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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010

Portability
77
Imaging
45
Features
36
Overall
41
Olympus E-450 front
 
Olympus Stylus 5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
27
Overall
33

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Key Specs

Olympus E-450
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 426g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Announced March 2009
  • Succeeded the Olympus E-330
Olympus 5010
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 20mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Alternate Name is mju 5010
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Overview

Here is a in-depth review of the Olympus E-450 and Olympus 5010, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Ultracompact and they are both created by Olympus. There exists a sizeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the E-450 (10MP) and 5010 (14MP) and the E-450 (Four Thirds) and 5010 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The E-450 was brought out 9 months prior to the 5010 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-450 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus 5010 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick summation of how the E-450 matches up against the 5010 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-450 over the Olympus 5010

 E-450 5010 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing

Reasons to pick Olympus 5010 over the Olympus E-450

 5010 E-450 
ReleasedJanuary 2010March 2009Fresher by 9 months

Common features in the Olympus E-450 and Olympus 5010

 E-450 5010 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera frequently, you need to consider its weight and size. The Olympus E-450 offers outside dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") having a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs) while the Olympus 5010 has specifications of 95mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the E-450 versus the 5010.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-450 and 5010 is 77 and 96 respectively.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to envision the difference between sensor sizing purely by looking at specifications. The graphic underneath will provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the E-450 and 5010.

Plainly, the 2 cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The E-450 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Olympus 5010 will give greater detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos much more aggressively. The older E-450 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-450
Portrait photography with Olympus 5010
57
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
low MP (10 megapixels)
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus E-450
Street photography with Olympus 5010
64
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
lighter than average in class (426 grams)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-450 Sports photography info
Olympus 5010 Sports photography info
39
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has phase detect auto focus
max fps low (4.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
bad battery life (500 per charge)
39
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-450 Travel photography advice
Olympus 5010 Travel photography advice
53
lighter than average in class (426 grams)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
bad battery life (500 per charge)
low MP (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
65
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-450 Landscape photography information
Olympus 5010 Landscape photography information
47
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
screen is small (2.7 inches)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
bad battery life (500 shots)
missing Timelapse recording
38
relatively wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-450 Vlogging details
Olympus 5010 Vlogging details
9
can't record video
29
relatively wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic support
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Olympus E-450 vs Olympus 5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-450 and Olympus 5010
 Olympus E-450Olympus Stylus 5010
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-450 Olympus Stylus 5010
Otherwise known as - mju 5010
Class Entry-Level DSLR Ultracompact
Announced 2009-03-31 2010-01-07
Physical type Compact SLR Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III 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 surface area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 3 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/2.8-6.5
Macro focus distance - 7cm
Number of lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 2.7"
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 4.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 4.70 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/180 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 426 grams (0.94 lbs) 126 grams (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 95 x 56 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 56 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 512 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 images -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
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 SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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