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Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
46
Overall
43

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Key Specs

Olympus 8010
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • 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
  • Other Name is mju Tough 8010
Sony HX10V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-400mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 234g - 105 x 60 x 34mm
  • Launched February 2012
  • New Model is Sony HX20V
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Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Olympus 8010 and Sony HX10V, former being a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Olympus and Sony. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the 8010 (13MP) and HX10V (18MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The 8010 was launched 3 years earlier than the HX10V and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise view of how the 8010 matches up vs the HX10V with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 8010 over the Sony HX10V

 8010 HX10V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX10V over the Olympus 8010

 HX10V 8010 
LaunchedFebruary 2012February 2010Fresher by 25 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution922k230kSharper screen (+692k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 8010 and Sony HX10V

 8010 HX10V 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Olympus 8010 enjoys exterior measurements of 98mm x 64mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) and the Sony HX10V has dimensions of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus 8010 and Sony HX10V in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you select during that time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the 8010 against the HX10V.

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 8010 and HX10V is 92 and 91 respectively.

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V top view buttons comparison

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizing purely by going over specs. The photograph below will help give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the 8010 and HX10V.

As you can plainly see, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Sony HX10V to offer greater detail utilizing its extra 5 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The older 8010 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V sensor size comparison

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 8010 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX10V as a Portrait photography camera
28
good MP (13 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
38
good megapixels (18MP)
includes face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus 8010
Street photography with Sony HX10V
59
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition (245 grams)
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (234g)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 8010 Sports photography factors
Sony HX10V Sports photography factors
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (13 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proofing
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
49
long zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 8010 Travel photography info
Sony HX10V Travel photography info
64
environment proofing
good MP (13MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (245g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
69
lighter than competition in class (234 grams)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (400mm)
no Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 8010 Landscape photography info
Sony HX10V Landscape photography info
40
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (13 megapixels)
environment proofing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Timelapse function
45
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 8010 Vlogging factors
Sony HX10V Vlogging factors
27
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than competition (245g)
34
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (234g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone socket
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Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX10V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 8010 and Sony HX10V
 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
General Information
Brand Olympus Sony
Model Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
Otherwise known as mju Tough 8010 -
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-02-02 2012-02-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 13 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-400mm (16.7x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1/4 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 5.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 245 grams (0.54 lbs) 234 grams (0.52 lbs)
Physical dimensions 98 x 64 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 105 x 60 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 life - 320 pictures
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model Li-50B NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $600 $616