Olympus 7000 overview
Olympus 7000 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first revealed on January of 2009. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3968 x 2976. It is referred to as "mju 7000" in other countries.
The 7000 stands at #209 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #1142 out of 1436 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Olympus 7000 family
The Olympus 7000 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all past and current models alongside key features.
Olympus 7000 Gallery
You can look at the 7000 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus 7000 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Olympus 7000 based on factors which are often seen as essential in a camera.
Olympus 7000 Sensor specs
The sensor dimension on the Olympus 7000 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels using aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 50 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the 7000's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The 7000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus 7000 dimensions
Olympus 7000 weighs about 0.38 lb (172g or 6.07 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 96mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Olympus 7000 is very similar as compared to various competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Underneath is a shot of the Olympus 7000 with a softdrink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the 7000.
Olympus 7000 Lens details
The 7000 is equipped with a fixed lens offering a focal range of 37-260mm making it a 7.0 x zoom which may not be great nevertheless it might be valuable in a few cases.
At it's widest 37mm, it will have an aperture of f3.5 which is fairly sluggish and not the best in low light situations and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to increase your ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs. Towards the long end, 260mm is phenomenal zoom and comes with f5.3 making it really sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Olympus 7000 Connectivity
The 7000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Olympus 7000 Video details
The highest video resolution on the Olympus 7000 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You really should try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you have got absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably best to shop for another model should you want better audio in your video clips.
Olympus 7000 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Olympus 7000 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Olympus 7000 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus 7000 is equipped with a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details regarding Olympus 7000 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy in sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus 7000 Shutter details
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus 7000 Flash and Hot shoe details
Olympus 7000 boasts just built-in flash without external flash ability.
Olympus 7000 Autofocusing details
Olympus 7000 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Olympus 7000 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus option can be good in low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Olympus 7000 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Olympus 7000 for varying styles of photography
The following bar chart gives a summation of the Olympus 7000 for varying styles of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus 7000 as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus 7000 gets a score of 21 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portraits. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the capability to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Olympus 7000
With a reasonable score of 56, the Olympus 7000 is somewhat suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Olympus 7000
A subpar sports photography points tally of 27 suggests the Olympus 7000 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus 7000
Size is very important in buying a travel camera. All round, the Olympus 7000 gets a reasonable 56 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to purchase for your travels.
Olympus 7000 Landscape photography highlights
For anyone looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will be image quality. The Olympus 7000 at it's subpar grade of 32 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable among its competition.
Olympus 7000 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Olympus 7000 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar score of 25.
Olympus 7000 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the 7000, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph here shows you an overview of the 7000 vs it's highest ranking competitors listed previously.
There are more cameras you may see as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.