- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 64 - 1600
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
- 140g - 93 x 56 x 26mm
- Launched January 2010
- Also Known as mju 7030
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- Size Comparison
Olympus 7030 summary
Olympus 7030 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally launched on January of 2010. It features a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4288 x 3216. It is also known as "mju 7030" in other markets.
The 7030 is placed #135 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1021 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Olympus 7030 history
The Olympus 7030 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can look at all previous and more recent models alongside important specifications.
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Olympus 7030 Gallery
You can view the 7030 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus 7030 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Olympus 7030 based on aspects that are oftentimes regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus 7030 Sensor information
The Olympus 7030 houses the TruePic III processor chip. The sensor spec on the Olympus 7030 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 16:9 and 4:3. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and includes a standard ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the 7030's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The 7030 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus 7030 dimensions
Olympus 7030 weighs in at 0.31 pounds (140 gr / 4.94 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 93mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Olympus 7030 is less heavy than other competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a pic of the Olympus 7030 next to a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the 7030.
Olympus 7030 Lens information
The 7030 is equipped with a fixed lens with a focal range of 28-196mm giving it a 7.0 x zoom which is definitely not outstanding however it will be valuable in a few cases.
At it's widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f3.0 making it quite sluggish and not ideal in low light situations and you will likely struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost your ISO which causes noisy shots. For the long end, 196mm comes with f5.9 which is quite slow and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Olympus 7030 Connectivity
The 7030 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer images and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Olympus 7030 Video information
The highest possible video resolution on the Olympus 7030 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You should really strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack which means you have zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for another camera if you want better sound in your videos.
Olympus 7030 Weather Sealing
Olympus 7030 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.
Olympus 7030 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus 7030 features a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus 7030 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Olympus 7030 Shutter information
Olympus 7030 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus 7030 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus 7030 has got just built in flash with missing external flash support.
Olympus 7030 Autofocus information
Olympus 7030 has got only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate than Contrast Based focusing.
It also boasts Tracking AF for moving subjects. Olympus 7030 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good for low light situations or you want to have more precise focusing control.
Olympus 7030 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Olympus 7030 for specific forms of photography
The following chart provides a outline of the Olympus 7030 for specific forms of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section below.
Olympus 7030 Portrait photography highlights
The Olympus 7030 has a points tally of 28 which is awful, meaning that it is not really appropriate to use for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Olympus 7030 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a modest points tally of 57, the Olympus 7030 is somewhat suited to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus 7030 as a Sports photography camera
A awful sports photography score of 39 means the Olympus 7030 is not really appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus 7030 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really important when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Olympus 7030 gets a very good 65 as a travelling camera which is a respectable pick to take with you on your journeys.
Olympus 7030 as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus 7030 at it's awful rating of 37 as a landscape camera is not really appropriate compared to its rivals.
Olympus 7030 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Olympus 7030 is not really appropriate for vlogging as it receives a awful score of 29.
Olympus 7030 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the 7030, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram below provides you a bird's eye view of the 7030 compared to it's top rated competitors suggested earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.