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Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010

Portability
71
Imaging
47
Features
50
Overall
48
Olympus E-600 front
 
Olympus Stylus 5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
27
Overall
33

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Key Specs

Olympus E-600
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 515g - 130 x 94 x 60mm
  • Announced August 2009
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
  • Announced January 2010
  • Also Known as mju 5010
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Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Olympus E-600 versus Olympus 5010, former being a Entry-Level DSLR while the other is a Ultracompact and both of them are designed by Olympus. The image resolution of the E-600 (12MP) and the 5010 (14MP) is fairly similar but the E-600 (Four Thirds) and 5010 (1/2.3") posses different sensor sizing.

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The E-600 was released 4 months before the 5010 so they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus E-600 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus 5010 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the E-600 scores vs the 5010 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-600 over the Olympus 5010

 E-600 5010 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus 5010 over the Olympus E-600

 5010 E-600 

Common features in the Olympus E-600 and Olympus 5010

 E-600 5010 
AnnouncedAugust 2009January 2010Similar age
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display measurement
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider its weight and size. The Olympus E-600 enjoys external measurements of 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") and a weight of 515 grams (1.14 lbs) while the Olympus 5010 has specifications of 95mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the E-600 versus the 5010.

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-600 and 5010 is 71 and 96 respectively.

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to visualize the gap between sensor measurements just by going over a spec sheet. The graphic underneath should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the E-600 and 5010.

Clearly, each of the cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The E-600 featuring a larger sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF easier and the Olympus 5010 will offer extra detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop images a good deal more aggressively.

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-600 Portrait photography highlights
Olympus 5010 Portrait photography highlights
60
focusing manually
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
28
decent megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-600 Street photography advice
Olympus 5010 Street photography advice
76
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-600
Sports photography with Olympus 5010
48
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (500 shots)
39
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-600 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 5010 as a Travel photography camera
53
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery pack (500 shots)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
65
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-600 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus 5010 Landscape photography highlights
53
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
small screen (2.7 inch)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (500 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse function
38
rather wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-600
Vlogging with Olympus 5010
18
no video recording
29
rather wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-600 and Olympus 5010
 Olympus E-600Olympus Stylus 5010
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-600 Olympus Stylus 5010
Also Known as - mju 5010
Category Entry-Level DSLR Ultracompact
Announced 2009-08-30 2010-01-07
Body design Compact SLR Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ TruePic III
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 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4032 x 3024 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 7 -
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture - f/2.8-6.5
Macro focusing range - 7cm
Amount of lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech HyperCrystal LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.48x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m 4.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Fill-in, Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180s -
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)
Max video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 515 grams (1.14 lb) 126 grams (0.28 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 94 x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") 95 x 56 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 55 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 541 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 photographs -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID BLS-1 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
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $0 $150