- 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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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 #214 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1172 out of 1459 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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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.
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Olympus 7010 Gallery
You can check the 7010 from several angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a image of the Olympus 7010 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button layout on the 7010.
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.
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.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.