 lbs) 245 grams (0.54 lbs)
Dimensions 140 x 87 x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") 98 x 64 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model - Li-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $1,100 $600