Olympus 7010

Olympus Stylus 7010 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 145g - 98 x 56 x 26mm
  • Released July 2009
  • Other Name is mju 7010
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Olympus 7010 summary

Olympus 7010 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first released on July of 2009. The camera has a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3968 x 2976. The camera is also known as "mju 7010" in other countries.

The 7010 stands at #213 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1176 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personal requirements.

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Here is a graph of specific factors used in the rating system.

Olympus 7010 family

The Olympus 7010 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can look at all past and newer models as well as important specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Olympus-Stylus-7040 front thumbnailOlympus 7040
7010 vs 7040
Olympus-Stylus-7030 front thumbnailOlympus 7030
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Olympus-Stylus-7010 front thumbnailOlympus 701028-196mm
Olympus-Stylus-7000 front thumbnailOlympus 7000
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Olympus 7010 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Olympus 7010 based on features which are usually considered essential in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (64)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
good zoom range (28-196mm 7.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic socket
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have Time Lapse mode
fixed screen
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dots)
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no manual mode
no phase detect AF
no RAW files
no shutter priority mode
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.9)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Olympus 7010 Sensor specifications

The Olympus 7010 features the TruePic III processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Olympus 7010 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3968 x 2976 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.

The image underneath displays the 7010's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The 7010 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Olympus 7010 dimensions

Olympus 7010 weighs about 0.32 pounds (145 grams / 5.11 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 98mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Olympus 7010 is less heavy when compared to various rivals.

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Here is a image of the Olympus 7010 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Olympus Stylus 7010 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button layout on the 7010.

Olympus Stylus 7010 topview buttons dials

Olympus 7010 Lens specifications

The 7010 includes a built in lens featuring a focal range of 28-196mm making it a 7.0 x zoom which is not at all outstanding but it could be useful in a few circumstances.

At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.0 and that is really slow and not good in low light situations and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up the ISO giving you noisy photographs. At the tele end, 196mm comes to f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you may need to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Olympus 7010 Connectivity

The 7010 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy photos and in some cases change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

Photography Glossary

Olympus 7010 Video specifications

The max video quality in the Olympus 7010 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should really shoot for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not have a mic or headphone port so you have little control over your audio. It is probably best to look at an alternative model in case you require decent audio in your video clips.

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Olympus 7010 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing in the Olympus 7010 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.

Olympus 7010 Display and Viewfinder

The Olympus 7010 has a 2.7 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Olympus 7010 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite useful in sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Olympus 7010 Shutter specifications

The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Olympus 7010 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Olympus 7010 has got only integrated flash with no external flash support.

Olympus 7010 Autofocusing specifications

Olympus 7010 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Olympus 7010 has not got manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful in low light situations or you want more exact control on depth of field.

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Olympus 7010 Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the maximum (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:

Olympus 7010 for varying categories of photography

The following diagram displays a rundown of the Olympus 7010 for varying categories of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Olympus 7010 as a Portrait photography camera

The Olympus 7010 receives a points total of 21 which is awful, and means the camera is not really very good for portrait images. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the ability to utilize external flash.

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lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Olympus 7010 Street photography details

Coming in at a moderate points total of 56, the Olympus 7010 is reasonably suited to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Olympus 7010 as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography points total of 27 indicates the Olympus 7010 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera must have very good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF

Travel photography with Olympus 7010

Portability is pretty important in getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Olympus 7010 gets a moderate 57 for a travel camera which makes it relatively suited to purchase for your vacations.

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built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.0)

Olympus 7010 Landscape photography details

For anybody looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Olympus 7010 and it's awful score of 32 for a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.

Photography Glossary
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording

Olympus 7010 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Olympus 7010 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a awful rating of 28.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic port

Olympus 7010 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the 7010, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line chart listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the 7010 versus it's top ranked competitors shown previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Olympus Stylus 7010
Also called
mju 7010
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
TruePic III
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
3968 x 2976
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focus range
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.7 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
4 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
5.80 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
145 gr (0.32 pounds)
98 x 56 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal
Card slots
Price at release