- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 64 - 1600
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
- 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
- Introduced July 2009
- Additionally Known as mju Tough 6010
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus 6010 overview
Olympus 6010 is Olympus's Waterproof camera initially released on July of 2009. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3968 x 2976. The camera is also known as "mju Tough 6010" in certain countries.
The 6010 places at #70 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & all around #1147 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personal requirements.
Below is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus 6010 family
The Olympus 6010 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed range below.
6010 vs 602028-140mm
6010 vs 600028-102mm
Olympus 6010 Gallery
You can see the 6010 from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus 6010 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Olympus 6010 based on things that are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Olympus 6010 Sensor specifications
The Olympus 6010 is run by the TruePic III chip. The sensor spec in the Olympus 6010 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor has 12MP and features a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture below shows the 6010's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The 6010 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus 6010 dimensions
Olympus 6010 weighs around 0.39 lb (179 gr or 6.31 oz) & has external measurements of 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 195 gr so the Olympus 6010 is very similar in comparison with various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a visual of the Olympus 6010 alongside a softdrink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the 6010.
Olympus 6010 Lens specifications
The 6010 comes with a built-in lens and a focal range of 28-102mm making it a 3.6 x zoom which won't be perfect nevertheless it will surely be very helpful in certain conditions.
At the widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that is kind of slow and not ideal for low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will likely also have to up the ISO setting causing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 102mm comes to f5.1 making it fairly sluggish and you would need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Olympus 6010 Connectivity
The 6010 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy photos and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus 6010 Video specifications
The highest video resolution in the Olympus 6010 is 640 x 480 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful for today's requirements. You really should go for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to consider a different camera in case you require good sound for your video clips.
Olympus 6010 Weather Sealing
Olympus 6010 has environment sealing which makes it a great candidate for use in tough environments. This is particularly helpful in case you are unsure about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Olympus 6010 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus 6010 includes a 2.7" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specs for Olympus 6010 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather useful in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Olympus 6010 Shutter specifications
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus 6010 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus 6010 comes with only in-built flash without external flash ability.
Olympus 6010 Autofocusing specifications
Olympus 6010 comes with just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
Olympus 6010 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful in low light or you need more accurate focusing control.
Olympus 6010 Battery life
The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 has the highest (380) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a number of Waterproof cameras having the highest battery life:
6010 vs TG-4380 yesnono
6010 vs TS6370 noyesno
6010 vs TS5370 noyesno
6010 vs AW130370 nonono
6010 vs TG-1 iHS350 nonono
Olympus 6010 for various forms of photography
The following bar chart shows a overview of the Olympus 6010 for various forms of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Olympus 6010
The Olympus 6010 gets a points total of 21 which is terrible, and means the camera is simply not suitable to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the ability to work with external flash.
Street photography with Olympus 6010
With a nice rating of 62, the Olympus 6010 is a fine pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus 6010 Sports photography features
A terrible sports photography points tally of 34 suggests the Olympus 6010 is simply not suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus 6010 Travel photography advice
Portability is super important in picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Olympus 6010 gets a above average 61 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option to take on your holidays.
Olympus 6010 as a Landscape photography camera
When you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus 6010 and it's terrible rating of 35 as a landscape camera is simply not suitable compared to it's competitors.
Olympus 6010 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Olympus 6010 is simply not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a terrible score of 28.
Olympus 6010 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the 6010, here is a number of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Waterproof.
The graph below provides you a bird's eye view of the 6010 compared to it's highest rated rivals suggested previously.
Here are a few more cameras you might check out as alternative options. To see a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.